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  • 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,...
  • 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....
  • Term limits for you, not for me — what hypocrites!

    Term limits for you, not for me — what hypocrites!
    (An earlier version of this column had an incorrect title for Senate Majority Leader Andy Gardiner.) Today, we continue looking at foolish bills your legislators have filed in Tallahassee — and highlight some good ones. Let's start with a real...
  • If you overlook the lies, Scott's budget is interesting

    If you overlook the lies, Scott's budget is interesting
    After spending more than 24 hours studying Rick Scott's budget proposal, one thing is clear: Rick Scott lied. But, hey, it's becoming increasingly clear that not everyone views the truth as that big of a deal. And some people thought Scott's budget...
  • Slimy political tricks, truly charitable treats

    Slimy political tricks, truly charitable treats
    Time for another round of hugs and slugs — this time in the spirit of Halloween, spotlighting some of the worst tricks and best treats of the past week. We start with a super-sized hug for the folks at Shepherd's Hope — one of Central...
  • Senate map needs to be redrawn

     
    “I honestly cannot find a Republican outside of the Senate who doesn’t think that your map is going to be thrown out, it’s just because of the strategy you employed versus the one the house did,” said a reporter last Thursday...
  • Andy Gardiner secures 2015-16 Senate presidency

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Orlando Sen. Andy Gardiner on Thursday secured enough signed pledge cards to become the Florida Senate president for the 2015-16 term, ending a three-day attempted coup by two former supporters that had bitterly divided the caucus in...
  • Higher ed funding, road-building, remain key House-Senate sticking points

     
    TALLAHASSEE — With time running out on the 2012 session, Florida House and Senate leaders said Monday that they remained at odds on a few key issues, and tops among them is how deeply to cut Florida's colleges and universities. The House earlier...
  • A Chronology of an (attempted) Senate Power-Grab

     
    TALLAHASSEE — There is a long story of personal ambitions, conflicting corporate-versus-populist agendas, and shifting allegiances behind the latest palace coup attempt in the Florida Senate. But the seeds for what transpired last night and into...
  • Shades of 2011 Senate melt down visible in start of budget debate

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Last spring, on the last night of session, relations between the House and Senate totally broke down over budget talks. The Senate had voted down a House bill that accompanied the budget deregulating several professions, including...