State legislators are increasingly signaling their opposition to importing Arizona's controversial immigration enforcement law to Florida. If that effort fails, what are the state's other options?
Gov.-elect Rick Scott met yesterday with representatives of Florida’s military and defense industry, a sector that plays an important role in the state's economy. According to the St. Petersburg Times,
In an attempt to make the business of bottled water a more mutually beneficial relationship between the corporations who withdraw millions of gallons of public water per day and the Floridians who currently see nothing in return beyond a $230 permitting fee, state Sen. Evelyn Lynn, R-Ormond Beach, has proposed legislation that will place a 6 percent tax on the product.
The Miami Herald and the Orlando Sentinel are both reporting that Gov. Rick Scott instructed the Department of State to ask the federal government to halt its approval of Amendments 5 and 6, the two popular so-called Fair Districts amendments that limit the legislature's ability to gerrymander districts. Now, via press release, Fair Districts Now — a nonprofit dedicated to overseeing the implementation of 5 and 6 — says that by doing so, Scott and other officials have been caught abusing their power.
After he was elected, Rick Scott told a business group: If you’ve ever wanted to step out of the private sector for a short time and offer your skills to the state of Florida, this is the time to do it. To that end, in a decision hailed by business leaders, Scott announced Wednesday that he had chosen St. Joe Company executive Billy Buzzett to lead the Florida Department of Community Affairs.
Gov. Rick Scott yesterday announced his appointment of Kurt Browning as Florida's secretary of state, a position filled by Browning from 2006 till April 2010. After resigning, Browning led Protect Your Vote, a political committee largely bankrolled by the Republican Party of Florida that sought to defeat Florida's so-called Fair Districts amendments.
Florida Senate President-designate Mike Haridopolos, R-Merrit Island, has announced that three veteran staffers will join his team despite having been hired
Matt Dixon at The Florida Times-Union’s Death, Taxes & Politics blog caught one of the more obscure contributions to the 527 group Let’s Get to
+ The City of Panama City Beach has filed a lawsuit against Cameron, Halliburton, Transocean and one of its subsidiaries, the companies other than BP that are
It has been a big year for Indiana's war against abortion. One of the state's legally contentious laws that will soon take effect has gotten little attention so far. The law requires doctors administering an abortion to tell women that life begins at fertilization and that a fetus can feel pain at or before 20 weeks gestation.
Zubi Advertising, the creator of GringoMask, images of faces with the features of an American of white European descent meant to be printed out and
The legislature passed the rule-making reforms in H.B. 1565 with the stated goal of aiding job creation and preventing state agencies from stifling economic
Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Ocala, yesterday appeared on the 700 Club to talk about his recently launched investigation into the finances and policies of Planned Parenthood. During the interview, he discussed the influence of anti-abortion groups on his decision.