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Mike Haridopolos

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  • Mike Haridopolos is now a lobbyist

     
    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...
  • Judge finds GOP consultants in contempt over redistricting-records fight

    TALLAHASSEE -- A Leon County judge has held three prominent Republican consultants in contempt for not handing over thousands of pages of private records detailing their work in last year's contentious redistricting fight. Leon County Judge Terry...
  • 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,...
  • The 2012 Legislature: What didn’t pass (parent trigger, zero tolerance, bus ads, charter school changes)

     
    The most closely watched education bill of the just-wrapped-up Legislative session was, of course, the “parent trigger” bill, which died when the Senate vote on it was a tie (for readers interested in how the Senators voted, you can find...
  • Senate rebels block parental trigger bill from the floor

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Some of the same rebellious Republicans and Democrats who brought the Florida Senate to a grinding halt last year are starting to flex their muscle again as the pace of the legislative assembly line increases in the final days of...
  • Senate bids farewell to Senate Prez Haridopolos

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate said goodbye to Senate President Mike Haridopolos , who is finishing his last regular session as a member of the Senate. Following a video with tributes from Gov. Rick Scott, former Gov. Jeb Bush, Chief Financial...
  • Haridopolos talks budget, abortion and PIP

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Mike Haridopolos expressed confidence Monday afternoon that legislative leaders would have a deal on the budget by the end of the day and also said that he hoped they could land a compromise on personal injury...
  • Clock ticking on parent trigger bill, with vote count uncertain

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Sen. John Thrasher, R-St. Augustine, one of Senate President Mike Haridopolos’ top lieutenants said he has not counted votes to see whether parent trigger will pass the 40-member senate. “The Senate is about ideas,”...
  • This time it’s Dave Weldon considering the GOP U.S. Senate race

     
    Jeb Bush? Nope. Vern Buchanan? Nope. Mike Haridopolos? Yes, no, no.George LeMieux? Yes. Yes. Yes. Adam Hasner? Yes, no, no. Craig Miller? Yes, no. Allen West? Nope. Connie Mack? No. No. Yes. Adam Putnam? Nope. Any other Republicans available to run for...
  • House debates $70 billion budget into the wee hours

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida House talked into the evening Thursday on its $70 billion budget plan that slashes funding for universities but boosts it for classrooms, charter schools, and hometown projects in the backyards of powerful politicians....
  • What’s in a number? In redistricting, a lot of politics

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The debate over re-drawing the Florida Senate's political lines has come down to numbers, but not just racial breakdowns or election returns. The Senate Reapportionment Committee began its second day of debate Wednesday where it left...