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  • Reflections on an election, and here comes next year

     Reflections on an election,  and here comes next year
    And so it ends. The negative ads. The robo-calls from famous people. The nail-biting crawl of Election Night returns. Nationwide, Democrats got shellacked in the 2014 mid-term election. Republicans now control both houses of Congress. In Florida, the...
  • Interest groups identify “Champions of the Middle Class”

     
    Business-interest groups have provided report cards on legislators for years, so it naturally follows that pro-labor, pro-worker organizations would do the same thing. Today, Florida Watch Action, Progress Florida and America Votes — all left of...
  • Rick Scott is holding SunRail hostage to push his agenda through Legislature

     Rick Scott is holding SunRail hostage to push his agenda through Legislature
    The odds of riding SunRail to downtown Orlando are now about the same as riding Moby Dick to Atlantis. This is not all that surprising. SunRail has been a dead train chugging since Rick Scott became Florida's first Maximum Leader. It's how he is...
  • What do port security, the Patriot Act and partisanship have in common?

     What do port security, the Patriot Act and partisanship have in common?
    In this edition of the Friday Files, we're looking at everything from political lies to a contest for Florida's most unpopular politician. But first, I have a game for you to play: This year, while no one was looking, President Barack Obama made...
  • Gambling, prayer and the 'celebrate plate'

    Gambling, prayer and the 'celebrate plate'
    From casino gambling to mutant animals, we're covering a lot of ground in today's Friday Files — including an offer from the Maxwell family to share one of our more coveted possessions: our "Celebrate plate." •We start with Florida's troubling...
  • Florida Senate passes revenue cap, but shuns Colorado comparison

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate passed a proposed constitutional amendment Tuesday¬†that would place new handcuffs on the power of future legislators to tax and spend. The Senate voted 27-13 to place a new tax revenue cap for state government before...
  • Is Charlie Crist the best Democrat to beat Rick Scott?

     
    I am making this up, so bear with me. Rick Scott looks to be very beatable in 2014. But what Democrat could do it? Does the Party rehash Alex Sink? Can you name another Democrat with statewide name recognition? The last time a Democratic congressman ran,...
  • Senate court plan dumps the split Supreme Court. Cannon accepts.

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate voted to give House Speaker Dean Cannon half a loaf Monday night instead of the entire reform of the judiciary system he coveted. Sen. Ellen Bogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale, filed an amendment along with one-fourth of...
  • The Senate president no one expected

     
    TALLAHASSEE — In 2005, there were 26 Republicans roosting over the 40-seat Florida Senate and Mike Haridopolos might have been the least pleased of the lot. He was the only Republican that then-President Tom Lee opted not to make a chairman of a...
  • The Elections Bill – and how to speak up

     
    Today's column looked at the legislature's crackdown on voting — specifically the obviously biased attempt to crack down on early voting, but not absentee voting, even though GOP elections officials say absentee voting is much more susceptible to...
  • Dockery: ‘My guess’ is that Scott will sign off on SunRail

     
    By Dan Tracy, Staff Writer One of SunRail’s biggest opponents, state Sen. Paula Dockery, R-Lakeland, is quoted in the Sunshine State News online site as saying she believes the $1.2 billion project will be approved by Gov. Rick Scott. “That&#...