| Feb 6, 2015
| 7:09 AM
The overhaul of the Republican Party of Florida finally has led to an interim staff, though a permanent staff still is in the waiting. Veteran political adviser David Johnson will lead.
Since Blaise Ingoglia won the chairmanship in a surprise move...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 1:43 PM
TALLAHASSEE — A bill that would expand job opportunities in state government for Floridians with disabilities sailed through its first legislative committee Tuesday, buoyed by the support of Senate President Andy Gardiner of Orlando.
| Jan 28, 2015
| 1:50 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida's top Republicans pledged Wednesday to press for tax cuts, more education spending and a review of controversial student testing in this year's legislative session.
House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and Senate President Andy...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 3:07 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Flush with a significant budget surplus, Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday called on legislators to slash taxes, boost spending on schools, while also spending more on the state's troubled prisons system.
Many of the key...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer will talk to three local public-affairs programs this weekend. The lineup:
Dyer and Florida Citrus Sports CEO Steve Hogan are Greg Warmoth's guests on "Central Florida Spotlight" at 12:30 p.m. Sunday on WFTV-Channel 9. Dyer...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 9:26 AM
Governor Rick Scott’s Inaugural Address
Remarks as Prepared for Delivery
First and foremost, thank you to the people of Florida. Without your confidence and support, we would not be here today. I certainly would never have made it here, or made it...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 12:52 PM
TALLAHASSEE – When Gov. Rick Scott is sworn in for a second term Tuesday, he'll stick to his campaign-themed goals to continue cutting taxes and regulations and to compete for new companies for Florida.
There will be no controversial pledges to...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 9:00 PM
The state of Florida failed young Victor Barahona so often and in so many ways that his sad situation cries out for justice. Yet justice is something Victor Barahona has been denied by the Florida Legislature, specifically by the Senate under the...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 7:06 PM
TALLAHASSEE — It's a new year, and hope springs eternal for the perennially outsmarted and outspent Florida Democratic Party.
While the median Floridian might be aligned with Democrats on a few hot-button issues, the median voter was not kind to...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 12:55 PM
As we turn the calendar on 2014 today, we offer you our quick take on issues to watch in 2015.
So without further ado...
Presidential politics: The midterm election is barely over. The new Congress is about to be seated. And already, here it comes:...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 9:00 PM
After 10 years of compiling a list of the "Most Powerful People in Central Florida," I decided it was time for a change.
Partly because the list didn't change much from year to year. Partly because some of the people on the list had power but didn't...