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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Anti-gay group draws Cannon, Haridopolos, Bachmann for dinner

     
    From Scott Maxwell's “Taking Names” blog: Want to get your picture taken with — or even introduce — Florida House Speaker Dean Cannon at a fancy party this weekend? All you have to do is cut a $25,000 check to an anti-gay-rights...
  • Bowing down at the altar of intolerance and deception

     
    Want to get your picture taken with — or even introduce — Florida House Speaker Dean Cannon at a fancy party this weekend? All you have to do is cut a $25,000 check to an anti-gay-rights group that has been caught using fake photos of real...
  • Space Florida gets new board of directors

     
    Space Florida, the state agency that promotes space business in Florida, has a new board of directors freshly appointed by Gov. Rick Scott and legislative leaders and led by Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll. Space Florida announced the new board this afternoon....
  • Greer goes public; Says credit-card spending was status quo

     
    Well, GOP leaders knew this was coming. Embattled and indicted former GOP boss Jim Greer has decided to go public with his version of how lavish spending was not only allowed — but demanded – by party leaders. In the piece by WTSP's Mike...