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Taddeo enters Florida's Democratic primary for governor

Oct. 18, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — State Sen. Annette Taddeo announced she'll run for Florida governor Monday, entering a Democratic primary that includes U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, who chose her as his running mate in an unsuccessful bid for governor in 2014. In a video announcing...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Oct. 06, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

Miami Herald. October 2, 2021. Editorial: Want voters to trust the redistricting process? Start with listening to them The once-a-decade process of drawing new boundaries for legislative and congressional seats has started in Tallahassee. It’s...

Florida first lady Casey DeSantis has breast cancer

Oct. 04, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida first lady Casey DeSantis has breast cancer, her husband Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Monday. DeSantis, 41, is the mother of the couple's three children, the youngest of whom was born after the governor took office in January 2019. ...

Florida kids to receive over $1B in school lunch relief

Sep. 30, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — After weeks of controversy that became a political issue between Gov. Ron DeSantis and one of his potential rivals in the 2022 gubernatorial election, Florida children are set to receive over $1 billion in federal relief funding. State...

No stalking order for rival in GOP candidate murder plot

Sep. 24, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A judge on Friday denied a Florida Republican congressional candidate's petition for a permanent restraining order against a former rival she accused of stalking and plotting to have her murdered by a purported foreign hit squad. Pinellas...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Sep. 22, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. September XX, 2021. Editorial: The time is now: $5B of the $3.5T budget bill must go to completing Everglades restoration Everglades restoration has been one of Florida’s longest-running bipartisan issues. Getting the...

Florida congressional candidate says rival threatened life

Sep. 14, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A former political rival of a Republican Florida congressional candidate made repeated violent threats to “take her out,” even claiming he could summon a Russian and Ukrainian hit squad to kill her, according to trial testimony Tuesday. ...

Florida virus cases soar, hospitals near last summer's peak

Jul. 29, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Hospital admissions of coronavirus patients continue to soar in Florida with at least two areas in the state surpassing the previous peaks of last summer's surge, prompting calls by local officials for the governor to declare an emergency. A large hospital...

22 concealed carry permits suspended after Capitol breach

Jul. 27, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's only Democrat elected statewide has suspended concealed carry weapons permits for 22 people involved in the U.S. Capitol breach. Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, whose office oversees the permits, said Tuesday the suspensions were...