Session’s Ending: Chess, Poker, Lots of ...

May 2, 2013

Surely with a Republican governor, Senate and House, the legislative session will run smoothly, and agreement,...

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‘The Right Thing to Do’? Rea...

Apr 25, 2013

When Rick Scott first broke onto the scene in 2010, he hit the airwaves with brilliant campaign ads that sent the...

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So Far, Another Bad Year for the Environ...

Apr 18, 2013

It’s always been a lonely fight as a Republican in the Florida Legislature when it comes to environmental policy. Only...

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To Ban or Not to Ban … That Is the Quand...

Apr 11, 2013

Legislators are wisely prohibited from raising campaign funds during the 60-day legislative session. During that time...

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In Game of Politics: My Halftime Report

Apr 4, 2013

After 16 years in the Florida Legislature, I was looking forward to spending my first spring in as many years...

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Florida Economic Development Gone Awry

Mar 28, 2013

As lawmakers begin in earnest to craft the state’s budget, they are considering how much to put in the spending plan...

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Empower Parents; Don’t Manipulate ...

Mar 21, 2013

First it was called the parent trigger bill but when that became a negative connotation, it was rebranded the “parent...

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s Unfortun...

Mar 14, 2013

It’s never good news for a governor and his party when a lieutenant governor resigns under fallout from a federal...

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