Tag: Larry Lee

Drew WilsonJune 20, 2018

Another pair of candidates filed Wednesday for two open state House seats in the Treasure Coast region. Jensen Beach Democrat Matt Theobald put his name down for House District 83, a Republican-leaning seat that covers part of Martin and St. Lucie counties. HD 83 is currently held by Stuart Republican Rep. Gayle Harrell, who is […]

Drew WilsonMarch 27, 2018

Democrat Robert Joseph opened a campaign account Friday to run for the House District 84 seat currently held by Democratic Rep. Larry Lee Jr. Joseph, a Fort Pierce resident, is currently the only candidate running to succeed Lee in the southeastern St. Lucie County district, though there have been rumblings that Republican Michelle Miller is […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 26, 2017

On Thursday, the House Select Committee on Hurricane Response and Preparedness heard about issues affecting Florida during Irma, including petroleum supplies and electric utilities. This informational meeting set the table for the future of the committee, with no action items Thursday. Wes Maul, the interim director of the Division of Emergency Management, addressed fuel shortages. […]


The Senate’s reputation for bipartisanship in Tallahassee appears to be well-earned, while the names of House and Senate members who most frequently voted against their parties included a few surprises, according to an analysis of votes in the 2017 legislative session. Among the lawmakers who cast the most-frequent crossover votes: Rep. Kimberly Daniels, D-Jacksonville; Rep. […]

Staff ReportsJune 1, 2017

The voting record report is out. Associated Industries of Florida released its 2017 Voting Record report. Published for more than four decades, the annual report is considered one of the definitive legislative scorecards for the business community. This year, the organization calculated more than 208,966 votes on 1,955 bills with 848 legislators. “This session, AIF […]

Jim RosicaApril 13, 2017

Despite bitter opposition from Democrats, the Republican-controlled House Thursday passed its proposal to create privately-run “Schools of Hope” to combat failing public schools in the state.  The measure (HB 5105) was approved by a vote of 77-40 after more than three hours of debate. It now heads to the Senate, where leaders have said they’re open to […]

Mitch PerryApril 13, 2017

Legislation that would fund a program to alleviate Florida “food deserts” advanced easily through a Senate subcommittee Thursday. The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Environment and Natural Resources passed SB 1592, creating the “Healthy Food Assistance Program,” which provides funding to the Department of Agriculture for retrofitting small food retailers with refrigeration, display shelving or […]


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