Tag: Don Gaetz

A.G. GancarskiFebruary 24, 2016
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7min8
Wednesday saw the Jacksonville-centric Discretionary Sales Surtax bill clear the Senate Rules Committee (SB 1652), scheduled at the same time as the third reading in the House (HB 1297). Central to the pitch: bill sponsor Rob Bradley and Mayor Lenny Curry, whose sales job gets better with every committee stop… especially important because Curry will have to sell […]

Daniel TilsonDecember 30, 2013

6min5
Given the tragicomedy characterizing Florida political theater in recent years, it feels right reaching for a Shakespeare quote when looking back at 2013 and ahead to 2014: “What’s past is prologue.” The state’s prevailing powers-that-be (richest individual and corporate residents acting through “supportive” elected officials) continued widening the income and economic opportunity gap between them […]

Mitch PerryJuly 7, 2015
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7min1
The Hillsborough County Charter Review Board meets again tonight at 6 p.m. at the County Center, where advocates for a several years-long push to expand or change the configuration of the seven-member Board of County Commissioners will have one last chance to persuade the majority that such a change is needed. The odds are stacked against […]

Bill PrescottJuly 14, 2015
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9min3
The Florida Supreme Court has ruled the state’s congressional maps don’t meet requirements of a voter-approved constitutional amendment prohibiting political lines drawn to favor incumbents or political parties. The court ordered the Legislature to redraw the maps These are 10 big questions looming over Florida politics: 1. Will the Legislature appeal? USFSP political science emeritus […]


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