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PolitiFact Hires and Fires Alan Grayson as 'Reader Advocate' for Fact-Checking Site

February 1, 2018 - 5:15pm
Alan Grayson

PolitiFact -- a self-proclaimed unbiased fact-checking website aiming to sort out the truth in politics -- made headlines for all the wrong reasons on Thursday when it announced one of its new hires, controversial former Florida Congressman Alan Grayson.

Corcoran, Gillum Agree to Debate Over Sanctuary Cities

January 31, 2018 - 12:30pm
Richard Corcoran and Andrew Gillum

With each passing day, House Speaker Richard Corcoran is appearing more and more like a gubernatorial candidate, launching explosive ads railing against sanctuary cities, ramping up his social media presence and now agreeing to a debate over sanctuary cities with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum. 

Bill Banning Child Marriage Sails Through Florida Senate

January 31, 2018 - 11:30am

The Florida Senate voted unanimously in favor of a bill banning child marriages on Wednesday.

Florida House Pushes Bill Cracking Down on Workplace Sexual Harassment

January 30, 2018 - 2:45pm

Two female lawmakers in the Florida House of Representatives introduced a sweeping new bill to combat sexual harassment in the workplace to push for what House Speaker Richard Corcoran is calling “the strongest sexual harassment protections in the nation.”

Bill Nelson, Dems Blast FEMA Decision to Cut Off Aid to Puerto Rico

January 30, 2018 - 11:30am

More than four months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, nearly 450,000 of Puerto Rico’s 1.5 million people are still without power. Residents of some parts of Puerto Rico found themselves in catastrophic conditions after the monster storm ripped through the U.S. territory, in dire need of federal assistance to deliver necessities like food and water.

Richard Corcoran Rails Against Sanctuary Cities in Fiery New Ad

January 29, 2018 - 5:15pm

Richard Corcoran has proved he isn’t playing around when it comes to sanctuary cities in the Legislature, but now he’s out with an explosive new ad to prove just why he thinks the refuges for undocumented immigrants are dangerous to Floridians. 

Ron DeSantis Officially Kicks Off Campaign for Governor

January 29, 2018 - 1:15pm

U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., officially kicked off his 2018 gubernatorial campaign in Boca Raton on Monday.

FDLE Launches 'Active Investigation' Into Latvala Public Corruption Allegations

January 26, 2018 - 8:00pm
Jack Latvala

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has found probable cause to open a criminal investigation into allegations that former Senate Budget Chief Jack Latvala could have participated in public corruption, the department announced Friday. 

Tallahassee Judge Tosses Smokable Medical Marijuana Suit -- For Now

January 26, 2018 - 3:45pm

A Tallahassee judge has ruled to throw out a People United for Medical Marijuana suit over smokable medical marijuana -- for now -- but said three Floridians had the standing to sue and left the door open for an amended lawsuit in the future, according to court documents released on Friday.

Senate, House Differ on Pitches for Higher Education Budget

January 26, 2018 - 2:30pm

The Florida Senate and the Florida House of Representatives unveiled their proposals for the 2018-2019 state budget on Friday, and the two chambers have very different views of how to fund the state's higher education system next year.


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