The current ban on oil and gas exploration in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico off Florida expires in 2022 but proposals to accelerate and expand drilling areas are being developed. The Federal agency tasked with making recommendations on drilling in our coastal waters is the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.
After two weeks of silence, today Adam Putnam made clear where his true loyalties lie: with Marion Hammer and the gun lobby. In a blatant effort to win over the support of the NRA ahead of the Republican gubernatorial primary, Putnam came out against gun safety policies that even Republicans support
Charlotte County Commissioners approved giving the resort an additional 3.62 acres on the east side of U.S. 41 — paid for by tax payer dollars. The resort would in turn complete more than $16 million in infrastructure improvements.
CharlotteDems.com encourages all CCDEC Members and Associates to submit letters to the editor for various publications.
Nothing is closer to home, nothing is more precious than the well being of our children. I can list all the places of violence, all the statistics, all of the actors but, you and I already know all that, and don’t need to hear that anymore.
The debate over guns, the “me too” movement against sexual misconduct and the federal government’s handling of hurricane recovery in Puerto Rico will give Florida Democrats victories up and down the November ballot, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson predicted during a meeting with state House Democrats
In response to Rick Scott’s refusal to attend tonight’s CNN town hall on gun safety, Florida Democratic Party Spokesperson Caroline Rowland issued the following statement: “Rick Scott’s refusal to join survivors, students, parents, teachers and Floridians at tonight’s discussion shows how afraid he is to explain his long record of opposing common-sense gun safety measures. He can’t defend…
Thousands descended on Florida’s Capitol in Tallahassee on Wednesday for the ‘Never Again’ rally, led by students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
On Wednesday, swarms of student protesters carrying signs and boxes of petitions stormed the Florida Capitol, pleading with lawmakers to pass tougher gun control in the wake of the deadly shooting at a Broward County school last week.
Tuesday night’s NOVA Republican Club meeting in Nokomis was supposed to have a little different feel to it. Representative Tom Rooney with Florida’s 17th Congressional District was scheduled to be at the meeting, but at the last minute, the congressman backed out of it.
On their first full day lobbying Florida lawmakers in Tallahassee to change the state’s gun laws, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School quickly learned change does not happen very fast in government, if at all.
Russians used the false U.S. persona “Matt Skiber” on Facebook to contact a Florida-based Trump supporter group, pushing for the group to organize a “YUGE pro-Trump flash mob in every Florida town.”
Their calls for gun control are not different to those in the aftermath of other tragedies – but the maturity and voracity of the students publically voicing their demands have led many on social media to say this time feels different.
Good appealed to women across party lines as a “highly qualified female candidate” at a time when “you’re having a national conversation on the treatment of women.” Turnout was up among women in general, not just Democratic women.
Scott called for “thoughts and prayers” as news of the shooting emerged, and Rubio sent off a tweet calling the shooting an event “you pray never comes.” But both men have a history of coziness with gun advocates, receiving “A+” ratings and endorsements from the National Rifle Association ahead of their respective elections in 2014 and 2016.
Democrats representing Broward County and South Florida seethed Wednesday over congressional inaction on firearms, hours after a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland left 17 people dead.
Reporters and pundits from across the country agree: Florida is ready for a blue wave — and Margaret Good has shown that even in Trump country, Democrats can win big. There’s “a sense that the GOP’s political grip is slipping in the nation’s largest swing state.”
A new report from the Tampa Bay Times reveals that if Rick Scott runs for Senate his blind trust will violate federal disclosure requirements and, (Scott) will be required to disclose substantially more information about their finances, revelations that could highlight conflicts of interest and how Scott …dramatically increase his personal wealth.
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum and Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran staged a debate Tuesday, February 13th.
Blanchard House was originally built in 1925 for Joseph Blanchard, a local African American sea pilot and a key member of Punta Gorda’s business community, and his wife Minnie, his mail-order bride from New Orleans.