Jim Ash

Reporter/Producer

Jim Ash is a reporter at WFSU-FM.  A Miami native, he is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of experience, most of it in print.  He has been a member of the Florida Capital Press Corps since 1992.

Ash has worked variously as a reporter, columnist and bureau chief.  His specialties include state politics, the judicial system and the environment.  His career has included coverage of everything from the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster and Hurricane Andrew to the Florida presidential recount.

Ash is a graduate of the University of Iowa where he earned a degree in English.  He spent his summers interning for newspapers, including the Austin-American Statesman in Texas.

A hiking enthusiast, Ash has explored most of the public trails in California's Big Sur.  He is an avid reader who enjoys traveling, exploring the Big Bend, and water sports.

Visit Florida

Visit Florida is fighting for economic survival the only way it knows how, through a marketing campaign.

Equality Florida

While House and Senate Republicans trade bitter recriminations over a budget impasse, a fiery Democratic freshman from Orlando is launching the Progressive Legislative Caucus.

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Organizers acknowledge the political origins of the Tallahassee March for Science, but they are also touting the Earth Day Event as a non-partisan celebration of cold, hard facts.

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It may be hard to pronounce, but medication synchronization is an idea whose time has come, at least according to some Florida lawmakers.

Frank Artiles (R-Miami) introducing his bill.
The Florida Channel

Sen. Frank Artiles, R-Miami,  has issued a formal apology for racist and sexist comments made in the presence of two black lawmakers. He has also been stripped of his Senate committee chairmanship, but says he's not stepping down.

Florida House of Representatives

By scaling back the cost and size of a proposed reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee, Senate President Joe Negron appears to be making progress with critics. But a deal seems far from certain.

Governor Rick Scott is getting more militant as he defends Enterprise Florida, the business recruitment arm House Speaker Richard Corcoran is targeting for elimination.

The fate of a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing appears sealed now that a powerful Republican is calling it quits.

Gulf Power

Gulf Power customers in Northwest Florida will be seeing a rate increase thanks to an agreement reached with the Florida Public Service Commission

After winning big at the ballot box in November, solar energy supporters are worried a House proposal could dim the victory.

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