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  • greenlight pinellas - train1
    Greenlight Pinellas looks like it will really screw up Fourth Street

    This week, the Yes for Greenlight initiative sent out a campaign email that, quite frankly, should frighten anyone who cares about the future of Fourth Street North in St. Petersburg. Under the header, “Did You Know? Bus Rapid Transit...

    • Posted 8 hours ago
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  • radel, trey - whoa
    Trey Radel to refund more than $63,000 to donors

    Former congressman Trey Radel is refunding contributors more than $63,000, according to the latest campaign finance report filed by the Florida Republican, who gave up his seat in January after pleading guilty to a drug charge. The...

    • Posted 10 hours ago
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  • newspaper stack
    Interesting how this headline from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune changed

    Jeremy Wallace of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune had an interesting story this week about how a Republican candidate for the state House compared the feeling he had when President Barack Obama was elected with his reaction to the...

    • Posted 11 hours ago
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  • Latvala, Jack - comic
    On second thought, Sen. Jack Latvala comes through for St. Pete soccer fans

    Last month, this blog was highly critical of state Senator Jack Latvala’s opposition to including the North American Soccer League, the soccer league which includes St. Pete’s Rowdies, in a bill that would require the state Department of...

    • Posted 12 hours ago
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  • benacuisto, lizbeth
    RightNOW Women PAC endorses Lizbeth Benacquisto

    RightNOW Women PAC has endorsed its second candidate of the cycle. The GOP-leaning political action committee is backing Lizbeth Benacquisto, who is running in Florida’s 19th Congressional District. The PAC – formed earlier this year by Marlene Colucci and Brittany Thune - will...

    • Posted 15 hours ago
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  • evs
    Personnel note: Erin Van Sickle exiting the FMA for Volunteer Florida

    Communications pro and avid dog lover Erin VanSickle has left the Florida Medical Assocition to become the Communications and Legislative Affairs Director for Volunteer Florida. Before serving as Vice President of Communications and Marketing for the FMA,...

    • Posted 16 hours ago
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  • weatherford, will - snatch
    Will a “ho-hum” 2014 session lessen Will Weatherford’s legacy?

    In a must-read analysis of the 2014 legislative session, News Service of Florida reporter Dara Kam synthesizes what most people have been saying about this year’s annual lawmaking effort: It’s boring in the capital. Blame the GOP-dominated...

    • Posted 17 hours ago
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  • scionti, michael - bondi
    AG Pam Bondi endorses Michael Scionti for Hillsborough Circuit Court

    Today, the Committee to Elect Michael Scionti for Circuit Court Judge, Group 19, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit announced the endorsement of Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. “I’ve known Michael Scionti and his family for many years and have had...

    • Posted 18 hours ago
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  • seefeldt, terri
    HD 31 hopeful Terri Seefeldt campaign continues to grow Lake County support

    Leesburg City Commissioner Elise Dennison announced her support for conservative Republican Terri Seefeldt in the upcoming primary election for House District 31.  “I have gotten to know Terri Seefeldt and as a strong local government advocate, I...

    • Posted 18 hours ago
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  • tallymadness - 2014
    #1 seed Nick Iarossi upset by Travis Blanton as Elite Eight of TallyMadness is set

    Just as a handful of premiere athletic conferences seems to always go deep into college basketball’s March Madness, this year’s TallyMadness — an online competition to determine Florida’s “best” lobbyist” — is dominated by some of the...

    • Posted 19 hours ago
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