At South Pointe Elementary School on Miami Beach a steel fence surrounds the playground. There is a security camera over the front door. A sign orders visitors to check in at the office. But the school is very much in the running for a much more extensive and pricey safety upgrade.
After months of playing coy, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson for the first time on Tuesday publicly acknowledged he is keeping open the option of running for governor.
Future candidates in Florida will be allowed rake in even more money from contributors to their campaign starting Friday.
Little more than a year before the 2014 elections, the Republican Party of Florida and its leaders are showing their financial muscle.
Miami mayoral candidate Francis Suarez was back on the campaign trail Friday, slapping backs and shaking hands at a Miami senior citizens center, a day after police dramatically opened a probe of possible absentee ballot misdeeds by his campaign.
The investigation surrounding former U.S. Representative David Rivera’s alleged ties to an illegally funded congressional campaign continues to tighten up with additional witnesses now helping federal agents, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.
While Florida still hasn’t finished counting all the ballots from Tuesday’s election, the exit polling from Tuesday’s presidential election is suggesting a major shift in the voting pattern of the Hispanic vote in Florida.
Much of the lengthy ballot in Florida was due to multiple state constitutional amendments that each required at least 60 percent support from voters to become law. The high threshold makes it nearly impossible for most initiatives to pass.
Several key races across Florida are still up in the air more than two hours after the polls have closed across the state.
The eagerly awaited October jobs numbers from the Labor Department were released on schedule Friday and showed 171,000 jobs added in October with the unemployment ticking a notch higher to 7.9 percent.