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  • House panel passes ethics reform, although differences remain

     
    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...
  • Scott Maxwell and Mike Thomas: We agree on one thing: Legislative session is going to get ugly

    Scott Maxwell and Mike Thomas: We agree on one thing: Legislative session is going to get ugly
    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....
  • Rick Scott is holding SunRail hostage to push his agenda through Legislature

     Rick Scott is holding SunRail hostage to push his agenda through Legislature
    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...
  • Want to recall Rick Scott? Sorry, that's not how it works

    Want to recall Rick Scott? Sorry, that's not how it works
    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: Shut up. And I mean that in the nicest possible way. Yes, the guy...
  • Scott, Bondi name pill-mill task force

    Scott, Bondi name pill-mill task force
    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....
  • Rick Scott, the one-term wonder? Poll says yes

    Rick Scott, the one-term wonder? Poll says yes
    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...
  • Pols with big perks shouldn't ask poor, mentally ill to sacrifice

    Pols with big perks shouldn't ask poor, mentally ill to sacrifice
    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,...
  • Who should pay for Florida's 'green' energy supplies?

    Who should pay for Florida's 'green' energy supplies?
    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...
  • Follow the money: Pols try to undermine your vote

    Follow the money: Pols try to undermine your vote
    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...
  • This Legislature's 'smashing success' story: House Speaker Dean Cannon

    This Legislature's 'smashing success' story: House Speaker Dean Cannon
    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,...
  • Pot, immigration and firings -- things that make you go 'Hmmm'

    Pot, immigration and firings -- things that make you go 'Hmmm'
    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....