Category 2022 Elections

Wind probabilities for Florida cities per NHC

At 5pm ET, the NHC calculates these are the probabilities for Florida cities to experience Tropical Storm force winds between now and Saturday: Venice 95% Tampa 92% Naples 85% Cedar Key 79% Fort Myers 76% Key West 73% The Villages 69% Melbourne 64% Orlando 63% Daytona Beach 56% Jacksonville 50% West Palm Beach 48% Fort […]

Express Lane Sept 26: Tampa Bay Hurricane History, Charlie Crist in PR

As the state casts its eye on Ian and the constantly shifting models, one thing remains clear. The Tampa Bay Area which has not been directly hit by a Hurricane since 1921 (1968 if you count Citrus County) is going to get a real dose of what the rest of the state has suffered through. […]

TFS Express Lane: September 25: Kartik remembers Pete Antonacci

We’re suspending our normal Express Lane for one day so Kartik Krishnaiyer can give his views on Pete Antonacci who passed away from a massive heart attack in the Capitol on Friday. The passing of Pete Antonacci from a massive heart attack in the Capitol sent shockwaves through the Florida governmental, legal and political community […]

Florida Democrats score a hit with earned media in south Florida on DeSantis stunt

As someone who has often been critical of the Democratic party’s comms strategy, let me congratulate them on all of these outstanding earned media hits in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale market regarding DeSantis and Martha’s Vineyard. This is good framing. Links to clips below: WPLG (ABC) WSVN (FOX) WFOR (CBS) WTVJ (NBC) WLTV (Univision) WSCV (Telemundo)

TFS Express Lane September 23: Hurricane models, DeSantis fails Florida history and SD-3 race

Hurricane Irma plowed right up the Florida Peninsula this month, five years ago, leaving 84 Floridians dead and a trail of destruction all over. Now we’re on alert again. Below are the latest runs from the GFS and EURO models, the two most reliable models historically. Note they are more reliable for track than for […]

TFS Express Lane for September 22: Tallahassee goings on, Jason Broduer’s campaign against the media and Al Lawson’s chances

After getting caught with his hand in the cookie jar, Mayor John Dailey was forced go back on his private promises with City money in recent days in Tallahassee. After investigative reporting showed he had given stakeholders commitments of specific allocations of public dollars at now-infamous meetings that took place at his house, the recommendations […]

Peaceful Waters: Hidden gem in Wellington

Peaceful Waters Sanctuary is in Wellington, western Palm Beach County. It’s a newer preserve, dating from 2009 and tucked away behind baseball diamonds and soccer fields in a public park, but a real hidden gem. Check out the scenes from this beautiful wetlands preserve.

TFS Express Lane September 21: Is the Florida GOP a threat to US support for Ukraine, and David Kerner

First off, our Kartik Krishnaiyer has written a piece on Governor DeSantis for The New Republic, one of the premier political & policy publications in the US for generations. Check it out. With Vladimir Putin threatening, not only escalation of the war in Ukraine, but annexation of large swaths of internationally recognized Ukrainian territory, now […]

TFS Endorsements: US House contests

We focus on the four most critical House races in the state (CD 2, CD 13, CD 15 and CD 27) while giving recommendations in several others as well. Since Don Fuqua’s election in 1962, Tallahassee has been at the center of a Congressional District, and while more often than not, the Congressional Representative like […]

Classic Everglades Pond

Finding accessible classic ponds of water in the Everglades has become increasingly difficult – but right off of the Atlantic Trailhead at the Sawgrass Expressway (TOLL SR 869) and Atlantic Boulevard in Coral Springs is this natural delight.