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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Tourism is a big winner in final state budget

     
    Florida’s tourism industry is one of the big winners in the final state budget. Though it cuts funding for everything from hospitals to universities, the Florida Legislature’s roughly $70 billion spending plan includes a huge boost for...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jim Greer sues RPOF. Again.

     
    By Rene Stutzman, Orlando Sentinel SANFORD – Ousted Florida GOP Chairman Jim Greer today refiled his suit against the state party, this time upping the ante, saying he plans to seek $5 million in damages. Just like before, it alleges the party and...
  • Rep. Garcia not so big on Sen. Hays “illegals” comment

     
    TALLAHASSEE– Rep. Luis Garcia, D-Miami, sent a public letter to Senate President Mike Haridopolos and House Speaker Dean Cannon, criticizing Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, for remarks he made at a redistricting meeting over illegal immigrants. Hays...
  • Luis Garcia says leadership silence about Hays’ anti-Hispanic remarks is ‘deafening’

     
    Hispanic members of the Legislature have been complaining loudly about Sen. Alan Hays' remarks two weeks ago at a redistricting meeting when he cautioned against the creation of a Hispanic-majority district and said that many “Hispanic-speaking&#...
  • Haridopolos, others to be deposed next week in Jim Greer case

     
    Rene Stutzman, who's been tracking the criminal case against former Republican Party of Florida chairman Jim Greer and Greer's suit against RPOF, reports: Damon Chase, one of Greer’s attorney, has sent party attorneys a list of 50 people he says...
  • Top lawmakers opine on Scott’s budget proposal

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott released his budget proposal earlier today, calling for a major boost in education and cuts to health care providers. House Speaker Dean Cannon “It is important that we send the right signals to the business...