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  • Politicos remember RPOF Chair Bitner

     
    TALLAHASSEE– Elected officials from around the state are releasing statements on the passing of state GOP Chair David Bitner, who lost his battle with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, this morning. Here are some of the statements we've collected so...
  • Bondi plugs new timeshare legislation

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Attorney General Pam Bondi unveiled a proposal Tuesday that would attempt to crack down on timeshare resale companies that Bondi says are targeting older Floridians who are desperate to unload their properties in a down economy. The...
  • Region will have several competitive state Senate races

     
    Besides the Dorothy Hukill-Frank Bruno Senate race in Senate District 7 in Volusia County, Central Florida voters can expect a few more competitive contests around the region. In District 20, in Lake and Volusia counties, first-term Sen. Alan Hayes, R-...
  • Who holds the best hand: The Mouse or the Malaysian?

     
    TALLAHASSEE — It could be the biggest political interest-group slug-fest of 2012: Mega-wealthy resort casino developers who want to plant a flag in South Florida versus the Sunshine State's traditional titans of family friendly tourism. That would...
  • U.S. Rep. Dan Webster on ‘Central Florida Spotlight’

     
    "Facing Florida With Mike Vasilinda" talks to Florida's Insurance Consumer Advocate Robin Westcott about auto insurance fraud. The program starts at 12:30 p.m. Sunday on WFTV and repeats at 4:30 p.m. Sunday on WRDQ. Florida Retail Federation CEO Rick...
  • How Senate redistricting proposals would affect Seminole

     
    Mike Ertel, the ever-helpful elections supervisor in Seminole County, has looked at the proposed congressional and Senate redistricting maps put out today by the Senate Reapportionment Committee and produced a quick look at how his home county would be...
  • Targeting the disabled — A heartless, impractical move

    Targeting the disabled — A heartless, impractical move
    Late last week, Gov. Rick Scott blindsided tens of thousands of disabled Floridians and their caregivers by signing an executive order to immediately cut their funding. Yet that very same day, the governor made time for a photo op — for the Special...
  • Term limits for you, not for me — what hypocrites!

    Term limits for you, not for me — what hypocrites!
    (An earlier version of this column had an incorrect title for Senate Majority Leader Andy Gardiner.) Today, we continue looking at foolish bills your legislators have filed in Tallahassee — and highlight some good ones. Let's start with a real...
  • SunRail back on track after Amtrak backs down

    SunRail back on track after Amtrak backs down
    Amtrak backed off its demands Wednesday for an ironclad insurance deal with SunRail, clearing the tracks for the Central Florida commuter train to roll again toward a startup in 2013. The national carrier dropped its opposition to the $1.2 billion...
  • Residents take to streets; Dorworth took to Facebook

    Residents take to streets; Dorworth took to Facebook
    It's alive! Citizen activism and public interest, that is. When Florida legislators swung through town this week, hundreds of Central Floridians poured into the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre to demand that politicians treat them, their money and...
  • Workforce boards could lose local control

    Workforce boards could lose local control
    Workforce One and Workforce Alliance, workforce boards in Broward and Palm Beach counties, could lose local control, if proposed state legislation continues to gain steam. Florida's latest legislative session kicked off on Tuesday. Gov. Rick Scott and...