Come one, come all and bear witness to the suspense, intrigue and the bitter battle to become the Florida Democratic Party’s next chair. The party’s five candidates will descend upon Pompano Beach in for a forum discussing their qualifications before the party's election next month.
The jaw-dropping world of politics didn’t stop turning in Florida during 2016 -- in fact, its spin this year was slightly quicker (and a little bit crazier) than it had been in, well, pretty much any other year prior.
Education is always a revolving door in Florida and 2016 was another year of high-stakes drama in the Sunshine State's education stratosphere. From fierce courtroom battles to whopping fines for testing failures, this year several stories made big waves in headlines.
Here’s what happened this year in Florida education:
Strength is in numbers -- and endorsements -- for Republican Party of Florida chairman Blaise Ingoglia, and on Wednesday, the Spring Hill Republican announced the endorsement of key Republican senators who want him to win a second term.
Break out those streamers and pop the champagne -- three Florida cities are among the top places to be when the ball drops on New Year’s Eve.
One of them is a political newcomer and former soldier who lost both his legs in Afghanistan.
Medical marijuana supporters and activists are looking ahead to 2017 when medical pot will be expanded in Florida, but the full legalization and implementation of the drug may still be months away.
Christian Ziegler says he shouldn’t be underestimated.
The 33-year-old Sarasota Republican committeeman is widely viewed as an underdog in the race to become the Republican Party of Florida’s next chairman, but Ziegler says that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Ziegler is so serious about becoming the party’s next chairman that he pulled up to Enterprise last month, rented a car and began a cross-state trek to meet with party faithful.
More medical marijuana is coming to Florida.
On Wednesday, a new dispensary announced it had received authorization from the Florida Department of Health’s Office of Compassionate Use to process and dispense medical marijuana in the Sunshine State.
Miami multimillionaire and donor heavyweight Stephen Bittel’s path to becoming Florida Democratic Party Chair became a little clearer Tuesday evening.