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John Thrasher

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  • Senate panel votes unanimously to shut down Internet cafes

     
    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...
  • Bill to shutter Internet cafes, adult arcades goes to the gov

     
    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...
  • It's refreshing to see so many rotten bills put down

    It's refreshing to see so many rotten bills put down
    There are so many astoundingly bad things happening in Tallahassee these days that it's easy to get overwhelmed and depressed. But I'm not going to let that happen. Think of today's column as a verbal dose of Prozac — a pick-me-up in the form of...
  • 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...
  • The Senate president no one expected

     
    TALLAHASSEE — In 2005, there were 26 Republicans roosting over the 40-seat Florida Senate and Mike Haridopolos might have been the least pleased of the lot. He was the only Republican that then-President Tom Lee opted not to make a chairman of a...
  • 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...
  • Union dues bill on the move

     
    The House Appropriations Committee gave the OK to a bill by Rep. Chris Dorworth, R-Lake Mary, that could potentially limit unions’ political potency moving forward. The bill, HB 1021, allow government employers to stop dues withholding, forcing...
  • 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...