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  • All politics are local

     
    I recently attended a local high school debate between the Young Democrats and the Teenage Republicans. The debate itself was somewhat painful for me to watch—not only was the high school located in a very conservative area, but the debaters on both...
  • Speaker Dean Cannon bids adieu, tells House to fear not

     
    TALLAHASSEE — House Speaker Dean Cannon gave his farewell remarks to the chamber Thursday, referencing the turbulence the Legislature has experienced during his eight years in office and imploring them to continue resisting compromise. The Winter...
  • Winter the dolphin gets the Legislature to loosen up on hotel taxes

     
    The dolphin “Winter,” the tail-less star of a Clearwater aquarium and the movie “A Dolphin Tale,” was popular enough to persuade the Florida Legislature to loosen its grip on hotel taxes. By a 38-2 vote, the Florida Senate on...
  • Future Democratic leader joins call for hearings on ’stand your ground’

     
    TALLAHASSEE — House Democratic Leader designate Perry Thurston, D-Plantation called on House Speaker Dean Cannon to hold legislative hearings on the “stand your ground” law that has been spotlighted in the Trayvon Martin case. Here's a...
  • Photos, Video: Gov. Scott’s very busy day in central Florida

     
    Gov. Rick Scott, in town for a ceremonial signing of his state budget, had a full slate of events in central Florida, Wednesday, doing interviews at several local media outlets, including a meeting with the editorial board of the Orlando Sentinel. After...
  • Congressional redistricting lawsuit gets its (first) day in court

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida Democrats and the Fair District coalition of voting-rights groups asked a Leon County judge Wednesday to block new congressional districts from taking effect in this year’s elections, the latest salvo in a multi-pronged...
  • Weatherford starts assembling House team

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Incoming House Speaker Will Weatherford has already begun assembling his House team, announcing this morning that he has named Tallahassee veteran Kathy Mears as his chief of staff and Ryan Duffy as his chief spokesman. “Kathy is...
  • Sandy Adams’ SunRail confusion

     
    Just got an e-mail from Sandy Adams declaring her victory over fellow Republican John Mica at Tuesday's Tiger Bay GOP debate in the Dist. 7 congressional race. She writes: “Today’s debate showed Central Florida what is at stake in this...
  • House Republicans underwrite Osceola election petition drive

     
    Top Republican lawmakers in the Florida House of Representatives – and some of the interest groups trying to influence them – have pumped more than $20,000 into a petition drive in Osceola County to make county commission elections non-...
  • Lamar wins endorsement of two Republican legislators

     
    Veteran State Attorney Lawson Lamar runs as a Democrat, but that hasn't stopped two of the region's more-influential Republicans — outgoing House Speaker Dean Cannon of Winter Park and state Rep. Scott Plakon of Longwood — from endorsing him...
  • Republicans to Val Demings: Stop attacking Dan Webster

     
    Nine Republican leaders have come to U.S. Rep. Dan Webster's defense with a letter asking his opponent to stop attacking him in the race for Florida's 10th Congressional District. The letter accuses Democrat Val Demings of putting out campaign mailers and...