Nikki Fried’s Net Worth Increases 416%, Tied to Former Cannabis Exec

Nikki Fried’s Net Worth Increases 416%, Tied to Former Cannabis Exec

Based on financial disclosure forms filed with the Florida Commission on Ethics, the net worth of Nikki Fried -Florida’s recently elected Agriculture Commissioner – increased by $1,129,950 in one year. Fried’s net worth increased from $271,613, reported on June 18, 2018, to $1,401,563, reported on June 24, 2019. This is a 416% increase. Fried officially […]

Suspended Regulator Blasts Patronis in Lawsuit

Suspended Regulator Blasts Patronis in Lawsuit

By Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida Florida’s suspended top financial regulator, in a lawsuit alleging he is the victim of “pay to play — or else” politics, contends state Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis is running a “powerful but corrupt enterprise.” Office of Financial Regulation Commissioner Ronald Rubin, who remains on administrative leave […]

DeSantis Signs Budget, Vetoes $131 Million

DeSantis Signs Budget, Vetoes $131 Million

By Ana Ceballos, Jim Turner The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis used his line-item veto power to slash more than $131 million in proposed spending Friday as he signed a record $90.98 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Calling the package “fiscally responsible,” the freshman governor praised […]

Nikki Fried Trashes Republicans Ahead of Trump Rally

Nikki Fried Trashes Republicans Ahead of Trump Rally

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, the state’s top elected Democrat, on Monday welcomed President Donald Trump to the state by blasting him and other Republicans on women’s rights. Fried posted a video on social media, highlighting a speech she gave to Florida Democrats during the state party’s annual Leadership Blue gathering this month. In that […]