Building a Contentious Legislative Educa...

Mar 20, 2016

The Florida legislative session is over. Anyone following the Legislature knows it finished on time with the House and...

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Best and Worst of Florida Legislative Se...

Feb 14, 2016

We’re halfway through Florida’s legislative session and time for a half-time recap. The top priorities of the Senate...

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No House of Cards, But Good Political Dr...

Apr 26, 2014

I had intended to offer a half-time report on the Florida Legislature’s 60-day legislative session, but the vast...

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A Fascinating Issue to Watch: The Immigr...

Mar 23, 2014

While a legislative issue usually falls predictably along party lines, with the Florida House considered the more...

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Primary Voters, Not Establishment, Shoul...

Jun 14, 2012

There was a time when political parties — at least the Republican Party, to which I’ve long proudly belonged...

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Lottery Balls and Last-Minute Deals, How...

Mar 29, 2012

Nearly midnight on the last day of the legislative session, Florida senators were told we would begin an extraordinary...

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Greased Wheels To For-Profit Prisons

Jan 25, 2012

In their quest to privatize state prisons, leaders of the Florida Senate, knowing they lacked the support of their...

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Florida Redistricting: More Transparent ...

Jan 19, 2012

On Tuesday, the Florida Senate voted 34-6 to approve redistricting maps for the state senate and U.S. Congress. Early...

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