1st Capitol rioter sentenced in felony case gets 8 months

A Florida man who breached the U.S. Senate chamber carrying a Trump campaign flag was sentenced Monday to eight months behind bars, the first resolution for a felony case in the Capitol insurrection. Paul Allard Hodgkins apologized and said he was ashamed of his actions on Jan 6.

President Biden calling for action on his economic agenda

President Joe Biden wants Congress to act on his economic agenda now, but Republicans say trillions of dollars in new spending could spark inflation worries. The president has said inflation concerns will be offset by stimulating more production and more participation in the workforce.

Fried enters 2022 race for governor

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, touting her campaign as something new and saying she will fight the rigged system in Tallahassee, formally entered the 2022 race for governor on Tuesday.

Race for Congress heats up in Central Florida

After U.S. Rep. Val Demings announced she is exploring a run for the U.S. Senate against, at least two candidate have emerged as a possible replacement for Demings. State Sen. Randolph Bracy on Tuesday announced his candidacy for Florida's 10th congressional district and on Wednesday, former State Attorney Aramis Ayala threw her hat in the race.

When Florida will be expanding gambling

Florida lawmakers on Wednesday gave final approval to a 30-year sports-betting deal with the Seminole Tribe that promises to rake $2.5 billion into state coffers over the first five years of the agreement.

Gambling deal teed up for final approval

With legal battles looming over the expansion of gambling in Florida, lawmakers are poised to pass a sweeping deal that would give the Seminole Tribe control of sports betting throughout the state.

Florida Senate approves gaming commission

The Florida Senate on Tuesday approved a measure that would create a state commission to oversee gambling in the state, after making a change that would allow lawmakers to be appointed to the panel.

Gambling special session begins

As lawmakers prepare to decide whether to approve a $2.5 billion gambling deal with the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the tribe is trying to assuage concerns about part of the agreement that could open the door to the legalization of online betting in the state.

Report: Gaetz investigation expands

The Department of Justice is expanding their investigation into U. S Congressman Matt Gaetz, according to a report by The Tampa Bay Times. The newspaper is reporting that the DOJ is now looking into how Gaetz may have used his influence to craft laws and rules about medical marijuana. At this time, Gaetz is not charged with any crimes.

Gov. DeSantis calls cruise industry halt 'fundamentally unfair'

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just announced the next steps that will bring the cruise industry closer to sailing again. First will come test cruises to be followed by restricted passenger voyages. However, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said the CDC has been taking too long to green-light sailings and expressed his frustration at a news conference in Satellite Beach on Wednesday.

Trump's online platform now live

Former President Donald Trump has launched a blog space on his website where he can post messages that can be shared by others to Twitter and Facebook, sites where he remains banned.