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Mark Pafford files black bear legislation

The head of the Florida House of Representatives’ Democrats has filed legislation to protect the state’s black bears in the wake of a contentious state hunt. State Rep. Mark Pafford of West Palm Beach submitted the bill (HB 1055) on Tuesday. Pafford leads the chamber’s 39 Democrats. His bill, the “Florida Black Bear Habitat Restoration Act,” would find […]

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New Right to Rise ad calls out Marco Rubio for missed votes

A new advertisement from a super PAC supporting Jeb Bush is criticizing fellow Floridian Marco Rubio for missing national security hearings and votes. “Over the last three years, Rubio has missed important national security hearings and missed more total votes than another senator. Politics first, that’s the Rubio way,” says the 30-second ad from Right […]

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Adam Putnam’s top FDACS Web pages for 2015: guns, complaints, trees

Pages related to concealed weapon licenses, consumer protection and the Florida Forest Service were the most-viewed Web pages of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in 2015, according to a Tuesday news release. “The department issued nearly 160,000 new concealed weapon licenses, recovered more than $3 million for Florida consumers, and hit an all-time national […]

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Diane Roberts: Donald Trump and the crude, rude and stupid

Are you are one of those people convinced that Donald Trump is cahoots with Hillary Clinton, embracing ever-more extreme ideas guaranteed to get a Democrat elected in 2016? If so, cease and desist. Donald Trump wants to be president. For real. He wants to show China who’s boss. He wants to “take out” the families […]

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Chelsea Clinton to attend two Florida fundraisers in January

A fundraiser in St. Petersburg is one of two stops in Florida for a high profile Hillary Clinton surrogate. Chelsea Clinton is expected to attend two fundraisers in Florida on Jan. 29. The events in St. Petersburg and Fort Lauderdale come about seven weeks before the Florida’s March 15 primary. The St. Petersburg event will […]

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A.G. Gancarski’s 12 predictions in 2016 for Jacksonville politics

There’s no doubt 2015 was an amazing year in Jacksonville politics. A new mayor, 11 new members of City Council, and intrigue in Corrine Brown’s redistricting saga were among a few top-level highlights. While we have a reasonable sense of what happened in Jacksonville politics in 2015, the next question is what happens in 2016. Hence, a […]

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