Tag: Larry Metz

Jim RosicaOctober 12, 2017

The House’s ethics panel on Thursday set a Dec. 4 hearing on a charge that Democratic Miami-Dade Rep. Daisy Baez doesn’t live in the district she was elected to represent. The Public Integrity and Ethics Committee will conduct an evidentiary hearing “somewhat like a court trial,” said chair Larry Metz, a Yalaha Republican. “You’re trying to […]

Peter SchorschSeptember 1, 2017

She is an accomplished professional speaker. Now, Monica Wofford wants to speak for the voters of Lake County. Wofford, who is also a businesswoman and successful author, filed paperwork Friday launching her candidacy for House District 32. Wofford hopes to succeed Yalaha’s favorite son, Larry Metz, who cannot run again for the seat because of term limits. […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 24, 2017

Whether Democratic state Rep. Daisy Baez actually lives in South Florida’s House District 114 will be investigated by a select House subcommittee on member conduct. A Thursday memo from Speaker Richard Corcoran agreed there is “probable cause” for an inquiry, in response to an earlier memo earlier from Rep. Larry Metz, chair of the Public Integrity and Ethics Committee. The […]

Peter SchorschJune 30, 2017

Rep. Paul Renner has won the support of his Republican classmates, grabbing the title of class leader and likely House Speaker beginning in 2022. The GOP freshmen class met in Orlando on Friday to vote on their class leader. The much-anticipated election pitted Renner against Byron Donalds, Erin Grall and Jamie Grant, who was seen as Renner’s […]

Peter SchorschJune 23, 2017

With just one week until freshman House Republicans are scheduled to vote for their leader, it appears lawmakers have agreed upon rules governing the election. According to a copy of the rules obtained by FloridaPolitics.com, members will not be allowed to abstain from the vote; discussion between members between the announcement of the eliminated candidate […]

A.G. GancarskiMarch 30, 2017

Former Jacksonville City Council President and first-term State Rep. Clay Yarborough had an excellent Thursday in the Florida House. Two bills that Yarborough sponsored — HB 1141 and HB 589, dealing with — passed the House.  As did a committee bill that Yarborough was carrying. ____ Lobby Up: CS 7023 would create the Local Government Lobbyist Registration Trust Fund within […]

Drew WilsonMarch 22, 2017

The House Government Accountability Committee approved a pair of bills Wednesday that would add a long list of ethics and reporting requirements into Florida law. HB 479, sponsored by Republican Rep. Larry Metz, would require many agencies to establish internal controls to prevent “fraud, waste and abuse,” force cities and counties to post their proposed […]

Scott PowersMarch 22, 2017

A bill that would require elected city officials to file detailed financial disclosures got thumbs up Wednesday morning from the Florida House Government Accountability Committee. House Bill 7021, introduced by Republican state Rep. Larry Metz of Groveland, would require mayors, city council members and other municipal elected officials in perhaps half of Florida’s cities to […]

Mitch PerryMarch 21, 2017

Legislation banning sanctuary city policies moved through another Florida House committee Tuesday. Yalaha Republican Rep. Larry Metz‘s bill (HB 697) would force any “sanctuary city” or county in Florida to remove all formal or informal policies shielding undocumented immigrants from federal custody. It passed the House Subcommittee on Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs on a 9-5 vote on Tuesday. The […]


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