Tag: Secretary of State Ken Detzner

Jim RosicaAugust 28, 2018
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The state’s highest court has punted a challenge that six proposed constitutional amendments were wrongfully “bundled.” Without explanation, the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday unanimously kicked the case to the 2nd Judicial Circuit in Tallahassee, with a proviso that the trial judge assigned the case “should not interpret the transfer of this case as an […]

Jim RosicaAugust 21, 2018
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There’s no such thing as improper ‘bundling’ of issues when it comes to amendments proposed by the state’s Constitution Revision Commission, Attorney General Pam Bondi argued in a new filing on Monday. Bondi responded to a challenge filed last week at the Florida Supreme Court by one of its retired justices, Harry Lee Anstead. He said six CRC amendments […]

Jim RosicaMay 17, 2018
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Photo above: Greyhounds racing on the track in Bonita Springs. Credit: Van Abernathy. As promised, the group that represents Florida’s greyhound owners and breeders is suing to keep a proposed constitutional amendment to rid the state of dog racing off the November ballot. But a top greyhound racing opponent quickly called the suit “dead on […]

Jim RosicaMarch 19, 2018
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From A. Duda & Sons, Inc., to Zurich American Insurance Co., 44 pages’ worth of concerns now have registered to lobby the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC). The 37-member panel, which began meeting in Session Monday, convenes every 20 years to review and suggest changes to the state’s governing document. The list of “principals“ and of lobbyists (259 pages) […]

Jim RosicaMarch 5, 2018
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The Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) is considering a March 19-May 10 Session, according to a draft schedule sent to commissioners. The proposed dates, which will be considered by the body’s Rules Committee later Monday, would mean the CRC’s Session will begin just 10 days after the Legislature ‘sine die‘s this Friday. The commission’s Regular Session would begin […]

Martin DyckmanMay 18, 2014

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 Suppose that Gov. Rick Scott cancelled an election and announced that he, not the voters, would select their new state senator or representative. That hasn’t happened–yet. But something of the same nature is happening with a circuit judgeship in Jacksonville. It doesn’t pass the smell test either. The six-year term of Donald Moran, presently the […]

Florence SnyderMarch 31, 2014

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Florida agency heads have been lying to reporters, spinning like dreidels, and withholding public records since the Chiles administration. So let’s give Rick Scott’s Secretary of State Ken Detzner points for breaking new ground with his prior restraint on journalist, author, Florida State University (FSU) professor and all-around state treasure Diane Roberts. Roberts is an eighth […]


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