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Other Local and State Resources

Saint Peters Blog

SaintPetersBlog is one of Florida's most influential political websites with more than 25,000 unique visitors per day.

The Florida Channel and the Capitol Update

Located in the state Capitol building, The FLORIDA Channel is a public affairs programming service funded by The Florida Legislature and produced and operated by WFSU-TV. It features programming covering all three branches of state government, and is Florida’s primary source for live, unedited coverage of the Governor and Cabinet, the Legislature and the Supreme Court.


Capitol Update is a half-hour public affairs program (found in The Florida Channel) that airs nightly when the Florida Legislature is in session and weekly the remainder of the year. Through in-depth reporting, live interviews, and regularly occurring segments like Bill Track, the program provides viewers across the state with a clear, concise and balanced view of state government in action.


The Capitolist

The Capitolist, inspired by the unstoppable migration of news consumers away from print media to digital and mobile news consumption, Brian Burgess saw the need for a one-stop solution that delivers all relevant political news stories – including legacy and new media – into a single source. The result is The Capitolist, a hybrid concept of comprehensive news aggregation and original content. 

Florida Politics

Florida Politics is a statewide, new media platform covering campaigns, elections, government, policy, and lobbying in Florida.

The Gradebook

The Gradebook: Quietly, Jeff Solochek and Co. assemble what may be the best blog at the Tampa Bay Times. Their coverage of education policy rivals top—of—the—game POLITICO Florida—with the benefit of not being behind a paywall.

The Detail

The Detail is written by Cathy Antunues with guest posts from other community contributors.  A resident of Sarasota County since 1999, and a resident of the City of Sarasota since 2003, Antunes public advocacy activities include President, Sarasota Citizens for Responsible Government;  Vice-President, Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA); and Member, Coalition of City Neighborhood Associations.

Citizens for Sarasota County

Citizens for Sarasota County is a coalition to promote ethical, responsive government that preserves and enhances Sarasota's unique natural environment and cultural heritage while building a sound local economy based on effective stewardship and innovation.

Standard Deviations

Standard Deviations, essays on constitutional, political and economic events told through the lens of personal experience and history by Jon Lemole.