Saving his beloved Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida might be at the top of Gov. Rick Scott’s priority list for 2017, but his weeklong, public relations tour might be more politically motivated for 2018 than meets the eye.
Three state lawmakers say it’s high time to cut back on standardized testing in Florida’s public schools and they’re joining forces to push legislation to do it. Reps. Manny Diaz, Jr., R-Hialeah, and Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor have filed legislation to swap SAT and ACT tests in place of Florida’s standardized tests, eliminating a layer of testing many have criticized in recent years.
A prominent House Democrat is pouncing on House Speaker Richard Corcoran for alleging there is a “tremendous potential likelihood” of ISIS terrorists living in Florida and the Dems are demanding Corcoran put his money where his mouth is and prove the claim is true.
Gov. Rick Scott picked up his pom poms and cheered on his home teams -- Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida -- in a series of roundtable panels held Monday.
President Donald Trump could be making a third trip down to his “Winter White House” this weekend, and Floridians are already gearing up to make their dissatisfaction over his presidency and policies known.
Protesters nationwide have vowed to “Bash the FASH” in the wake of Donald Trump’s controversial presidency, and in keeping with their promise, a spirited group of left wing “social extremists” at the University of Central Florida have taken the phrase literally. On Friday, UCF’s Knights for Socialism gathered to physically bash President Donald Trump’s face in, using baseball bats and inviting children to join in.
Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced he would be stepping down from his Cabinet position on Friday, and the rumor mill is already working overtime on who will be his replacement.
The Senate Rules Committee passed a bill to shift the burden of proof in Stand Your Ground cases on Thursday, the bill's final stop before it heads to the Senate for debate.
The federal scandal involving former Florida congresswoman Corrine Brown entered a new chapter on Tuesday when her chief of staff and co-defendant Ronnie Simmons entered a guilty plea to 18 counts against him in federal court.
Don’t expect a kumbaya moment between Gov. Rick Scott and House Speaker Richard Corcoran anytime soon. On Tuesday, the two sharpened their blades and readied for battle, setting the stage for the expected rocky legislative session. But their drama began long before they made headlines this week.