TALLAHASSEE | Rep. Joe Gruters has a stack of mailers from his 2016 campaign containing negative messages about him. He can’t figure out who or what entity financed these mail pieces.
A controversial Stand Your Ground proposal backed by lawmakers from the Jacksonville area is off to a strong start ahead of the 2017 session.
President Donald J. Trump is what we call him now.
Former Senate president Don Gaetz is known for his loquacious flair. His speeches on the Senate floor are often full of historical references and big words. So I was eager to read the goodbye message he emailed to constituents last weekend.
There are more University of Florida students earning bachelor’s degrees in Jacksonville with the re-launch of the school’s accelerated... Read more
Regular readers of this column might recall that in April I first mentioned the controversial campaign donation Donald Trump made to... Read more
The effects of Hurricane Hermine have been chilling, and I’m not talking about the high winds and rain that blew across Tallahassee in the... Read more
Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry staked his whole reputation on the pension tax, and it passed. The campaign is over, now it’s time for policy... Read more
It is primary election week, and I’m scrolling down my news feed.
Living in Tallahassee gives me an interesting... Read more
Many details about the sexual assault investigation involving a University of Florida football player are confidential. There are no police... Read more
Florida college students must prove that state or federal law is broken before they ask the courts to overturn campus-based decisions, a... Read more
There was a time when my colleague Ron Littlepage would start a column by saying he was “spinning around the news dial.” You knew what... Read more
Like millions of Americans, I’ve been glued to the television for the past two weeks taking in the speeches at the Republican and Democratic... Read more
What do you think when you see the words Black Lives Matter?
In recent weeks, this phrase has been interpreted in... Read more
Carlos Guillermo Smith, a candidate for the Florida House, posted an interesting update on his Facebook page a couple of weeks ago.... Read more
Tweets separated by less than two months demonstrate U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s change of heart. On May 16, he tweeted, “I have only said like... Read more
‘The emotional aftermath immediately following a tragedy like the terror attack in Orlando is not the appropriate time to create or debate... Read more
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott on Monday took the unprecedented step of asking President Obama to make a federal emergency declaration in... Read more
In both my professional and personal lives, I have started to realize that conflicts become increasingly harder to resolve when each side is... Read more
TALLAHASSEE — The Florida A&M University Board of Trustees voted Friday to “take no action” on President Elmira Mangum’s contract,... Read more
Things happen in a blink of an eye. A bad decision. A wrong turn. A sudden move. And a normal day turns into your very worst.
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TALLAHASSEE — What started out as a disputed election on Florida A&M University’s campus has morphed into a test case on students’... Read more
Monica DePaul can be described in many ways: adjunct English professor at the University of North Florida, living-wage advocate, Bernie... Read more
After the federal government issued a directive allowing public school students to use the bathroom of their choosing regardless of the... Read more
Legislation has been filed with the Jacksonville City Council to put a referendum on the November ballot on whether to authorize slot... Read more
People whose driver licenses or vehicle registrations expire this weekend will not be able to wait until the last minute to renew. They... Read more
I have said before that money alone can never tell the complete story about a politician or an issue. The person who raises the most money... Read more
U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw’s surprise retirement announcement on Wednesday sent Jacksonville’s GOP crowd scrambling. You could almost feel the... Read more