More than three-quarters of Floridians in a poll released Wednesday disagree with Gov. Ron DeSantis’ policy banning cruise lines from requiring passengers to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Floridians want mandatory vaccinations or giving cruise lines permission to require. And they think schools, colleges and employers should be allowed to require vaccinations.
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody urged a federal judge to reject a request by the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida and three political committees to issue a preliminary injunction against a new law that would cap contributions at $3,000 to political action committees collecting signatures to put proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot.
With many Broward elected officials supporting Feeding South Florida and many in Palm Beach County supporting Farm Share, state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried has the politically tricky task of deciding which nonprofit organization gets the contract to distribute food aid for the hungry, and in what locations.
In the race to be Florida's next governor, Ron DeSantis is well ahead of Democratic challenger Charlie Crist. Crist brought in more than $1.5 million in the first month of his campaign, but DeSantis’ political committee reported that it raised $7.582 million in May, after it raised nearly $14 million in April.
The issues were a little different — updated for 2021 — but the messenger, and his expressions of concern and empathy, were vintage Charlie Crist. Once again running for Florida governor, he was on the campaign trail in South Florida.
After an outcry from South Florida elected officials, state Agriculture Commissioner (and candidate for governor) Nikki Fried is going to "personally" review her agency's decision not to continue using Feeding South Florida to distribute federal food aid to the hungry.
An impending change in the distribution of government food aid in South Florida is prompting warnings that vital help for people who rely on food pantries to feed their families could be disrupted. It's also caused a political uproar among Democratic elected officials in Broward County that could have implications for the 2022 campaign for governor.
As the only statewide elected Democrat, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried has used her job as state agriculture commissioner as a platform to act as an outspoken critic of Gov. Ron DeSantis, whom she has called an “authoritarian dictator.”
When Nikki Fried announces her candidacy for governor on Tuesday, she'll instantly become a top-tier contender. She's a young, fresh face for Democrats. But she faces significant obstacles to winning the Democratic nomination.
An effort to convince President Joe Biden to pick former U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler as U.S. ambassador to Israel apparently has failed. Multiple news reports from Washington said Biden has finalized a list of several ambassadorships, including Thomas Nides, a Wall Street executive who a deputy secretary of state in the Obama administration, as the next ambassador to Israel.
U.S. District Judge Steven Merryday granted a preliminary injunction Friday against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which has imposed conditions for cruises to resume after a year and a half on the sidelines.
After facing nearly a dozen challenges from hospitals across the state, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration has withdrawn a series of proposed rules related to regulating highly specialized health-care services.
The daughter of a Broward County commissioner and U.S. Congressional candidate used his office to receive federal loans meant for COVID-19 business relief to pay for employees the state of Florida says she doesn’t have.
“This will be a beautiful memorial to a very special Broward County champion,” state Rep. Christine Hunschofsky, D-Parkland, said about renaming a South Florida coral reef conservation area in honor of the late Kristin Jacobs.
Gov. Ron DeSantis and a divided state Cabinet backed Miami-Dade County's proposal to extend a highway across wetlands tied to the Everglades, even though they questioned the viability of the road project.
Gov. Ron DeSantis specifically mentioned Michael and Jillian Carnevale, owners of a Plantation gym that repeatedly ran afoul of the Broward County’s COVID restrictions last summer. The governor said criminal charges were an overreaction.
Gov. Ron DeSantis said he is the first to answer a call for help from Texas and Arizona and he is sending Florida law enforcement officers to the U.S. border, saying other states need to step up to stop people from entering the country illegally.