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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Final push for fundraising before 2017 Session kicks off

Think of it as the last hurrah before the 2017 Legislative Session. Members of the House and Senate can’t raise

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Lenny Curry political committee raises $85K in February

“Build Something That Lasts,” the political committee of Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, raised $85,000 in February. That sum follows a $63,000

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It’s official: John Legg not running in 2018

It’s time for the Leggs to enjoy it being “Quiet Uptown.” Former state Sen. John Legg said Monday he will

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Bring on the orange juice: Denise Grimsley schedules breakfast fundraiser for March 7

It’s never too early in the day to start fundraising. Sen. Denise Grimsley is scheduled to hold a fundraising reception

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Impressive roster of GOP state leaders lineup for Ed Hooper Tallahassee fundraiser

Clearwater Republican Ed Hooper is assembling an impressive number of high-profile state lawmakers for a Tallahassee reception next month. Hooper,

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“Whiskey and Wheaties” bill now cleared for Senate floor

A Senate bill to remove the “wall of separation” between hard liquor and other retail goods won approval from a second

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Senate Education Committee passes College Competitiveness Act

The Senate Committee on Education Monday passed Senate Bill 374, the College Competitiveness Act of 2017, sponsored by Republican Sen.

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February poised to be busy month for fundraising for lawmakers seeking re-election

February will be a busy month for lawmakers hoping to raise a few bucks for their next campaign before the

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Florida lawmakers could tackle “tampon tax” in 2017

Florida could be the latest state to consider repealing the “tampon tax.” Rep. Katie Edwards filed a bill in November

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Wilton Simpson appointed Senate Majority Leader for 2016-18 term

Sen. Wilton Simpson has been appointed Senate Majority Leader for the 2016-18 legislative term, marking the second term in a

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Money flow shows teamwork between former rivals Jack Latvala, Joe Negron

Clearwater Republican Sen. Jack Latvala and incoming Senate President Joe Negron buried the hatchet long ago and according to the most recent numbers from Latvala’s

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Latest on the legislative staffing merry-go-round

With a tip of the hat to LobbyTools, here are the latest movements – both on and off – of the

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Wilton Simpson concerned over homeowner privacy

State Sen. Wilton Simpson has been considering legislation to protect homeowners against unwanted intrusion from local code inspectors. The Trilby Republican had

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Dana Young urges Hillsborough PTC reject new rules proposed for Uber, Lyft

Writing that “Hillsborough County is better than this,” Dana Young is the latest Tampa Bay area lawmaker calling the Hillsborough County

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Tom Jackson: In Pasco, all roads lead to Mike Fasano

Whatever else we might be tempted to say in the aftermath of last month’s recent primary election, for those who

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Two Tampa Bay Republican lawmakers plan major fundraisers for late September

Two lawmakers from the Tampa Bay area have high-profile fundraisers planned for later this month. With a host committee boasting

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