Tag: Mark Pafford
The Tampa Bay Bucs get their moment on the House floor. Image via Getty.

Peter SchorschJune 23, 2014

Dozens of state legislators earned new terms in office as Florida’s qualifying period for the 2014 election ended Friday. With qualifying week over, here are 11 takeaways for this fall’s elections: 1. Eight state senators — or nearly one-quarter of the Florida Senate — were re-elected without opposition. Nearly one-third of the members in the Florida House also earned […]

Guest AuthorOctober 17, 2015

I attended the annual Tallahassee ritual Wednesday when politicians address the media and take some questions. The Republicans talked in generalities at the AP Legislative Planning Session and, for the most part, refused to respond to direct questions with direct answers. The Democrats, because they have absolutely no power in Florida government, mostly complained. Nonetheless, […]

Mitch PerryJune 2, 2016

The group U.S. Term Limits, which bills itself as the leader of the grassroots movement to install term limits in Congress, is bashing Florida Senate candidates Todd Wilcox and Carlos Beruff for their specific plans on how long a member of Congress can serve in Washington before being term-limited out. U.S. Term Limits says the two Republicans term-limit proposals are a “sham designed to […]

Bruce RitchieFebruary 12, 2015

When you attend a House appropriations subcommittee where a chairman’s budget proposals are being unveiled, you might expect to hear some tough questions from Democrats and Republicans. And you might be disappointed, at least by the subcommittee that deals with environmental and agricultural spending. Most of the debate I hear in the House occurs only […]


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