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John Thrasher

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  • House Speaker Dean Cannon jumps from legislating to lobbying

     
    Now that his time as speaker of the Florida House of Representatives has ended, Dean Cannon is making his next career move: lobbying the state government that he spent the past two years helping to lead. The Republican lawyer, who had represented the...
  • And the legislative budget games begin: Senate wants bigger reserves

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Just when you thought Florida was out of the financial ditch, state lawmakers want to pull it back in — at least rhetorically. The Senate Appropriations Committee opened its first post-2012 elections hearing Wednesday with...
  • Panel sends bill to shutter adult arcades to full Senate

    Panel sends bill to shutter adult arcades to full Senate
    TALLAHASSEE -- Despite pleas from senior citizens and arcade owners, a Florida Senate panel voted unanimously Tuesday to shutter Internet cafes, adult arcades and South Florida maquinitas. "We do not allow gambling in the state of Florida unless enacted...
  • Arcades, Internet cafe bill sent to gov in 36-4 Senate vote

    Arcades, Internet cafe bill sent to gov in 36-4 Senate vote
    TALLAHASSEE – South Florida senior arcades are likely going out of business. Lawmakers sent a measure to Gov. Rick Scott Thursday that would outlaw Internet cafes, senior arcades and maquinitas. "There is nothing in this bill that is going to...
  • Top GOP senator says senate wants to find solution for low-income uninsured

    TALLAHASSEE -- A leading Senate Republican said that the Senate is looking for ways to get the more than 800,000 low-income uninsured population, who would qualify for Medicaid if the state expanded the program under the Affordable Care Act, health  care....
  • Senate passes Ford Motor Co. liability shield bill

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate has voted to shield automakers from some injury-lawsuit payouts in wrecks where a defective part may have caused an injury. The Florida Supreme Court ruled in 2001 that auto-makers could be held solely at fault for...
  • Romney wins endorsements from Thrasher, three Fla. congressmen

     
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has picked up the endorsements of heavyweight state Sen. John Thrasher, the former Republican Party of Florida chairman from St. Augustine, and three Sunshine State congressman for his presidential campaign. Here's...
  • Liberal magazine connects dots between Koch brothers and Dorworth’s union bill

     
    A high-brow liberal magazine is reporting links between the Florida “Labor and Employment” bill introduced last session by state Rep. Chris Dorworth, R-Lake Mary, and a national campaign organized through the Koch brothers-funded American...
  • Lyndsey Cruley is Haridopolos’ new Senate mouthpiece

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Mike Haridopolos has hired House Majority Office press guru Lyndsey Cruley to be his new press secretary. Cruley has been handling media for the Legislature's redistricting hearings, and is a 2009 graduate of Florida...
  • Romney announces support from Florida legislators

     
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has announced the endorsements of his Republican presidential campaign by a slew of Florida legislators. Here's the list, as released by his campaign: Members Of Florida Legislature Endorsing Mitt Romney: State...
  • CPAC-Florida conference schedule released for 9/23 conservativefest

     
    Ten presidential candidates, four U.S. Senate candidates in Florida, several governors and enough conservative talkers to fill a convention center — almost all Republicans or further right — pack the schedule released today for the...