Posts Tagged ‘Jennifer Sullivan’

House committee advances lobbying ban; impeachment power for attorneys, public defenders

Thursday, March 16th, 2017
Florida lawmakers advanced two key pieces of legislation through the House Thursday, including one to lengthen the period before elected officials could begin lobbying after their time in office.
The other bill would make state attorneys and public defenders in each judicial district eligible for impeachment under the governor’s power.
In an overwhelming vote, the House Public Integrity and Ethics Committee passed PCB PIE 17-01 and HJR 999, though there was thorough debate by both the public and committee members on each measure.
PCB PIE 17-01, which has yet to be given a bill number and was introduced by Rep. Jennifer Sullivan, vice chair of the

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More legislative hopefuls file to run in 2018, 2020

Monday, January 30th, 2017
The list of incumbents eyeing re-election just keeps getting longer.
State elections records show dozens of members of the state House and Senate have filed to run for re-election in 2018, and several more are looking ahead to 2020.
Sen. Gary Farmer is one of those lawmakers thinking about his next race. He filed to run for re-election in Senate District 34 on Jan. 24. Farmer won his seat in 2016, beating out two well-known South Florida Democrats for the seat. Sen. Bobby Powell Jr. also filed to run for re-election in Senate District 30 on Jan. 26.
Several House members also

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House panel OK’s lobbying ban extensions, won’t impeach judge

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
A new House ethics panel on Tuesday unanimously approved two measures as part of Speaker Richard Corcoran’s new “culture of transparency.”
One (PIE 17-01) would increase the ban on former lawmakers and statewide elected officers lobbying their colleagues after leaving office from two years to six years by way of a constitutional amendment.
The other (PIE 17-02) “extend(s) the prohibition on legislators lobbying the executive branch” from two to six years after leaving office.
Also Tuesday, Larry Metz—who chairs the Public Integrity and Ethics Committee—told members he had been quietly looking into articles of impeachment against a Jacksonville judge.

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Central Florida reps pleased with tourism, health care subcommittee chairs

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
While no one from Central Florida will be chairing full committees in the Florida House of Representatives this spring, several local representatives will be chairing key subcommittees, Health Care Appropriations, Tourism & Gaming Control, and Local, Federal & Veterans Affairs.
The committee appointments came down Monday from House Speaker Richard Corcoran.
State Rep. Mike La Rosa, a Saint Cloud Republican, will chair the Tourism & Gaming Control Subcommittee of the Commerce Committee, a panel that’s not only critical to Central Florida’s economy but highly populated by Central Florida members. Orlando Republican Mike Miller will be vice chair, while Altamonte Springs Republican

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Jason Brodeur, Jennifer Sullivan, John Cortes, Bruce Antone return to House

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
Facing light competition, state Reps. Jennifer Sullivan, Jason Brodeur, John Cortes, and Bruce Antone cruised to re-election to Florida House seats in Central Florida Tuesday.
Brodeur, a Republican from Sanford, won his fourth term in the House, defeating independent candidate Steve Edmunds in House District 28, by 64 percent to 36 percent.
Sullivan, a Republican from Eustis, won a third term after she defeated independent candidate Robert Rightmyer 73 percent to 27 percent in House District 31.
Cortes, a Democrat from Kissimmee, won his second term in the House, collecting 98 percent against a write-in candidate in HD 43.
Antone, a Democrat from Orlando, got

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