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  • 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...
  • Miami Herald: Scott’s closed, open-door policy

     
    From the Miami Herald's Mary Ellen Klas: On the 22nd floor of the Capitol, where the view overlooking Tallahassee is stunning, and the floor to ceiling windows let the sunshine in, Gov. Rick Scott held his first official event since being sworn in as...
  • St. Pete Times on Rick Scott’s unprecedented security and media shutout

     
    The St. Petersburg Times took its turn pointing out the unprecedented level of security and media restrictions that the Rick Scott team put in place on his first day as governor. Here's an excerpt: Florida's new governor was the star of the most security-...
  • Travel to Florida inched up during first nine months of 2010

     
    Travel to Florida inched up 1.4 percent during the first nine months of last year to just a shade under 62 million visitors, according to data compiled by the state’s tourism-promotion agency. Domestic travel to the state fell 0.4 percent for the...
  • Dockery: Haridopolos’ high-speed reversal meant to sow confusion

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Mike Haridopolos' sudden reversal on whether Florida should press forward with a high-speed rail project slated to create 24,000 jobs by connecting Orlando and Tampa is starting to draw some heat. Haridopolos, R...
  • Guest list: Mel Martinez on ‘Flashpoint’; Corrine Brown on ‘The Agenda’; Florida political experts on ‘Central Florida Spotlight’

     
    Here's a look at the guest list for local public-affairs programs this weekend: "Flashpoint" will feature a Lauren Rowe interview with former Sen. Mel Martinez, who talks about the Tucson shootings and his reaction to Gov. Rick Scott....
  • As Cannon vows court reform, House panel takes aim at judicial rulemaking

     
    With Florida’s legislative leaders still chafing from recent defeats before the Florida Supreme Court, Republican lawmakers signaled Wednesday that they want to strip some of the court’s powers. Their target: The court’s authority to write...
  • ‘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 farmerfrom the Panhandle, voted against the special session billthat gave the green light to SunRail and high speed rail. Last week, Evers was one of 26 state senators to...