Former Republican state Rep. Baxter Troutman of Winter Haven left politics in 2010, but politics didn’t leave him. Still mentioned as a potential state Senate candidate when a likely vacancy opens in four years, Troutman is taking a back seat to his wife Rebecca, whom he proposed to on the floor of the Florida House […]
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It came down to, as we all knew it would, to the enigmatic Victor Crist. After more than four hours of discussion and debate, the decision about whether to place the Go Hillsborough half-cent sales tax on the November ballot was deadlocked between the Board of County Commissioners 3-3, which is what we had known […]
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By all accounts, GOP U.S. Senate candidate Todd Wilcox’s Wednesday “friend raiser” in Jacksonville at the home of Peter Rummell was a success, say our sources in the room. Fifty of what are being called “important conservatives and Republican power brokers in Northeast Florida” were on hand, including Michael Munz, Marty Fiorentino, Husein Cumber, Steve Halverson, Rick Morales, Jason Fischer, and […]
Were it not for Nicholas V. Iarossi, I may very well have won election as student body president at Florida State University. During my time on college, I probably was the most involved Greek (fraternity, not nationality) guy on campus. By my senior year, my ego told me I deserved to be SG president. I […]
Under indictment for ten counts of wire fraud, there are serious questions as to whether Reggie Fullwood can run for re-election in HD 13. Though the Jacksonville Democrat’s attorney asserts that $65,000 of personal expenditures from his campaign fund constitutes a mere “election code misdemeanor,” FloridaPolitics.com hears that interested parties might be ready to move on […]
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Sunburn – The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. By Peter Schorsch, Phil Ammann, Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster, Mitch Perry, Ryan Ray and Jim Rosica. DEBUTING TODAY: THE LATEST EDITION OF INFLUENCE MAGAZINE FEATURING THE ‘GOLDEN ROTUNDA’ WINNERS There are the Oscars. And the Grammys. And the Emmys. And the Tonys. Every industry has its […]
The National Nurses United, the nation’s largest registered nurses union, has endorsed Susannah Randolph in her bid for the Democratic primary nomination in the Orlando-based Congressional District 9. The nurse’s union cited Randolph’s commitment to some of its organized labor goals, but also praised her positions on issues ranging from jobs to veterans. “She not […]
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On Wednesday, Gov. Rick Scott announced five judicial appointments to a variety of courts throughout the state. Sixth Judicial Circuit Court Scott began with the appointment of Kemba Lewis to the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court, which serves Pasco and Pinellas counties. Lewis, 43, of Land O’Lakes, has served as an assistant public defender for the […]
As the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium continues its fight for uniform medication guidelines across states, it is perhaps no surprise that the group has encountered opposition. Some horsemen and veterinarians have protested the practicality of the guidelines, complaining that they do not allow for adequate treatment of actual health problems with therapeutic medications. Others […]
Tarpon Springs’ Duckworth Steel Boats has been picked to build a new, $6 million ship for the Florida Institute of Oceanography. Money for the multimillion dollar project came in from the Florida Legislature, with a good bit of help from local Rep. Kathleen Peters, as well as the City of St. Petersburg and contributions to […]
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