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  • Mostly inland legislators don’t like ’single payer’ Citizens insurance

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Likening it to a “single payer” socialized system, a cadre of two dozen legislators — most of them from Central Florida and other inland locales — has written an open letter to the new head of the state-run...
  • AIF endorsements skip over most hotly contested Central Florida races

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The influential business lobbying group Associated Industries of Florida has released its first batch of endorsements for the 2012 elections, and avoided taking a side in virtually every high-profile Orlando-area contest. The group's...
  • Black caucus chair slams Gaetz for ‘hung them with a new rope’ remark

     
    TALLAHASSEE — State Rep. Mia Jones, D-Jacksonville, just sent out a statement chastising Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, for remarks he made following the redistricting vote Thursday as “highly charged and disturbing.” Gaetz, Thursday...
  • Senate passes redistricting maps; Lawsuits to be filed

     
    TALLAHASSEE — After months of debate, the Senate signed off on new political maps that lay out the boundaries for congressional and legislative districts for the next 10 years. But a lawsuit challenging the congressional map is already set to be...
  • Was Senator Don Gaetz’s Remark A Mistake?

     
    As a taxpayer, I believe that our Florida legislators are paid to think before they talk. But Senate President Designate Don Gaetz, R-Niceville thinks it is okay to say the first thing that comes out of his mouth. Once his statement is picked up by the...
  • Thrasher’s bill banning lawmakers from college jobs dies in committee

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Complaining about the media and ban on gifts from lobbyists, a Senate panel shot down a bill that would have prohibited future lawmakers from also holding jobs or contracts with state colleges and universities. The legislation, SB...
  • Feds OK Florida redistricting maps

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The federal Department of Justice has OK'd Florida's proposed legislative and congressional maps, clearing one of the remaining hurdles for the newly drawn districts to be in place in time for the June 4-8 candidate qualifying period....
  • Jewish Federations help win new anti-Iran law

     
    A new law requires Florida-chartered banks to report information to the state on any accounts that might be linked to foreign financial institutions supporting terrorism. Aimed at Iran, the law stemmed from efforts by the Jewish Federations in Palm Beach....
  • Top-10 ECOs last quarter: Chamber, House GOP, Senate GOP, Pro-voucher group

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The stealthy groups paying for the direct-mail and ads in Florida primaries are called Electioneering Communication Organizations under state law, and are known as 527 groups in other states. They are traditionally utilized to either...
  • Cannon: Reaction to immunity bill ‘hysterical’

     
    TALLAHASSEE — House Speaker Dean Cannon has issued a statement calling the reaction to his push to spell out lawmakers have ”absolute” protection from lawsuit depositions “hysterical” and “politically motivated”...
  • Who’s paying for those fliers and ads? Disney, FPL, GEO Group, assorted m/billionaires

     
    TALLAHASSEE — With heated legislative primaries going full-steam in Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville, we thought we'd go back and take a minute to highlight who some of the biggest financiers of these campaigns turned out to be. For the last quarter,...
  • Gaetz says no to House proposal protecting lawmakers from testifying

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Designate Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, who led the Senate's redistricting process, said Monday that a House proposal to shield legislators and their staffs from ever being required to testify or produce public records...