Florida was preparing for an influx of some 100,000 Puerto Rican refugees after Hurricane Maria. But two months after the monster storm paralyzed virtually anything normal about life on the island, Puerto Rican arrivals in the Sunshine State have already exceeded 200,000 -- and the surge is continuing.
The race for the seat being vacated by Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s retirement has drawn a two-party crowd, but it's less by one now that Raquel Regalado has announced she is pulling herself out of contention.
Rick Scott, two-time governor of Florida facing his term-limit year, has submitted his final state budget. And what a striking departure from his previous annual spending proposals it is. This time Scott is calling for a budget increase of $2.4 billion over 2017's.
It's an annual rite in Palm Beach. President Trump’s exclusive Mar-a-Lago opens for the winter season, and in preparation, there's the hiring of new staff.
There’s a chink in Orlando trial lawyer John Morgan’s reputation as Florida’s champion for the $15 minimum wage.
You have to question when a law enforcement division has a hard time tracking down a visible politician. Beleaguered former state and U.S. Rep. David Rivera is sought by the U.S. Marshals Office, looking to serve him with papers in relation to a campaign finance lawsuit. Rivera, who claims ignorance to this attempt, managed to elude the officers -- though he couldn't have been hiding in plainer sight.
Not to be outdone by Gov. Rick Scott's State of Emergency declaration, a Gainesville brewery is doing its part to diffuse a potentially explosive atmosphere Thursday when Richard Spencer, America’s most noteworthy white supremacist, speaks on the campus of the University of Florida.
The legal complications concerning Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and her staff continue to evolve, and as has been the norm, the unexpected continues to take place. The trouble surrounding her former IT aide -- Imran Awan, who is in custody -- has deepened as federal prosecutors brought his wife, Hina Alvi, back to the United States from her native Pakistan.
The humanitarian crisis and relief efforts are in full swing in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. As the scope of the damage and the rebuilding of the island's infrastructure becomes more evident, one result of the disaster is the influx of residents from the island territory expected on the United States mainland, and in Florida in particular.