Fried enters 2022 race for governor

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, touting her campaign as something new and saying she will fight the rigged system in Tallahassee, formally entered the 2022 race for governor on Tuesday.

Race for Congress heats up in Central Florida

After U.S. Rep. Val Demings announced she is exploring a run for the U.S. Senate against, at least two candidate have emerged as a possible replacement for Demings. State Sen. Randolph Bracy on Tuesday announced his candidacy for Florida's 10th congressional district and on Wednesday, former State Attorney Aramis Ayala threw her hat in the race.

When Florida will be expanding gambling

Florida lawmakers on Wednesday gave final approval to a 30-year sports-betting deal with the Seminole Tribe that promises to rake $2.5 billion into state coffers over the first five years of the agreement.

Gambling deal teed up for final approval

With legal battles looming over the expansion of gambling in Florida, lawmakers are poised to pass a sweeping deal that would give the Seminole Tribe control of sports betting throughout the state.

Florida Senate approves gaming commission

The Florida Senate on Tuesday approved a measure that would create a state commission to oversee gambling in the state, after making a change that would allow lawmakers to be appointed to the panel.

Gambling special session begins

As lawmakers prepare to decide whether to approve a $2.5 billion gambling deal with the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the tribe is trying to assuage concerns about part of the agreement that could open the door to the legalization of online betting in the state.

Report: Gaetz investigation expands

The Department of Justice is expanding their investigation into U. S Congressman Matt Gaetz, according to a report by The Tampa Bay Times. The newspaper is reporting that the DOJ is now looking into how Gaetz may have used his influence to craft laws and rules about medical marijuana. At this time, Gaetz is not charged with any crimes.

Gov. DeSantis calls cruise industry halt 'fundamentally unfair'

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just announced the next steps that will bring the cruise industry closer to sailing again. First will come test cruises to be followed by restricted passenger voyages. However, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said the CDC has been taking too long to green-light sailings and expressed his frustration at a news conference in Satellite Beach on Wednesday.

Trump's online platform now live

Former President Donald Trump has launched a blog space on his website where he can post messages that can be shared by others to Twitter and Facebook, sites where he remains banned.

President Biden delivers fist address to Congress

President Joe Biden declared Wednesday night in his first address to a joint session of Congress that "America is rising anew," and pointed optimistically to the nation's emergence from the pandemic as a vital moment to rebuild the U.S. economy and fundamentally transform government roles in American life.

Lawmakers give boost to guns at church

A proposal that would let people with concealed-weapons licenses pack heat at churches or other religious institutions that share properties with schools is heading to Gov. Ron DeSantis.