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  • Democrats raised cash liberally from Allied groups

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Normally, Republicans rule the roost when it comes to collecting campaign-coin in the Capitol. But an Orlando Sentinel analysis of the campaign-finance data reveals that the Florida Democratic Party, candidates for statewide office,...
  • Senate passes ethics bill 40-0

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Senate just unanimously passed major ethics reform as its first bill of the 2013 session. There was no debate, other than a closing statement by Ethics and Elections Chairman Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater. “This is solid...
  • 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...
  • College-football scandals pale in comparison to FAMU band case

    College-football scandals pale in comparison to FAMU band case
    Running off at the typewriter … Sadly, the FAMU band-hazing death that took place during last year's Florida Classic at the Florida Citrus Bowl is, tragically, turning into the biggest intercollegiate-sports scandal this state has ever seen. Band...
  • Senate unanimously OKs ethics bill

    TALLAHASSEE -- The Senate just unanimously passed major ethics reform as its first bill of the 2013 session. The Senate had no debate on the matter, other than a closing statement by Ethics and Elections Chairman Jack Latvala, R-...
  • Lobbying a lucrative cap for a legislator's career

    Lobbying a lucrative cap for a legislator's career
    TALLAHASSEE – You have to forgive Florida's reform-minded lawmakers if they don't want to preclude all their current colleagues from cashing in as lobbyists. This week, the Senate amended its sweeping ethics reform bill (SB 2) to allow current...
  • Senate committee advances map, method for picking numbers gets Biblical

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Senate Reapportionment Committee voted 21-6 to advance its new Senate districts map to the floor, and will hold a mini-lottery later today to assign numbers to the districts — thus settling the thorny debate over how to divvy...