Tuesday, July 17, 2018
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Trump puts Rick Scott on Gulf Coast council

WASHINGTON – President Trump has appointed Gov. Rick Scott to the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council.

Other members named today:

Greg Abbott, Governor of the State of Texas

John Bel Edwards, Governor of the State of Louisiana

Phil Bryant, Governor of the State of Mississippi

Kay Ivey, Governor of the State of Alabama

Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture

Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and designate Chairperson

Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce

Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior

Mark T. Esper, Secretary of the Army

Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security

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Court could decide whether Rick Scott fully disclosed his wealth

Court could decide whether Rick Scott fully disclosed his wealth

Will there be a trial over whether Gov. Rick Scott is violating the state's financial disclosure and blind trust laws and failing to disclose all the companies and investment he controls while governor?That is the question the First District Court of...
Updated: 1 hour ago
This key Florida Congressional race just got complicated by an Eastern European oligarch

This key Florida Congressional race just got complicated by an Eastern European oligarch

The husband of a Miami Democrat hoping to unseat U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo this November has financial ties to an Eastern European oligarch dogged by allegations of contract killings and embezzlement.Public records show that Debbie Mucarsel-Powell's h...
Updated: 2 hours ago
League of Women Voters wants Bondi to investigate concealed carry program

League of Women Voters wants Bondi to investigate concealed carry program

The Florida League of Women Voters wants Attorney General Pam Bondi to investigate the Florida Department of Agriculture's handling of concealed carry permits under Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam.In a request Monday, the League, a non-part...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Bill Nelson feeling it from both sides on Brett Kavanaugh

Bill Nelson feeling it from both sides on Brett Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON – Sen. Bill Nelson continues to face pressure from both sides on the Supreme Court vacancy as he appears to have retreated from certain opposition to Brett Kavanaugh.Today, the Koch brothers' Americans for Prosperity announced a digi...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Scott asks court to end lawsuit demanding he and his wife disclose their investments

Scott asks court to end lawsuit demanding he and his wife disclose their investments

Tallahassee attorney Don Hinkle's persistent legal battle to force Gov. Rick Scott to disclose everything he has invested in while in office goes before a panel of appellate court judges today.Hinkle alleges that the governor is violating the state's...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Ashley Moody wants you to know she’s not a politician in new ad

Ashley Moody wants you to know she’s not a politician in new ad

Republican attorney general candidate Ashley Moody has unveiled her first campaign video ad, asserting her conservative credentials in the face of attacks that she's a "liberal" from GOP primary opponent Frank White.The ad includes a photo of Donald ...
Updated: 6 hours ago
With Putnam-DeSantis race ‘closing,’ danger lurks for GOP, Chamber’s political guru says

With Putnam-DeSantis race ‘closing,’ danger lurks for GOP, Chamber’s political guru says

Marian Johnson has tracked political trends in Florida for a long time.The senior vice president for political strategy at the Florida Chamber of Commerce says the Republican race for governor between Adam Putnam and Ron DeSantis is so volatile it co...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Can Democrats flip this Florida congressional seat? Fundraising suggests…perhaps?

Can Democrats flip this Florida congressional seat? Fundraising suggests…perhaps?

With the help of a significant infusion of her own money, Democrat Kristen Carlson has jumped into the lead in fundraising among all candidates of both parties in the race to replace U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross in the Congressional District 15 seat.Carlson...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Gwen Graham campaign touts support from former CFO Alex Sink

Gwen Graham campaign touts support from former CFO Alex Sink

Gwen Graham is now counting among her supporters the last Democrat elected to Florida's Cabinet, former CFO Alex Sink — a name that still haunts some Democrats."It's an honor to have Alex Sink's support," Graham said in a statement Tuesday...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Putnam ad: DeSantis voted to cut Medicare, Social Security; Democrats: Putnam did too

Putnam ad: DeSantis voted to cut Medicare, Social Security; Democrats: Putnam did too

It's that time in the campaign season when candidates start accusing each other of trying to take away granny's health care.Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is airing a new ad that takes aim at his Republican primary opponent, Rep. Ron DeSan...
Updated: 10 hours ago