Florida Politics

Florida’s Lone Statewide Elected Democrat Takes on Trump

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried has energetically promoted key issues for Democrats.

Photos Show Rudy Giuliani’s Fixers with Gov. Ron DeSantis

Photographs show Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman at DeSantis’ election party in Orlando last November.

No Candidates in Sight, but Florida Democrats Energized

Party leaders in Florida aren’t repeating that pattern this election cycle.

Florida Bar Finds no Violation in Gaetz Tweet about Cohen

The probe stemmed from a Gaetz tweet on Feb. 27 before Cohen’s testimony at a House committee.

Questions Raised over DeSantis and his Cabinet Meeting in Israel

Ron DeSantis is going to Israel with a large contingent of business leaders.

Gillum Fined, Ethics Commission Drops Additional Counts

Gillum fined $5,000 to settle an ethics complaint that he violated civil law by accepting a gift from a lobbyist.

Ex-police Chief, Openly Gay Woman Elected Tampa’s New Mayor

Castor held a lead of about 24,500 votes — 73.31% to 26.69%, defeating 76-year-old David Straz.

Florida Abortion Bill Would Require Minors to Obtain Consent

Florida requires a parent or guardian to be informed 48 hours before the procedure.

Becoming Difficult to Change the Florida Constitution

It could become difficult to change the Florida constitution via petition drives under new bill.

Home Grown: Florida Senate Passes Vegetable Garden Bill

Floridians would be able to grow fruit and vegetables in their front yards without fear of government fines.
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Analysis: Waiters’ Future in Miami is Very Unclear

Dion Waiters leads the Miami Heat in suspensions and headlines this season.
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US Held Record Number of Migrant Kids in Custody in 2019

An unprecedented 69,550 migrant children held in U.S. government custody over the past year.

Evo Morales Flees Crisis-torn Bolivia after Deadly Clashes

Bolivia faced its worst unrest in decades amid a political vacuum

Judge Strikes Down New Trump HHS Rule on Religious Objections

U.S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer said the HHS Department overstepped its authority.

Deadly Ambush Shows Mexico Lost Control of Area

Questions have also arisen over whether the army can do its job even when it is present.