Politics & Law

Gillum and Nelson

Gillum & Nelson take leads in final polls released on eve of Election Day

BY: - November 5, 2018

Two polls released on the eve of Election Day are trending in favor of Democratic hopefuls Andrew Gillum and Bill Nelson in the two biggest races on the Florida ballot. In the governor’s race, a Quinnipiac survey shows Gillum, the mayor of Tallahassee, leading former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis 50 percent to 43 percent among […]

NextGen Florida

The importance of the youth vote in a red county

BY: - November 5, 2018

Escambia County in Florida’s Panhandle has long been considered Republican country. Even NextGen Florida, the progressive young voter registration giant, has only recently employed a field organizer in Escambia to make inroads in an area largely ignored by Democratic campaigns. But with all the talk about a youth vote fueling a Blue Wave in this […]

Simple Health

Chief Financial Officer Patronis took campaign cash from insurance companies shut down Friday for suspected consumer fraud

BY: - November 2, 2018

Jimmy Patronis, the Republican candidate for Florida’s Chief Financial officer, took at least $60,000 in contributions from two South Florida insurance companies that a federal judge shut down on Friday for allegedly scamming people by collecting money and not giving  promised health insurance. He took repeated campaign contributions even after the Nebraska Attorney General issued […]

Farmworkers in Florida will suffer because of climate change, report says

BY: - November 2, 2018

Floridians are no strangers to heat. But a recent report says that rising temperatures due to climate change threatens a specific and often overlooked population of Florida residents – farmworkers. The Farmworkers Association of Florida and national nonprofit political interest group Public Citizen co-authored the report. Heat is a major health threat in Florida, and […]

Florida Supreme Court

Current pool of applicants for Florida Supreme Court aren’t diverse enough, groups say

BY: - November 2, 2018

The current list of applicants to fill three upcoming vacancies on the Florida Supreme Court isn’t nearly diverse enough, a coalition of minority bar organizations say, and they have now filed an amicus brief to the court, arguing that the period for applicants to apply should be extended until the end of this month. Although […]

Barack Obama

Obama stumps for Gillum, Nelson today in Miami

BY: - November 2, 2018

Former President Barack Obama heads to Miami this afternoon to appear at a rally for Democratic  candidate for governor Andrew Gillum and Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate Bill Nelson. The rally is scheduled to be held at Ice Palace Films Studios – a 1920s ice plant converted into an event space in Miami’s Overtown […]

crying babies

The age of the political brats

BY: - November 2, 2018

I’m almost old enough to remember when Republicans acted like grown folks. Republicans were the party of fiscal responsibility, the party of moral probity, the party of Dads. They used to be into stuff like civil rights, science, and, OK, golf–golf is encoded in white men at the cellular level. Still, Republicans prided themselves on […]

Congresswoman Kathy Castor

Lowering pharmaceutical prices: U.S. Rep. Castor says Democrats will propose allowing Medicare program to negotiate drug prices if they take back the House

BY: - November 1, 2018

Hillsborough County-area Democratic U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor says that President Trump’s recently announced proposal to reduce pharmaceutical drug prices by linking the price Medicare pays to an international pricing index is a worthy idea, but she has absolutely no faith he’ll follow through on it. “Just like he pronounced early on that ‘I”m going to […]


Rick Scott still fighting to have a say on who next justices are on Florida Supreme Court

BY: - November 1, 2018

A new development has popped up in the fight over whether outgoing Gov. Rick Scott – or whoever is elected as the state’s next governor – will get to pick three new justices for the Florida Supreme Court. It’s a decision that could have ramifications for decades. The three retiring justices are considered more liberal. […]

A proposed change to federal immigration rule could cost Florida hundreds of millions

BY: - November 1, 2018

How rich do you have to be to immigrate to the U.S. and be able to stay? How about to Florida? These are the questions the nonprofit policy analysis group Florida Policy Institute is asking the Department of Homeland Security after the agency proposed a change to a federal immigration rule that could alter how […]

How do U.S. Senate candidates Rick Scott & Bill Nelson stand on immigration and foreign policy?

BY: - November 1, 2018

President Trump’s announcement this week that he may issue an executive order to end America’s guarantee of birthright citizenship prompted members of the Florida press corps to ask Republican Gov. Rick Scott his reaction. The U.S. Constitution now allows the children of undocumented immigrants to become citizens if they are born in the U.S., but […]

Congressman Alcee Hastings

Florida Democratic congressional members blast Trump comments about Andrew Gillum as “fabricated and unacceptable.”

BY: - October 31, 2018

Hours before President Trump was scheduled to speak outside a Fort Myers rally for Ron DeSantis and Rick Scott Wednesday, a group of Florida Democratic members of Congress blasted the president, specifically for his tweet labeling gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum as “a thief.” Trump tweeted on Tuesday, “In Florida there is a choice between a […]