Tag: Bob Butterworth
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Scott PowersMarch 26, 2018
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3min195
Bob Butterworth, Florida’s longest-serving Attorney General, has endorsed Gwen Graham for Governor, her campaign announced Monday. Butterworth, whose tenure lasted from 1987 through 2002, cited Graham’s plan to hold drug companies accountable for fueling the opioid crisis. “Gwen Graham is the only candidate for governor who has put forward an actionable plan to hold drug […]

Jim RosicaMarch 14, 2018
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6min525
If passed, a proposed constitutional amendment to redirect dollars from tobacco-prevention efforts to cancer research would turn “a bad idea into a hard reality,” one opponent said Wednesday morning. Later that same day, however, the amendment’s sponsor deleted the section about cancer research funding. Longtime Tallahassee PR man Ron Sachs joined former Attorney General Bob Butterworth […]

Jim RosicaJanuary 23, 2018
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4min181
The House panel charged with handling gambling issues unanimously OK’d a bill to exempt fantasy sports play from state gambling regulation. The House Tourism and Gaming Control Subcommittee cleared the measure (HB 223) with little debate on Tuesday. One representative, Republican Randy Fine of Brevard County, voted for the bill despite his belief that fantasy sports play was […]

Staff ReportsNovember 3, 2017
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10min376
The Florida Bar said it was creating three new committees “to study and develop recommendations …  on supporting attorney mental health and wellness, advancing Florida’s mental health laws, and improving representation for children and families in the courts.” The Bar announced the moves in a Thursday press release. “Promoting mental health and wellness for Florida attorneys, […]

Peter SchorschSeptember 20, 2017
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2min224
Joe McCann, a former House Democratic Office staff director, has joined the Pittman Law Group as Senior Policy Director, the firm announced Wednesday. McCann will work alongside attorney Sean Pittman to direct the firm’s lobbying efforts. McCann was a founding member of Ballard Partners, where he served as senior executive vice president.   “We are […]

Mitch PerryJuly 21, 2017
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7min360
Consumer protection attorney Ryan Torrens is quite aware that he’s not an established political presence, but he says that should be an argument for his fledgling candidacy to become Florida’s next Attorney General. “Look, I get it,” the 32-year-old told an audience who gathered Friday morning at Tampa’s Oxford Exchange to hear the Hillsborough County […]


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