Charlotte Co. Commission Candidate Joan Fischer criticizes Economic Development Office

Citizen and commission candidate Joan Fischer criticized the Economic Development Office for forcing advisory committees to accept the new regulations. “I think this is a disgrace. The county wants no transparency. No input from the public is allowed,” she said. “Is this a way to eliminate this advisory board’s input? I believe it is.” “I find…

Betty G., An interview by Naomi Pringle

“Am I moral?” That’s the question Betty Gissendanner wants Floridian voters to ask themselves as the general election looms. Known throughout the community as Betty G., an outspoken voice of the Charlotte County Democratic Party, she warned that red states like Florida and Georgia, where black Democrats are vying for Governors’ seats, could be hotbeds…

Just About Everyone In Florida Has Already Decided Who To Vote For

New Quinnipiac University polls of the gubernatorial and Senate races in Florida found that both are neck and neck, with voters almost evenly split between the Democratic and Republican candidates. That’s not all that surprising in a perpetual swing state like Florida. But here’s what did catch our eye: The vast majority of Florida voters are already committed to a candidate…

Democratic Candidate for Agriculture Commissioner Visits Charlotte County

Nikki Fried, Democratic Candidate for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture, visited Charlotte County today, invited by a group of concerned environmental activists. A bi-partisan local group of Fishing Boat Captains, Seafood Restaurant Owners, Building Contractors, Pools and Landscaping Contractors expressed their concerns about the environmental and economic issues of the current serious crisis. Ms. Fried was…

Florida Supreme Court strikes Amendment 8 from November ballot

A controversial proposed constitutional amendment that could have significantly altered Florida’s public education landscape will not go to voters in November. In a narrowly divided 4-3 decision, the Florida Supreme Court on Friday ruled Amendment 8 should remain off the ballot. It upheld the order of Leon County Judge John Cooper, who found the measure’s title and summary misleading. (Read more in TampaBay.com)FL

Ron DeSantis-Jeanette Nuñez administration would be a disaster for Florida women and working families.

Florida Democratic Party Chair Terrie Rizzo released the following statement about the selection of Jeanette Nuñez as the GOP candidate for Lt. Governor: “DeSantis has selected a lobbyist who supports his agenda of denying health care to hundreds of thousands, destroying public schools, and taking away women’s health freedom. Nuñez has played a key role in…