| Nov 12, 2014
| 2:25 PM
In a bi-partisan effort, Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Posey of Rockledge and Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy of Jupiter got the House of Representatives to reauthorize money Tuesday for estuary restoration, with some specifically to help the troubled...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 12:33 PM
Alan Grayson has done well lately, financially that is.
According to CQ Roll Call "Wealth of Congress" rankings, the Democratic Congressman from Orlando became the 17th wealthiest member in the calendar year of 2013, with an estimated net worth of $26.2...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Winston on vs. off field
Sports columnist Mike Bianchi seems to be missing a major point when he states, "Once again, Jameis Winston, the most hated man in college football, disappointed his detractors and crushed his critics by pulling out yet...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 6:31 AM
Political scientists at the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University have devised a math-based ratings system to measure the effectiveness of Congressmen and U.S. Rep. John Mica, R-Winter Park, rated #2 in all of Congress for the most recently-...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 11:34 AM
Joining several other Florida lawmakers who earlier advocated some sort of travel ban, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio today announced he intends to introduce a bill to impose a temporary ban on new visas for nationals of the countries of Liberia, Guinea and...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 5:48 AM
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson wants a temporary White House Ebola chief in a situation room directing traffic and coordinating responses to Ebola cases in the United States.
Nelson, a Democrat from Orlando who earlier this month called on the White House to...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 9:00 PM
With five members, Central Florida has a bigger U.S. House delegation than some states. Last week we offered recommendations in two of the races. Today, the other three:
Incumbent Democrat Alan Grayson of Orlando is seeking a second term...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 3:18 PM
Voters on the Space Coast have two congressional candidates who put space exploration among their top priorities but agree on little else: incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Posey of Rockledge and Democrat Gabriel Rothblatt.
Posey, 66, a former NASA...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 5:17 PM
Florida's U.S. senators expressed bipartisan support Tuesday for the U.S. airstrikes on the Islamic State in Syria, while the reaction of Central Florida's U.S. representatives was mixed.
Sens. Bill Nelson, a Democrat, and Marco Rubio, a Republican, both...
| May 5, 2014
| 10:24 AM
In 21 states and the District of Columbia, private doctors can recommend medical marijuana, and Florida voters will be asked to consider having the Sunshine State join that group in a November ballot initiative, Amendment 2. But it would not apply to...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 5:58 PM
— More than 3,000 children detained after illegally crossing the border into the Southwestern United States have quietly resettled in Florida this year, and the prospect of more arrivals has sparked a mixture of compassion and fear.