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Gary Siplin

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  • 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...
  • Pay per view: Grayson v. Siplin; Siplin v. Thompson

     
    For this game of musical chairs, they could sell tickets. Check out the possible participants: former congressional firebrand Alan Grayson; state Sen. Gary Siplin of droopy-drawers fame; Siplin's wife, Victoria, who has worked as an office manager in ...
  • Senator Val Demings aiming way too low

     
    Word has it Orlando PD chief Val Demings is retiring to run for Gary Siplin's Florida Senate seat. He is being term limited out – thank God. Talk about selling herself short.  A Democrat in the Florida Senate has no clout, no ability to get anything...
  • Gov. Rick Scott on ‘Central Florida Spotlight’; Rep. John Mica on ‘Flashpoint’

     
    Gov. Rick Scott will talk to "Central Florida Spotlight," which airs at 12:30 p.m. Saturday on WFTV-Channel 9. Moderator Craig Patrick interviews Scott about jobs growth, SunRail's future and the governor's critics....
  • Scott signs voucher, baggy-pants bills

     
    By Brandon Larrabee, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — A trio of bills overhauling state voucher programs and a measure cracking down on baggy pants at public schools were signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday. The four bills were...
  • Victoria Siplin wants to keep Senate seat in the family

     
    Victoria Siplin, wife of veteran state Sen. Gary Siplin, D-Orlando, has filed papers announcing she's running for the seat her husband has held since 2002 but must give up next year because of term limits. She'll have competition: State Rep. Geraldine...
  • Jeb Bush’s group grades lawmakers, gives A+’s to GOP leadership for ed reforms

     
    Former Gov. Jeb Bush's annual Florida Legislature report card holds few surprises. Most Republican state lawmakers earned A's, and most Democrat's earned F's (which I'm thinking some will view as a merit badge rather than an embarrassing bad grade). The...
  • Grassroots groups says 21 Dems are champions of middle class

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Three grassroots groups — Progress Florida, Florida Watch Action and America Votes — named 21 Democrats as “Champions of Florida's Middle Class,” Thursday. “In an environment where virtually every issue of...
  • Alan Grayson vs. Val Demings?

     
    Yes, Alan  Grayson is returning to politics. Or at least, trying to return. Not that he ever left. Grayson's been spitting out emails almost since Republican Dan Webster handed Grayson his hat. But the most loathed and, to a lesser degree, loved...
  • Orlando redistricting hearing packs the house — with the House

     
    The Florida Legislature's redistricting whistle-stop tour is in Orlando this afternoon and has drawn a crowded house, and that's just counting the House members present. By our less-than-scientific tally, there appear to be at least 39 40 House and Senate...