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Category Archives: State & Local Politics

Governor DeSantis Speaks on Accelerated Road Construction

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Governor Ron DeSantis recently spoke at an Orlando transportation meeting to discuss the accelerated construction of road projects. For months, COVID-19 has kept many at home, which means roads have been less busy than usual. Capitalizing on this rare window of opportunity, the governor declared construction workers to be essential…

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Political Hobnob Season is Officially Underway

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – With just three weeks until the primary election, local candidates are scrambling across their districts to reach voters by attending various digital and in-person hobnobs before the primaries. Signs litter street corners while candidates and volunteers knock on doors and make calls. Meanwhile, hobnob season is in full swing. Hobnobs…

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President Trump Cancels Jacksonville Republican National Convention, Returns to Charlotte

WASHINGTON, D.C. (FNN NEWS) – Following a spike in Florida coronavirus cases, President Trump canceled all Jacksonville RNC events. The Republican National Convention, scheduled to take place August 24-27, has been in a state of contention for several months. The convention was originally slated to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina. However, when North Carolina…

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[OPINION] Schools Postponing Fall Sports is the Wrong Move

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Orange County Public Schools has announced its indefinite postponement of all fall sports due to COVID-19. That’s the wrong move. Football. Swimming. Golf. Marching Band. Bowling. Cross Country. Add them to the list of relics of society stolen by coronavirus, or rather, the OCPS School Board. The country is in…

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Prosecutors Outline Why They Cleared Rick Singh of All Criminal Charges

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Prosecutors from the 7th Judicial Circuit Court cleared Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh of 10 criminal charges July 17, 2020 on an intriguing technicality: according to their detailed 10-page report, the witnesses weren’t credible.   Assistant state attorneys Melissa Clark and Andrew Urbanak listed three main witnesses in the…

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Police capture kangaroo hopping through Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Police officers captured an unlikely suspect bouncing through a Florida neighborhood Thursday morning. After receiving a call about a kangaroo running loose, Fort Lauderdale police officers managed to capture him and place him in a squad car. The marsupial was taken to a barn where the agency keeps its horses. Anthony Macias,…

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Former Congressman Alan Grayson Endorses Rick Singh’s Re-Election for Orange County Property Appraiser

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (FNN) – Democratic firebrand and former U.S. Representative from Florida’s 8th and 9th Districts Alan Grayson announced his endorsement of Rick Singh for re-election as Orange County Property Appraiser. “Rick Singh is an accomplished and tireless warrior for Orange County’s taxpayers. Because of his record in standing up against special interests, Rick…

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