After boost from Perry, backers got huge gas deal in Ukraine

Two political supporters of U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry secured a potentially lucrative oil and gas exploration deal from the Ukrainian government soon after Perry proposed one of the men as an adviser to the country’s new president.

Parental consent bill teed up in Florida Senate

With the House already moving quickly on the controversial issue, a Senate committee next week will take up a bill that would require minors to get consent from their parents before having abortions.

Henry looks to recapture House seat

After narrowly losing his Volusia County seat in 2018, former Rep. Patrick Henry, D-Daytona Beach, is looking to return to the state House.

Michael Bloomberg opens door to 2020 presidential campaign

Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, is opening the door to a 2020 Democratic presidential campaign, signaling his dissatisfaction with the current crop of candidates vying to take on President Donald Trump.

Signatures piling up for pot initiative

Racing to try to get on the November 2020 ballot, a political committee backing a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize recreational marijuana had submitted more than 57,000 petition signatures to the state Division of Elections as of Wednesday, records show.