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.

Higher workers’ compensation rates in Florida are likely here to stay, warns a key player in the Florida Senate.

American Legislative Exchange Council

With U.C. Berkley administrators taking heat for cancelling an appearance by conservative lightning rod Milos Yiannopoulous, the Goldwater Institute is pitching a “Campus Free Speech Act” in the Florida Legislature.

beliefnet.com

House Speaker Richard Corcoran says America’s founding fathers would be squarely behind a so-called “preemption” proposal to strip local governments of their power to regulate businesses.

While extending an olive branch of sorts to Governor Rick Scott, House Speaker Richard Corcoran says he is determined to ax the state’s business recruitment arm, Enterprise Florida.

James Madison Institute

Opponents of Senate President Joe Negron’s call for building a massive water storage area South of Lake Okeechobee are turning up the heat.

FAMM

Advocates say more conservative Republicans are seeing the wisdom of reforming minimum mandatory sentencing laws.

A perennial battle between the business lobby and trial attorneys is heating up in the Florida Senate.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Accurate numbers are hard to come by, but state and federal wildlife officials are raising their official estimate of the number of endangered Florida Panthers.

Florida House of Representatives

One of the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s top lieutenants says he’s convinced House Speaker Richard Corcoran is running for governor.

Already facing a workforce shortage, the Florida Health Care Association is urging lawmakers not to take the brakes off of nursing home expansion. Jim Ash has more.

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