DiMatteo on his state GOP rivals: ‘Past experience is the best indicator of future performance’

With the race to become Republican Party of Florida chair coming down to the wire, candidates are scrambling to make a name for themselves — and at least one of the leaders in the race is saying that those voting should look to candidates' past experience when deciding who will be the best person to run the party after former chair Jim Greer was forced out of the job amidst scandal.

Norman bill would make farm photography a first-degree felony; animal-rights groups outraged

A bill filed by state Sen. Jim Norman, R-Tampa, would make photographing farms without the written consent of the owner a first-degree felony in Florida. Senate Bill 1246, simply titled Farms, has caused a stir among animal-advocacy groups for comparing a potential whistleblower who might expose the realities of factory farming — or even a tourist snapping a photograph of cows grazing in a field — with those who commit murder or armed robbery.