Today’s Top Florida Politics and News –

Times: Experts: Florida likely not a target in Jeff Sessions’ move to restrict marijuana

Post: Federal government takes tougher stance on pot, Florida effect unclear

Herald: How will Florida’s marijuana industry be affected by the change in federal policies?


POLITICO: Scott wants Florida removed from federal offshore oil drilling plan

Hill: Florida’s GOP governor opposes Trump move to expand offshore oil drilling

POLITICO: Nelson vows to defeat Trump administration offshore oil drilling plan

NSF: Scott, Nelson, take aim at Trump drilling plan

Hill: Rubio wants offshore drilling ban extended near Florida

Bradenton Herald: Florida politicians blast Trump’s ‘reckless’ plan to expand offshore drilling

Sun Sentinel: As Trump moves to open waters to drilling, Florida lawmakers vow to protect coast

Times: Trump’s offshore drilling plan triggers objections in Florida and Tampa Bay


POLITICO: White House: Goal of oil drilling expansion ‘isn’t to cross Gov. Scott’

POLITICO: Zinke says feds are sensitive to Florida’s drilling concerns as opposition explodes


PNJ: Anti-Republican PAC targets Matt Gaetz with new billboard in Pensacola


AP: Maria Chapa Lopez named Interim US Attorney in Florida


New School: Left Behind?

POLITICO: DeSantis makes it official, enters governor’s race


Palm Beach Post: Democrat Philip Levine brings ‘purple’ message to deep-blue Palm Beach County


Herald: With one year to go, numbers sum up Rick Scott’s governing legacy


Herald: Scott’s Hurricane Irma phone records will cost gubernatorial candidate $1,200


TC Palm: Negron gives ‘personal commitment’ reservoir will be big enough to cut Lake O discharges


Sentinel: Central Florida leaders press Gov. Rick Scott on housing options for Puerto Rican evacuees


TC Palm: Martin County commissioner, former commissioner arrested on public records violation charges


Times-Union: Gainesville leaders put off decision on transit facility named after Corrine Brown


Herald: Proposed law would require police to hold undocumented migrants if ICE requests it


Post: Dalia Dippolito a U.S. Supreme Court case? Judges to decide


WLRN: Local College Presidents: Poor, Minority Students ‘Overlooked’ in Senate Higher Ed Agenda


AP: Official: Florida anti-trafficking efforts model for US


News Herald: Florida gubernatorial fellowship program seeks 2018 applicants