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Ron DeSantis: Sorry Adam Putnam, but Trump is solidly behind me

Ron DeSantis: Sorry Adam Putnam, but Trump is solidly behind me

U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, banking on Donald Trump's endorsement to help him win Florida's Republican gubernatorial primary against Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, tells The Buzz he is not  worried that Trump could wind up staying on the side...
Published: 05/17/18
Nelson sees campaign issue with Scott over ‘net neutrality’

Nelson sees campaign issue with Scott over ‘net neutrality’

WASHINGTON – Bill Nelson sees a campaign issue in so-called net neutrality, which rival Rick Scott has called "burdensome regulations."Yesterday, Sen. Nelson joined a bipartisan group in passing a resolution to restore Obama-era FCC rules for b...
Published: 05/17/18
John Morgan calls Rick Scott a ‘bald-headed Eveready Bunny’ and says Corcoran made the right call not to run

John Morgan calls Rick Scott a ‘bald-headed Eveready Bunny’ and says Corcoran made the right call not to run

Orlando attorney John Morgan said Wednesday he has no regrets on his decision to stay out of the 2018 governor's race and thinks that his friend, Richard Corcoran, made the right move to drop out."To run for governor, you've got to be done making mon...
Published: 05/17/18
Ron DeSantis’s pro-Israel positions take spotlight with embassy move. But they’ve won him donors all along.

Ron DeSantis’s pro-Israel positions take spotlight with embassy move. But they’ve won him donors all along.

Being governor of Florida isn't a position one typically thinks of as having major foreign policy sway, but Congressman Ron DeSantis's campaign has nevertheless raked in major donations for his pro-Israel stances.His positions have been put on displa...
Published: 05/17/18
TECO to be target of criminal probe if this Democrat is elected Florida Attorney General

TECO to be target of criminal probe if this Democrat is elected Florida Attorney General

Ryan Torrens, Democratic candidate for state attorney general, said Wednesday that if elected, he will launch a criminal investigation of TECO executives in connection with a June 2017 incident at the Big Bend power plant in which five workers died."...
Published: 05/16/18
Why can’t patients smoke marijuana in Florida? John Morgan pushes for answers today in court.

Why can’t patients smoke marijuana in Florida? John Morgan pushes for answers today in court.

In dramatic testimony, two patients who treat their debilitating diseases with marijuana testified in court Wednesday that although they qualify to receive the drug legally, they are alive only because they break the law and smoke it.Diana Dodson of ...
Published: 05/16/18
How much could Amendment 1 save you in property taxes? Pinellas Appraiser Mike Twitty created a statewide tool to estimate potential savings.

How much could Amendment 1 save you in property taxes? Pinellas Appraiser Mike Twitty created a statewide tool to estimate potential savings.

With a controversial amendment on November's ballot that could expand Florida's homestead exemption, Pinellas County Property Appraiser Mike Twitty wants homeowners to know how much they could save.Twitty, working with data from 59 other propert...
Published: 05/16/18
Russia meddled with goal of helping Trump, Senate Intel Committee says

Russia meddled with goal of helping Trump, Senate Intel Committee says

WASHINGTON – Russia interfered in the 2016 election with the goal of helping Donald Trump and hurting Hillary Clinton, the Senate Intelligence Committee said Wednesday.Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is a member of the committee (who as a presidentia...
Published: 05/16/18
Rick Scott: Law says he can’t strip ex-Parkland deputy’s pension

Rick Scott: Law says he can’t strip ex-Parkland deputy’s pension

Gov. Rick Scott says he cannot deny a monthly pension of $8,700 to the former Broward sheriff's deputy who failed to enter Marjory Stoneman Douglas High during the Feb. 14 mass shooting.Former officer Scot Peterson, 55, resigned Feb. 22 after being s...
Published: 05/16/18
Column: Really, Publix? Adam Putnam is who you’re backing in the governor’s race?

Column: Really, Publix? Adam Putnam is who you’re backing in the governor’s race?

At a time when Americans are repelled by the nasty partisan politics encroaching into every corner of our lives, Publix has entered the fray of the Florida governor’s race.It’s a misguided move. Food and politics don’t mix well.But,...
Published: 05/16/18