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Report Shows Florida Latinos Bridging Education Gap

June 15, 2018 - 6:00am

A new report shows Florida is outperforming the nation when it comes to awarding college degrees to Latino residents but lags when it comes to blacks receiving post-secondary degrees.

Putnam Says Public Safety 'Not at Risk' in License Snafu

June 14, 2018 - 6:00am

Although his department issued concealed-weapons licenses to 291 applicants who should have been disqualified, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said Wednesday the breakdown has been corrected and there was no threat to the public.

Poll Points to Trouble for Many Ballot Proposals

June 12, 2018 - 6:00am

Only four of the 13 state constitutional amendments on the November ballot have enough voter support to be enacted, according to a poll from the Florida Chamber of Commerce.

The poll, conducted in late May and early June, showed four amendments with the necessary 60 percent of voter support. They are:

--- Amendment 1, which would expand the homestead property-tax exemption. It was placed on the ballot by the Legislature, with the chamber survey showing 67 percent of voters in support, 22 percent opposed and 11 percent undecided.

Backroom Briefing: Patronis Plays It Close to the Vest

May 10, 2018 - 4:00pm

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis was expected to explain next week why he wants to jettison top state financial regulator Drew Breakspear.

Poll Gives Scott Edge in Senate Race

May 9, 2018 - 6:00am
Rick Scott and Bill Nelson

Gov. Rick Scott has an edge over Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson in this year’s U.S. Senate race, while large numbers of voters in both parties remain undecided on Florida’s next governor, according to a new poll.

Putnam, DeSantis Tout Their Conservative Credentials

May 7, 2018 - 6:00am
Adam Putnam and Ron DeSantis

In their first joint appearance of the campaign, the two leading Republican candidates for governor Saturday night outlined a series of conservative stances on abortion, gun rights and education.

Congressional Races Crowded as Qualifying Ends

May 4, 2018 - 6:30pm
Stephanie Murphy and Carlos Curbelo

Democrats Kathy Castor and Lois Frankel won re-election to their congressional seats on Friday when no challengers filed before the close of a qualifying period for federal offices.

Report Shows Hurricane Irma Played Havoc with Florida's Job Growth

Chilling Start to School Safety Commission's Eight-Month Odyssey

April 25, 2018 - 6:00am
Nikolas Cruz, apprehended after he killed 17

Using a simple animation with colored dots representing students and staff, a homicide detective led a state commission on Tuesday through a stark reenactment of Nikolas Cruz’s alleged assault on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Commission Set to Begin Parkland Probe

April 24, 2018 - 6:00am
Andrew Pollack

A 16-member commission will begin Tuesday to review the Feb. 14 mass shooting at a Broward County high school, looking into the circumstances of the crime, the background of the alleged shooter and recommendations to prevent future tragedies.




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