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Orange County Democratic Party cancels planned debate; Gillum, King blame Graham, Levine

Orange County Democratic Party cancels planned debate; Gillum, King blame Graham, Levine

The Orange County Democratic Party announced Friday that it won't host a gubernatorial debate Tuesday, June 26. Andrew Gillum and Chris King are blaming their opponents, Philip Levine and Gwen Graham.In a release Friday afternoon, the Orang...
Published: 06/22/18
Secret group airs negative ad on Adam Putnam’s big support from Big Sugar

Secret group airs negative ad on Adam Putnam’s big support from Big Sugar

An organization largely unknown in Florida politics is airing what appears to be the first negative ad against Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam.The ad from a group called the Tenth Amendment Project focuses on the Lake Okeechobee c...
Published: 06/22/18
Democrats hope to seize on anti-Trump energy at St. Pete Pride

Democrats hope to seize on anti-Trump energy at St. Pete Pride

To Florida Democrats, the state's largest LGBTQ Pride celebration is more than a celebration. It's a chance to mobilize.Dozens of progressive organizers will descend on St. Pete Pride this weekend to promote liberal causes and candidates to the event...
Published: 06/22/18
Moody’s upgrades Florida to its highest credit rating

Moody’s upgrades Florida to its highest credit rating

Moody's Investors Service announced it is upgrading the state of Florida to its highest credit rating, citing "sustained" improvement in the state's economy and a "proven track record of rebounding from severe weather events."The rating agency said T...
Published: 06/22/18
Florida’s credit rating climbs to highest yet, Moody’s says

Florida’s credit rating climbs to highest yet, Moody’s says

Moody's Investors Service has upgraded the state of Florida's credit rating from Aa1 to Aaa, its highest rating."Ratings at this level are judged to be of the highest quality, with minimal credit risk for bondholders," Moody's said in a statement.The...
Published: 06/22/18
Internet sales tax ruling could have major impact in Florida

Internet sales tax ruling could have major impact in Florida

From The News Service of Florida:A U.S. Supreme Court decision expanding the ability of states to collect sales taxes from online purchases could have a significant impact in Florida.In a 5-4 decision, the court on Thursday upheld a South Dakota law ...
Published: 06/22/18
Kriseman denounces attack ads on Gwen Graham funded by secret money group

Kriseman denounces attack ads on Gwen Graham funded by secret money group

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman blasted attack ads on Gwen Graham funded by a secret money group that supports one of her opponents.Taking to Twitter and Facebook, Kriseman called the ads "dirty Republican tricks and tactics."It is disappoint...
Published: 06/22/18
Florida’s clemency system riddled with bias and discrimination, lawyers argue

Florida’s clemency system riddled with bias and discrimination, lawyers argue

Florida's system of restoring voting rights to people who have committed a crime is riddled with discrimination and bias, including bias in favor of a political party, and violates the U.S. Constitution, lawyers argue in a new brief in a federal cour...
Published: 06/22/18
Confirmed: Nelson and Scott in dogfight

Confirmed: Nelson and Scott in dogfight

Sen. Bill Nelson and Gov. Rick Scott remain neck-and-neck in their high profile showdown, a poll released today to the Tampa Bay Times shows.Nelson gets 48 percent of the vote with Scott taking 46 percent, within the margin of error of +/- 4 percenta...
Published: 06/22/18
Campaign donations in Florida governor’s race hit $80 million

Campaign donations in Florida governor’s race hit $80 million

A Ukrainian oligarch with property in South Beach; a conservative Chicago entrepreneur and a liberal hedge fund billionaire; two candidate's dads, a couple of loyal business partners and three of Florida's most powerful corporations.Those are among t...
Published: 06/22/18