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LIBRE Initiative Thanks Florida Legislators for School Choice Efforts

March 23, 2018 - 8:00am
Joe Negron and Richard Corcoran

The LIBRE Initiative, a group backing free market economics and focused on Hispanics, is going to bat for Florida legislators who supported expanding school choice in the recently closed legislative session. 

DCCC Ready to Help Nancy Soderberg in Northeast Florida Congressional Race

March 22, 2018 - 1:30pm
Nancy Soderberg and Ben Ray Lujan

National Democrats are placing their bets in an open congressional race in Northeast Florida. 

Ron DeSantis Rises, Gwen Graham Falls; Nelson Still Leads Scott -- Poll

March 20, 2018 - 10:45am
Ron DeSantis, Gwen Graham and Richard Corcoran

Ron DeSantis has fought his way to the top of the field of Republican gubernatorial candidates, while Gwen Graham has dropped to third among the Democratic field, according to Gravis Marketing's third Florida poll released Tuesday.

Rick Scott Signs Another 30 Bills Into Law

March 20, 2018 - 6:00am

Gov. Rick Scott announced late Monday he had signed another 30 bills into law, covering everything from consumer finance and fire safety to pregnancy services and the Florida Slavery Memorial:

SB 146: Appointment of Attorneys for Dependent Children with Special Needs – This bill requires certain court costs be paid by the state when pro bono attorneys represent special needs children in dependency proceedings.

SFWMD's Favored Reservoir Plan Technically Sound, Says Independent Peer Review

March 16, 2018 - 6:00am
Florida Everglades

There's nothing technically "iffy" about the South Florida Water Management District's favored plan for the Southern storage reservoir called for last year in Senate Bill 10. It's "technically sound and based on a foundation of successful scientific practices and engineering," according to an independent external peer review released this week.

Ed Rendell Backs Philip Levine to be Florida's Next Governor

March 15, 2018 - 10:30am
Ed Rendell and Philip Levine

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell announced on Thursday he is backing former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine in the Florida Democratic primary to replace term-limited Gov. Rick Scott. 

Marco Rubio Wants to Extend Daylight Savings Time in Florida and Across the Nation

March 14, 2018 - 1:00pm
Marco Rubio

On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., brought out two bills championing Daylight Savings Time (DST). 

Kathy Castor Joins Marco Rubio's Push to Get the World Cup in 2026

March 13, 2018 - 6:00pm
Kathy Castor and Marco Rubio

A second member of the Florida congressional delegation has joined the push for the U.S., Canada and Mexico to host the World Cup in 2026. 

Florida Delegation Looks to Lure Amazon to South Florida

March 13, 2018 - 2:00pm
Bill Nelson and Frederica Wilson

With South Florida in the running to be the home of Amazon’s HQ2, on Monday, members of the Sunshine State’s congressional delegation went to bat for the region. 

Lawmakers: Study High Speed Rail Operations in Florida

March 13, 2018 - 12:00pm

In a victory for the citizens of the Treasure Coast region, and based on work by Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida (CARE FL) and Indian River and Martin Counties, the Florida Legislature has included language in the state budget directing the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA) to commission a study to examine existing and planned passenger rail operations, including high-speed passenger rail, in Florida. 




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