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  • 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...
  • Florida Chamber backs Siplin, Brooks, Pena in Central Florida legislative races

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Chamber of Commerce, the most well-heeled business lobby in the Capitol, has issued its legislative endorsements, and the roster includes a few head-turners in Central Florida. The Chamber is endorsing Victoria Siplin,...
  • Siplin-Thompson race not the only Senate race to attract ECO spending

     
    A handful of ECOs — short for “Electioneering Communication Organizations,” shadowy entities that often disguise huge special-interest contributions under an otherwise-benign name — are beginning to show up on the airwaves in...
  • 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...
  • Thompson tapped as new Orange delegation chair

     
    TALLAHASSEE — With a new Democrat-leaning membership, the Orange County Legislative Delegation has tapped newly elected Sen. Geraldine Thompson, D-Orlando, to serve as its chair. Legislative redistricting and a decade-long shift in voter...
  • 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...