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  • 2012 session tests the limits of business lobby muscle

     
    TALLAHASSEE – As the clock ticked toward the end of the 2012 lawmaking session, Florida's influential business lobby was desperate for a win. Its lobbyists thought they had a package deal. If the Senate could pass a bill cutting worker's...
  • 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...
  • Senate leadership open to talks on Trayvon Martin case

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Mike Haridopolos and his successor Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, said they are open to looking at town halls or potential hearings on the Trayvon Martin case after the November elections when lawmakers will begin...
  • Former RPOF finance chair signs affidavit saying Crist, LeMieux approved Greer fundraising

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Former Florida Republican finance chairman Harry Sargeant III – a South Florida billionaire entangled in his own financial scandal – has signed a sworn statement that former Gov. Charlie Crist and George LeMieux first...
  • Patterson skips Senate bid, new House candidate Castor Dentel trashes ‘parent trigger’

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Former state Rep. Pat Patterson,  a DeLand Republican considering a bid for Senate, announced Monday he would run for Volusia County Commission instead — avoiding a costly primary with Rep. Dorothy Hukill, an Ormond Beach...
  • 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...
  • Jeb Bush’s son, Mike Haridopolos’s wife, among those leading Mack campaign

     
    U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV has announced his statewide campaign co-chairs including several big names in Republican politics such as Sen. John Thrasher, R-Port Orange, and former Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, as well as Jeb Bush Jr. and Dr....
  • The real scheme behind voter crackdowns

     
    There's a lot hubbub these days about cracking down on voting rolls, purging names and more.  Some of the concerns are legitimate. Others are overhyped conspriacy theories. Some, the result of confusion. I want more info. And it looks like we have...
  • Pension-contribution fight taking shape before Supremes

     
    By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — With Republican legislative leaders and the Florida League of Cities already weighing in, Gov. Rick Scott and Cabinet officers have asked the state Supreme Court to approve a plan...
  • Greer wire: “Jesus Christ, what did I do with all that money?”

     
    TALLAHASSEE — With his criminal trial dragging out, his reputation tattered and his family on food stamps, ousted Florida Republican Chairman Jim Greer may be nearing the end of a four-year political drama that has captivated the state's political...