President Donald Trump is returning to the Sunshine State next week as he tries to help former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., the Republican candidate for governor, catch Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democrat in the race, with a rally scheduled for the Fort Myers area on Halloween night.
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston admitted she was angry and shaken Wednesday after discovering she apparently was a secondary target of the person or persons who sent five suspicious packages to Democratic leaders this week.
At an event in South Florida with the Miami-Dade County Farm Bureau on Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., focused on efforts to protect specialty crop growers from competition from Mexico.
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democrat running to be Florida’s next governor, has reeled in the support of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., as she continues to push for more gun control across the nation.
President Trump on Tuesday signed into law America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (S. 3021), also known as WRDA. WRDA includes key provisions secured by Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, which authorizes critical U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects related to Everglades restoration, beach renourishment, flood control, navigation, and environmental protection. The bill was never in doubt in Congress: The Senate passed it 99-1 on Oct. 10.
Answering a call from supervisors of elections in the devastated counties Hurricane Michael directly targeted, Gov. Rick Scott issued Executive Order 18-283 Thursday, granting Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Jackson, Liberty, and Washington counties the authority to extend and enhance voting options based on needs and challenges they have identified.
Retailers across the Sunshine State and the nation can expect strong Halloween sales this year, the Florida Retail Federation (FRF) announced on Tuesday.
Gov. Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida on Monday thanked the people and businesses who have come forward with generous donations to the Florida Disaster Fund since he activated it last week to help those impacted by Hurricane Michael.
As the Panhandle and the Big Bend continue to recover from Hurricane Michael, Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Bill Nelson--and U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn, R-Fla., called on the U.S. Department of Defense to help repair and restore Tyndall Air Force Base which was hit hard by the storm.
The Walt Disney Company donated $1 million to the Florida Disaster Fund, which is run by the Volunteer Florida Foundation, to help the Panhandle and the Big Bend recover from Hurricane Michael.