‘Blatant disregard’: Congressional Democrats slam Rick Scott on Puerto Rico

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott has messaged heavily on the continuing question of relief for Puerto Rico, but three Congressional Democrats say he’s all talk and no action. U.S. Reps. Kathy Castor, Darren Soto and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell teamed up on a press call opposing Scott, after Florida’s junior Senator earned a great deal of earned media in recent days for heated exchanges with…

The ACLU Is Advising People Against Going to Florida. Here’s Why

Florida is widely known for its beaches, temperate weather, and park attractions. Unfortunately, thanks to some recent, startling news, it’s being recognized for something else: as an unsafe place for some people. Last week, multiple immigrant and civil rights groups, including The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Florida Immigrant Coalition, released a travel advisory…

Trump wants to auction off Florida’s shores and destroy our economy

On April 10, Politico reported officials in the Trump administration are “on the cusp” of approving a plan drawn up by oil and natural gas lobbyists to open up Florida’s beautiful shores to major industrial drilling. The proposal would allow Florida’s offshore oil and natural gas drilling, putting the local tourism economy and the environment in peril. According…

Charlotte missing out on impact fees

CharlotteDems.com Editor’s Note: The following letter to the Charlotte Sun was written by Charlotte County DEC Member David Moe and published in the Sun’s Tuesday, April 9th Edition. Editor: A recent Charlotte County Board of Commissioners meeting included an agenda item on impact fees. A small fee increase spread over the next two years was…

Florida Department of Health emails show agency struggled to manage algae crisis

With toxic algae fouling Southwest Florida’s inland waterways and coastline last year, state health officials faced a flood of worried questions as people turned to them for crisis leadership. Some were specific: Were Caloosahatchee blue crabs safe to eat? Was it dangerous to breathe near the algae-choked canals? How about swimming in the Gulf? (Read more in…

Poll: Donald Trump approval numbers have fallen further in Florida than any other state

A new survey from Morning Consult shows President Donald Trump‘s approval ratings have fallen further in Florida than any other state in the country since Trump took office in 2017. Overall, Trump’s net approval rating in Florida has dropped a total of 24 percentage points in that span. Trump earned 56 percent approval and 34 percent disapproval…

EDITORIAL: Trump whiffed big opportunity during Lake Okeechobee visit

President Trump got another $2 million last weekend. The Everglades is still waiting. Before hosting a fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago, the president visited Lake Okeechobee and the lakefront town of Canal Point. Assembled Republicans wanted to hear him talk about the lake and water quality. Mostly, they hoped to hear him say he would increase his proposed Everglades budget…