The state attorney for Florida's 20th Judicial Circuit will go before the Florida Ethics Commission Friday, answering a complaint that during 2018 and even before, she campaigned during working hours, costing state taxpayers what the complainant claims are "many thousands of dollars" in political absenteeism.
We aren't going to fix Florida's waterways until we stop loading them up with poop. Ask any biologist. Failing septic tanks and broken municipal sewer pipes have galvanized the state’s environmental discourse.
So, how come we're here now with less than three weeks left in the 2019 legislative session, yet we don't have a single piece of significant sewage-be-gone legislation anywhere near the finish line?
The simple answer: Dissension among legislators.
Trouble in River City, a.k.a. District 17 -- the wider Brevard County area.
It says something profoundly unsavory for Florida when the state Legislature needs to pass a law so women in prison can get something as basic and essential as a tampon.
How about we make the first order of business for the new surgeon general explaining the function of a woman's anatomy to every official and jug-headed guard at every women's prison in the state.
South Florida media were unsuccessful Friday putting President Donald Trump on the defensive over underfunding the massive Herbert Hoover Dike-repair project.
The president took control of the agenda during his visit to the crumbling 143-mile earthen dike at Canal Point, and he never relinquished it.
Appearing with Florida's top political leaders -- Gov. Ron DeSantis and U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott -- Trump kept his Everglades comments upbeat and vague.
It's not often, if ever, I've picked a bone with even-handed News Service of Florida. But the bias in NSF's Tuesday story, "Group Works to Sway 'Sanctuary Cities' Bill," sticks out like a chapel hat peg.
Writer Ana Ceballos "exposed" the interest various groups have shown to help Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, draft SB 168, his red-hot bill to ban sanctuary cities in Florida.
Florida's three top leaders -- both U.S. senators and the governor, Republicans all -- believed Florida had a commitment from President Trump not to short funding for Everglades restoration in his new proposed budget. But when the budget surfaced earlier this week, it provided $63 million in Everglades funding, falling well short of the $200 million Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott and Gov. Ron DeSantis sought.
If Randy Fine and Eric Eikenberg were trading cards, I'd give you 10 Eikenbergs for one Fine.
That's how much hope Fine offers to Florida's ailing waterways, particularly to the Indian River Lagoon.
Miami may have more experience hosting Super Bowls and other major national events, but it was Milwaukee chosen Monday to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention.
"I'm grateful for every finalist city for being a part of this process with us," tweeted Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez, "now let's get ready for 2020." He was talking specifically about Milwaukee's glitzier rivals, Miami and Houston.