Tag: Jason Brodeur

Mitch PerryNovember 8, 2017

Despite lingering questions, mostly about liability, a House panel on Wednesday unanimously cleared a proposal that would encourage autonomous vehicles in Florida. The legislation (HB 353), sponsored by Sanford Republican Jason Brodeur and Jacksonville Republican Jason Fischer, aims to update sections of Florida’s motor vehicle laws that “require or presume” there’s a human behind the wheel. Fischer told […]

Scott PowersOctober 16, 2017

State Rep. Bob Cortes went to Puerto Rico Monday to oversee a disaster relief effort arranged by Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran and coordinated by him and other members of the Seminole County Legislative Caucus. Cortes, a Republican from Altamonte Springs, is overseeing delivery of about four tons of supplies headed for the hard-hit eastern part […]

Drew WilsonOctober 10, 2017

House Speaker Richard Corcoran brought in another $445,000 for his political committee and possible governor’s race fund, “Watchdog PAC,” between Sept. 1 and Oct. 9 according to reports available on the committee’s website. The committee has now raised $4.4 million total since Corcoran started it up in June, and has just shy of $3.9 million […]

Jim RosicaOctober 10, 2017

A House investigative panel Tuesday found that Miami-Dade Rep. Daisy Baez likely broke member residency rules. The Select Committee on Member Conduct decided to refer Baez’s case to the Public Integrity and Ethics Committee for the equivalent of a trial. A finding of “probable cause,” required for further proceedings, means it is more likely than not that a violation […]

Scott PowersOctober 5, 2017

Republican state Rep. Jason Brodeur still has three years before the 2020 election he’s shooting for, but the Sanford Republican has some money in the bank and he’s been spending money lately to get his messages out, much of it in the form of public service text messages following Hurricane Irma. Brodeur, who’s aiming to […]

Jim RosicaOctober 3, 2017

Rep. Jason Brodeur has again filed legislation to exempt fantasy sports play from state gambling regulation. The Sanford Republican filed his measure (HB 223) Tuesday. It comes less than a week after Sen. Dana Young filed her own fantasy sports bill (SB 374) for the 2018 Legislative Session. Brodeur had filed a similar bill last session. His latest bill says fantasy […]

Drew WilsonSeptember 25, 2017

Republican David Smith announced Monday that he had landed endorsements from the mayors of four Seminole County cities for his House District 28 campaign. Smith, who qualified for the ballot via petition last week, earned the support of Oviedo Mayor Dominic Persampiere, Winter Springs Mayor Charles Lacey, Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett and Longwood Mayor Joe […]

Scott PowersSeptember 19, 2017

Duke Energy not only missed its deadlines for restoring power in Seminole and Orange counties and elsewhere but glitches in its information system provided little and often wrong information to customers, leading its lobbyist to apologize and promise better to Seminole’s lawmakers Tuesday morning. Duke, once faced with 1.3 million customers without power following Hurricane […]

Scott PowersSeptember 19, 2017

Winter Springs Republican David Smith announced Tuesday he has gathered enough certified petition signatures to qualify for the 2018 ballot running for Seminole County-based House District 28. Smith, a retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel and business consultant, is running to replace Republican state Rep. Jason Brodeur, who is running for the Florida Senate. There are […]


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