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Tallahassee (Leon, Florida)

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  • Surprise! Americans for Prosperity doesn’t like Obamacare

     
    The folks at Americans for Prosperity — the David Koch-supported group that poured millions of dollars into ads in Florida in a fruitless effort to deny re-election to President Barack Obama and  Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson – is now...
  • Florida Chamber of Commerce lobbyist Dean Cannon?

     
    Former House Speaker Dean Cannon was named the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s “Most Valuable Legislator” for the 2012 session. And now the Florida Chamber may hire Cannon’s new lobbying shop for the 2013 session. There is a strong...
  • House Speaker Dean Cannon jumps from legislating to lobbying

     
    Now that his time as speaker of the Florida House of Representatives has ended, Dean Cannon is making his next career move: lobbying the state government that he spent the past two years helping to lead. The Republican lawyer, who had represented the...
  • Teachers union complains about value-added data for teacher evaluations

     
    The Florida Education Association continued today to raise questions about the usefulness, and validity, of the new value-added test score data being used this year to evaluate teachers. The teachers union detailed its worries at a press conference this...
  • Dorworth: With Ballard, I’ll help clients “under attack” by government

     
    Chris Dorworth, the Lake Mary Republican who lost his seat in the state House two years before he was to become speaker, says he's looking forward to his new career as a lobbyist with GOP fundraiser Brian Ballard. “I chose to work with Ballard...
  • Florida Realtors ‘looking at’ hiring Dean Cannon

     
    Another potential client for House Speaker-turned-Capitol-lobbyist Dean Cannon: the Florida Realtors. John Sebree, the senior vice president of public policy for the trade group, confirmed the Realtors are talking with Cannon, who has launched a new...
  • Scott’s second DEO chief in 14 months resigns

     
    TALLAHASSEE — For the second time in the 14-month existence of Gov. Rick Scott's Department of Economic Opportunity, the governor is facing a vacancy in the agency's top post. DEO Secretary Hunting F. Deutsch tendered his resignation Tuesday —...
  • Joe Kittinger talks to WFTV; Paula Dockery chats with News 13

     
    In local public-affairs programming this weekend: ***Aviation pioneer Joe Kittinger is a guest on “Central Florida Spotlight,” which airs at 12:30 p.m. Saturday on WFTV-Channel 9. Kittinger, a retired Air Force colonel, discusses his record...
  • Tant candidacy for Dems pleases Randolph

     
    The entry of Tallahassee-based fundraiser Allison Tant into the campaign to lead Florida Democrats has caught the interest of one of the former candidates in that race, Orange County Democratic Executive Committee Chair and tax collector-elect Scott...
  • Fl’s testing success earns praise from Tallahassee, D.C.

     
    It was no surprise that yesterday state educators and Gov. Rick Scott released messages touting Florida's students success on international tests. Scott called it “great news.” But the Sunshine State also earned praised from U.S. Secretary...
  • Scott says voucher students should face state testing

     
    From colleague Aaron Deslatte in Tallahassee… Speaking with reporters today, Gov. Rick Scott said students using Florida's voucher programs should take the same standardized tests as those who remain in public schools. “Absolutely. If you&#...
  • Randolph throws support to Tant in Democratic state chair race

     
    Orange County Tax Collector-Elect Scott Randolph today officially threw his support behind Allison Tant to succeed state Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith. The former state lawmaker had been a strong contender for the post himself, but after winning the...