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Rubio releases statement on failed amendment regarding water wars with Georgia
A public works bill passed by the US Senate on Wednesday gives Georgia a hand up in the ongoing water-rights dispute with Florida. Florida Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio each tried unsuccessfully to amend the Water...
- Posted 7 days ago
Bill Nelson and reporter Alex Leary split hairs
You just have to read the back-and-forth between Senator Bill Nelson and Times reporter Alex Leary as Leary attempts to get a straight answer out of Nelson about whether the 70 year-old will run for Governor of...
- Posted 13 days ago
Bill Nelson urges Rick Scott to call special session after Legislature’s fails to expand Medicaid
Sen. Nelson wrote a letter to Gov. Scott today urging him to call a special session to remedy the Legislature’s failure to expand Medicaid. The text of the letter is below. Dear Gov. Scott: In Florida –...
- Posted 18 days ago
Julian Castro to headline Fla. Dems’ Jefferson-Jackson Dinner on June 15
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro will be headlining the Florida Democratic Party’s 2013 Jefferson Jackson Gala on June 15th, and will be joined by Senator Bill Nelson and DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Shultz. Castro is the son...
- Posted 25 days ago
Bill Nelson: BP fines are for hard-hit counties, not state
As Panhandle officials were worrying that the state Legislature was moving toward taking control of their share of potentially millions of dollars in BP fines, Senator Bill Nelson today reminded Florida’s governor and state lawmakers that federal...
- Posted 31 days ago
Bill Nelson to join Gulf advocates in St. Pete on Friday to mark three years since BP oil spill
While regulators and the oil industry have made some changes to boost the safety of offshore drilling since the nation’s worst oil spill three years ago, federal lawmakers have yet to adopt a key bill needed to...
- Posted 36 days ago
The Charlie Crist – Bill Nelson conspiracy theory
“… but what if Charlie Crist doesn’t want to be governor?” That’s the question I ask every other member of the Society of the Tarpon Belt — the loose confederation of former Crist staffers and supporters serving...
- Posted 38 days ago
In DC, Senators cross political aisle hoping to save local airports
Not long after US Senator Bill Nelson’s meeting in Lakeland with local airport officials from across the state, the Federal Aviation Administration announced it would delay plans to immediately close control towers at 14 small airports statewide. ...
- Posted 44 days ago
Reversing position, Senator Bill Nelson now endorsing gay marriage
Senator Bill Nelson has endorsed gay marriage, the latest in a string of lawmakers to change his position on the issue. “If we are endowed by our Creator with rights, then why shouldn’t those be attainable by...
- Posted 50 days ago
Bill Nelson rides blimp, says it’s cost-effective way to catch “bad guys”
US Senator Bill Nelson said today that an older airship fitted with high-tech equipment gives the Navy a cost-effective means of tracking submarines, drug smugglers and other “bad guys.” The lawmaker’s comments came at the conclusion of...
- Posted 51 days ago