Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Bill Banning Sanctuary PoliciesUnder a bill signed Friday by Governor Ron DeSantis, all law enforcement agencies in the state now have to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.
Florida's Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried Rallies Support On Hemp Industry BillAgriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried on Friday encouraged supporters of a new state hemp industry to tell Gov. Ron DeSantis to sign a bill that would lead to a regulatory framework for the crop.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis To Sign ‘Sanctuary Cities’ BillGov. Ron DeSantis will sign legislation Friday to ban so-called sanctuary cities in Florida, a proposal that was one of the most controversial issues of the 2019 legislative session and a top priority of the governor.
Florida Lottery Warnings Could Be Roll Of The DiceThe Florida Lottery wants another look at the potential impact on education funding from legislation that would require slapping gambling-addiction warning labels on the front of tickets and ads.
President Donald Trump May Be Coming To Miami As He Kicks Off Second Presidential Run In OrlandoPresident Donald Trump is coming to Orlando Tuesday to announce he is running for a second presidential term but now he may also be visiting South Florida.
Business Group Approves FPL Settlement On Costs Stemming From Hurricane IrmaA group that represents major commercial electricity users has signed on to a settlement agreement about Florida Power & Light’s costs to restore electricity after Hurricane Irma in 2017.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Suggests Separate Election Day For Ballot QuestionsFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he wants to look into the idea of holding a separate election for proposed constitutional amendments.
2 Confirmed As Federal Judges In Florida By US SenateThe U.S. Senate has voted to confirm two men as the newest federal judges in Florida.
State-Backed Citizens Insurance Grapples With Thousands Of LawsuitsGov. Ron DeSantis and Florida lawmakers this spring approved a plan to overhaul the controversial insurance practice known as “assignment of benefits” --- and put new restrictions on lawsuits against insurers.
Florida Board Of Medicine Signs Off On Medical Marijuana ChangesWhile some members expressed concern about patients smoking medical marijuana, the Florida Board of Medicine has approved forms for doctors to use in ordering smokable pot.
Democrats Debate Primary, Registration ChangesThe Florida Democratic Party wrapped up a weekend event with a debate over whether the party should push for semi-open primaries and Election Day voter registration as soon as 2020.
Official Tells Florida Democrats To Expect Recount In 2020The new voter protection director for Florida Democrats told party activists on Saturday that they should assume there will be a recount during next year's presidential election.
Feds Give $480M To Florida Timber Industry After Hurricane Michael DamageParts of the Florida panhandle are still recovering from devastating Hurricane Michael.
Florida Democrats Rally Support, Grapple With ProblemsFlorida Democrats are making plans to win the crucial battleground state in 2020, but during a flurry of forums this weekend, intraparty tensions were often more apparent than enthusiasm.
Florida Ethics Panel Signs Off On Andrew Gillum SettlementA state ethics panel Friday approved a $5,000 fine for former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum despite some concerns a settlement wasn’t tough enough or that he has claimed vindication in a probe into his actions while serving as Tallahassee mayor.A state ethics panel Friday approved a $5,000 fine for former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum despite some concerns a settlement wasn’t tough enough or that he has claimed vindication in a probe into his actions while serving as Tallahassee mayor.