Florida Politics

CNN reports political favors led to 13K kids losing coverage; Chris King calls for probe

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris King is calling for an independent investigation after CNN report Friday alleging the Florida Department of …

Florida’s prisons locked down, visits canceled amid threat

Florida’s 148 prison facilities remain on lockdown as guards search cells, seizing a number of weapons and other contraband. The …

Starbucks chairman questions country’s ‘moral fiber’

Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz says the events surrounding a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend have put the …

Florida mayors join compact to ‘fight hate, extremism’ in wake of Charlottesville

A group Florida mayors are joining the national effort between the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the Anti-Defamation League in …

Steve Bannon leaving White House

White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving his White House post. That’s according to two people familiar with the …

Legislative, Influence and Policy

Personnel note: Richard Reeves departs GrayRobinson to start own firm

Richard Reeves, a veteran lobbyist who founded his own firm before joining another that merged with GrayRobinson last year, now is …

David Altmaier focuses on `assignment of benefits’ changes

Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier told Gov. Rick Scott and the state Cabinet this week that his office will continue …

Louis Betz & Associates could earn $239K in Q2 lobbying fees

Being small firm doesn’t mean you can’t pack a lot of punch; just ask Louis Betz & Associates. The two-man …
Lori Berman

Lori Berman wants special session to yank Confederate statue from D.C.

Lantana Democratic Rep. Lori Berman sent a letter to Gov. Rick Scott Thursday asking him to call a special session …
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Takeaways from Tallahassee — Lottery cleans up after ‘housecleaning’

And now for some good news out of Tallahassee, the Florida Lottery this week announced, “it has reached the $32 …

Last Call for 8.17.17 – A prime-time read of what’s going down in Florida politics

Last Call – A prime-time read of what’s going down in Florida politics. First Shots ICYMI today: On Twitter and …

Someone targeted in the FBI probe of the City of Tallahassee HAS to be arrested, right?

Just because the FBI launched an investigation into redevelopment deals involving prominent business owners and developers in the state capital doesn’t …