Amid misconduct inquiry, NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer says she’s not a lobbyist

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org When is a registered lobbyist not a lobbyist? If powerful NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer gets her

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When it comes to holding NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer accountable, Florida Senate ignores own rules

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org The Florida Senate is ignoring its own rules for how to conduct an investigation into whether

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Fort Lauderdale DDA’s decline: from nurturing the rise of the city’s center to installing a mural on a city parking garage

By Noreen Marcus FloridaBulldog.org A bill to prolong Fort Lauderdale’s downtown taxing district for 20 years beyond its 2030 expiration

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Legislators seek investigations of Marion Hammer’s failure to disclose large fees from NRA

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org Two state legislators filed formal complaints Thursday with the state, Senate and House oversight authorities seeking

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Legislative ‘sprinkle’ adds extra half-million dollars to state senator’s nonprofit, quietly doubling state payout to Lauren’s Kids

By Francisco Alvarado FloridaBulldog.org In the waning days of the most recent Florida legislative session, it appeared the nonprofit agency

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NRA pays lobbyist Marion Hammer big bucks, but you won’t find that disclosed in Tallahassee

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org The National Rifle Association paid powerhouse Tallahassee lobbyist Marion Hammer more than a quarter million dollars

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Bye-Bye to Florida’s blind trust law and the protections it gave to Rick Scott and his vast wealth

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org To little notice last week, the Legislature voted unanimously to repeal Florida’s failed blind trust statute

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As Republicans move to scrap blind trusts, Democrat agriculture chief Nikki Fried launches one

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org After years of embarrassing news about mega-wealthy former Gov. Rick Scott’s financial conflicts of interest, state

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As Florida jails more kids than any other state, criminal justice reform is again on the table in Tallahassee

By Deirdra Funcheon Thanks to decades of tough-on-crime policies, Florida now has the third-largest prison population in the United States

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Has developer-dominated Fort Lauderdale DDA taxing district outlived its usefulness?

By Noreen Marcus FloridaBulldog.org Republican State Rep. Chip LaMarca, wants to extend the life of the Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development

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Broward’s elections chief misled ethics commission about Scott’s sham blind trust

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org Gov. Rick Scott’s newly appointed Broward elections boss was a staunch defender for Scott’s sham blind

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SFWMD’s last minute move to extend sugarcane lease triggers hearing demand

By Katherine Lewin FloridaBulldog.org Nineteen years ago, the South Florida Water Management District bought 16,158 rural acres south of Lake

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Assignment of benefits scams rip off tens of millions of dollars a year

By Joseph A. Mann Jr. FloridaBulldog.org Over the last several years, the assignment of benefits by consumers has become a

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‘Stand Your Ground on steroids’ before Florida Supremes; Flood of cases could be reopened

By Noreen Marcus FloridaBulldog.org The Florida Supreme Court is reviewing a souped-up version of the controversial “Stand Your Ground’’ law,

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Headlines and links to Florida Bulldog’s five years of reporting on Gov. Rick Scott

From a Miami reader of Florida Bulldog: “Your series on [Gov. Rick] Scott and corruption has been terrific and significant.

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Florida First Lady’s loan to accountant for governor’s blind trust may have broken state law

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org Gov. Rick Scott’s wife may have broken Florida law by loaning more than $100,000 to an

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Businessman accused of child molestation sues alleging defamation, smear campaign

By Francisco Alvarado FloridaBulldog.org A South Miami-Dade couple launched a smear campaign with the assistance of mega-lobbyist Ron Book to

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Scott vs. Nelson for Senate? If so, governor will have a lot more disclosing to do

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org For two terms, Florida’s feeble blind trust law has let Gov. Rick Scott stash his tens

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Lauren’s Kids funnels $3.1 million to politically connected public relations firm

By Francisco Alvarado FloridaBulldog.org A nonprofit run by Broward State Sen. Lauren Book and lavished with millions of dollars in

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Using ethics loophole, Sen. Lauren Book votes to give her nonprofit $1.5 million

By Francisco Alvarado FloridaBulldog.org Broward State Sen. Lauren Book voted “yes” last month to approve a state appropriations bill that

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Lauren’s Kids racks up six-figure donations via auto tag registration renewals

By Francisco Alvarado FloridaBulldog.org In January, Broward County car owners who received their auto tag renewal notices also got a

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Ms. Book goes to Tallahassee, sees no conflict voting $ for Lauren’s Kids or dad’s clients

By Francisco Alvarado FloridaBulldog.org Freshman Broward State Sen. Lauren Book says she won’t abstain from voting on matters involving clients

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Winners and losers in Donald Trump’s first budget plan

Military spending would get the biggest boost in President Donald Trump’s proposed budget. Environmental programs, medical research, Amtrak and an

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House GOP health bill facing fresh House committee test

The White House and Republican leaders are talking to rank-and-file lawmakers about revising the GOP health care overhaul, hoping to

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Economic development incentives drive jobs to Florida, boost state economy

Shaping up to be one of the biggest battles in the Legislature in many years, the fight on economic development

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Tim Kaine says he’s not going to run for president in 2020

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine says he’ll seek re-election in 2018 but is ruling out a presidential bid in 2020. The

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Florida primaries eyed: Representation of few, or the many?

It took just 14,496 votes to win his closed Democratic primary for one of Florida’s 27 congressional seats. Now Darren

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Peter Schorsch: Answers to top 10 big questions in Florida politics lurch into view

If you’re keeping track of time, there is B.T. and A.T.: Before Trump and After Trump. At the beginning of

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