Florida's stance against the Maduro regime in Venezuela touched off an exchange this week involving anticipated 2018 political rivals Rick Scott and Bill Nelson.
Short about 200 troopers and seeking higher salaries to be more competitive with other law-enforcement agencies, the state Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is backing Gov. Rick Scott's call to boost pay as part of an election-year budget plan.
As he made an appointment this week to the Tampa Port Authority, Gov. Rick Scott tried to send a message to that agency's board and to other appointees across the state: Be fiscally responsible.
Scott used the appointment of Mike Griffin to the port authority to remind “all appointees to Florida's governmental boards, commissions and advisory councils of their responsibility to be accountable to the taxpayers of Florida and ensure the organizations they oversee operate with fiscal prudence.”
Colorful high-tech driver's licenses and state identification cards, designed for added security and to cut down on fake IDs, will start rolling out across Florida this month.
But unless it's time to update a card because of an expiration date or a name or address change, there's no need to rush out for a new ID.
In the works since 2014, the new design will become available Aug. 21 at a driver's license office in Volusia County's Orange City.
Federal assistance may be on the way for the state's latest Everglades restoration effort.
Pete Antonacci, a water-management district leader who once served as general counsel for Gov. Rick Scott, was formally named Monday as president of the business-recruitment agency Enterprise Florida.
Amid settlement talks, a stay has been issued in the state House's challenge to the legality of a ticket-sales contract signed last year by the Florida Lottery.
The final forecast of the 2016-2017 season for Florida's struggling citrus industry shows the orange crop falling 16 percent from the previous season --- which, itself, had been at a five-decades low.
And after a season of severe drought, combined with the continued fight against a deadly citrus disease and the expansion of residential development, the news wasn't any better for grapefruit farming, where production dropped 28 percent from the prior year.
Venezuela's Maduro regime and the investment bank Goldman Sachs could be in the crosshairs of Florida politicians heading toward the 2018 legislative session.
Gov. Rick Scott's net worth rebounded in 2016, a reversal of fortune after his investments plunged a year earlier, according to annual financial disclosure documents.