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  • Cannon: RPOF meeting was needed to 'determine the rules'

    Cannon: RPOF meeting was needed to 'determine the rules'
    TALLAHASSEE – Former House Speaker Dean Cannon says he sanctioned a secret meeting between legislative employees and Republican operatives because he wanted the 2012 re-drawing of political boundaries to be above reproach. Cannon, a Winter Park...
  • Cannon aide: Bad blood, not bad intentions, cause of lobbyist involvement

    Cannon aide: Bad blood, not bad intentions, cause of lobbyist involvement
    TALLAHASSEE – A key aide testified Tuesday that bad blood in the Legislature led by two Central Florida lawmakers was the cause of some interesting email and back-channel use of lobbyists – not an underhanded attempt to undermine the 2010 Fair...
  • Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani partner with Florida lobbying, business interests to raise cash for Attorney General Pam Bondi

    Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani partner with Florida lobbying, business interests to raise cash for Attorney General Pam Bondi
    Two big name New York Republicans are teaming up to help Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi raise campaign cash. Donald Trump, the real estate developer and reality TV host, and Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, at the “special...
  • The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida

     
    Over two days, we revealed this year's list of “The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida” — as chosen by a panel of leaders from the business, nonprofit and political communities. Below is the full list of 25 - with nutshell...
  • Back-and-forth over Transparency 2.0 includes eye-opening Alan Hayes comment

     
    By Brandon Larabee, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Senators looking into the state's efforts to make budget information available online are expressing skepticism about Transparency 2.0, a site developed under a $5.5 million no-bid...
  • Lawmakers get insurance grades

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Policyholders of Florida, an insurance consumer advocacy group, has graded the state's lawmakers based on how often they supported property owners during the past year. In the Florida Senate, seven lawmakers — Mike Fasano, R- New...
  • Mike Haridopolos is now a lobbyist

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Add one more former legislator to the ranks of the lobbying corps. Former Senate President Mike Haridopolos is now lobbying for a rail company called Railex LLC that has ties to rail giant CSX. He's also gone to work for a gambling...
  • House gets ethics bill moving again

     
    TALLAHASSEE – A week after delaying a vote, a House committee advanced an ethics reform on Tuesday that would make it harder for ex-lawmakers to score high-paying jobs thanks to their political contacts. The House State Affairs Committee OK'd the...
  • House panel passes ethics reform, although differences remain

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Less than three weeks into the 60-day session, House and Senate lawmakers are both advancing ethics changes designed to hold politicians to higher standards of conduct while they’re in office and after they’ve left. But...
  • 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...
  • Mica: Obama counted on Adams….and Cannon and Dorworth and Haridopolos and Gaetz and Weatherford

     
    In a new mailer, U.S. Rep. John Mica, R-Winter Park, attacks his Republican primary rival Rep. Sandy Adams, R-Orlando, for supporting President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus package. “Barack Obama Counted on Sandy Adams,” the headline...
  • Ethics complaint filed against Gary Siplin

     
    A local Democratic activist has filed a complaint against state Sen. Gary Siplin, D-Orlando, accusing  him of abusing his office by sending out a publicly funded “newsletter” promoting his wife while she campaigns for his Senate seat. The...