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Thursday, Oct 02, 2014

Fresh Squeezed

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.

GOP, Scott stonewall on trackers at Crist fundraiser

Published:   |   Updated: September 25, 2014 at 05:10 PM

The state Republican Party and Gov. Rick Scott are stonewalling on questions about why the party sent staffers to videotape and photograph the license plate numbers of people attending a fundraiser in Tallahassee for Gov. Rick Scott’s Democrat...

Thrasher steps down as chair of Scott’s re-election campaign

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Sen. John Thrasher has resigned as chairman of Gov. Rick Scott’s re-election campaign, a day after being offered the job of president of Florida State University.

Morgan cleans up medical pot speech ­— mostly

Published:   |   Updated: September 23, 2014 at 07:01 PM

Morgan cleans up medical pot speech ­— mostly
John Morgan toned down his pitch for medical marijuana before a buttoned-down meeting of the Rotary Club of Tampa on Tuesday.

Gov. Scott signs death warrant for double-murderer

Published:   |   Updated: September 22, 2014 at 06:29 PM

Gov. Rick Scott on Monday ordered the execution of a Gadsden County man convicted of the murder of his wife and the rape and murder of his 10-year-old stepdaughter.

DCF employee wins race discrimination suit against agency

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A federal jury in Tallahassee last week sided with a Florida State Hospital employee who had filed a race discrimination suit against the state.

Come out and Run For The Fallen, honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice

Published:   |   Updated: September 19, 2014 at 06:03 PM

The war in Afghanistan may be drawing to a close, but it is still a very dangerous place.

High school football fans will hear domestic violence message

Published:   |   Updated: September 18, 2014 at 11:49 PM

TAMPA — Before kick-off at all high-school home football games in Hillsborough County for the next two weeks, the announcer will ask athletes and spectators to pledge they’ll take a stand against domestic and dating violence.

Bondi: “I will not be bullied by the press” on gay marriage

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Attorney General Pam Bondi said she “will not be bullied by the press” for her defense of Florida’s ban on gay marriage during two campaign stops on the Treasure Coast Wednesday.

Bondi: “I will not be bullied by the press” on gay marriage

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Attorney General Pam Bondi said she “will not be bullied by the press” for her defense of Florida’s ban on gay marriage during two campaign stops on the Treasure Coast Wednesday.

Patronis goes from restaurateur to lawmaker to utility regulator

Published:   |   Updated: September 18, 2014 at 02:34 PM

State Rep. Jimmy Patronis has been appointed to the panel that regulates Florida utilities.