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Andy Gardiner

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  • Scott's vows on growth falling short

    One of Gov. Rick Scott's central selling points to economically rattled voters in 2010 was his direct line to Corporate America. He promised to cut corporate taxes, make Florida's business climate the best in the country and promote the turnaround in...
  • Orlando Sentinel Voter Guide

    Orlando Sentinel Voter Guide
    Be prepared for Election Day with poll locations, our candidate endorsements and a guide to the amendments! FIND YOUR PRECINCT Information about voting locations is available at these websites: Lake County: http://elections.lakecountyfl.gov Orange...
  • Tuesday Morning Reads: Session countdown

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Welcome back to the morning reads after a long holiday break on our side. It was a rather slow time politically in the state capitol, but check the Central Florida Political Pulse for any big stories you have missed in the mean time....
  • Latvala amendment shifts Gardiner’s district

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Sen. Jack Latvala, a St. Petersburg Republican who joined forces with Andy Gardiner during session to beat back a GOP palace coup in the Senate, has filed an amendment to the new Senate redistricting map that moves his former opponent'...
  • House vote breakdown on transp. bill that takes Jacobs off X-Way

     
    The full House voted 97-16 for a transportation bill today that included an amendment by state Rep. Mike Horner, R-Kissimmee, that would effectively remove orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs from the region's toll agency. However, Senate Majority Leader...
  • 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...