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My question seemed simple enough: Whose money was it? Sure, I knew the names of the politicians who opposed the fair-districting amendments, which we overwhelmingly approved at the polls earlier this month. I knew that Dean Cannon and Mike Haridopolos...
Tags: Corrine Brown, Mike Bennett, Lawyers, Politics, Mike Haridopolos
It's fascinating to hear so many politicians suddenly concerned about the deficit. Because, until now, most of them didn't give a flip. Politicians from both parties went through money like Charlie Sheen went through coke. And they didn't even have the...
First of two parts Feeling overwhelmed by all this talk of redistricting? Well, the topic may sound complex, even boring. But you have a lot at stake. That's why I've produced: "Lies, secrets and shenanigans: The top 10 ways redistricting affects...
Today we're looking back at this week's elections — the winners and losers, the game-changing moments and some details you may not know about the folks you just elected. Losers: Dean Cannon and Mike Haridopolos. No, they didn't get bounced from...
Tags: Walt Disney, Bill McCollum, Karl Rove, Government, Sandy Adams
Today, I give thanks to readers — the funny ones, the passionate ones and even the ones who think I'm a "biased bonehead." Among the topics that have worked up readers lately: revelations that your very own state legislators have been funding and...
Scott MaxwellCollectively, they control tens of thousands of jobs, billions of dollars in tax money, a sports franchise — and one very famous mouse. They are the region's power players. And today we unveil the Top 10 in our rundown of "The 25 Most Powerful...
Tags: Walt Disney, Alex Martins, Human Interest, Politics, Judges
Like cats and dogs, Florida politicians from opposing parties rarely play nicely. They scratch, claw and hiss at each other, simply because it's in their DNA. That's why it's strange to see so many ideological opponents embracing each other nowadays. We...
Mike ThomasIf this Florida gig doesn't work out, Rick Scott certainly has a future in Egypt. I've never quite seen anything like his rejection of high-speed rail. He didn't form a study committee. He didn't wait for a ridership study. He didn't wait for...
"Disagreeable." That was the word one state senator used to describe two members of Florida's Public Service Commission who are being booted from the board. Among the things these two members disagreed with: Jacking up your rates and cozying up with...
Taking Names the Blog - Orlando SentinelSunday’s column – “The long, hard slog for straight answers” – attempted to get members of Congress to give straight answers to basic questions that readers and voters care about. You can see the chart – and the efforts...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelWASHINGTON — One of Central Florida’s biggest industries — the military modeling and simulation sector — got a small boost in legislation that passed the U.S. House today thanks to a four-sentence provision inserted by U.S. Rep....
The TV Guy - Orlando SentinelIn local public-affairs programming this weekend: “Political Connections” previews the Florida Legislative Session at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday on Central Florida News 13. The guests are Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Niceville; House Speaker ...
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