Representative Dan Raulerson

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One Florida lawmaker says U.S. citizens are swimming in a sea of red tape and he’s pushing the federal government to clean it up.

Florida Channel

Florida has a new Auditor General. Newly sworn-in Sherrill Norman is the first female in the role.

Scott Cunningham newspaper photo
O, Miami

Florida could soon appoint a cultural ambassador of sorts to help spread the word—about words. A bill creating a state poet laureate position seems poised to soon meet the governor’s pen.

The O, Miami Poetry Festival is going on now. The month-long fest is back for its fourth year. Executive Director and founder, 35-year-old poet Scott Cunningham, says the goal for this year’s fest is the same as always: “We try to deliver a poem to every single person in Miami-Dade County.”