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  • Cannon’s House is a machine

     
    TALLAHASSEE — For the last 59 days as House speaker, Winter Park Rep. Dean Cannon has run a tight ship. Unlike the deliberately paced Florida Senate, the Florida House of Representatives usually starts up its daily session right on time. Cannon...
  • Florida Legislature: From Machiavelli to Orwell

     
    There are 120 members of the Florida House of Representatives, with 40 men and women in the Florida Senate. Given the Machiavellian manner in which House Speaker Dean Cannon and Senate President Mike Haridopolos grabbed control of the Legislature and...
  • Cannon fires shot at Scott vetoes

     
    House Speaker Dean Cannon just released a statement that criticizes Gov. Rick Scott's logic in shifting some of the vetoed dollars back to education.  Among the projects Scott vetoed was a $400,000 study of the court system that Cannon championed. Here'...
  • DOJ has approved FairDistricts amendments

     
    By Mark Matthews and Aaron Deslatte, Staff Writers TALLAHASSEE – Although their fate is still unsettled in federal court, the U.S. Department of Justice has approved the language of the “FairDistricts Florida” constitutional amendments...
  • Cannon and Haridopolos make nice, calling post-session split ‘way overblown’

     
    By Dan Tracy, Staff Writer Florida House Speaker Dean Cannon once again endorsed state Senate President Mike Haridopolos this morning in his bid to win the Republican nomination to take on U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in 2012. Meeting at a downtown Orlando...
  • FairDistricts leaders ask for changes in redistricting meetings

     
    Fair Districts, a grassroots group that successfully pushed for new constitutional provisions last year that dictate redistricting, is asking the Legislature to revamp the procedures it has set out for 26 redistricting hearings that are set to be held...
  • Read the official rationale for SunRail

     
    Here's Florida Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad’s prepared text, announcing that Gov. Rick Scott had signed off on Central Florida's $1.2-billion commuter rail project: Good morning, thank you for joining me today.  As you all know, SunRail is...
  • Randolph wants ‘cooling off’ period before jurors can cash in (a la Casey Anthony)

     
    TALLAHASSEE — State Rep. Scott Randolph and defense attorney Mark NeJame held a press conference today to unveil a bill that would call for a “cooling off” period before jurors in high-profile cases like the Casey Anthony murder trial...
  • Local Republicans want no glory for SunRail

     
    Turnout for the SunRail celebration Monday was most interesting in who was not there. And that list includes every Republican legislator. The only lawmaker there was Scott Randolph, a Democrat (thanks for the correction). House Speaker Dean Cannon didn'...
  • Randolph to Cannon: Show me the legal fees for redistricting

     
    When the Legislature's redistricting committee heard public testimony at the Bob Carr Center in Orlando Wednesday, one local lawmaker was notable by his absence: House Speaker Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park. Cannon's spokeswoman had said he stayed away so...
  • Dean Cannon taps Matt Falconer for gov’t efficiency panel

     
    Florida House Speaker Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park, has tapped current and former lawmakers for his appointments to a Government Efficiency Task Force, along with former mayoral candidate Matthew Falconer and Osceola County Commissioner Frank Attkisson....