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John Thrasher

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  • 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...
  • Thrasher on Medicaid: We’re looking for ideas

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A leading Senate Republican said that the Senate is looking for ways to get health care for the the more than 800,000 low-income uninsured Floridians who would qualify for Medicaid if the state expanded the program under the Affordable...
  • Parks, beaches may be next target for smoking bans

     
    By Jennifer Curington, Staff Writer TALLAHASSEE— Local governments would get the authority to ban smoking at beaches, parks, sports facilities and other outdoor areas under a bill moving through the Florida Legislature – but enforcement...
  • Senate budget chief wants to eliminate insurance industry tax break and roll back vehicle tag fees

     
    A top senator said Thursday that he will introduce legislation to eliminate a nearly 30-year-old tax break for insurance companies and use the estimated $220 million in savings to roll back the annual car registration fees paid by the state's drivers. &#...
  • 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...
  • 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...