Results are too close to call in the race for State Senate District 19. Only several hundred votes separate State Representative Darryl Rouson of St. Petersburg from Tampa Representative Ed Narain. A recount is expected.
Senator Marco Rubio supporters celebrated the incumbent’s victory in the G-O-P primary race for his current seat. During a watch party tonight in Kissimmee Rubio thanked voters for getting his one step closer to a return to Washington.
Longtime supporter Carlos Cabrera said Rubio is the only candidate for the seat.
“He is very important in the Senate because if we lose the Senate, the country is going to be controlled by Supreme Court justices that are going to issue laws of their own for a generation,” said Cabrera.
When people in the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, it sent ripples surging across the pond. With about 1.7 million British visitors per year, and hundreds of thousands of British homeowners here, they've had an oversized impact on tourism, real estate and investment. How will the British decision to leave the EU affect Florida's economy?
Listen to Susan Giles Wantuck's story about Manatee's need for foster care families.
Tonight (Aug. 30), there's a town hall meeting at The Dream Center at 922 24 St. East in Bradenton from 6 to 8 p.m. At issue is the desperate need for foster care families to take in the children who've lost parents to a heroin epidemic in Manatee County.
British tourists love to visit Florida! With about 1.7 million British visitors per year, they’ve had an oversized impact on tourism, real estate and investment. On Florida Matters, we'll discuss how the British decision to leave the European Union could affect our economy. In this preview of the show, WUSF's Robin Sussingham spoke to Dr. Jerry Parrish, chief economist with the Florida Chamber Foundation, about how tourism could be affected by Brexit.
Voters around the Tampa Bay area are heading to the polls today to cover several key races. Follow WUSF staff and journalism students from the University of South Florida as we bring you live coverage.