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  • Pension-contribution fight taking shape before Supremes

     
    By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — With Republican legislative leaders and the Florida League of Cities already weighing in, Gov. Rick Scott and Cabinet officers have asked the state Supreme Court to approve a plan...
  • 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...
  • Senate plan to reform car insurance laws devolves into chaos

     
    A Florida Senate plan to reform the state’s car-insurance market devolved into chaos Tuesday, as senators threw more than three dozen amendments at the package – some written from the chamber floor – that at times left some senators...
  • No need for special session, presiding officers declare

     
    Florida House Speaker Larry Cretul, R-Ocala, and Senate President Jeff Atwater, R-North Palm Beach, served notice Wednesday they won't be calling lawmakers back to the state capital to work on a response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Cretul sent a...
  • Scott’s list of GOP backers: what a difference a month makes

     
    The Rick Scott campaign has released a list of chairs and co-chairs that includes virtually every Republican member of Florida's congressional delegation and the Legislature. But there are a couple of notable exceptions: U.S. Rep. C.W. (Bill) Young of...
  • GOP likely to strengthen its hold on Florida Legislature

     
    By John Kennedy, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Florida Republicans look poised to tighten their grip on the Legislature in next week’s elections, with at least one Senate Democratic seat expected to flip to the GOP and the party...
  • Rick Scott’s very interesting transition team.

     
    The new Guv made some very practical and very good choices in picking his transition team. Perhaps the most interesting is Sen. George LeMieux, the brain behind Charlie Crist. LeMieux will be turning his Senate seat over to Marco Rubio, and has begun...
  • Haridopolos taps Gardiner for majority leader

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Incoming Senate President Mike Haridopolos announced Tuesday that he was tapping Orlando Sen. Andy Gardiner as majority leader and Mike Bennett of Bradenton as president pro tempore. Bennett is a former rival for the presidency, and...
  • Alexander keeps budget reins, Gaetz gets tasked with redistricting

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Incoming Senate President Mike Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island, just announced that J.D. Alexander, R-Lake Wales, would keep the reins as budget chairman, Sen. John Thrasher, R-St. Augustine, would become rules chair, and Se...
  • Jeb Bush joins George W. Bush on special ‘State of the Union’

     
    George W. Bush has been making the talk-show rounds to promote his book "Decision Points," but CNN will do something different when it talks to him. Brother Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor, will join the former president to discuss politics, their...
  • New-look Florida Legislature: Cannon blast Supremes; Haridopolos promises cuts

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Christening an era of belt-tightening and perhaps more conservative governance, two Central Florida legislators formally took the reins of the Florida Legislature on Tuesday amid new Republican super-majorities delivered by voters...