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Tigers, ‘Turkeys’ and TaxWatch … oh my
On Tuesday, eight Pinellas legislators were grilled by members of the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club on issues ranging from Medicaid expansion to legislative health insurance costs — and then turned around to rib each other on who...
- Posted 3 days ago
Suncoast Tiger Bay hosts session wrap-up on May 14 with the Pinellas County Legislative Delegation
Did the end of internet cafes protect citizens or hurt small business owners? Did Tallahassee strategically avoid gun control talk despite increased national attention on the matter? What was that whole hoopla on trauma centers about? Such...
- Posted 10 days ago
Elections bill set to pass as Weatherford, Latvala work towards compromise
Lawmakers working on an elections bill meant to repair the snafus that plagued the 2012 vote say the bill is set to pass the House once a provision for the punishment of elections supervisors is softened. House...
- Posted 15 days ago
“4th Floor Files” talks to Richard Reeves about his wife, Cafe Cabernet, and Abraham Lincoln
The latest installment of the 4th Floor Files features Richard Reeves of SCG Government Affairs. Here’s the file on Richard. Significant other? Children? Grand kids? Wife – the world famous Teye Reeves and an awesome 8 year...
- Posted 16 days ago
Senate — on tie vote — again rejects parent trigger bill
In a stunning vote Tuesday, the Senate rejected on a tie vote a controversial bill that would have given parents the ability to register their wishes with a district that’s choosing how to turn around failing schools,...
- Posted 18 days ago
Counties scrambling for spring training subsidies not helpful
The following is cross-posted from Noah Pransky’s Shadow of the Stadium blog. Echoing recent stories on Shadow of the Stadium and in the Tampa Tribune, the Tampa Bay Times writes this morning that there won’t be nearly enough bed tax dollars in Pinellas...
- Posted 19 days ago
Ethics and elections bill headed to Gov. Scott
The House and Senate completed a far-reaching agreement on ethics and campaign finance bills Wednesday that could force Governor Rick Scott’s hand in a showdown with the Legislature, reports Brandon Larrabee of the News Service of Florida....
- Posted 24 days ago
If you can’t read or see your ballot, that’s not Jack Latvala’s problem!
The following is cross-posted with permission from Martha Jackovics’s blog, Beach Peanuts. If you can’t read, or see your ballot, that’s not Jack Latvala’s problem! Also, voters of college age. But that’s another bill Republicans are working on...
- Posted 25 days ago
Looks like Latvala will get the money to further study HART-PSTA consolidation
Talks continue Monday into the combined budgets for the Division of Emergency Management, Department of Economic Opportunity, Department of State, Department of Transportation, Department of Military Affairs, and the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. All...
- Posted 26 days ago
Guest op-ed: Electronic monitoring can help ensure public safety
The following is a guest op-ed from Barney Bishop III, the president and chief executive officer of the Florida Smart Justice Alliance, a statewide coalition of organizations committed to changes that make communities safer, save the taxpayers money...
- Posted 29 days ago