Tag: Frank Artilles

Mitch PerryApril 19, 2017

Andrew Gillum is refusing to forgive Miami Republican Frank Artiles, who apologized on the Senate floor Wednesday for using the N-word toward two black lawmakers. The Tallahassee mayor, an African-American who is running for governor next year, says Artiles needs to resign from the Florida Senate. “We have struggled with days when these words were too common,” Gillum […]

Mitch PerryFebruary 21, 2017

A bill sponsored by Miami Republican Frank Artilles that would bring back the position of an elected mayor position in Miami-Dade County advanced in a Florida Senate Committee on Tuesday. The Florida Constitution requires each county to elect a county sheriff, property appraiser, supervisor of elections, tax collector, and clerk of circuit courts. However, the […]

Peter SchorschFebruary 3, 2016

Democratic HD 118 candidate Robert Asencio sent out an email blast Wednesday calling out his former opponent, incumbent Republican Rep. Frank Artiles, for not knowing some of the finer details in elections law. “It appears that our Republican opponent Frank Artiles does not read the bills he votes into law,” Asencio said in the email. Asencio’s revelation that […]

Peter SchorschDecember 17, 2015

As much as we would like to think otherwise, in politics, not everyone can be a winner. To put it another way, as Judge Smails did in the eminently quotable “Caddyshack”: “The world needs ditch-diggers, too.” Few will disagree that 2015 was a particularly fertile political year, one that produced a bumper crop of political disappointments. That’s what […]

Ryan RayApril 27, 2015

Where things stand on a number of “legislative food fights” is a complicated question in today’s adversarial climate at the Capitol. The $4 billion chasm between the House and Senate budget proposals casts a shadow on every corner of legislative business, both appropriations and policy measures. “Bill aren’t just dying; they’re being massacred,” Rep. Frank Artiles told […]

Ryan RayDecember 6, 2014

Ft. Lauderdale Rep. George Moraitis and Rep. Carlos Trujillo of Miami made it official on Friday: the two South Florida Republican incumbents have filed to run for their seats again in 2016. The move allows them to open campaign accounts and signal their intentions to possible challengers. Moraitis, the sole Republican member of the Broward […]


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