In a Thursday morning press conference in Washington, Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla. offered a stern pronouncement on the ongoing dysfunction in the nation's capital.
In addition to fighting to ensure the U.S. Coast Guard gets paid during the shutdown, Sen. Scott announced his co-sponsorship of Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind.’s ‘No Budget, No Pay’ bill. If Congress can't work together to pass a budget, Scott said, they should not be getting paid -- a key component of his 10-point plan to make Washington work for families.
Sen. Rick Scott on Monday announced additions to senior staff for his Senate office. Jackie Schutz Zeckman was previously announced as chief of staff.
During the party’s Annual Meeting in Orlando on Saturday, Sarasota County Republican Party Chairman Joe Gruters was elected chairman of the Republican Party of Florida. Gruters defeated Charlotte County’s Bob Starr in a final margin of 192-25.
The federal government has partially shut down amid a stand-off between President Trump and Congress over border wall funding.
White House negotiators left the Capitol late Friday, and the House and Senate adjourned without a spending deal.
Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis announced Thursday he has appointed Richard Prudom to serve as secretary of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. A long-standing deputy secretary of the department, Prudom will lead the agency beginning in January, as the DeSantis-Nuñez Administration takes office.
Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis has tapped Joe Jacquot, a former Florida chief deputy attorney general, to serve as his Administration's chief legal advisor for the Office of General Counsel.
Lt. Gov.-elect Jeanette Nuñez announced Monday she has hired Alex Garcia as her chief of staff.
Though House Speaker Jose Oliva announced in November the chairs of his top committees, he waited until late Friday to introduce his subcommittee leaders and their assignments.
Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis announced Thursday that he has chosen Ken Lawson to serve as executive director of the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), and he will recommend to Enterprise Florida, Inc.'s (EFI) board that its directors appoint Jamal Sowell as their next president and chief executive officer (CEO) for the DeSantis-Nuñez Administration.
Barely a month after losing the Florida gubernatorial election, then losing again during the recount, Andrew Gillum looks as if he's trying to kick off a 2020 presidential run. Last week, he met with Washington Democrats in an effort to continue his career politician legacy. And Tuesday he gave a speech to 300 Democratic D.C. donors.