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  • Senate committee advances map, method for picking numbers gets Biblical

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Senate Reapportionment Committee voted 21-6 to advance its new Senate districts map to the floor, and will hold a mini-lottery later today to assign numbers to the districts — thus settling the thorny debate over how to divvy...
  • What’s in a number? In redistricting, a lot of politics

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The debate over re-drawing the Florida Senate's political lines has come down to numbers, but not just racial breakdowns or election returns. The Senate Reapportionment Committee began its second day of debate Wednesday where it left...
  • Florida House takes up re-drawn Senate districts

     
    TALLAHASSEE – A House panel on Monday put its stamp of approval on a new-look Senate map that would appear to provide less advantage to Republicans and incumbents. The Florida Supreme Court had ordered lawmakers to come back into a 15-day “...
  • Orlando Regional and Miami-Dade HMO ready for contract war

     
    By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — A Coral Gables-based HMO and a major Orlando hospital system are locked in a nasty contracting dispute that is about to land on the doorsteps of Central Florida residents. Simply...
  • AIF endorsements skip over most hotly contested Central Florida races

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The influential business lobbying group Associated Industries of Florida has released its first batch of endorsements for the 2012 elections, and avoided taking a side in virtually every high-profile Orlando-area contest. The group's...
  • Top-10 ECOs last quarter: Chamber, House GOP, Senate GOP, Pro-voucher group

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The stealthy groups paying for the direct-mail and ads in Florida primaries are called Electioneering Communication Organizations under state law, and are known as 527 groups in other states. They are traditionally utilized to either...
  • Who’s paying for those fliers and ads? Disney, FPL, GEO Group, assorted m/billionaires

     
    TALLAHASSEE — With heated legislative primaries going full-steam in Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville, we thought we'd go back and take a minute to highlight who some of the biggest financiers of these campaigns turned out to be. For the last quarter,...
  • Orange County Young Republican Hob Nob set for Thursday

     
    Orange County Young Republicans Hob Nob and Straw Poll is set for Thursday evening at the Varsity Club in the Citrus Bowl. Tickets to the 6-8 p.m. event, hosted by U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster and State Rep.Stephen Precourt, are $15 and available at the door....
  • Florida Chamber backs Siplin, Brooks, Pena in Central Florida legislative races

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Chamber of Commerce, the most well-heeled business lobby in the Capitol, has issued its legislative endorsements, and the roster includes a few head-turners in Central Florida. The Chamber is endorsing Victoria Siplin,...
  • Disney money buys ads in nasty GOP primary fight

     
    Money from Walt Disney World appears to be bankrolling TV ads for state Rep. Rachel Burgin in her bitter primary fight with past Senate President Tom Lee for a Tampa-area Senate seat, records show. According to the new election filings, Disney wrote a...
  • A Senate sweep for Gaetz-Gardiner?

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Looks like Aaron Bean in Jacksonville and Tom Lee in Tampa are headed for victories in two Republican primaries that have drawn millions of dollars from party coffers and the political war chests of the next two Senate presidents,...