A Florida Politics Blog
Made fresh, never frozen, here's the juice on local and state politics from the staff of The Tampa Tribune and The St. Petersburg Tribune.
With a special session looming, we get some perspective this week from Florida political icon T.K. Wetherell. He served as speaker of the House in 1992, the last time lawmaker’s adjourned regular session without passing a budget.
A political committee aligned with Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam recently soaked up nearly $395,000 when another of his fundraising groups disbanded.
Gov. Rick Scott is in Washington, meeting with 16 members of Congress Tuesday to discuss the state’s negotiations over a pot of federal hospital money.
LAND O’ LAKES — Pasco County’s first charter advisory committee meeting had barely got off the ground Monday before Commission Chairman Ted Schrader was threatening to have people removed from the room.
The Florida Supreme Court is turning away a case challenging a law that allows Gov. Rick Scott to use a blind trust instead of providing a detailed accounting of his finances.
A powerful Tampa Bay lawmaker is using his political committee to fund a new website opposing Medicaid expansion.
On this week’s episode of the Tribune/Naples Daily News podcast, we chat with memo-writin’ Democratic consultant Steve Schale about House Democrats’ chance of capitalizing on the health care funding fight.
Lawmakers on Thursday sent a tranche of bills to Gov. Rick Scott for his approval or veto on Thursday, bringing to 68 the number of bills now pending his review.
If you planned, say, a family road trip in May and your life is intimately connected to when the Florida Legislature will meet in “special session,” have no fear.
Lawmakers will return to the Capitol soon in “special session” to write a budget for next year, but Uber also wants them to squeeze in a little time for their legislation.