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Ron DeSantis hire a Democrat? After election, a shift in tone

Ron DeSantis hire a Democrat? After election, a shift in tone

Upon winning the race for Florida governor, Ron DeSantis had firmly established himself as an unyielding partisan who's an ardent defender of President Donald Trump and a relentless prosecutor of his Democratic opponent, Andrew Gillum.But in the two ...
Updated: 6 hours ago
With $124 million in new money, bus agency enters new world of options

With $124 million in new money, bus agency enters new world of options

More buses, more frequency. New sales tax mean big changes for Hillsborough Area Regional Transit authority.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Florida recount 2018: Still confused? Read this.

Florida recount 2018: Still confused? Read this.

Why did this election take so long? The election should have been done Nov. 6. Why were votes still being counted?Actually, the election took no more time than any other election, we just normally don't notice the extended timeline. Florida's electio...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Caldwell concedes, blames Broward’s ‘abject failures’ for loss

Caldwell concedes, blames Broward’s ‘abject failures’ for loss

TALLAHASSEE — Florida's last statewide race to be called is over.After grueling machine and manual recounts for the razor-thin race, Nicole "Nikki" Fried emerged victorious in the contest to replace term-limited Adam Putnam by just 6,753 votes ...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Oldsmar election draws crowded field

Oldsmar election draws crowded field

Council member Eric Seidel's run for mayor draws three candidates for his open seat.
Updated: 9 hours ago
Woman who died after plunging off Royal Princess cruise ship identified as American as mystery deepens

Woman who died after plunging off Royal Princess cruise ship identified as American as mystery deepens

The FBI and prosecutors in Aruba are investigating the death of a 52-year-old woman who fell 14 stories from the cruise ship. One news site said a man had been seen choking her before she went over.
Updated: 9 hours ago
Most expensive Florida legislative race ever?

Most expensive Florida legislative race ever?

Tampa's Janet Cruz and Dana Young state Senate race was probably the costliest race for a state legislative seat in Florida history, more than $12 million.An exact figure isn't possible, however, because campaign finance laws don't require polit...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Florida candidates get record amount in public financing

Florida candidates get record amount in public financing

TALLAHASSEE — With candidates setting a record this year for pulling in matching funds, Florida taxpayers contributed $4.2 million to the winning campaigns for governor and three Cabinet seats, according to the final totals for the 2018 electio...
Updated: 12 hours ago
Next stop for Florida passenger rail: More regulation?

Next stop for Florida passenger rail: More regulation?

TALLAHASSEE — A Treasure Coast lawmaker plans to again pursue more state oversight of private high-speed passenger rail service, as Florida analysts have outlined a number of steps lawmakers could take.Sen. Debbie Mayfield, R-Rockledge, said an...
Published: 11/19/18
Florida Dems hire investigator to look into altered mail ballot ‘cure’ forms

Florida Dems hire investigator to look into altered mail ballot ‘cure’ forms

The Florida Democratic Party has hired an investigator to dig into altered "cure affidavit" forms sent out to voters whose mail-in ballots had missing or non-matching signatures, according to a statement released by the party's lawyer."Upon receiving...
Published: 11/19/18