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No Casinos in House Gambling Bill

No Casinos in House Gambling Bill

By Dara Kam, The News Service of Florida A Florida House gambling proposal released late Monday would do away with nearly a dozen inactive pari-mutuel permits and create a gambling oversight board but is most notable perhaps for what it lacks. The 411-page House plan, sponsored by House [...]

House District 2 Race, Mark Taylor Interview

House District 2 Race, Mark Taylor Interview

The second installment of the IN's extended District 2 interviews features the field's youngest candidate, Mark Taylor. He is a local businessman and was recently appointed to the Community Maritime Park Board of Trustees. IN:  Tell me a little bit about yourself, your history, and why you got [...]

Sink calls for economic protections during special session

Sink calls for economic protections during special session

Press Release: Florida CFO Alex Sink today sent a letter to Speaker of the Florida House Larry Cretul and President of the Florida Senate Jeff Atwater outlining incentives, claims changes, and environmental initiatives necessary to protect Florida’s economy for inclusion in the July 20-23 [...]

News: Rubio campaign sprung from Tea Party

News: Rubio campaign sprung from Tea Party

The St. Pete Times reports that U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio's rise is linked to the Tea Party, beginning as far back as 2007 when campaigned to be speaker of the Florida House. According the St. Pete Times, the Tea Party is considered by many to have started when a laid-off auto worker [...]

Poll: House Dist. 1 race wide open

According to the latest poll by Mass Marketing Media, the State House District 1 race is wide open with no candidate having a clear lead. Press Release: With the 2010 Primary Election season set to take place with the release of absentee ballots just slightly over 100 calendar days away; the [...]

Evers co-sponsors prayer bill

Rep. Greg Evers is co-sponsoring a bill, House Bill 31 that is designed to allow student-initiated inspirational messages at some school events. The bill was passed by the Florida House Pre K-12 Education Policy Committee, 9-3. Read this Daily News article.

St. Pete Times nails Rubio

St. Pete Times nails Rubio

The St. Pete Times has discovered that U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio and his wife controlled two political action committees that let him raise from a nearly insolvent young lawmaker to a power broker and Florida House Speaker. According to the St. Pete Times and Miami Herald, about $600,000 in [...]

Rubio used GOP credit card for personal use

Rubio used GOP credit card for personal use

The Miami Herald and St. Pete Times are reporting that U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio charged grocery bills, repairs to the family minivan and purchases from a wine store less than a mile from his West Miami home to the Republican Party of Florida while he was speaker of the Florida House [...]

Pensacola connection to Rubio

Pensacola connection to Rubio

The Miami Herald and St. Pete Times are reporting on the race for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate between Gov. Charlie Crist and former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio. They reporting that the Pinellas Republican executive committee is scheduled to hold a straw poll Monday where [...]

Sansom, Richburg factor

The Daily News is trying to evaluate in the impact of Ray Sansom resigning as Speaker of the Florida House. A grand jury, a House investigator and a state ethics commission are reviewing the allegations that Sansom steered money to Northwest Florida State College, which tried to hire him for a [...]

Special Session has limits

Next week, the Florida Legislature will hold a special session to deal with the state budget crisis. There are some limits placed on the session by Senate president Jeff Atwater and House Speaker Ray Sansom. The lawmakers can not consider any changes to the alcohol or tobacco taxes. They can [...]

Sansom bumper stickers

Florida House Speaker Ray Sansom deserves a bumper sticker to honor his special relationship with Northwest Florida State College. Here are a few suggestions: Got state funds? Got job! Honk, if you never attended a NWFSC board meeting in your life. My other job is Speaker of the [...]

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