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Finding a cure for Alzheimer’s: Gov. Scott announces $4.8-million in grants

When Florida lawmakers approved legislation in 2014 to help prevent or cure Alzheimer’s disease, the numbers had already been rising:In 2000, an estimated 360,000...
Nikki Fried

Ag Commissioner-elect Nikki Fried sets up transition team; asks citizens for input

Set to become Florida's first female elected Agriculture Commissioner, Democrat Nikki Fried has set up a transition team that includes a wide range of...

Coalition supporting reproductive rights launches advocacy website

People who want to support reproductive rights – from promoting access to birth control, sex education and information about abortions – can now go...
Romaine lettuce

Don’t worry, your salad is OK: Florida’s romaine lettuce is safe to eat

Florida’s romaine lettuce is safe to eat, according to Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam.Putnam announced Tuesday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...
Kionne McGhee

In Florida’s Republican-majority Legislature, a progressive speaks

With a solid majority of Republicans gathered together Tuesday for an organizational session of the new, post-election Florida Legislature, a progressive grabbed a rare...
Nikki Fried

Democrat Nicole “Nikki” Fried claims historic victory in Commissioner of Agriculture race.

In a tight race that spawned a grueling series of recounts, Democrat Nicole “Nikki” Fried claimed victory in the campaign for Florida's Agriculture Commissioner...
Ron DeSantis

A Ron DeSantis win for Florida governor: How will he govern? And what’s in...

It may not be official yet, but it looks like Florida has a new governor, Republican Ron DeSantis, based on the most recent tallies...
Micah W. Kubic ( picture from ACLU of Kansas)

ACLU of Florida announces new executive director

Micah W. Kubic, head of the ACLU in Kansas, will be the new executive director for the ACLU of Florida beginning in January.He’ll replace...

Amendments to Florida’s Constitution were big winners

Voters said yes to 11 of 12 Constitutional Amendments on the ballot Tuesday -- dramatic measures ranging from prohibiting offshore oil and gas drilling...

Gov. Rick Scott calls for increased security for Florida’s religious communities in the wake...

In the wake of a deadly shooting Saturday at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh which left 11 dead, Gov. Rick Scott sent...

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