Hollywood Scripts Itself Into Florida Governor’s Race

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum / Getty Images Two of Hollywood’s most vocal liberals are inserting themselves into the Florida governor’s race with a fundraiser in California. Alec Baldwin and Alyssa Milano were the marquee names Thursday night supporting Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who calls himself the only "true progressive" in the race. Baldwin is known […]

Florida unemployment rate steady at 3.9%

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida’s jobless rate in January was unchanged from the end of 2017, according to numbers posted Monday by the state Department of Economic Opportunity. With growth in jobs tied to food services, accommodations, construction and professional services, Florida posted a 3.9 percent unemployment rate for the first month of 2018, representing 397,000 […]

Lawmakers seek common ground on Florida Forever

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Lawmakers are continuing to work on restocking Florida Forever, the state’s once-prized land preservation program. However, Florida Forever spending is shaping up to be a big part of the environmental budget differences the House and Senate will have to settle in the coming weeks. Senate signs off in Florida Forever funding The […]

Tuesday’s Afternoon Update

State ends federal foreclosure aid with millions unspent Florida on Wednesday will close its three largest Hardest Hit federal housing-aid programs — years early — with $88 million left unspent. State officials said the program was a success, despite data showing that Florida was behind other states in helping financially underwater homeowners. More from the […]

Florida ethics panel to vote Friday on complaint against Naples Councilman Sam Saad

The Florida Commission on Ethics is expected to vote Friday on a complaint filed against Naples Councilman Sam Saad alleging he violated state ethics laws by voting for a controversial real estate development involving his business associates. At the 10 a.m. closed-door hearing in the third floor courtroom of Tallahassee’s First District Court of Appeal, […]