Power Lists

The Florida Power 100

The most influential political players in the Sunshine State.

Podcast

Podcast

Episode 08: Mac Stipanovich on the Republican Party's Evolution

Veteran political strategist J.M. "Mac" Stipanovich sits down with Dara to talk about the Republican party of today and yesteryear, and why he's now an Independent.

Opinion

Welcome to City & State Florida from the publisher, Matthew Gull

'We’re here to surprise, to tell the politics, policy and personality stories that the others can’t see or get to,' Gull says.

Policy

'Air DeSantis' to continue: Florida governor says to count on more migrant flights

'The Legislature gave me $12 million. We're going to spend every penny,' the governor said.

Policy

State again targets privacy clause in fight over Florida abortion ban

Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office contended that clinics and a doctor have not shown 'irreparable harm' needed to temporarily block the law.

Policy

Florida Sen. Ray Rodrigues tapped to lead state's public university system

He wants to 'provide the highest quality education at the most affordable price, with degrees that lead to employment,' Rodrigues said at a State University System Board of Governors meeting.

Policy

Dollars against danger: Brightline gets grant money for safety improvements, expansion

Since the service's start in 2017, its trains have killed over 50 people, though many of them were suicides.

Opinion

Opinion: On the issue of student loan forgiveness, who is fooling whom?

Dr. Ed H. Moore takes issue with Biden's student loan forgiveness plan, pulling back the curtain on higher education financing.

Policy

Florida appeals court weighs COVID-19 data fight

The question: Should the Florida Department of Health still be required to provide daily COVID-19 data?

Personality

Five Questions with Maxwell Frost

Frost, who's seen his national political profile skyrocket, may well be the first member of Gen Z to be elected to Congress in November.

Policy

The housing market is cooling off across the country

With interest rates rising, a new report shows sales down year over year and more homes selling for below asking prices.

Policy

Details sought as Florida schools carry out law restricting instruction on gender identity, sexual orientation

The plaintiffs allege the Parental Rights in Education law, nicknamed 'Don't Say Gay' by critics, violates constitutional free-speech and equal-protection rights.

Podcast

Podcast

Episode 07: Trulieve CEO Kim Rivers Cultivated A Brand

Kim Rivers, CEO of medical-marijuana company Trulieve, talks with host Dara Kam about building Florida's largest medical-marijuana retailer

Policy

Florida National Guard to work at short-staffed state prisons

It's a dramatic step meant to alleviate a staffing shortage that has plagued the prison system for years.

Policy

Trump vs. DeSantis: How their policy positions stack up in a potential 2024 face-off

The two political figures hold the same positions across many issues, but where they differ could make a difference in a race for the White House.

Policy

Gov. DeSantis directs flags to half staff to commemorate 21st anniversary of 9/11 attacks

The governor also called for a “moment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m. in honor of those who were killed on September 11, 2001."

Politics

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis tops $5.2 million in state matching funds, records show

The program provides matches to contributions of $250 or less from individuals to statewide candidates’ campaign accounts.

Policy

In Florida abortion law fight, state's lawyers take aim at privacy clause

A ruling in a lawsuit against the state's new 15-week ban could be a seismic legal shift about abortion rights in the Sunshine State.

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