Florida Politics

Florida death penalty is in ‘chaos,’ former justice says

When death penalty trials finally resume in Florida—including retrials of overturned old cases—the system will be pure “chaos,” a retired …

VISIT FLORIDA board approves $76 million marketing plan, but questions overall goal

With its full state funding finally secured, VISIT FLORIDA’s board of directors approved a $76 million marketing plan for 2017-’18 …

Jimmy Patronis’ move to CFO creates PSC, CRC openings

Now that Jimmy Patronis is leaving the Public Service Commission and Constitution Revision Commission to become the state’s next Chief …

Facing defections, Senate GOP leaders delay health care vote

In a bruising setback, Senate Republican leaders are delaying a vote on their prized health care bill until after the …

Man charged with threatening Jose Felix Diaz on Facebook

A Florida man has been charged with threatening to kill a state legislator in a Facebook post. The Miami-Dade Police …

Legislative, Influence and Policy

New website targets Alex Diaz de la Portilla in SD 40, calls him ‘completely unfit’ to lead

A Venice-based political committee has launched a website taking aim at former Alex Diaz de la Portilla in the special …

Personnel note: Mark Pafford joins state League of Women Voters board

Mark Pafford, the former House Democratic Leader, has joined the board of directors of the League of Women Voters of Florida, …

Education funding, other bills OK’d by Rick Scott

Gov. Rick Scott has signed a bill making it easier for parents and residents to challenge school textbooks and school …

Rick Scott vetoes re-organization of state’s technology agency, a priority of Blaise Ingoglia

A House bill aimed at shaking up the state’s Agency for State Technology was vetoed Friday by Gov. Rick Scott. Sources …
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