Patricia Mazzei

Patricia Mazzei

@nytimes Miami bureau chief. Former @MiamiHerald political writer. I endorse only sunshine. A veces escribo en español.

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Long before the FBI began to scrutinize a tax collector named Joel Greenberg — and long before his trail led them to Rep. Matt Gaetz — he amassed an outlandish record in the local office he had turned into a personal fief of power. W @nytmike  @ktbenner 

NEW: Republicans in the Florida Legislature passed an election overhaul bill on Thursday that is set to usher in a host of voting restrictions in one of the most critical battleground states in the country, w/ @NYTnickc 

Last week, I broke the story about a Miami private school that warned teachers not to get the coronavirus vaccine. Here’s the backstory:

Florida’s governor has elbowed his way to the front of the line of 2024 Republican hopefuls by leveraging a brand of “competent Trumpism” (as one ally put it) and hitting back at critics of his pandemic leadership.

The superintendent of the public school district in Broward County was arrested as part of a wide-ranging criminal investigation that began in the tumultuous months after the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland.

Puerto Rico’s population decreased by 11.8 percent between 2010 and 2020, according to the new Census data.


A young man in a mask just interrupted Gov. Ron DeSantis’s coronavirus news conference in Miami: “You are misleading the public. You are blaming the protesters. You guys have no plan, and you are doing nothing. Shame on you!"

The scene at the Broward elections office where the canvassing board is preparing to meet. Also chants of, “Lock her up!”

Sheriff Chad Chronister of Hillsborough County, Fla., says he has obtained an arrest warrant for Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne of The River at Tampa Bay Church for holding large services and "intentionally and repeatedly" disregarding orders to avoid large gatherings.

Some of the men and women took ecstasy before having sex, including Gaetz, two people familiar with the encounters said. In some cases, Gaetz asked women to help find others who might be interested in having sex with him and his friends

Florida tried to black out death records from medical examiners that have never been kept secret before. They messed up the redaction and we could read them anyway - and got a window into the many ways the unrelenting coronavirus has found to cause death.

COVID-19 has arrived in Florida: two presumptive positive cases, in Manatee and Hillsborough counties, per @RepDeSantis , who has declared a public health emergency.

Miami state senator calls black senator "fucking asshole," "bitch" & "girl" -- and then drops the n-word

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