Tag: Jim Rosica

Scott PowersMay 11, 2017

FloridaPolitics.com received three honors in the Society of Professional Journalists’ Green Eyeshade Awards, highlighting the best journalism of 2016 throughout 10 states of the southeast United States. Martin Dyckman received a second-place award for online serious commentary for his columns exploring the problems with Florida’s death penalty laws. Jim Rosica received a third-place award for […]

Joe HendersonDecember 12, 2016

In 2003, then-Gov. Jeb Bush punished reporters from the Tallahassee bureau of the Palm Beach Post by canceling their invitation to his year-end interview session. His staff cited the “unprofessional behavior” while dealing with some of Bush’s officials, but the paper suspected it was in retaliation for critical reporting on Bush’s pet school vouchers program. I’m betting […]

Phil AmmannFebruary 14, 2016

About a quarter-century ago, a pack of Marlboro cigarettes sealed a friendship between the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and Florida legal legend Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte. It was December 1991, during D’Alemberte’s tenure as American Bar Association president. Scalia had been on the bench about five years by then. He died Saturday at the age of 79. The two men […]

Jim RosicaNovember 30, 2015

Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster, a 10-year veteran of the Naples Daily News, is leaving the paper to join Florida Politics’ growing lineup of writers. She will continue to write on regional and statewide politics and policy from her Southwest Florida base. “Jenna’s been on my must-read list since she began covering Florida politics,” said Peter Schorsch, publisher […]

Peter SchorschSeptember 23, 2015

Like so many others, I am really worried about my friend Nick Iarossi, one of the founders of the lobbying firm Capital City Consulting. As Jim Rosica reported Tuesday, gambling giant Las Vegas Sands is abandoning its push for a destination casino resort in Florida. Part of thie move includes Sands canceling its contract with […]

Ryan RayJune 1, 2015

Health care committees in the House and Senate on Monday discussed the same proposal to expand health care access to the uninsured–SB 2A–in Florida. But it might not have sounded like it. In a “Tale of Two Cities”-esque tableau, the Senate discussed the bill for one hour before unanimously agreeing to pass it with sponsor […]


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