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  • Mica: Obama counted on Adams….and Cannon and Dorworth and Haridopolos and Gaetz and Weatherford

     
    In a new mailer, U.S. Rep. John Mica, R-Winter Park, attacks his Republican primary rival Rep. Sandy Adams, R-Orlando, for supporting President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus package. “Barack Obama Counted on Sandy Adams,” the headline...
  • Ethics complaint filed against Gary Siplin

     
    A local Democratic activist has filed a complaint against state Sen. Gary Siplin, D-Orlando, accusing  him of abusing his office by sending out a publicly funded “newsletter” promoting his wife while she campaigns for his Senate seat. The...
  • Opposition to Amendment 3 is varied, and out-of-state

     
    TALLAHASSEE — You might expect critics of Colorado's controversial government revenue cap, known as the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, to make appearances in Florida where a similar constitutional measure is on the Nov. 6 ballot. But much of the financial...
  • Political consultants, secret donors, and the joke that is Florida campaign-finance law

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Cockroaches have a survival instinct to scurry from the light. And so do some of Florida’s highest-paid elections lawyers and consultants, who have done their darnedest this year to cover up the financing behind their advertising...
  • Back-and-forth over Transparency 2.0 includes eye-opening Alan Hayes comment

     
    By Brandon Larabee, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Senators looking into the state's efforts to make budget information available online are expressing skepticism about Transparency 2.0, a site developed under a $5.5 million no-bid...
  • Lawmakers get insurance grades

     
    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...
  • ‘Dirty Hari’ gets a website and some hand sanitizer

     
    Progress Florida, the St. Petersburg-based website unrelated to the St. Petersburg-based utility with the similar name, has drawn a bead on Senate President Mike Haridopolos, aka “Dirty Hari,” and his nascent U.S. Senate campaign. The group...
  • Dean Cannon on the issues

     
    The editorial board just finished an interview with Dean Cannon, the Winter Park state representative who is speaker of the House this year and next. As speaker, he wields vast power of what will or won't get through that legislative body. Cannon is...
  • Should Florida get back in line for presidential primaries?

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers are poised to re-litigate a partisan clash from four years ago over when to hold the state's presidential primaries — and essentially whether it wants to continue bucking the national parties in exchange...
  • Profiles in cowardice

     
    Follow the bouncing ball… In late 2009, state Sen. Greg Evers, a cotton farmer from the Panhandle, voted against the special session bill that gave the green light to SunRail and high speed rail. Last week, Evers was one of 26 state senators to...
  • Haridopolos won’t stop fundraising, and Bill Nelson has been in office a long time

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Mike Haridopolos enjoys one particular advantage over his Republican rivals in the 2012 U.S. Senate contest ahead: he can use the influence over his powerful post to command serious campaign cash. Unlike other...