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Former Miami Mayor Maurice Ferre Dies at Age 84

September 19, 2019 - 2:30pm
Maurice Ferre

After a battle with spinal cancer, former Miami Mayor Maurice Ferre, the first Hispanic to serve in that post, died at age 84.

“It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of our dear friend, former Miami Mayor Maurice Ferre,” Miami Mayor Francis Suarez posted on Twitter. “He was a man of elegance, class, and grace who has inspired me to carry on his legacy of elevating Miami as a diverse world-class city. He will be greatly missed.”

Donald Trump Holds Narrow Lead Over Democrats in New Poll of Florida

September 18, 2019 - 2:00pm

A new poll shows President Donald Trump with a narrow lead in the Sunshine State. Trump won Florida in 2016 and it’s a must-win state for his reelection prospects. 

Florida Atlantic University’s (FAU) Business and Economics Polling Initiative (BEPI) released a poll on Wednesday looking at the president’s standing in the state. 

Trump has the approval of 49 percent of Florida voters while 46 percent of those surveyed disapprove of him. 

Elizabeth Warren Starts Closing in on Joe Biden in Florida

September 18, 2019 - 1:15pm
Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren

Former Vice President Joe Biden is hearing the footsteps of U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., in Florida, a new poll shows. 

Florida Atlantic University’s (FAU) Business and Economics Polling Initiative (BEPI) released a poll on Wednesday looking at the Democratic presidential primary in the Sunshine State. Biden leads the crowded field with 34 percent with Warren in second at 24 percent. U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., places third at 14 percent. 

DeSantis Announces Initiatives to Encourage Financial Technology Companies

September 17, 2019 - 6:00am
Gov. DeSantis in Jacksonville Monday

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Monday a number of initiatives that encourage financial technology (FinTech) companies to start, relocate and expand in Florida. 

The governor was joined in Jacksonville by Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis, Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Executive Director Ken Lawson, Mayor Lenny Curry and business and community leaders from throughout Duval County.

With DeSantis' Support, SFWMD Governors Expand Python Program

September 13, 2019 - 6:00am

The program that has already eliminated more than 2,500 invasive pythons from Florida's Everglades is about to double down on its success.

With Gov. Ron DeSantis' encouragement and Thursday's vote by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board, the Python Elimination Program has been expanded.

The Sounds of Silence: a 9/11 Tribute

UF and FSU Soar, Both Ranked among the 20 Best Public Universities in the Nation

September 9, 2019 - 3:15pm

Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, released Monday a congratulatory statement to the University of Florida (UF) and Florida State University (FSU) for their latest achievement, both placing on the top-20 public universities list in the U.S. News & World Report's “Best Colleges 2020” guidebook. UF is ranked No. 7, while FSU is ranked No. 18. 

Good News: No Immediate Lake Releases to the St. Lucie or Caloosahatchee Estuaries

September 6, 2019 - 5:00pm
Coastal watersheds are spared for now

Addressing reporters in West Palm Beach, South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Executive Director Drew Bartlett and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District Commander Col. Andrew Kelly announced Friday there are no Lake Okeechobee releases bound for east or west estuaries in the District's immediate future.

Dean Cannon Takes Over as President and CEO of GrayRobinson

September 5, 2019 - 12:15pm
Dean Cannon

This week, former Florida House Speaker Dean Cannon took over as president and CEO of GrayRobinson, one of the most prominent legal and lobbying firms in the Sunshine State. 

Rubio, Scott Plead with Trump: Waive Some Visa Rules for Bahamian Citizens with U.S. Relatives

September 5, 2019 - 8:00am
Rescuers fight their way through staggering levels of flooding

Following the devastation of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, Sens. Rick Scott and Marco Rubio sent a joint letter Wednesday to President Donald Trump, urging that he waive or suspend certain visa requirements for Bahamian citizens with relatives living in the United States.




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