President Donald Trump and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden hold commanding leads in the race for their parties’ nominations for president in 2020, and are in a dead heat in a possible head-to-head matchup, according to a statewide survey of Florida voters by the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative (FAU BEPI).
Good feelings on the economy apparently aren't helping President Donald Trump. According to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released Tuesday, former Vice President Joe Biden is the only presidential contender in either party getting a positive score from voters.
Florida misunderstands, says Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan. DHS isn't labeling any city or county in the Sunshine State a sanctuary city and that's certainly not why the agency is moving migrants in.
“Our transportation is based on necessity and capacity to process safely, so that’s what we’re doing," McAleenan said Sunday morning on CBS's "Face The Nation" when asked if Florida was being picked on because it has cities that don't cooperate with federal immigration authorities.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its latest look at orange production on Friday, lowering the forecast at the state and national levels.
The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) lowered the forecast of total oranges 3 percent and the Florida all orange forecast 5 percent from last month.
Friday marked the 25th anniversary of a groundbreaking environmental law known as the Everglades Forever Act, one of the most significant in the history of the nation, let alone the state of Florida. The act has governed the restoration of water quality in Florida's Everglades since Lawton Chiles was governor in 1994.
With the House vote Friday, the Florida Legislature has passed its most expansive justice reform bill in 20 years, an initiative led by the state's crime surivors, many of whom rallied in Tallahassee this session to call for change.
Robert Rooks, vice president of the Alliance for Safety and Justice, said of HB 7125, what makes the legislation so "exciting" is that "major provisions of the package were championed by Florida crime survivors from across the state in their #SurvivorsSpeak Justice Reform Agenda.”
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is giving an area of low pressure currently producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms over the Bahamas and moving toward Florida a 20 percent chance of developing into the first tropical storm of the year.
It's likely to take at least five days for that to happen, according to the NHC. The forecast, first hurricane season outlook of the year, is coming a full month before June 1, when daily tropical storm advisories begin.
Elected officials at the state level and legislators from North Florida called on Congress to pass a relief effort for people impacted by Hurricane Michael which slammed into the Panhandle and the Big Bend back in October.
At a media event in Tallahassee on Thursday, members of the Florida Cabinet called for federal action. Last week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recategorized Hurricane Michael as a category 5 storm, moving it up from a category 4 storm.
Florida has become the fourth state to join the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities.
The Florida Senate on Tuesday passed Senate Bill 7030, which implements the legislative recommendations of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission, including the ability of eligible teachers who volunteer to carry guns.