AAA: Hurricane Michael Not Expected to Impact Gas Prices

Citing the State of Emergency that Gov. Rick Scott called for 35 of the 67 counties in the state, AAA insisted that will help contain prices as it “limits the amount a retailer can raise the price on commodities like gasoline” and insisting there was “not significant upward pressure on prices at the pump” though that could change as the storm continues. 

Republicans, Democrats Differ on Whether the U.S. Economy is Fair

A majority of those surveyed--63 percent--say the nation’s economic system isn’t fair because it favors powerful interests. Only a third--33 percent--say the economy is generally fair to most Americans.

Rick Scott Requests Pre-Landfall Disaster Declaration, Extends Emergency Order on Hurricane...

Hurricane Michael is currently forecast to make landfall as a Category 3 hurricane in the Florida Panhandle very soon.

With Hurricane Michael in the Gulf, FSU to Close for the...

Based on the most recent forecast on Hurricane Michael from the National Hurricane Center, on Monday, Florida State University (FSU) announced it will close for the week effective 12:01 A.M. Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Rick Scott, Bill Nelson Neck and Neck in Florida Southern Poll

The Florida Southern College Center for Polling and Policy Research released a poll of likely voters on Monday which has Scott, who won the Republican primary in August, with 46 percent with Nelson easily within the margin of error at 44.5 percent.

Andrew Gillum, Ron DeSanits Running Close in Florida Southern Poll

The Florida Southern College Center for Polling and Policy Research released a poll of likely voters on Monday.

Jim Jordan Goes to Bat for Greg Steube

Steube, the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, represents all of Sarasota County and parts of Charlotte County.  He faces Democrat Allen Ellison in next month’s election. 

News From Around Florida

The Florida GOP hits Andrew Gillum's record of raising taxes, looking at polls by region gives optimism to Republicans and police union endorses Ron DeSantis.

Pam Bondi Activates Price Gouging Hotline as Hurricane Michael Approaches

The storm is expected to strengthen before possibly making landfall Wednesday in Florida’s Panhandle. Florida’s price gouging law applies to sales within counties covered by the declared state of emergency.

Rick Scott Declares State of Emergency in 26 North Florida Counties...

By declaring this state of emergency, Governor Scott is ensuring that state and local government has ample time, resources and flexibility to get prepared for this storm.

Gas Prices Steady in Florida Despite Rising Crude Oil Prices

Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for AAA and the Auto Club Group, noted that prices at the pump usually drop in fall but this year is proving different due to a number of different factors. 

Alex Snitker’s Voter Guide to Florida Constitutional Ballot Amendments

Voters should have a clear understanding what each Amendment will mean to the citizens of Florida because what we pass will be embedded in the state Constitution and very hard to change if we find out the amendment did more harm than good.