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  • How are NBA, politics alike? Let us count the ways

    How are NBA, politics alike? Let us count the ways
    Today we've got all kinds of serious and infuriating items. But first, let's start with something fun — news that Magic coach Stan Van Gundy wants to be a politician. Yep, he told the Orlando Sentinel's Zach McCann as much this week. Now, Coach...
  • Siplin v Thompson Senate race could be a war

    Siplin v Thompson Senate race could be a war
    June 28, 2012 TALLAHASSEE – One of the closest watched political contests this summer is a fight over a newly drawn minority Florida Senate seat that encompasses much of the political turf of term-limited Orlando Sen. Gary Siplin. Democratic...
  • Ethics complaint filed against Gary Siplin

     
    A local Democratic activist has filed a complaint against state Sen. Gary Siplin, D-Orlando, accusing  him of abusing his office by sending out a publicly funded “newsletter” promoting his wife while she campaigns for his Senate seat. The...
  • Gary Siplin — and taxpayers — helps his wife in tight Senate race

     
    Term-limited state Sen. Gary Siplin is using his office to help his wife get elected to his Senate seat. The Orlando Democrat recently sent a glossy, publicly funded “newsletter” from his Senate office that mention his wife half a dozen...
  • Ethics commission dismisses compaint against Gary Siplin

     
    The Florida Commission on Ethics has dismissed a complaint against outgoing state Sen. Gary Siplin, D-Orlando, prompted by a taxpayer-funded newsletter Siplin sent out this summer promoting his wife — and then-Senate candidate — Victoria...
  • Across Florida, legislative candidates sidestep fundraising caps

     
    It may be the least effective law in Florida. For two decades, Florida has barred candidates for local or state office from accepting more than $500 from a single donor per election. And yet, more than ever this election cycle, candidates for the...
  • Miami Herald: Scott’s closed, open-door policy

     
    From the Miami Herald's Mary Ellen Klas: On the 22nd floor of the Capitol, where the view overlooking Tallahassee is stunning, and the floor to ceiling windows let the sunshine in, Gov. Rick Scott held his first official event since being sworn in as...
  • Merit-pay systems and the impact of poverty (again)

     
    As the Senate debated the teacher merit-pay bill last week, there was another impassioned discussion about whether a child's economic status should be a factor in the “value-added” system that would judge teacher success. Sen. Gary Siplin, D-...
  • Putnam’s school lunch plan receives approval from senate agriculture committee

     
    A bill that would give Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam’s office the power to decide what to feed kids in schools across the state made it past its first hurdle in the Florida Senate. The senate agriculture committee unanimously approved the...
  • Siplin blasts ethics bill, defends Sansom, and Senate committee shoots it down

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A Florida Senate committee introduced one ethics proposal Tuesday that would bring more scrutiny to the financial investments of legislators and block them from voting on measures that they could financially benefit from. But with...
  • Orlando X-way lobbies, but fails, to avoid state takeover

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Officials with the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority tried to make their case to state Senate budget-writers Thursday to avoid a state takeover of the toll-agency. But they didn't make much of an impression. After fielding...