As an indicator of how much traction the state Democratic Party lost with Hispanic voters last year, the party leadership has announced it will launch a statewide Spanish language radio program. The rollout will begin in the Miami market this weekend.
The sky is beginning to fall for a number of City of Tallahassee power players, at least the ones not named Andrew Gillum.
So, you might ask yourself, was the deal Gillum struck April 24 with the lightweight Florida Ethics Commission to pay a $5,000 fine in exchange for the commission dropping four of five corruption charges against him maybe the smartest move he'll make all year?
The decision was made early this week that in Pinellas County deputies will receive formal training from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in how to properly detain illegal immigrants charged with crimes.
It has resembled a defensive football game, with both sides punting for field position until finally -- finally -- there's some progress to the “Sanctuary Contest.”
Leaders in the Florida Senate voted 22-17 last week to expand gun legislation, saying "yes" to a bill that would permit teachers in Florida schools to carry guns on campus. The bill has wide support in the House, too -- and in the Governor's Office, where Ron DeSantis is anxious to sign it.
What a turnaround from a year ago.
In 2018, swept up in post-Parkland emotion, guns and pro-gun bills were nearly as toxic as a cup of Jim Jones' Kool-Aid.
With Florida considered one of the lynchpin states to any candidate's presidential bid, it stands to reason a native politician would become a fixture in the looming campaign season. Wouldn't you think? Most would expect that to mean a major politician with either name recognition, or an established history in the state would rise to the fore to leverage at least some influence.
Not Wayne Messam.
Journalists and writers are a curious lot, with relationships between publications and outlets ranging from collegial to confrontational. Personalities and competition frequently bring out contention, but sometimes a story is just so important, and a community just so affected, that all you can do is stand and applaud those who accomplish.
Last year the South Florida Sun-Sentinel did more than good work -- it was needed work, and the newspaper has earned journalism’s top and most coveted honor as a result: The Pulitzer Prize.
Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday during a press conference at Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El in Plantation that he will make a formal outreach trip to Israel, making it his first international trip as governor, precisely as he promised six months ago.
The U.S. House Oversight Committee (HOC), led by Rep. Elijah Cummings, has been moving in overdrive since the Democrats rose to power. They have already called President Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen in to testify in a bid to find more charges to level at the White house; they are fighting against a perjury inquiry against Cohen so he can hang around until they need him again for another fishing expedition; and there's been a grandstanding subpoena for someone who already agreed to show for a hearing.
But, wait. There's a NEXT brash move:
In keeping with his pattern of defiance and reliance on recriminations, deposed Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel pledges to appeal a recent judge’s decision.
Following his suspension in early January by newly sworn-in Gov. Ron DeSantis, the sheriff had pledged to fight the decision. Holding his own press conference the same day, Israel declared the governor's decision had no merit, declaring it a political hit job.