The past 43 months is the longest prolonged period that the rate has been above that mark since the 27 months recorded during President Ronald Reagans first term started in Jan. 1981.
A longtime political is being held in a federal detention center on campaign-violation charges related to a 2012 congressional race.
With strong public support, a medical-marijuana initiative doesn’t face major opposition yet and could even get a measure of unintended, indirect advertising help from Gov. Rick Scott’s campaign juggernaut.
Florida State University Provost Garnett Stokes will serve as the institution’s interim president while a search begins to replace Eric Barron, who leaves in less than a month for Penn State University.