A Florida Politics Blog
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NEW PORT RICHEY — Randy Maggard, chairman of the Pasco County Republican Party, this week renewed the charter for the 400-member West Pasco Republican Club.
A Vero Beach candidate is courting the religious right in a state House race, first going after gay marriage and now pledging to introduce legislation to ban most abortions in Florida, even though similar proposals in other states were deemed unconst...
Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera spent Monday in Southwest Florida, meeting with members of the Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce to discuss the legislative session.
(Updated 10:30 a.m.) Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday signed the state’s $78.6 billion state budget, minus a whopping $461.4 million in line-item vetoes.
NEW PORT RICHEY — Pasco Republicans will elect a new party chairman on July 9.
It’s arguably the most important vote a lawmaker can cast, but 10 of Florida’s 160 legislators aren’t in Tallahassee Friday to vote on the state’s $78 billion budget - the one constitutionally-required bill.
NEW PORT RICHEY — Pasco County Clerk and Comptroller Paula O’Neil filed last month to run for a third term in 2016.
Good news, Tallahassee lobbying corps: You can make Friday dinner plans after all.
The head of the effort to pass a state constitutional amendment allowing medical pot on Wednesday announced a “massive, statewide paid petition effort” to begin July 1.
State lawmakers late Monday allotted $17 million for the relocation of the University of South Florida’s medical school to downtown Tampa, ensuring an anchor for the proposed redevelopment of the city’s Channel District.