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Jim Rosica

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Jim Rosica
Jim Rosica is editor-in-chief of City & State Florida. He previously was news director of the Tallahassee Democrat and Tallahassee.com and the USA TODAY NETWORK-Florida Capital Bureau coordinator. He's also been senior editor for the Florida Politics website, statehouse reporter for The Tampa Tribune, and covered three legislative sessions in Florida for The Associated Press. Rosica graduated from law school in 2009 after spending nearly a decade covering courts for the Democrat, including reporting on the 2000 presidential recount.

Opinion

Opinion

Editor's Note

In this month's magazine: Marco Rubio is again the Republican Party’s standard bearer in South Florida.

Policy

Florida prosecutors enter into 'deferred prosecution' agreement with Rebekah Jones

The former state Department of Health employee was charged with a computer crime, which involved a raid on her Tallahassee home that made national headlines.

Opinion

Editor's Note: Happy #LoveMyNewspaper Day

Because in Florida and elsewhere, the industry could use the love.

Politics

GOP dominates Florida congressional races

Another winner Tuesday night was Gov. Ron DeSantis, who crafted the state’s new congressional lines to favor the GOP.

Politics

5 things to watch on Election Day in Florida

Expectations are low for the state’s Democrats, with some observers just looking for ‘any flicker of a pulse.’

Policy

After Ian: Five Questions for CFO Jimmy Patronis on electric vehicle fires

‘The only solution out there (is) just put a fire hose on it and let the fire hose run,’ he says. 

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Politics

Eye of the storm: Ron DeSantis and the politics of hurricane recovery

The governor’s storm response has earned praise. It could help him get reelected – and boost a potential White House bid.

Opinion

Editor's Note: How will Florida further 'tinker with the machinery of death'?

Gov. Ron DeSantis promised to change the state’s capital punishment laws after the Parkland killer received a life sentence.

Politics

Black GOP candidate depicted in ad on shooting target in contentious Florida Senate race

Incumbent Loranne Ausley, who is white, said she didn’t OK the ad against Corey Simon – which may run counter to campaign finance law. 

Personality

Five Questions for Marc Dunbar

The self-professed gambling policy 'nerd' talks about the future of legal sports betting in Florida.

Personality

Five Questions for state Sen. Jeff Brandes

The outgoing lawmaker talks about voter fraud, the perilous state of property insurance, and life after the Legislature. 

Politics

Moving ‘further to the right’? Five takeaways from the Florida primary election

‘People want Republican leaders, conservative leaders, who are willing to fight,’ one GOP official said. 

Personality

Five Questions for Florida Times-Union columnist Nate Monroe

Recent disclosures show the newspaper columnist was put under surveillance after writing on the possible sale of Jacksonville’s public utility. 

Policy

FAQ: The future of abortion in Florida

Plenty of political and policy questions have arisen in the wake of Roe v. Wade being overturned.