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Nikki Fried: DOJ Needs to Investigate Trump’s 2018 Florida Election Claims

On Monday, outgoing state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried called on U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland “for an investigation into allegations made by former President Trump surrounding his actions during the 2018 Florida elections.” Fried, who...

Ron DeSantis Taps Carey Baker, Ed Kelley for Local Government Efficiency Task Force

The task force was added by voters to the Florida Constitution in 2006 and is required to meet every four years for “the purpose of developing recommendations to improve governmental operations and reduce costs.”
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Once Again, Florida GOP Shows the Nation How to Win the Close States

Over the past decade, Florida Republicans have made it a habit of winning the close ones. Rick Scott narrowly edged then state CFO Alex Sink in the 2010 gubernatorial race. Four years later, Scott held off former Gov. Charlie Crist. In 2016, Trump beat out Hillary Clinton in the Sunshine State.

Florida Department of Agriculture Launches New Website

Fried’s office showcased as it hopes to “increase awareness about the department’s broad responsibilities in both agriculture and consumer services and help Floridians access information and services easier.”

Adam Putnam Takes CEO Job at Ducks Unlimited

Ducks Unlimited is a sportsman’s organization, seemingly a good fit for a man who was a major supporter of the NRA during his time in both Tallahassee and in Congress.
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Ron DeSantis Takes Over in Tallahassee From Rick Scott

DeSantis will have a lot to live up to as Scott oversaw a sharp drop in unemployment, the creation of almost 1.7 million new jobs in Florida, record high tourism numbers and a steep drop in crime.

News From Around Florida

Ron DeSantis quits on E-Verify, Florida school blasted for assignment including Parkland shooter, and school choice defeated Andrew Gillum, according to JMI.
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Ron DeSantis Taps Richard Corcoran for Education Commissioner, Jared Moskowitz for Emergency Management

Incoming Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Thursday that he was turning to the two prominent legislators to help his new administration. 

First Six Months of 2018 Saw Sharp Decrease in Crime Across Florida

In the first half of the year, crime dropped across the Sunshine State according to the Semi-Annual Uniform Crime Report released this week. The report finds 24,564 fewer reported index crimes in the first half...

FDA: Florida Romaine Lettuce Clear of E.coli

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam announced on Tuesday that the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have cleared Florida grown romaine lettuce, noting that it does not contain E.coli. 

Beer Industry of Florida Brings on Longtime Adam Putnam Aide as New President

Justin Hollis was Putnam’s campaign manager in 2014 when he ran for a second term and the  deputy director of legislative affairs in the Agriculture Department. 

Avoiding Scams this Holiday Season

Florida officials are warning that scammers are out in force during the holiday shopping season and are warning shoppers as they ready to hit the stores and go online.