Arek Sarkissian, POLITICO

Arek Sarkissian

POLITICO

Tallahassee, FL, United States

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Past:
  • Tallahassee Democrat
  • The News-Press
  • Naples Daily News
  • USA TODAY
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  • KVUE News
  • North Jersey News
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  • Lansing StateJournal
  • NBC Charlotte
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Recent articles by Arek:

DeSantis calls for special Florida legislative session to fight Biden's vaccine mandate

“We have an opportunity here to take additional action, and I think we have to do it,” said DeSantis. → Read More

DeSantis opens new war with Biden over Covid treatments

The governor says Biden is taking away much-needed treatments. The White House wants to make distribution 'equitable.' → Read More

DeSantis dropping Covid vaccine eligibility to 18

More than 5.2 million Floridians were vaccinated as of early Wednesday, and DeSantis has said more doses will become available over the next few weeks. → Read More

DeSantis defends opening vaccine pop-up site in affluent, mostly white community

The move to set up the vaccination site in Manatee County comes as other areas of the state run short on vaccines. → Read More

Florida’s new $15 minimum wage could lift 2.5M families, campaign’s leader says

Chris Sprowls said his chamber is reviewing the amendment. → Read More

DeSantis spokesperson to lead Florida Republican Party

The shakeup comes as Trump's reelection campaign falters. → Read More

Florida emergency workers test positive for Covid-19

Twelve have tested positive at an operations center. → Read More

Coronavirus spreading in The Villages

The massive retirement community has shuttered town squares and facilities. → Read More

New York's snowbirds, super-rich could stymie attempts to seal Florida borders

Florida's governor wants to keep New Yorkers out, but they've already arrived. → Read More

New York's snowbirds, super-rich could stymie attempts to seal Florida borders

Florida's governor wants to keep New Yorkers out, but they've already arrived. → Read More

Trump doesn't inhale, but the cannabis industry is betting his supporters do

If the numbers bear out, Trump voters could help set a record for popular support of recreational marijuana use. → Read More

Florida Bar escalates probe into Gaetz’s tweet to Cohen

Gaetz told POLITICO he remains positive about the investigation. → Read More

Florida Republicans warn Trump not to arrive in storm-torn Panhandle empty-handed

Panhandle residents are still still living among piles of destruction left by Hurricane Michael seven months ago. → Read More

Gillum rescinds concession in Florida governor’s race

Democrat says he welcomes machine recount: "Every vote will be counted" → Read More

Latest documents claim Gillum paid for fundraising trip with official office account

Gillum campaign spokesman Geoff Burgan has repeatedly called the documents a campaign stunt by GOP gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis. → Read More

Undercover FBI agent got Gillum ‘Hamilton’ tickets, texts show

The issue has already been front and center in the tight gubernatorial race where Gillum became the surprise Democratic nominee. → Read More

Engineer of FIU bridge reported cracks in structure to FDOT days before collapse

TALLAHASSEE — Two days before the catastrophic collapse of a newly-built Florida International University pedestrian bridge that claimed the lives of at least six people, the lead engineer on the project called state transportation officials to warn of cracks in the massive structure. → Read More

Scott, Florida GOP move to raise gun-buying age to 21

The House plan provides money for student and faculty active shooter training. | AP Photo Scott, Florida GOP move to raise gun-buying age to 21 TALLAHASSEE — Florida Gov. Rick Scott proposed raising the age limit to 21 for most gun purchases in Florida as Florida House Republicans moved ahead with a plan to allow school personnel to carry guns and to impose select gun-control measures. It was a… → Read More

Judge rules medical marijuana law may allow patients to grow own drug

A judge wrote that the medical marijuana law passed in 2014 could be interpreted to allow Joe Redner the right to possess a live plant. → Read More

With more sex offenders, probation officers want more money

State probation officers haven't seen substantial raises in more than 10 years. → Read More