A Florida Politics Blog
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Over his two campaigns for governor, Rick Scott’s opponents have cried foul over his tenure as head of a hospital chain that paid the biggest health care fraud fine in history.
Florida’s three candidates for attorney general are holding just one debate, but many voters in the state won’t get a chance to see it.
Fred McCormack, a former Tampa attorney who became general counsel to the Florida House of Representatives in the 1980s, died Thursday. He was 74.
Steve Schale, one of Florida’s top Democratic political strategists and an adviser to the Charlie Crist campaign for governor, has put out a memo to Crist supporters contending that Crist has captured the momentum in the race and halted Gov. R...
The scammers are getting still more brazen.
U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Tampa, is seeking an investigation by the U.S. Justice Department of bureaucratic obstacles she says prevent former felons from obtaining restoration of their civil rights, including voting, in Florida....
Former House Speaker Ray Sansom’s bid to force the state to pay his legal fees from an aborted criminal case will go to trial next year.
Two new polls conflict in the Florida governor’s race -- a state Chamber of Commerce poll showing Republican Gov. Rick Scott with a narrow but statistically significant lead, and a SurveyUSA poll showing Democratic challenger and former Gov. C...
The Tribune/Scripps Capital Bureau is looking for your thoughts on Florida’s immigration policy.
The spokesman for outgoing Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford is joining the Hill+Knowlton Strategies public relations firm, the company announced Monday.