Florida Politics

Bob Starr plans to offer alternative in race for GOP state chair

Bob Starr, Republican state committeeman for Charlotte County, has no interest in getting into a fight with the next Governor, …

Ron DeSantis launches ‘Thank You’ tour focused on jobs, courts

Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis kicked off his statewide “Thank You Tour” in New Port Richey this morning, promising to appoint conservative …

Rick Scott’s gift to state workers: Off on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve

Yes Virginia, there is a Rick Scott. The Governor announced Friday that state offices “will be closed on Christmas Eve and …

VISIT FLORIDA ponies up for Panhandle, Big Bend

Gov. Rick Scott on Friday rolled out two VISIT FLORIDA Hurricane Michael assistance programs to offer “critical relief and support” to …

Katherine Harris weighs in on electing Florida’s Secretary of State

As the question arises anew about whether Florida voters should elect a Secretary of State, Katherine Harris, the last person …

Legislative, Influence and Policy

Personnel note: Stephanie Haridopolos named Chair of Florida Healthy Kids

CFO Jimmy Patronis announced Monday he had appointed Dr. Stephanie Haridopolos as Chair of the Florida Healthy Kids Corp. Board …

State Senate to look into Brenda Snipes

Senate President Bill Galvano is working with his staff to address the issue of former Broward County elections supervisor Brenda …

No deal between Florida Senate, feds in Rachel Perrin Rogers case

Lawyers for the Florida Senate and federal government have failed to work out an agreement regarding a speeded-up appeal of …

Back to school: House’s ‘Legislator University’ starts next week

The Florida House won’t be meeting in committees next week, but it will be holding “Legislator University,” an orientation for …

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