Devin Perez. (Photo courtesy Devin Perez)

UF Student Files for 2018 General Election

April 9, 2017 at 8:08 pm 0 comments

Devin Perez said that he stumbled upon political commentator Tomi Lahren’s internet show, “Final Thoughts with Tomi,” in late 2016. And the more he watched Lahren’s videos, the more upset he said he felt. “I felt really disheartened by how she talked about millennials and liberals,” the 19-year-old University ofRead More

Justice C. Alan Lawson's official portrait. (Public domain photo by Florida Supreme Court)

Alan Lawson Sworn in as 86th Florida Supreme Court Justice

April 6, 2017 at 4:43 pm 0 comments

On Wednesday afternoon, Chief Judge C. Alan Lawson of the Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal officially became Justice Alan Lawson of the Supreme Court of Florida. Lawson’s investiture, or bestowing of rank, as Florida’s newest Supreme Court justice, marked the swearing in of the 86th Justice of the Supreme Court ofRead More

Corrine Brown at a 2012 JAXPORT event. (Unmodified photo by JAXPORT used under a Creative Commons license. http://bit.ly/1eBd9Ks)

Former Florida Congresswoman Is Facing Federal Fraud Charges

April 2, 2017 at 2:27 am 0 comments

Former Congresswoman Corrine Brown, D-Fla., who once represented Gainesville and is known for her “Go Gata!” viral speech in the House of Representatives, may soon be known for another, less reputable reason. Brown, who held a historic 12-term streak in the House, will soon face a jury of her peersRead More

The exterior of a Walmart in 2014. (Unmodified photo by Wal-Mart used under a Creative Commons license. http://bit.ly/1mhaR6e)

Florida May Soon See Liquor Sales Skyrocket in Grocery Stores

March 31, 2017 at 2:55 pm 0 comments

On March 23, a bill intended to lift restrictions on the sale of liquor in grocery stores passed the Senate in a 21-17 vote. The bill, which had already been narrowly approved by two separate committees, is now slated to go to the House for a vote. Current Florida lawRead More

Understanding the Florida Unemployment Rate

Understanding the Florida Unemployment Rate

March 29, 2017 at 2:51 pm 0 comments

Despite adding more jobs than any other state in January, Florida is showing an increased unemployment rate. Why is this happening? To begin, we will look at how exactly an unemployment rate is calculated. As you can see, it is a simple and relatively intuitive ratio where the total laborRead More

U.S. Army veterans at a Battle of the Bulge ceremony. (Public domain photo by the U.S. Army.)

New Florida Legislation Could Help Veterans Facing Their Toughest Battle Yet

March 25, 2017 at 8:31 am 0 comments

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, about 20 veterans commit suicide each day in the United States. This number is alarming, and is often directly related to the physical and mental toll that war can have on an individual. Soldiers witness unspeakable acts of violence and hatred during theirRead More

The Florida Governor's Mansion in 2011. (Unmodified photo by Ebyabe used under a Creative Commons license. http://bit.ly/2nm4x2A)

Can John Morgan Become the Governor for the People?

March 24, 2017 at 10:59 pm 0 comments

With the 2016 election having abruptly come to an end, the United States is set to embark on the start of a new election season. Florida is one of the 36 states holding a gubernatorial election during the 2018 midterms and with the incumbent Rick Scott being term-limited, many playersRead More

Local State Senator Keith Perry Stands at Forefront of Florida’s Energy Future

Local State Senator Keith Perry Stands at Forefront of Florida’s Energy Future

March 21, 2017 at 3:02 pm 0 comments

State Senator Keith Perry, once at the center of a physical altercation regarding a campaign sign, has grown into his role representing Florida’s newly created District 8. The Republican senator currently represents about 470,000 people from Alachua, Putnam, and parts of Marion County in North Central Florida. Perry has beenRead More

The Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee, Florida. (Unmodified photo by Stephen Nakatani used under a Creative Commons license. http://bit.ly/1ryPA8o)

Florida Senate Votes To Strengthen Stand Your Ground Law

March 18, 2017 at 5:53 pm 0 comments

The Florida Senate has passed a new bill that amends Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground self-defense law. Senate Bill 128, which was passed 23 to 15 Wednesday, seeks to shift the burden of proof from the defendant to the prosecutor. As it currently stands, the Stand Your Ground law requiresRead More

Bill Nelson (left) with his congressional colleagues and the Estonian Foreign Minister.
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Senator Bill Nelson Finds His Centrist Footing in Trump Era

March 14, 2017 at 12:01 am 0 comments

Senator Bill Nelson has represented the Sunshine State in Congress since 1979 and today is a senior member on the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on Finance, and the Special Committee on Aging. As a Senate Democrat under Presidents Bush and Obama, Nelson primarily focused on consumer privacy protection,Read More