Briefs

Georgia Supreme Court restores state’s strict six-week abortion ban, for now

BY: - November 23, 2022

Most abortions are now once again illegal in Georgia because of a state Supreme Court decision. Last week, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert C. I. McBurney blocked the state’s controversial law, which bans abortions once cardiac activity is detected in the fetus, typically six weeks into a pregnancy, before most women know they are […]

Legislature to return to Tallahassee in December to debate insurance fixes

BY: - November 23, 2022

Leaders of the Florida House and Senate have scheduled their promised special legislative session to address skyrocketing property insurance costs for the week of Dec. 12, when lawmakers are due in Tallahassee to conduct committee hearings in advance of the 2023 regular session. House Speaker Paul Renner and Senate President Kathleen Passidomo made the announcement […]

Pro-abortion activists may be scarce while anti-abortion crowd rallies Tuesday at the Capitol

BY: - November 18, 2022

While anti-abortion activists plan to rally on the Florida Capitol grounds and inside the building Tuesday, abortion rights groups may not be around to counter their messaging. That’s because Planned Parenthood advocates for abortion access told the Florida Phoenix that they don’t have current plans to organize a protest or rally that day, when the […]

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 […]

‘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, […]

U.S. district court strikes down use of Title 42 to expel migrants

BY: - November 15, 2022

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked the government from continuing Title 42 —  a controversial pandemic-era health policy used by both the Trump and Biden administrations to expel nearly 2 million migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. The request to halt the use of Title 42 had been filed by immigrant advocacy groups and […]

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 […]

With Nicole approaching, voting groups want state to extend time to ‘cure’ ballots

BY: - November 9, 2022

The deadline for Florida voters who need to “cure” their vote-by-mail is Thursday at 5 p.m., but a coalition of voting rights groups want Gov. Ron DeSantis and Secretary of State Cord Byrd to extend that deadline with Tropical Storm Nicole heading to Florida later tonight. More than 16,000 Florida voters have had their vote-by-mail […]

Election Day news conference: Charlie Crist says Florida’s ‘going to wake up today’

BY: - November 8, 2022

Charlie Crist says that despite the polls and early voting results that favor Republicans going into Tuesday’s midterm election, he remains optimistic that Florida’s electorate will make a statement tonight by rejecting incumbent Gov. Ron DeSantis’s bid for a second term. “Florida maybe has been a little bit asleep, but I’ll tell you what – […]

More than 4.78 million Floridians have cast ballots as early voting ends

BY: - November 7, 2022

Registered Republican voters in Florida have cast more ballots than registered Democrats going into Election Day, according to the latest numbers provided by the state’s Division of Elections website. As of this morning, a total of 2,078,121 Republicans have cast ballots via early voting or vote-by-mail. Democrats have cast a combined total of 1,757,093 votes, […]

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 […]

Rubio, Scott (but not DeSantis) to speak at Trump-led rally Sunday in Miami

BY: - November 3, 2022

Two days from the Nov. 8 election, former President Donald Trump is hosting a rally backed by the Save America PAC for Republican candidates at the Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition. Trump will speak at 5 p.m., according to the Save America PAC press release. Noticeably missing from the list is Gov. Ron DeSantis. His […]