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Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jan. 18, 2023 14:01 PM EST

South Florida Sun Sentinel. January 17, 2023. Editorial: A century later, not all remember Rosewood ' Editorial A historical marker on the road to the historic island community of Cedar Key memorializes the once-thriving Florida settlement of Rosewood. It had 300...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sworn in for second term

Jan. 03, 2023 16:23 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis sounded much like a 2024 presidential candidate as he was sworn in to a second term Tuesday, addressing national issues like immigration and inflation as much as highlighting his own plans for the state. DeSantis turned to the...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Dec. 07, 2022 13:28 PM EST

Sun Sentinel. December 3, 2022. Editorial: Lax Florida sex trafficking laws pose grave danger to kids In a four-part series and a podcast, the Sun Sentinel’s investigation team has laid out the results of a year-long investigation of child sex trafficking in Florida...

DeSantis 2024 prospects prompt Fla. lawmakers to review law

Dec. 02, 2022 09:41 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis may need some help from the state Legislature if he proceeds with a highly anticipated bid for the Republican presidential nomination. A “resign to run” law requires state officeholders to commit to leave their positions if they run for...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Nov. 16, 2022 15:41 PM EST

Orlando Sentinel. November 11, 2022. Editorial: As Florida’s veteran population changes, meet new needs Ask most Floridians to envision a typical military veteran and they’ll probably describe an older man, possibly wearing a ball cap embroidered with the details...

GOP rides Latino support in Florida as Miami-Dade turns red

Nov. 09, 2022 14:21 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — For some Democrats, losing South Florida's Miami-Dade County was unthinkable. The state's largest county in population and a Democratic stronghold, home to 1.5 million Latinos of voting age, has been a staging ground for virtually every successful statewide Democratic...

Justices deciding Florida's thorniest issues keep their jobs

Nov. 09, 2022 11:09 AM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — From deciding whether Florida taxpayer money can be used to fly immigrants to Democratic-led states to weighing in on the legality of an abortion prohibition after 15 weeks of pregnancy, the Florida Supreme Court is in the middle of making some of the thorniest decisions...

Amid GOP gains, Dem Frost is 1st Gen Zer to win House seat

Nov. 08, 2022 23:56 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Amid Republican gains in the U.S. House races in Florida, Democrat Maxwell Alejandro Frost became the first member of Generation Z to win a seat in Congress. Most Florida races for the U.S. House of Representatives went according to expectation Tuesday...

Florida's Marco Rubio wins 3rd Senate term, defeats Demings

Nov. 08, 2022 23:39 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio has won a third term, defeating U.S. Rep. Val Demings and holding a key seat as the GOP tried to regain control of a closely divided Senate. Rubio, 51, faced perhaps his toughest battle since he was first elected in 2010...

DeSantis defeats Crist, wins 2nd term as Florida governor

Nov. 08, 2022 23:07 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis won reelection to a second term Tuesday in a dominant victory over Democrat Charlie Crist, bolstering his rise as a prominent GOP star with potential White House ambitions. DeSantis’ win continues a rightward shift...