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Andy Gardiner

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  • Local senators split on Parent Trigger

     
    Gee, it was almost like the Old Days, when legislators voted on personal conviction instead of straight party lines. Almost. The 20-20 tie this afternoon in the Florida Senate that at least for now killed the Parent Trigger bill saw local senators split,...
  • Senate bogs down over racial makeup of redistricting map

     
    TALLAHASSEE — An attempt to adopt newly fashioned Senate district lines in response to a court order bogged down Tuesday as lawmakers clamored for political information on how the new lines would look and whether they provided enough protection...
  • New Senate map doesn’t impact leadership contest, slightly erodes GOP advantage

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Interest groups anxious to make decisions about where to play in legislative elections have been expecting multiple head-to-head match-ups when the Senate unveiled new districts Saturday. They're bound to be disappointed/relieved...
  • With his district invalidated, Gardiner worries about the voters

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate Majority Leader Andy Gardiner got some bad news last week. The Florida Supreme Court ruled that his newly drawn Senate seat was one of eight that ran afoul of the Fair Districts anti-gerrymandering reforms. But he's not giving...
  • 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,...