Fact Check: Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera’s campaign visit to Zephyrhills

Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera made a campaign stop on behalf of Gov. Rick Scott in Zephyrhills Sept. 22, speaking in front of the Conservative Club of East Pasco. Throughout his stump speech, Lopez-Cantera attacked Scott’s Democratic opponent, former Gov. Charlie Crist, but also made some other claims as well.  For the complete story of Lopez-Cantera's campaign stop, read the Oct. 1 edition … [Read more...]

Flags flown at half-staff Thursday

Gov. Rick Scott has ordered flags to be flown half-staff Thursday at all local and state buildings throughout Florida to honor law enforcement officers who gave their lives in the line of duty. It's a mark of respect, Scott said, for "all law enforcement officers who have heroically given their lives to protect and defend us." Thursday also is Peace Officers Memorial Day, which was first … [Read more...]

In Print: It’s a week filled with art, roads and the Guv’na

Trevor Nichols is heading to Washington, D.C. And it's thanks to Coach Keppel. That's Land O' Lakes High School cross-country coach Kris Keppel, of course, who served as the inspiration for a pencil drawing Nichols made that earned him accolades from U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis' Congressional Art Competition. "I really wanted to give my coach something as a gift, something he could have to … [Read more...]

Florida first state to demand a single-subject Constitutional convention

The first step in many to call the nation’s first Constitutional convention in nearly 230 years is on its way to Washington D.C., after a proposal from state Sen. Wilton Simpson earned approval from both the Florida House and Florida Senate. S.M. 368 calls for an Article V Convention — named for the section of the U.S. Constitution that allows states to start the amendment proposal process. … [Read more...]