Issac Morgan

Issac Morgan

Issac Morgan is a 2009 graduate of Florida A&M University's School of Journalism, and a proud native of Tallahassee. He has covered city council and community events at the Gadsden County Times, worked as a sports news assistant at the Tallahassee Democrat, a communications specialist for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and as a proofreader at the Florida Law Weekly.

State’s workforce chief will leave DeSantis administration at year’s end

By: - December 6, 2022

Dane Eagle will leave his position as secretary of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity at the end of December, citing “responsibility to my growing family,” according to his resignation letter posted Tuesday on Twitter. Eagle, often spotted alongside Gov. Ron DeSantis at press conferences, didn’t mention what his next move would be. In his […]

‘Antibody-evasive’ omicron subvariants are spreading; low levels seen in Florida

By: - December 5, 2022

Caseloads involving newer versions of the omicron variant continue to increase in the United States, with a health expert warning of a likely surge in COVID-19 cases during the holidays because of reduced adherence to safety measures used earlier in the pandemic. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has begun tracking XBB, a […]

Donald Trump launches poll on VP picks in 2024; FL officials named as potential running mates

By: - November 28, 2022

With former President Donald Trump officially launching his 2024 presidential campaign, the GOP candidate’s campaign on Monday launched an “Official Trump 2024 Vice President Poll” to ask people who should be his running mate. The poll requires a donation to his campaign before users can enter a name of their choice for Trump’s vice president […]

FL Legislative Black Caucus elects new leader — Democrat Dianne Hart

By: - November 18, 2022

With incumbents and new lawmakers convening Tuesday in the Legislature, state Rep. Dianne Hart will take a leadership role as chair of the Florida Legislative Black Caucus, a group of minority lawmakers established in the 1960s. Hart, a Democrat representing part of Hillsborough County, was selected to lead the Black Caucus last Thursday during a […]

Election 2022: The Legislature will have more Black GOP lawmakers in both chambers

By: - November 17, 2022

Following the midterm elections in Florida, Black representation in the GOP has increased in the state Legislature, compared to the last term from 2020-22 when there was only one lone Black Republican – state Rep. Webster Barnaby of Volusia County. But now the Florida Legislative Black Caucus has increased to four GOP members overall in […]

‘People just need to chill out’ from talks of 2024 presidential bids, Gov. Ron DeSantis says

By: - November 16, 2022

Following former President Donald Trump officially launching his 2024 presidential campaign, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday didn’t acknowledge Trump’s big announcement last night. And former President Trump didn’t mention DeSantis’ name during his speech at Mar-a-Lago Tuesday evening. Asked by a reporter Wednesday “about a civil war brewing between” the two high-profile men in Florida, […]

Gov. Ron DeSantis didn’t use Donald Trump’s name but he ignored the former president’s insults

By: - November 15, 2022

Without even mentioning former President Donald Trump’s name, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday ignored insults from the former president who is expected to announce a potential presidential run for 2024 at Mar-a-Lago tonight. At a press conference in Fort Walton Beach, DeSantis himself did not mention his own possible presidential aspirations. But a reporter asked […]

FL Ag Commissioner Nikki Fried calls on feds to investigate Trump’s claims of ‘ballot theft’

By: - November 14, 2022

Following former President Donald Trump alleging that he deployed federal officials to eliminate “ballot theft” in the 2018 election, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried on Monday called on the U.S Department of Justice to investigate those baseless claims. Fried, a Democrat who lost her bid as governor in the primary election, said in Monday’s letter […]

Trump fundraisers push for big donations for GOP Herschel Walker in Senate runoff election

By: - November 11, 2022

As the control of the U.S. Senate remains up for grabs, former President Donald Trump has launched an effort to boost fundraising for Herschel Walker, a Trump-backed Republican candidate competing in a runoff election in Georgia’s U.S. Senate race. Trump, who is a resident of South Florida, is attempting to raise at least $1 million […]

Nicole: DeSantis expands state of emergency to all 67 counties; school districts closed

By: - November 10, 2022

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday expanded a state of emergency order to include all of Florida’s 67 counties, as Tropical Storm Nicole forges a path of power outages, strong winds, dangerous storm surges and heavy rainfall. School districts across Florida are closed, as well as several seaports and airports, among other closures. Earlier, DeSantis had […]

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio wins third term; Democrat Val Demings said it was ‘worth the fight’

By: - November 8, 2022

U.S. Rep. Val Demings went into Tuesday’s election night determined to become the second woman from Florida elected to the U.S. Senate after about four decades. She fell short on that goal. Instead, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio won a third term in the U.S. Senate, garnering about 58 percent of votes compared to 41 percent […]

Democrat Val Demings to run Trump ad dissing GOP Marco Rubio during upcoming Trump rally

By: - November 4, 2022

With the upcoming Florida rally hosted by former President Donald Trump coming soon, U.S. Rep. Val Demings’ campaign on Friday released an ad on YouTube featuring clips of Trump dissing U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. The ad is scheduled to run on Fox News on Sunday, the same day the former GOP president plans to speak […]