| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 28, 2011
| 1:56 PM
A lot to talk about in today's edition of Friday files, starting with the latest group of people getting hosed by Tallahassee — the mentally ill.
To be fair, it was probably their turn.
Florida politicians have already gone after the disabled,...
| 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...
| Nov 17, 2010
| 4:36 AM
My question seemed simple enough: Whose money was it?
Sure, I knew the names of the politicians who opposed the fair-districting amendments, which we overwhelmingly approved at the polls earlier this month.
I knew that Dean Cannon and Mike Haridopolos...
| May 9, 2011
| 7:35 PM
I am amused by Rick Scott's claims of victory in this legislative session.
This was House Speaker Dean Cannon's party.
Scott entered the Governor's Office as a wildly firing cannon.
It was Cannon who aimed the cannon at the targets he wanted to hit,...
| May 12, 2011
| 4:08 PM
Today's Friday Files are psychedelic.
•Newsweek recently cited a study that said, of all the state capitals in America, Tallahassee ranks No. 1 when it comes to pot-smoking. That explains a lot about what happened in this past legislative session....