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Tallahassee (Leon, Florida)

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  • Gaetz: Counties to blame for election fallout?

     
    TALLAHASSEE — New Senate President Don Gaetz wants to usher in ethics reform and greater health-care access, but he also pledged Tuesday to get to the bottom of this month's election fiasco — and he is pointing a finger at South Florida...
  • New diverse faces, challenges, emerge in Tallahassee

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Legislature's new class of legislators are taking the oath in Tallahassee today, and a host of challenges await them. All told, 44 new House members and 15 new senators are taking office, some new and some re-treads. In the...
  • News 13 studies Gov. Rick Scott; WFTV looks at election reform

     
    Coming in local public-affairs programming this holiday weekend: “Political Connections” on Central Florida News 13 enlists Lou Frey and Dick Batchelor to analyze Gov. Rick Scott's changes in position on health care. The veteran analysts...
  • Weatherford, Gaetz, promising to change the Capitol culture

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The two men taking the reins of the Florida Legislature this week are a character-study of shifting political eras. Incoming House Speaker Will Weatherford is the epitome of how term limits have accelerated the race to power: The...
  • 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...