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Fishing Restriction Extended Amid Red Tide Woes

September 27, 2018 - 6:00am
Red tide snook casualty on Bradenton Beach

A restriction on fishing for red drum and snook was extended to next spring and will stretch north to Pasco County, as the state continues trying to limit impacts from a red-tide outbreak along the Gulf Coast.

Citizens Touts Post-Irma Financial Strength

September 26, 2018 - 6:00am

Citizens Property Insurance has incurred $1.81 billion in losses from Hurricane Irma and handled an estimated 70,800 claims, which has led the state-backed insurer to go outside to cover nearly one-third of its storm-related costs.

GOP Cabinet Candidates Bring in Cash

September 25, 2018 - 6:00am
Matt Caldwell

Republican Cabinet candidates outpaced their Democratic opponents in fundraising during the second week of September, even as their political committees lag in posting some big-dollar contributions.

Scott Seeks Red Tide Research, Draws Criticism

September 21, 2018 - 1:45pm
Rick Scott

Gov. Rick Scott wants state wildlife commissioners to seek funding for a red-tide research center and to restart a long-dormant task force, as waters along Florida’s Gulf Coast continue to face an expanding red-tide outbreak that began last year.

Galvano, NRA Clash over Political Contribution

September 18, 2018 - 10:30am
Bill Galvano

Incoming Senate President Bill Galvano is not backing down after finding himself in the crosshairs of the National Rifle Association for receiving a sizable political contribution from a group that backs gun restrictions and has ties to former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Backroom Briefing: Working the 'Back Channels'

September 13, 2018 - 12:30pm
Mike Grissom and Rick Scott

With Rick Scott leaving the governor’s office in January, Enterprise Florida is preparing for life without its biggest supporter.

Citizens Insurance Eyes 'Assignment of Benefits'

September 12, 2018 - 6:00am

Citizens Property Insurance, which has delayed a decision on rate hikes for 2019, intends to hold meetings to seek public input about what some insurers claim is a root cause of growing costs of policies.

Sean Shaw Comes out of Primary with Financial Edge

September 10, 2018 - 2:15pm
Sean Shaw

State Rep. Sean Shaw, the Democratic nominee for attorney general, began the general-election campaign with a nearly $500,000 financial advantage over his Republican opponent, Ashley Moody.

Left-of-DeSantis Jeanette Nunez Wins GOP Lieutenant Governor Nod

September 6, 2018 - 3:00pm
Jeanette Nunez announced

State Rep. Jeanette Nunez, a Miami Republican who publicly criticized President Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign, was formally announced in Orlando Thursday as the running mate for gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis, as the GOP’s statewide election slate held a display of unity.

Backroom Briefing: 'Toss-Up' Time in 'Swingy' State

August 30, 2018 - 3:30pm
Ron DeSantis, Rick Scott and Andrew Gillum

Florida’s new proxy war of a gubernatorial contest, pitting President Donald Trump’s candidate against Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ pick, landed a quick “toss-up” rating nationally.

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