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Jack Latvala

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  • ‘Under-performing’ county election chiefs will get summoned to Tally

     
    TALLAHASSEE — In the wake of national backlash, Secretary of State Ken Detzner told lawmakers Tuesday that much of the fault for Florida's apparent snail's pace in counting ballots last month belonged with five “under-performing”...
  • Did USF President Judy Genshaft lie to lawmakers about blocking UCF from Big East?

     
    Did USF President Judy Genshaft lie to lawmakers about blocking UCF from Big East?...
  • Andy Gardiner secures 2015-16 Senate presidency

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Orlando Sen. Andy Gardiner on Thursday secured enough signed pledge cards to become the Florida Senate president for the 2015-16 term, ending a three-day attempted coup by two former supporters that had bitterly divided the caucus in...
  • A Chronology of an (attempted) Senate Power-Grab

     
    TALLAHASSEE — There is a long story of personal ambitions, conflicting corporate-versus-populist agendas, and shifting allegiances behind the latest palace coup attempt in the Florida Senate. But the seeds for what transpired last night and into...
  • Shades of 2011 Senate melt down visible in start of budget debate

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Last spring, on the last night of session, relations between the House and Senate totally broke down over budget talks. The Senate had voted down a House bill that accompanied the budget deregulating several professions, including...
  • Latvala on early voting, ideology and the Legislature’s ethics (and lack thereof)

     
    The News Service of Florida had an interesting Q-and-A with veteran legislator Jack Latvala, where the Tampa Bay Republican opined on everything from early voting to the ideology of the Senate. He also teed off on the legislative “bad apples”...
  • Senate unanimously passes high-speed ethics reform

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Trying to clamp down on rampant perceived excesses of power, a Florida Senate committee on Tuesday began fast-tracking the most sweeping ethics reform proposal the state has witnessed in decades. If passed by the full Legislature...
  • Dean Cannon’s impressive lobbying clientele

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Former House Speaker Dean Cannon made some news this week when Senate Ethics and Elections Chairman Jack Latvala took exception to his return as a (temporary) executive-branch lobbyist and the head of a firm that will immediately begin...
  • Latvala versus Cannon on lobbying revolving doors

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A key component of the ethics package the Senate workshopped Tuesday takes aim at a common occurance in state politics: the revolving-door that sees formerly powerful lawmakers return to the Capitol as high-priced lobbyists soon...
  • Weatherford: Unlike the Senate, House wants to kill CCEs, repeal campaign-limits

     
    TALLAHASSEE — House Speaker Will Weatherford said Tuesday he didn't think the Senate's proposals to shape up campaign-finance abuses of lawmaker-controlled slush funds went far enough. So, the House will go a leaping step further, and propose to...
  • Senate fast-tracking ethics reform package

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A Florida Senate panel is fast-tracking a sweeping ethics proposal that would crack down on politicians' lavish lobbyist-funded living, their revolving-door jobs and even their paychecks in cases when they don't pay ethics fines. The...