Nick Evans

Nick Evans is a masters student in communications at Florida State University.  Before moving to Tallahassee, Nick lived in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years.  He listens to far too many podcasts and is a die-hard 49ers football fan.  When Nick’s not at work he likes to cook, play music and read.

A new poll from Saint Leo University suggests a medical marijuana ballot measure will fare well on the November ballot.

Florida’s largest electric utility is asking for a $1.3 billion rate hike.   It’s making its pitch to state regulators.

Donald Trump is raising the alarm that this November’s election may be rigged against him.

The state’s first medical marijuana dispensary opened this week in Tallahassee.  After two years of waiting, patients throughout Florida will be able to get the drug, but there are new challenges ahead.

Florida’s first cannabis dispensary is now open in Tallahassee.  Trulieve medical director Dr. Ken Brummel-Smith says the next step is getting doctors ready to prescribe the treatment.

Three provisions in a wide ranging abortion measure passed earlier this year are on hold after a federal judge intervened late Thursday evening.  The case comes on the heels of a major abortion ruling in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Florida’s new fiscal year begins Friday and that means billions of dollars will start making their way across the state to fund projects approved during the legislative session.  Some of that money will end up in a ditch in Tallahassee.

With the U.S. Supreme Court striking down Texas abortion restrictions, attention is turning to Florida where a similar measure is set to take effect Friday.  The law’s backers are confident their legislation will survive a court challenge of its own. 

Two Republican lawmakers are pitching a moderate expansion of the medical marijuana system they pushed through the Legislature almost two years ago.  The measure removes limits on potency, but only for terminally ill patients.

It’s been 525 days of public testimony, legal wrangling, and perhaps worst—waiting, but the Department of Health Monday decided on which five nurseries will supply the raw materials for low-THC marijuana treatments.  But the licensees could raise eyebrows and the wait could be far from over.

Same-sex marriage gets a hearing in the U.S. Supreme Court this April, and in Florida, the Attorney General is making a familiar argument against a piecemeal approach. 

Florida began issuing same-sex marriage licenses at the beginning of this month.  At the time, officials argued the federal ruling throwing out the state’s marriage ban was narrow and only applied to the couples named in the case.  Wednesday Attorney General Pam Bondi argued the greatest harm is lack of consistency.

Craft-brewing in Florida is big business getting bigger, but many within the community are unhappy about a certain size restriction.  In Florida it's legal to fill large bottles known as growlers—just not in the industry-standard size of 64 ounces.  But the craft brewing community is mobilizing again this year to get rid of the size regulation.

Mike and Bobby Carbonell are brothers and they run a little shop called Growler Country. 

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