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State has budget crisis of its own

State has budget crisis of its own

The reports from Tallahassee are that since March, the state has taken in millions less in sales taxes than it anticipated. The state collected nearly $300 million less sales taxes than expected for the months of March, April and May. The budget shortfall could be as much as $1.2 billion - $400 [...]

St. Joe sells off 4000 acres

St. Joe sells off 4000 acres

Miami Herald: St. Joe Co. - the state's largest private land owner and the company behind much of the development in Walton and Bay counties - wants to sell the state 4,000 acres in Northwest Florida for $46 million. The land will be used for highways and roads. One proble, - DOT doesn't have [...]

More Swiftboating in Florida elections

More Swiftboating in Florida elections

  Remember the Swiftboat Veterans for Truth - the "independent" politcal group that attack Sen. John Kerry's military service during the 2004 presidential election? Well, Florida is inundated similar groups who are pumping millions into statewide elections.They go by the names: "Florida's [...]

Jim Davis to eat at Granny’s – don’t tell Ron Melton

Jim Davis to eat at Granny’s – don’t tell Ron Melton

Newsflash: Florida Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Jim Davis and Lt. Governor Nominee Daryl Jones to visit Pensacola THIS Saturday, September 23rd... PLEASE mark your calendars...  Join nominees Jim Davis and Daryl Jones this Saturday at a breakfast rally at 9:30 AM at Granny Cantrell’s [...]

Crist, Davis to pick running mates

Crist, Davis to pick running mates

Charlie Crist (Rep) and Jim Davis (Dem ) are expected to announce today who will be their Lt. Gov. candidates. The rumored possible running mates are - Crist: From the State House: Rep. Jeff Kottkamp, R-Cape Coral, Rep. Jennifer Carroll, R-Green Cove Springs, and former House Speaker Allan Bense [...]

Early Analysis of FL Gov Race

This from Political Wire  --------------------------------------------------------------------------       In Florida, Crist to Face Davis for Governor       CQ Politics says the results of yesterday’s primary elections for governor "suggest that the Republican nominee, state Attorney [...]

Smith may be catching Davis

Smith may be catching Davis

Rod Smith is gaining momentum in the race to be the Democratic nominee for Florida's governor.  We have heard that a new poll will be released this weekend that shows Smith ahead of Jim Davis for the first time. This week alone Smith has raised over $500,000 for his campaign - none of it from Big [...]

Crist, Davis lead polls…still plenty of undecideds

Crist, Davis lead polls…still plenty of undecideds

From Miami Herald: POLL Crist keeps wide lead; Smith gains on Davis By MARY ELLEN KLAS meklas@MiamiHerald.com Attorney General Charlie Crist's formidable lead over Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher in the Republican primary for governor appears secure, according to a poll released Wednesday by [...]

Cleland claims Davis under swiftboat attack

Cleland claims Davis under swiftboat attack

From: Former U.S. Senator Max Cleland   I am writing to you today to bring your attention to some very disturbing news.  Jim Davis, a loyal Democrat who has spent over 17 years in public service working for the people of Florida, is now the subject of a disgusting smear campaign financed by [...]

Hot, Hot, Hot – 8/28/06

Hot, Hot, Hot – 8/28/06

Top 10 hot items Stop Our City Blab Show #1 - review PNJ takes editorial stand in favor of CM PNJ scares up sells SOC supporter plays What if game Deputy breaks 21 yr old's arm...then arr Is the U.S. falling apart? Hurricane questions for SOC Blab TV Show Marty shows lack of class BSoc [...]

Enterprise Florida cash cow for members….especially BellSouth

Enterprise Florida cash cow for members….especially BellSouth

The St. Petersburg Times has published a special report on Enterprise Florida: Deal me in. Enterprise Florida is the public-private partnership responsible for leading Florida's statewide economic development efforts. Most importantly, it determines where state incentive dollars are [...]

Best Florida Headlines – 8/26/06

Best Florida Headlines – 8/26/06

From Miami Herald: Big Sugar plays rough in governor race Jim Davis has attacked Big Sugar's support of his opponent Rod Smith, and Big Sugar has fought back to the tune of $1.7 million. They are labeling him "anti-agriculture." It's enough to almost make me vote for Davis...almost. From Sun [...]

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