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Paula Bono Dockery

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  • Clock ticking on parent trigger bill, with vote count uncertain

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Sen. John Thrasher, R-St. Augustine, one of Senate President Mike Haridopolos’ top lieutenants said he has not counted votes to see whether parent trigger will pass the 40-member senate. “The Senate is about ideas,”...
  • Local senators split on Parent Trigger

     
    Gee, it was almost like the Old Days, when legislators voted on personal conviction instead of straight party lines. Almost. The 20-20 tie this afternoon in the Florida Senate that at least for now killed the Parent Trigger bill saw local senators split,...
  • LeMieux increases pressure on Mack to show Florida residency; seven lawmakers call on Mack to release travel records

     
    The race for the GOP nomination to run for the U.S. Senate in Florida is heating up an old issue that has haunted front-runner U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV for years: his commitment to living in Florida. Mack has always insisted he lives in Fort Myers and...
  • 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...
  • Three GOP senators oppose RPOF merit retention fight

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Three more Republican officials have come out to oppose the Republican Party of Florida's unique decision last month to go after the Supreme Court justices facing merit retention votes this fall. Justices Fred Lewis, Barbara Pariente...
  • Joe Kittinger talks to WFTV; Paula Dockery chats with News 13

     
    In local public-affairs programming this weekend: ***Aviation pioneer Joe Kittinger is a guest on “Central Florida Spotlight,” which airs at 12:30 p.m. Saturday on WFTV-Channel 9. Kittinger, a retired Air Force colonel, discusses his record...
  • 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...
  • 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...