| Jan 14, 2013
TALLAHASSEE — Policyholders of Florida, an insurance consumer advocacy group, has graded the state's lawmakers based on how often they supported property owners during the past year. In the Florida Senate, seven lawmakers — Mike Fasano, R- New...
| Feb 22, 2013
TALLAHASSEE — Add one more former legislator to the ranks of the lobbying corps. Former Senate President Mike Haridopolos is now lobbying for a rail company called Railex LLC that has ties to rail giant CSX. He's also gone to work for a gambling...
| Apr 16, 2013
TALLAHASSEE – A week after delaying a vote, a House committee advanced an ethics reform on Tuesday that would make it harder for ex-lawmakers to score high-paying jobs thanks to their political contacts. The House State Affairs Committee OK'd the...
| Mar 19, 2013
TALLAHASSEE – Less than three weeks into the 60-day session, House and Senate lawmakers are both advancing ethics changes designed to hold politicians to higher standards of conduct while they’re in office and after they’ve left. But...
| Feb 11, 2011
Florida Power & Light Co. wants the right to charge its customers to build more solar power plants. Other companies just want the right to sell solar power.
Both are voices likely to be heard in the renewable-energy debate shaping up for this year's...
| Feb 8, 2011
| 5:45 PM
Gov. Rick Scott has proposed abolishing a long-awaited computer database that would track every Florida prescription for narcotic drugs, the state's main weapon against pill mills.
Documents accompanying Scott's budget proposal Monday ask the Legislature...
| Mar 5, 2011
| 1:51 PM
Mike: Legislative sessions usually get as much attention as PBS documentaries. But that was before Rick Scott became the skinniest 800-pound gorilla ever to hit Tallahassee. We've never seen anything like this. No allegiances. No loyalties. No friends....
| Mar 14, 2011
| 3:39 PM
The odds of riding SunRail to downtown Orlando are now about the same as riding Moby Dick to Atlantis.
This is not all that surprising.
SunRail has been a dead train chugging since Rick Scott became Florida's first Maximum Leader.
It's how he is...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 4:31 PM
In a moment, we'll run through some of the outrageous things happening in Tallahassee.
But first, a quick note to all those Rick Scott-haters who are dying for a recall election:
And I mean that in the nicest possible way.
Yes, the guy...
| Mar 29, 2011
| 7:28 AM
Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday that the state would set aside $800,000 for a statewide drug strike team to help law-enforcement shut down so-called "pill mills" as part of an overall effort to crack down on Florida's prescription drug-abuse problems....
| Mar 30, 2011
| 5:21 PM
If you don't like Rick Scott, wait three years and nine months and he should be gone.
That's according to the first poll taken since voters have had a chance to assess their new leader.
Generally, governors see an uptick in their popularity after...