Florida Politics

Donald Trump bringing victory tour to Orlando next week

President-elect Donald Trump is returning to Orlando next week on his victory tour, appearing at the spot he spoke at …

Palm Beach Post closes capital bureau, lets John Kennedy go

Palm Beach Post capital reporter John Kennedy says he’s no longer working for the paper as the newspaper has shuttered …

Ron DeSantis, Ted Cruz to introduce Congressional term limits amendment

U.S. Rep, Ron DeSantis and Sen. Ted Cruz collaborated on a Washington Post op-ed Friday with a simple message regarding “draining the swamp.” …

Personnel note: Developer Sydney Kitson named to universities board

Sydney Kitson, a former professional football player turned developer, has secured a one-month appointment to the Board of Governors of …

USDA says Florida orange crop projected to hold steady

Florida’s production of orange crop will hold steady at 72 million boxes for the 2016-17 season, the U.S. Department of Agriculture …

Legislative, Influence and Policy

Rick Scott announces seven appointments

On Friday, Gov. Rick Scott announced seven appointments to state boards and commissions. Board of Governors of the State University …

Implementation of medical marijuana amendment brings together unlikely allies

With establishment lobbyists now representing it, the medical marijuana cause appears to have become—grab your pearls—respectable. Florida for Care, the …

Rob Bradley revives bill shifting Stand Your Ground burden to prosecutors

Sen. Rob Bradley reintroduced legislation Thursday clarifying that prosecutors have the burden of proving that shootings are unjustified under Florida’s Stand …

Janet Cruz highlights diversity in picking Democratic leadership

Florida House Democratic chief Janet Cruz announced her leadership team Wednesday, saying she strove for diversity in their selection. “In …
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Trial lawyers must be very happy with Florida Senate committee assignments

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Dan Raulerson says he’s not resigning, just resting

Dan Raulerson says rumors of his political demise are just that – rumors. “It’s third grade playground stuff,” the state …

St. Pete Polls nails another prediction with Tampa City Council runoff election

On Tuesday, Luis Viera won a runoff election to represent northern Tampa on the City Council. Viera’s final margin of …

Medical marijuana’s big Florida win, as voters ‘writ large’ said yes

Florida voters approved medical marijuana with 71 percent of the vote on Election Day, and a new report commissioned by …