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Florida Political Buzz

April 12, 2009

The Sunday editions of the daily newspapers around the state are filled with political buzz. Sarasota Herald Tribune writes that many consider it a lock that Gov. Charlie Crist will run for the U.S. Senate in…

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Meek seeks signatures

April 9, 2009

U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek (Dem) is in town – introducing himself, shaking hands, picking up campaign checks and collecting signatures to be the first U.S. Senate candidate ever to qualify by petition. Meek needs 112,476 signatures…

Escambia County

Gaetz aims to stop double-dipping

April 1, 2009

Sen. Don Gaetz has filled a bill with Sen. Mike Fasano that will stop public officials from collecting a paycheck and a pension, known as Double-dipping. The bill was approved Tuesday by the Senate Community Affairs…

Escambia County

Gambling industry loves Legislature

March 31, 2009

Teh St. Pete Times reports: No legislator is immune when it comes to the influence of the gambling industry in Florida. All 160 members of the Florida Legislature have either accepted a campaign check from the…

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Gas prices rise

March 30, 2009

Gasoline prices jumped 9 cents last week. The average price for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline in Florida was $2.09 on Sunday, compared with $2 a week ago. The national average was nearly $2.05, compared…

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Others see Pension Crisis

March 23, 2009

John Charles Thomas, director of Policy and Political Affairs for the Florida League of Cities, wrote a viewpoint for the Tampa Tribune, “Pension Crisis is Looming for Cities.” The trouble stems from a series of laws…

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Gaetz sponsors bill to halt double dipping

March 23, 2009

The Daily News reports that State Sen. Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) is sponsoring Senate Bill 1182 “to end what I consider to be the abuse of the DROP system.” The bill would prohibit “a retired person from…


Broxson pre-qualifies for Evers seat

March 10, 2009

Press Release: Broxson Pre-Qualifies for State Representative, District One. Midway resident and local businessman Douglas Broxson 59, has pre-qualified to campaign for the seat of State Representative District 1. This is the last term for Republican…


Okaloosa County Sheriff indicted

February 27, 2009

WEAR TV reports that We have breaking news out of Okaloosa County Sheriff Charlie Morris has been indicted on multiple federal charges and has been suspended as sheriff. On Wednesday, the United States District Court issued…


Sansom friend wants a toll road

February 26, 2009

St. Pete Times reports that Jay Odom, a developer closely linked to former House Speaker Ray Sansom, is pushing for a new toll road to slice through a nature preserve that taxpayers spent $16.5 million to…