Governor Ron DeSantis wins race for another term as Florida’s governor

Ron DeSantis addresses a crowd while President Donald Trump watches at a rally in Tampa, Florida, on July 31, 2018 – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by jctabb Florida’s Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, won reelection to a second term on Tuesday in a strong victory over Democratic candidate Charlie Crist, adding to his fast rise as

Counties in Central Florida see a significant drop in early-voting participants

People voting at precinct – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Rob Crandall Sunday was the final day of early voting in Osceola, Orange, and Seminole counties. Other counties in Central Florida ended their early voting period on Saturday.  Several voters who participated say it was an easy process. “There wasn’t a wait,” said Nathan Horton,

Trump and DeSantis previewed a GOP presidential primary showdown

Courtesy: Evan El-Amin – Shutterstock – Former President Donald Trump with a serious look as he delivers a speech at a campaign rally held at the Mohegan Sun Arena Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump previewed a potential presidential primary showdown while holding dueling rallies on Sunday in the Sunshine State as the two men battle

Public universities in Florida have the lowest cost of education in the country

Students walk to classes to pursue their education at the University of South Florida college campus quad in Tampa, Florida, USA on January 15, 2020. Photo and Caption: Leigh Trail/Shutterstock.com Over the last four years, the Florida education system has maintained tuition levels while ensuring Florida’s higher education system is the best in the country.

Florida proceeds with sex reassignment surgery and puberty blocker ban for minors

Puberty Blockers and Sex Reassignment Surgery – Person with Transgender Flag Painted On It – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by nito Last week, a joint committee of the Sunshine State’s two medical boards voted last week to draft a rule that would ban gender dysphoria treatments and puberty blockers for minors across the state. The

Florida jobless rate drops to lowest number since 2006

Florida Employment Rates; Person visiting job portal online — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: Blueee77 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Sunshine State’s unemployment rate fell to 2.5 percent last month, the lowest rate since October 2006 and the second lowest in the state’s recorded history, officials announced on Friday. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis released a statement

Voters in Florida will decide if five of the seven state Supreme Court justices will be retained

United States Supreme Court building — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Steve Heap Five of the seven justices currently sitting on the Florida Supreme Court are on the November ballot for a retention vote. The governor is who appoints the Supreme Court justices but voters are the ones who decide whether or not the justices should be

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis sued over migrant flight records

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Hunter Crenian A Florida nonprofit advocating for open government filed a lawsuit on Monday to compel the DeSantis administration to disclose information about migrant flights from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard. The larger picture: In relation to the two charter flights that transported about 50 Venezuelan refugees to

President Biden set to visit Florida after Hurricane Ian’s devastating impact

President Joe Biden speaking at podium – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by lev radin President Joe Biden is set to visit the Sunshine State on Wednesday, October 5, following the catastrophic impacts of Hurricane Ian in the southwestern portion of the state. First Lady Jill Biden will join him, the White House announced. The White

Eleventh Circuit social media ruling appealed to SCOTUS

Young woman using social media apps – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by: 13_Phunkod Florida’s attorney general filed an appeal with the Supreme Court in an effort to overturn a federal court’s ruling from May that largely invalidated a state statute prohibiting social media corporations from de-platforming political candidates due to First Amendment violations.  The 11th