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Gaetz prefers someone other than Latvala for governor

Last week, Congressman Matt Gaetz came out against State Sen. Jack Latvala’s bid to be governor. Gaetz explained his beef with the Pinellas County Republican…

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A preview in 2018 GOP governor’s race

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida’s next governor won’t be elected for more than a year, but Republican leaders from across the…

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Posted in Education Politics State & National News

Florida Senate Appropriations Chairman Jack Latvala coming to Pensacola on Friday

Florida Senate Appropriations Chairman Jack Latvala, who is rumored to be a potential candidate for governor next year, will address Panhandle Tiger Bay Club on…

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Posted in Pensacola

Gaetz says he could have used ‘different word’ about Latvia

A week after a 17-minute floor speech that included describing Sen. Jack Latvala as a “bully,” Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, expressed regret Wednesday about his…

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Posted in 2016 Election

Fighting words further fracture Senate GOP

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Name-calling that erupted on the Senate floor Wednesday has deepened the divide within a Republican caucus embroiled…

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Posted in 2016 Election

Fur flies on Florida Senate floor on redistricting vote, Latvala v. Gaetz

Notes from the News Service of Florida on today’s meeting of the Florida Senate: CONVENED: The Senate convened at 10 a.m., President Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando,…

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Lawmakers rake in cash before session opened

Florida lawmakers are allowed to raise campaign funds while in session, but several GOP legislators did very well in February before the 2015 session opened….

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Home Stretch for Florida Legislature committee meeting

By Brandon Larrabee, The News Service of Florida Before lawmakers returned to their districts for the last week before the 2014 legislative session begins, they…

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Florida Senate split on in-state tuition for immigrants, according to Gaetz

By Dara Kam, The News Service of Florida Senate President Don Gaetz on Friday left open the possibility that the Legislature could approve giving undocumented…

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