Tag: Jason Brodeur

A.G. GancarskiDecember 19, 2018
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Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis’ Transition Advisory Committee on Health and Wellness conferred via phone Wednesday in its second of three meetings. Lt. Gov-elect Jeanette Nuñez, co-chair of the committee, vowed in the previous meeting that the panel was “well-equipped, eager and ready” to improve health care and lower costs, the Tampa Bay Times reported. To that end,  Nuñez promised a discussion […]

Danny McAuliffeDecember 7, 2018
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A former top health care regulator and Lt. Gov.-elect Jeanette Nuñez will chair Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis’ Transition Advisory Committee on Health and Wellness. Chairs Alan Levine, former Secretary of the state Agency for Healthcare Administration, and Nuñez will be joined by more than 50 other health care professionals, regulators, and former officeholders to help develop and […]

Scott PowersNovember 30, 2018
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The Seminole County Republican Party, fresh off an election that saw voters turning more than ever toward Democratic candidates, has dropped two former state representatives from the executive committee, Bob Cortes and Jason Brodeur. Seminole Republican Executive Committee Chair Kathryn Townsend said Friday that both were dropped from the committee because they lost their standing […]

Drew WilsonSeptember 24, 2018
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Winter Springs Republican David Smith added another $15,845 to his campaign account during the first half of September, bringing his overall fundraising to $248,000. Smith is up against Casselberry Democrat Lee Mangold in the race to replace term-limited Republican Rep. Jason Brodeur in the Seminole County state House seat. Among the 33 checks Smith cashed […]

Michael MolineSeptember 14, 2018
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A leading Senate budget writer claimed vindication Friday in a lingering dispute with House leaders over whether to allow local school boards to capture all of the value of rising property values when setting local tax rates. Rob Bradley, co-chair of the Joint Legislative Budget Commission, underscored the point during a presentation on the state’s three-year fiscal […]

Scott PowersAugust 29, 2018
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All Aboard Florida received state approval Wednesday to sell $1.75 billion in federal private equity bonds to extend its private, high-speed, Brightline passenger train system from South Florida to Orlando. Meeting in Orlando, the Florida Development Finance Corp. board voted unanimously to grant state permission for the financing after more than three hours of public […]

Scott PowersAugust 22, 2018
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State Rep. Jason Brodeur and Seminole County Property Appraiser David Johnson both endorsed state Rep. Mike Miller in the bruising Republican primary for Florida’s 7th Congressional District, Miller’s campaign announced Wednesday. The battle between Miller, Sanford businessman Scott Sturgill and a third Republican, Vennia Francois, is for the chance to flip the district back to […]

Jim RosicaJuly 27, 2018
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Christian Bax, director of Florida’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU), has stepped down after a controversial three-year tenure that frustrated patients, angered lawmakers, and witnessed an explosion in litigation. His resignation is effective Aug. 10. Deputy director Courtney Coppola will serve as interim director, Department of Health spokesman Devin Galleta said Friday. Bax’s resignation letter, released […]

Jim RosicaJuly 19, 2018
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The Legislature opened the state’s wallet again Thursday, granting a request from the state’s medical marijuana regulators for another $13 million in operating costs. The approval from the Joint Legislative Budget Commission didn’t come without some grousing, however. The Department of Health, under Gov. Rick Scott, regulates the drug through its Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU). House Democratic […]


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