A Florida Politics Blog
Made fresh, never frozen, here's the juice on local and state politics from the staff of The Tampa Tribune, The St. Petersburg Tribune and the Tribune/Scripps Capital Bureau.
Gov. Rick Scott will use his second inaugural address Tuesday to pitch Florida as a state that is holding down taxes and limiting the size of government while also making higher education more affordable to families.
The president of The Florida Bar on Tuesday blasted comments by a Colorado lawyer about Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston’s student conduct hearing, saying they were “too outrageous for me to ignore.”
In the face of backlash from activists and a U.S Supreme Court ruling, the association that represents local clerks of court reiterated its position that clerks are not allowed to issue same-sex marriage licenses early next month.
House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island, on Friday announced ranking members for his chamber’s committees and subcommittees.
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Senate President Andy Gardiner says he disagrees with a growing narrative among some in the national news media that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is a moderate, not a solid conservative.
Calling the restriction “an insult to the idea of a free market,” freshman state Rep. Chris Sprowls joined Sen. Jack Latvala in introducing legislation Tuesday that would allow the state’s exploding craft beer industry to sell it...
The other Republican candidate in the race for Tampa’s House District 64 has dropped out, essentially saying she doesn’t respect a process that won’t respect her.
A continuing rebound in Florida’s economy could translate to a nearly $1 billion surplus in the state budget for 2015, economists predict.
Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday replaced longtime Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey with the head of the Capitol Police.