Florida Politics

A month into hurricane season, Charlie Crist says Donald Trump needs to fill NOAA post now

Among the many positions in the federal government that have gone unfilled during the first five months of the Donald …

Airbnb says county agreements should lead it to equal 2016 tax payments in first six months

Vacation home-rental marketing giant Airbnb said Tuesday its expanding list of tax agreements and its growing business should lead it …

Annette Taddeo nabs two key union endorsements in SD 40 special election

Annette Taddeo is locking down more endorsements in advance of the Democratic primary scheduled next month in the special election …

Rick Scott heads to D.C. to lobby for ‘Florida interests’ in health care bill, avoids specifics

Rick Scott heads to Washington D.C. this week, ostensibly to meet with members of the Florida GOP congressional delegation regarding …

Rick Scott says citrus veto is constitutionally valid

Gov. Rick Scott responded Monday to a lawsuit brought by homeowners whose healthy citrus trees were torn down by the …

Legislative, Influence and Policy

Education funding, other bills OK’d by Rick Scott

Gov. Rick Scott has signed a bill making it easier for parents and residents to challenge school textbooks and school …

Rick Scott vetoes re-organization of state’s technology agency, a priority of Blaise Ingoglia

A House bill aimed at shaking up the state’s Agency for State Technology was vetoed Friday by Gov. Rick Scott. Sources …
drone

Governor signs drone regulation bill

Gov. Rick Scott on Friday approved the Legislature’s “Unmanned Aircraft Systems Act,” which gives the state authority to regulate “personal …
craft distillery

Craft distillers to get fee break under new law

Craft distillers got another win in legislation approved by Gov. Rick Scott on Friday. The governor signed into law a wide-ranging bill …
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Javier Manjarres, known in political circles as the publisher of The Shark Tank blog, announced Sunday that he is considering a run for …

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Takeaways from Tallahassee — That time Aaron Bean ‘chickened out’

State Sen. Aaron Bean was at his carnival-barker best this week—including some surprises—when he spoke to teens attending this year’s …

Of course Andrew Gillum should drop out

The most difficult job in Florida politics right now is the one held by Brice Barnes. She is the finance …