Andrew Gillum: Algae and other environmental problems need science-based solutions

On the campaign trail, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum often claims to have a stronger environmental record than Republican opponent Ron DeSantis. Gillum supports banning fracking, talks about climate change solutions and bashes corporate polluters, including the sugar industry. He says his science-driven policies could prevent toxic algae blooms from polluting the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers. (Read…

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Polling shows Dem. State Senate Candidate Olivia Babis leading

Faith Olivia Babis is leading Republican state Rep. Joe Gruters in the race for SD 23 by 3 percentage points. (The polling on the District 23 race is included in this story on FloridaPolitics.com) Florida Democratic Party spokesperson Caroline Rowland was quoted saying, “After 20 years of Republican rule in Florida, it is clear that absolute power has corrupted absolutely.…

Andrew Gillum’s political committee just raised $1.75 million in one week

Last week, Republican gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis asked why his Democratic opponent Andrew Gillum was making so few public appearances in Florida. The answer, apparently: he was fundraising in Washington, D.C. Gillum’s political committee had a banner week from Sept. 8 through Sept. 14, hauling in over $1.75 million from 196 different contributions. (Read more in TampaBay.com)

U.S. ‘sugar cartel’ has secured an even sweeter deal

U.S. sugar producers received the third highest share of “trade-distorting” government aid in the world between 2015 and 2017, behind only Vietnam and the Philippines, according to data compiled by Jared Greenville, senior agricultural policy analyst at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. In absolute terms, only China provided more aid to its sugar…

Local Indivisibles Protesting #RedTideRick Scott Make News

“Wheels Fall Off Scott’s Bus Tour,” began today’s Politico Florida Playbook.  “Rick Scott campaign stop besieged by red tide protesters,” wrote Zac Anderson in the Sarasota Herald Tribune. Indeed, working with less than two days’ notice that Scott would be at a Venice restaurant to greet supporters, Englewood Indivisible, Indivisible Venice, several Democratic Party organizations and…