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Democrats Waste No Time Waving the Pom-Poms for Gillum and Nelson

September 1, 2018 - 6:00am

A veteran U.S. senator portrayed by opponents as too old and clueless to know what he’s doing and a 39-year-old mayor who won the love of national progressive leaders headlined a pep rally Friday in Orlando, as Democrats closed ranks behind the candidates in two of the country’s most closely watched general-election races.

Weekly Roundup: Is Trump's Star Rising in the Panhandle?

August 24, 2018 - 2:15pm
Mike Hill and Donald Trump

The West Coast glitterati might be shunning President Trump’s Hollywood star, but Pensacola’s ready to welcome the Donald’s celebrity plaque.

Judge Orders State to Turn over FIU Bridge Records

August 22, 2018 - 6:00am
FSU bridge collapse, March 15, 2018

Siding with the Miami Herald, a Tallahassee judge Tuesday ordered state transportation officials to hand over records related to a March bridge collapse at Florida International University that resulted in six deaths.

Bank Rejects Candidate's Money Because of Medical Marijuana

August 21, 2018 - 6:00am

Wells Fargo shut down the campaign account of a candidate seeking a seat on the Florida Cabinet because she took contributions from lobbyists representing the medical marijuana industry, according to records provided by Democrat Nikki Fried on Monday.

Weekly Roundup: 'We Aren't the Enemy'

Greene, Levine Hammer Each Other over Donald Trump

August 16, 2018 - 2:15pm
Jeff Greene and Philip Levine

It’s the norm for Republicans to paint themselves as the Trump-iest of candidates in GOP primaries.

Weekly Roundup: Silly Season Turns Toxic

August 10, 2018 - 2:15pm
Adam Putnam and Ron DeSantis

Slinging possums, eating corn dogs and navigating putrid waters --- all in the dog days of summer --- are just a few of the extremes Florida candidates are going to as they try to emerge victorious at the ballot box.

Chewing Gum Heir Sinks Money into Medical Marijuana

August 8, 2018 - 6:00am
William 'Beau' Wrigley Jr.

The Wrigley fortune was built on its domination of the chewing gum market, but an heir to the confectionery dynasty is investing millions in an industry that not so long ago had a far less wholesome reputation.

Ruling Rejects Limits on Medical Marijuana Businesses

August 7, 2018 - 6:00am

In a ruling that could have a revolutionary impact if it stands, a Tallahassee judge has found a law limiting the number of medical marijuana operators in Florida runs afoul of a constitutional amendment approved by voters two years ago.

Weekly Roundup: Turn out the Lights?

August 3, 2018 - 3:00pm
Ron DeSantis

Thousands of red-hatted fans braved the heat and the rain to crowd into a Tampa arena this week, greeting President Donald Trump with a raucous welcome and boosting the political fortunes of Trump acolyte Ron DeSantis.


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