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‘State & National News’ Archives

Gov. Scott reappoints Lewis

Press Release: Governor Rick Scott today announced the reappointment of Jeffrey E. Lewis of Pensacola as Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel for the First District Court of Appeal. “During his four years as Regional Counsel, Jeffrey has successfully demonstrated the ability to [...]

Rick Scott has a good face for radio

Rick Scott has a good face for radio

The Miami Herald reports that Gov. Rick Scott appears to like using the radio airwaves to communicate his message to Floridians. In the past four months, Scott has been on the radio more than 130 times, including 10 appearances last week. Readmore.

State Pensions: lack of transparency

The St. Pete Times has done a special report on the Florida State Board of Administration and how it manages the state pension funds. Gov. Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater are the trustees of Florida's State Board of Administration. The agency [...]

Who is Adam Hasner?

Adam Hasner (age 41) is a candidate for the GOP nomination to run against incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson for the U.S. Senate. He served until 2010 as a State Representative for District 87, which includes parts of Palm Beach and Broward counties. He was House Majority Leader when Rubio was the [...]

Caylee Tribute song goes viral (video)

The St. Pete time reports on the controversy in the Tampa area of the Caylee Anthony tribute song that has gotten tremendous attention on YouTube. Tampa radio jock Cledus T. Judd wrote the song to vent on how little attention was focused on deceased 2-year-old Caylee Anthony after her mother's [...]

Veterans Hall of Fame controversy

The Herald Tribune reports that the state has abandoned its original list of 22 prospective inductees for the new Florida Veterans' Hall of Fame after questions arose about the lack of diversity. The list included six former members of the Confederate army and Gov. Rick Scott himself. Read more.

State drug law unconstitutional

A federal judge has declared Florida's drug statute unconstitutional as it lacks the element of intent. If upheld on appeal, the decision could spring hundreds, possibly thousands, of people accused of drug crimes. U.S. District Judge Mary S. Scriven of Orlando has declared Florida's drug [...]

Jeff Miller for U.S. Senate

Senate President Mike Haridopolos suggested to the Orlando Sentinel that Congressman Jeff Miller would be a good candidate to challenge Democrat Bill Nelson in 2012 for the U.S. Senate. Haridopolos also proposed former Gov. Jeb Bush. Read more.

Sinkhole insurance rates go up

The daily newspaper reports that Pensacola residents are upset about sinkholes. The problem is surfacing just as the board that oversees Citizens Property Insurance unanimously approves massive increases to sinkhole premiums. Sinkhole premiums would rise by an average of 429 percent under the [...]

Scott fundraiser makes Miami Herald Blog

After his speech at The Fish House, Gov. Rick Scott headed across the bay to a fundraiser ($2500/couple) at the Gulf Breeze home of Lewis Bear, Jr. The Miami Herald posted something about the event--which raised a rumored $100,000 for the governor-- on its blog Naked Politics. Read post.

SunRail groundbreaking today

After years of debate and delay, construction on Central Florida's SunRail commuter train is finally ready to start. Orlando Sentinel has a nice spread on the project. SunRail Q&A: Groundbreaking is today near downtown Orlando | Video Video: SunRail coverage Video: The basics of [...]

How presidential candidates spend their money

Washington Post has reviewed the campaign spending of the presidential candidates. The first major spending reports of the 2012 presidential campaign demonstrate styles and priorities of each: Mitt Romney is big into political consultants and security guards, underscoring the establishment [...]

Rubio: GOP VP nominee 2012?

Rubio: GOP VP nominee 2012?

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is being touted as the best addition to the Republican presidential ticket in 2012. By who? Fox News' Dick Morris....oh, forget it. Who listens to Dick Morris? Read more.

ALEC tied to Florida anti-union bill

InTheseTimes.com has found a link between the conservative think tank ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) and Florida House Bill 1021. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Chris Dorworth (R-Lake Mary) prohibited public employers from deducting any amount from an employee’s pay for use by an [...]

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