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Florida TaxWatch’s Turkey list takes a bite out of leadership priorities
Legislative leadership, particularly on the Senate side, didn’t get a pass from a Tallahassee group that annually highlights pork-barrel spending in the state budget, reports Jim Turner of the News Service of Florida. Yes, Florida TaxWatch’s annual...
- Posted 2 days ago
Weatherford-for-higher-office buzz building
The notion that House Speaker Will Weatherford is seen as an important part of the future of the Republican Party’s success in Florida isn’t news. But his name is starting to turn up in national stories about the GOP...
- Posted 9 days ago
State budget packs millions in legislative leaders’ districts
When asked about a $14 million line item for a college building in his home district that started out at $300,000, Senate President Don Gaetz, responded “I would expect it doesn’t hurt that the senator from Northwest...
- Posted 10 days ago
Gary Fineout: ‘It was not a kinder, gentler session’ (by the way, Fineout’s wrong)
On his blog, The Fine Print, ace reporter Gary Fineout closes the loop from two months ago, answering the 5 biggest questions going into the 2013 session. Fineout’s most interesting answer may be his response to whether this was...
- Posted 11 days ago
On May 31, it’s Weatherford, Crisafulli, Corcoran and some peanuts and crackerjacks
The Sox and Yankees are playing on Friday, May 31st, and the Florida House of Representatives leadership invites you to join them at Yankee Stadium for the game for a fundraiser benefiting House Victory. House Speaker Will...
- Posted 12 days ago
Scott heads into 2014 with priorities in hand
Before the legislative session began, with Gov. Rick Scott’s approval ratings refusing to budge from their relatively low position and his time to change his standing with the public fleeting, the governor took something of a gambit,...
- Posted 12 days ago
The week that was in Florida politics: Say good night, Mary
Maybe Rep. Irv Slosberg summed it up best when he spoke Friday from the House’s back rows. “Sorry that we had a little meltdown for a couple of days, but 58 out of 60 days is pretty...
- Posted 13 days ago
It’s a deal: Scott, Gaetz, Weatherford all win
The three highest-profile figures involved in the 2013 legislative session saw their top priorities sewn up Wednesday night in a rapid-fire series of events that left a trail of unanswered legal questions and Democrats crying foul. As...
- Posted 16 days ago
In tax break request, Weatherford promotes cleaner non-combustion energy
Writing for the Orlando Sentinel, Jason Garcia describes what he considered an “usual, late-night meeting” in which Speaker Will Weatherford engineered a tax break for a California company that had hired Southern Strategies to do its legislative...
- Posted 17 days ago
A good question for when Rick Scott vetoes the campaign finance reform bill
Shortly after passing two of their biggest priorities of the legislative session, House Speaker Will Weatherford and Senate President Don Gaetz said last week they were confident that Governor Rick Scott would sign off on the bills....
- Posted 19 days ago