The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up


FL 2011 Archives


Florida Gubernatorial 2011 Headlines


Florida public broadcasters search for solutions to their funding crisis (Tampa Bay Times, 12/31/11)
Senate Reapportionment Committee releases new maps (Miami Herald, 12/30/11)
Rick Scott pollster: Bring on Charlie (Miami Herald, 12/30/11)
Florida Republicans staff up media shop (Miami Herald, 12/29/11)
Florida GOP wants to limit questions of party accountant in Jim Greer case (Tampa Bay Times, 12/29/11)
Panel echoes governor’s call to overhaul Medicaid reimbursement system (Miami Herald, 12/29/11)
Amid fundraising binge, Republican intrigue in FL Senate President race continues (Miami Herald, 12/29/11)
Scott names new public records director, replaces external affairs chief (Miami Herald, 12/29/11)
The campaign to recall Rick Scott (Tampa Bay Times, 12/28/11)
Florida political stories to watch in 2012 (Tampa Bay Times, 12/27/11)
Absentee ballots key to Florida GOP primary (Miami Herald, 12/26/11)
Miami-Dade Commission weighs in on casino resorts (Miami Herald, 12/25/11)
Bill would require transparency in charter school management (Miami Herald, 12/22/11)
Florida’s 2014 unemployment forecast: 8.7% (Miami Herald, 12/19/11)
FAMU trustees snub Scott’s recommendation; President James Ammons will stay on during hazing investigations (Miami Herald, 12/19/11)
Gov. Scott insists he isn’t singling out FAMU as its alumni claim otherwise (Miami Herald, 12/18/11)
Black Caucus urges FAMU trustees to ’stand firm’ despite push from Gov. Scott to remove president (Miami Herald, 12/18/11)
Rep. Corrine Brown says Gov. Rick Scott is focusing too much on FAMU (Miami Herald, 12/17/11)
Special needs, limited option at charter schools (Miami Herald, 12/16/11)
Charter schools enrolling low number of poor students (Miami Herald, 12/16/11)
Amendment to overturn tax-funding ban for religious organization tossed off ballot, for now (Tampa Bay Times, 12/15/11)
Rick Scott wants FAMU president suspended over hazing issues (Miami Herald, 12/15/11)
Judge tosses Amendment 7 off Florida ballot (Miami Herald, 12/14/11)
Opinion: Charter school mess is no surprise (Miami Herald, 12/14/11)
Gov. Scott’s public records chief leaving to run for office (Miami Herald, 12/13/11)
FL House speaker: Give priority to closing gambling loopholes (Miami Herald, 12/13/11)
Inspections decline as elder watchdogs are muzzled (Miami Herald, 12/12/11)
Brain drain? Many young South Floridians seek brighter economic prospects elsewhere (Miami Herald,12/12/11)
Amid Capitol drama, Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll expects a bigger role in 2012 (Miami Herald, 12/11/11)
Editorial: Governor, can you spare another billion? (Miami Herald, 12/11/11)
How some state rein in charter school abuses (Miami Herald, 12/10/11)
Florida charter schools: big money, little oversight (Miami Herald, 12/10/11)
Editorial: Florida’s environmental treasures (Miami Herald, 12/10/11)
Is Florida’s early primary too early? (Miami Herald, 12/9/11)
Jackson Health System could lose $133M under governor’s proposed budget (Miami Herald, 12/8/11)
Grand jury demands Florida get tough on ALF operators (Miami Herald, 12/8/11)
Streamlined House maps also create swing seats (Miami Herald, 12/8/11)
Redistricting Round One in House — terms to know (Miami Herald, 12/8/11)
Gov. Scott leaves for weeklong trip to Israel (St. Pete Times, 12/8/11)
Democrats revisit ‘Madoff of Medicare’ as Team Scott touts boss’s hospital history (Miami Herald, 12/8/11)
Miami grand jury blasts state officials for failing ALF residents (Miami Herald, 12/8/11)
Gov. Scott approval rating drops to 33% (Miami Herald, 12/8/11)
Opinion: In Tallahassee, panic buttons replace common sense (Miami Herald, 12/8/11)
Dem strategist: House congressional maps draw 9 hot spots (Miami Herald, 12/7/11)
Casino bill faces resistance even in normally friendly committee (Miami Herald, 12/7/11)
In the economic race, Miami-Dade at back of pack (Miami Herald, 12/7/11)
Senate redistricting maps appear headed for swift approval (Miami Herald, 12/6/11)
Senate Democrats divided over first redistricting vote (Miami Herald, 12/6/11)
Scott hits new low in job approval (Public Policy Polling, 12/6/11)
Florida Senate’s redistricting map mirrors plan by NAACP (Miami Herald, 12/6/11)
With new gun law, Florida lawmakers can now hit panic button (Miami Herald, 12/6/11)
Miami chamber getting closer to casino stand (Miami Herald, 12/6/11)
Report shows impact of legislation that directs BP oil spill fines to coastal restoration (St. Pete Times, 12/6/11)
Commentary: Gov. Rick Scott now touts importance of school funding (St. Pete Times, 12/6/11)
Early agreements on Florida redistricting favor incumbents (St. Pete Times, 12/6/11)
Gov. Scott questions affordability of potential insurance assessments (St. Pete Times, 12/6/11)
Senate map packs Dems to create 6 black and 1 Hispanic majority seats (Miami Herald, 12/5/11)
Gov. Scott calls on Florida businesses to volunteer for the needy (St. Pete Times, 12/5/11)
Scott will find education dollars by squeezing state agencies (St. Pete Times, 12/5/11)
Can Rick Scott’s jobs czar bring business to Florida? (Miami Herald, 12/5/11)
Florida gambling law filled with barrel-sized loopholes (Miami Herald, 12/5/11)
Greer trial may hang over Republican National Convention (St. Pete Times, 12/4/11)
In Orlando, Republican governors tout can-do reform efforts (St. Pete Times, 12/2/11)
Lobbyist Brian Ballard recounts call with Gov. Charlie Crist for Jim Greer criminal case (St. Pete Times,12/2/11)
Bob Graham: Florida lawmakers ‘reversed 40 years of Florida’s progress in water and land conservation’ (St. Pete Times, 12/1/11)
Scott: ‘I’m committed to investing in Fla. students (St. Pete Times, 12/1/11)


First redistricting maps tend to favor Republicans (St. Pete Times, 11/30/11)
Tampa cuts unmanned drones, some spy cameras from GOP convention (Miami Herald, 11/29/11)
Opinion: Art Basel holds lessons for Florida’s governor (Miami Herald, 11/29/11)
Miami casino debate growing in intensity (Miami Herald, 11/29/11)
Editorial: War of the maps begins (Miami Herald, 11/29/11)
11 state lawmakers get subpoenas in election law case (St. Pete Times, 11/29/11)
Gov. Scott: The ‘unfair’ online tax loophole should remain in law (St. Pete Times, 11/29/11)
Probe finds ‘unscrupulous’ absentee-voting practices at ALF (Miami Herald, 11/28/11)
Senate redistricting maps — incumbency protection or not? (St. Pete Times, 11/28/11)
Who is in and who is out  in the Senate redistricting maps (Miami Herald, 11/28/11)
Florida Senate releases proposed redistricting maps (St. Pete Times, 11/28/11)
First redistricting maps for Florida create new Hispanic seats and retain GOP strength (Miami Herald, 11/28/11)
Editorial: Fix the death penalty (Miami Herald, 11/27/11)
Tensions over minority redistricting divide legislators (Miami Herald, 11/27/11)
Editorial: Vital casino questions need answers (Miami Herald, 11/26/11)
Suit over education funding heads to the state Supreme Court (St. Pete Times, 11/24/11)
Jackson Health System board to hold private meeting on system’s future (Miami Herald, 11/20/11)
Casino debate revives concerns over broken promises (Miami Herald, 11/20/11)
Scott’s office will review spending by juvenile program (Miami Herald, 11/18/11)
Genting’s spectacular promises raise legislative doubts (Miami Herald, 11/16/11)
Rubio to GOP: Tone down immigration rhetoric (Miami Herald, 11/14/11)
Florida’s push for specific waiver in health-care law could have big implications (Washington Post, 11/14/11)
Feds: Gov. Scott’s Glades plan falls short (Miami Herald, 11/14/11)
Panel: Florida pension chief had no conflict of interest (Miami Herald, 11/14/11)
Move to define ‘personhood’ causes divide (Sun Sentinel, 11/13/11)
Commentary: Florida lacks strong central plan for higher ed (St. Pete Times, 11/13/11)
Romney nurtures his base in state (Miami Herald, 11/13/11)
Poll shows Mack dominates GOP Senate race (Miami Herald, 11/11/11)
Opinion: Gambling industry is selling an illusion (Miami Herald, 11/11/11)
Florida economists: Casino revenue would be mild boost to state coffers (Miami Herald, 11/11/11)
Seminoles blast resort-gambling bill (Miami Herald, 11/11/11)
Scott push on ethics reform dead in water (Miami Herald, 11/10/11)
Polls show state mired in political discontent (Miami Herald, 11/10/11)
State agency lost track of cash incentives (Miami Herald, 11/10/11)
Challenges promised to gambling permits issued under state loophole (Miami Herald, 11/9/11)
Casino backer blasts critics for being against competition (Miami Herald, 11/7/11)
Florida pro-life group wants its own ‘personhood’ amendment, faces long odds (St. Pete Times, 11/7/11)
Gov. Scott: Bobby Jindal would be a ‘great’ VP (St. Pete Times, 11/7/11)
Group hopes to define a fertilized human egg as human under FL state Constitution (Miami Herald, 11/7/11)
Florida Insider Poll: GOP politicos less confident than Dems about prez race (St. Pete Times, 11/6/11)
Florida GOP insiders unsure of winning state in 2012 presidential election (St. Pete Times, 11/6/11)
Florida teachers get ready to get graded (Miami Herald, 11/6/11)
Tea party convention cool to Romney as GOP nominee (St. Pete Times, 11/6/11)
Miami Chamber of Commerce to host forum on ‘destination gaming’ in South Florida (Miami Herald, 11/6/11)
Teacher challenges evaluation plan in Miami-Dade (Miami Herald, 11/5/11)
In Senate fight, Bill Nelson focuses on Rick Scott (Politico, 11/5/11)
Local concerns raised about emergency planning for 2012 GOP convention in Tampa (St. Pete Times, 11/5/11)
No love for Mitt Romney at FL tea party convention (St. Pete Times, 11/5/11)
Union again beats state in private prison legal fight (St. Pete Times, 11/4/11)
Unemployment tax in Florida may rise sharply in 2012 (Miami Herald, 11/4/11)
Sen. Bill Nelson asks DOJ to investigate Florida’s new voting laws (St. Pete Times, 11/4/11)
FL state senator’s call to check Hispanic voters’ citizenship continues to draw fire (Miami Herald, 11/3/11)
Scott appeals drug testing injunction (Miami Herald, 11/3/11)
Video: From morning workout to afternoon caffeine fix: A day in the life of Gov. Scott (Miami Herald, 11/3/11)
Nelson demands probe of new voting laws (Miami Herald, 11/3/11)
Report: Rick Scott’s former company Solantic taking jobs to Tennessee (St. Pete Times, 11/3/11)
Gov. Rick Scott, Mayor Bob Buckhorn talk convention cash in Tallahassee (St. Pete Times, 11/2/11)
Filing fees, fines along cannot cover court system costs, judges tell lawmakers (St. Pete Times, 11/2/11)
Editorial: Move on charter reforms (Miami Herald, 11/2/11)
Florida Legislative Black Caucus urges Rick Scott to appoint more African-American judges (St. Pete Times, 11/2/11)
Rick Scott’s jobs czar: Divulge details of tax incentive deals after deed is done (St. Pete Times, 11/2/11)
More disclosure sought in tax deals with private sector (Miami Herald, 11/1/11)
Editorial: Demeaning, unnecessary test (Miami Herald, 11/1/11)
Florida appeals judge’s decision to block prison privatization plan (St. Pete Times, 11/1/11)
FL senator wants to end secrecy on tax incentives for businesses (St. Pete Times, 11/1/11)
Poll: Marco Rubio veep could deliver Florida for Republicans (Miami Herald, 11/1/11)


Editorial: The Marco Rubio story (Miami Herald, 10/31/11)
Sen. Bill Nelson in unfamiliar political territory (St. Pete Times, 10/30/11)
Scott has Florida Dems all riled up at state convention (St. Pete Times, 10/30/11)
Florida teacher may be fined under new election law (St. Pete Times, 10/30/11)
Obama’s math problem: Winning election if he loses Florida (Miami Herald, 10/29/11)
The story behind the Marcio Rubio story (Washington Post, 10/28/11)
Under new GOP law, Florida teacher faces huge fines for the crime of registering students to vote (Think Progress, 10/25/11)
Prominent Florida Republicans helping Cain (Miami Herald, 10/25/11)
New discrepancies arise in Rubio story (Miami Herald, 10/25/11)
Opinion: In college, these American citizens are not created equal (Miami Herald, 10/25/11)
Six degrees of Rick? Democrats launch ‘’ (Miami Herald, 10/25/11)
Florida judge blocks drug testing of welfare applicants (St. Pete Times, 10/25/11)
Video: RNC Chair vows Florida will pay the price for moving primary (ABC News, 10/25/11)
Florida lost 10,000 jobs as stimulus funding winds down (St. Pete Times, 10/25/11)
Florida tax incentive programs creating 1 out of every 3 jobs promised (St. Pete Times, 10/25/11)
NPR finds new discrepancies in Rubio’s family history (Washington Post, 10/24/11)
Rick Perry = Rick Scott? (Washington Post, 10/24/11)
Opinion: Marco Rubio’s biography didn’t need fudging (Miami Herald, 10/24/11)
Report: As stimulus money dries up, so do Florida jobs (Miami Herald, 10/24/11)
NPR: Rubio’s narrative was ‘dramatically different’ in 2009 compared to Politico piece today (Miami Herald, 10/24/11)
With casino gambling bill near, Genting shares vision for resort, jobs (St. Pete Times, 10/24/11)
US-citizen children of immigrants protest higher tuition rates (Miami Herald, 10/23/11)
Editorial: Another attack on Hispanics (Miami Herald, 10/23/11)
GOP convention already bringing business to Tampa Bay area (St. Pete Times, 10/23/11)
Florida tax incentive programs creating 1 out of every 3 jobs promised (Miami Herald, 10/22/11)
Sen. Marco Rubio aggressively defends family’s history as Cuban exiles (St. Pete Times, 10/22/11)
Mitt Romney decries ‘effort to try and smear’ Marco Rubio (St. Pete Times, 10/22/11)
Business lease study raises worries about new tax (St. Pete Times, 10/21/11)
State economist: Lawmakers should be ready to whack $2 billion from budget (St. Pete Times, 10/21/11)
Sen. Alan Hay’s comments about Hispanics’ citizenship draw rebuke (St. Pete Times, 10/21/11)
Video: Rubio’s ‘the son of exiles’ speech (Miami Herald, 10/21/11)
Mel Martinez weighs in on Rubio-WaPo dispute (Miami Herald, 10/21/11)
Liberal group to pitch health care law around Florida (Miami Herald, 10/21/11)
Another Cuban-American pol weighs in on Marco Rubio versus the Washington Post (Miami Herald, 10/21/11)
Marco Rubio talks about ‘painful’ immigrant-exile experience (Miami Herald, 10/21/11)
Why Barack Obama should thank GOP Sen. Alan Hays for check-Hispanic-citizenship comments (Miami Herald, 10/21/11)
Democrats want a Florida Dream Act for some illegal immigrants (Miami Herald, 10/21/11)
Senator’s call to check citizenship of Hispanic voters draws fire (Miami Herald, 10/20/11)
Marco Rubio denies embellishing story of his family’s Cuban flight (LA Times, 10/20/11)
Did the Washington Post embellish Rubio’s ‘embellishments’ (Miami Herald, 10/20/11)
Marco Rubio’s compelling family story embellishes facts, documents show (Washington Post, 10/20/11)
Scott wants universities to list graduates’ earnings (Miami Herald, 10/19/11)
Opinion: Here’s an economic engine, Gov. Scott: Poetry (Miami Herald, 10/19/11)
Jobs, legislative plans topics as Gov. Rick Scott makes two bay area stops (St. Pete Times, 10/18/11)
Florida Cabinet gets update on state’s space industry (St. Pete Times, 10/18/11)
Editorial: Florida blocking the path to the polls (Miami Herald, 10/18/11)
Dueling casino polls show Miami Dade support but state reluctance (Miami Herald, 10/18/11)
Polls show strong local support for casinos in Miami-Dade, but statewide reluctance (Miami Herald, 10/18/11)
Florida lawmaker’s ‘zeal to repeal’ easier said than done (Miami Herald, 10/18/11)
Lawmakers on fundraising push ahead of early session (Miami Herald, 10/17/11)
Local activists sign on to support Occupy Miami movement (Miami Herald, 10/17/11)
Gov. Rick Scott draws parallels between Occupy protests and tea party (Miami Herald, 10/17/11)
Rick Scott has concerns with Cain’s 9-9-9 plans (Miami Herald, 10/17/11)
Opinion: Florida shortchanges treatment for gambling addiction (Miami Herald, 10/17/11)
Florida gaming commission to follow NJ, Nevada models (Miami Herald, 10/16/11)
Many FL Hispanics on fence about Obama in 2012 (Miami Herald, 10/16/11)
Occupy Miami movement tries to get organized (Miami Herald, 10/16/11)
More Rick Scott e-mails surface, shed little light on transition (St. Pete Times, 10/15/11)
‘Shadow inventory’ of homes could topple real-estate recovery (Miami Herald, 10/15/11)
Florida Chamber of Commerce opposes casino expansion in S. Fla (Miami Herald, 10/14/11)
Editorial: Immigration backfire (Miami Herald, 10/13/11)
Special interest cash floods state Capitol in down economy (Miami Herald, 10/12/11)
Court: Lawmakers can set college tuition rates (Miami Herald, 10/12/11)
Scott: State needs more science grads, new toll roads and fewer business taxes (Miami Herald, 10/12/11)
Florida lawmaker wants firing squads for executions (St. Pete Times, 10/12/11)
Miami econ dev. head warns that casinos could harm, not help (St. Pete Times, 10/12/11)
Rick Scott approves $45.6 million loan for state courts (Miami Herald, 10/12/11)
Scott grants Florida court system $45.6M loan (News-Press, 10/12/11)
Tax cuts for businesses dominate Gov. Scott’s jobs agenda (St. Pete Times, 10/12/11)
RPOF fundraising haul: $5.5 million (St. Pete Times, 10/12/11)
Editorial: Florida’s dangerous export: Concealed weapons permits (St. Pete Times, 10/11/11)
Florida Sec of State challenges Voting Rights Act (Florida Independent, 10/11/11)
Rick Scott to liberal arts majors: drop dead (Mother Jones, 10/11/11)
Gov. Scott wants money local governments saved (WOKV, 10/11/11)
State tax collections down $1.5 billion (Miami Herald, 10/11/11)
State revenues are $1.5B below budgeted (St. Pete Times, 10/11/11)
Carole Crist makes the switch to Dem party, will hubby follow? (Miami Herald, 10/11/11)
Head of Beacon Council warns of casino woes for Miami (Miami Herald, 10/11/11)
Scott calls casino bill the ‘lobbyist full employment act’ (Miami Herald, 10/11/11)
Another year, another state budget shortfall (St. Pete Times, 10/11/11)
Gov. Scott move to ‘recapture’ pension savings leaves local govt leaders feeling sucker punched (St. Augustine Record, 10/10/11)
Editorial: Scott’s transparency problem (Miami Herald, 10/9/11)
Grand  jury probes Panhandle private prison deal (Miami Herald, 10/9/11)
Gov. Scott may have eye on state pension money saved by local governments (Naples News, 10/9/11)
Rick Scott deserves a chance to restart Everglades restoration (Sunshine State News, 10/8/11)
Governor wants the pension windfall back (Sun Sentinel, 10/8/11)
Scott willing to ‘impose the proper sanctions’ on deadbeat Florida businesses (Miami Herald, 10/8/11)
No lie: Florida’s governor is just misunderstood (Miami Herald, 10/8/11)
Florida to launch its own health insurance marketplace (Washington Post, 10/8/11)
Gov. Rick Scott shifts again on jobs promise (Miami Herald, 10/7/11)
Gov. Scott unveils his version of Everglades restoration; reaction mixed (Palm Beach Post, 10/7/11)
Florida governor’s Everglades cleanup plan met with optimism (News-Press, 10/7/11)
Gov. Scott denies flip-flopping on jobs pledge (WTSP, 10/7/11)
Gov. Rick Scott clarifies 700,000 jobs math, kinda (Miami Herald, 10/7/11)
Scott defends jobs promise, dismisses ‘hypotheticals’ (Herald-Tribune, 10/7/11)
Scott ‘setting the record straight’ on his 700,000 jobs pitch (Orlando Sentinel, 10/7/11)
Scott’s Everglades plan faces cost, timetable concerns (Sun Sentinel, 10/7/11)
Democrats launch voter protection effort (Miami Herald, 10/7/11)
Court ruling allows legislators to expand casino gaming in South Florida (Miami Herald, 10/6/11)
Tea party activists allowed to use space in Senate building (Miami Herald, 10/6/11)
Gov. Scott flip-flopping on job creation? (WOKV, 10/6/11)
Did Rick Scott say what Rick Scott says Rick Scott didn’t say? (Florida Times-Union, 10/6/11)
Seminoles expand casino operations (Miami Herald, 10/5/11)
Gov. Rick Scott’s e-mails ‘cleaned out’ from third source (Miami Herald, 10/5/11)
Scott abides by court ruling; now only informally reviews rules, aide says (Palm Beach Post, 10/5/11)
New jobs agency going to work — cleaning up after the old one (Orlando Sentinel, 10/5/11)
New jobs agency gets to work (Orlando Sentinel, 10/5/11)
Gov. Rick Scott agrees with more educational flexibility, local control (Naples News, 10/5/11)
Florida Gov. Rick Scott is e-mailing again (St. Pete Times, 10/5/11)
Scott v. Scott on his 700,000 jobs pledge (Orlando Sentinel, 10/5/11)
Gov Rick Scott: Candidate Scott didn’t know what he was talking about (St. Pete Times, 10/5/11)
Gov. Scot questioned about jobs promise (Miami Herald, 10/5/11)
Gov. Scott: I’ll run again in 2014 (Ocala Banner, 10/4/11)
Florida governor has kept open fundraising account (Miami Herald, 10/4/11)
Emails on Scott’s Blackberry may have been lost (Miami Herald, 10/4/11)
Florida Cabinet coming to the Space Coast – maybe they’ll bring some jobs? (Orlando Sentinel, 10/4/11)
Rick Scott tells chamber there’s no reason Florida can’t be ‘the jobs state’ (Tallahassee Democrat, 10/4/11)
The Jim Greer saga. Again (Miami Herald, 10/4/11)
Five presidential candidates are boycotting Univision debate over Rubio (Miami Herald, 10/4/11)
Former GOP chair says he was set up by party leaders so they could take control (WTSP, 10/4/11)
Florida on short list for Chicago Merc relocation? Gov. Scott gung-ho (Palm Beach Post, 10/4/11)
FL House committees: Not ready to tackle heavy lifting on redistricting – yet (Miami Herald, 10/3/11)
Florida GOP leaders ask national party to boycott Univision debate (Miami Herald, 10/3/11)
The inside story: Univision’s war with Rubio over immigration, drug report (Miami Herald, 10/1/11)


Florida judge calls prison outsourcing unconstitutional (Miami Herald, 9/30/11)
FL sets Jan 31 primary date, bucking GOP rules (Miami Herald, 9/30/11)
Florida GOP leaders back away from plans for immigration reform (Miami Herald, 9/29/11)
Former employee wants to impeach Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll (Miami Herald, 9/27/11)
Fired prisons chief still talks; Gov. Rick Scott not happy (St. Pete Times, 9/27/11)
Ousted prisons chief: ‘Everybody in this state’s so paranoid’ (St. Pete Times, 9/27/11)
Gov. Rick Scott’s office revives scrutiny of state contracts (St. Pete Times, 9/27/11)
Cut of key monitoring program imperils Everglades restoration, experts warn (Miami Herald, 9/25/11)
Takeaways from P5: Tea time, raising Cain and GOP becomes Democratic? (Miami Herald, 9/25/11)
Retirees can make a million with pension perk (Miami Herald, 9/24/11)
Gov. Rick Scott delivers forceful speech at Presidency 5 (St. Pete Times, 9/24/11)
Could Charlie Crist run for governor as a Democrat? (St. Pete Times, 9/24/11)
Scott: Florida straw poll ‘carries extraordinary weight’ (Miami Herald, 9/24/11)
Panel postpones decision on setting date for presidential primary until eve of deadline (Miami Florida, 9/23/11)
Gov. Rick Scott’s approval rating rises to 37% (St. Pete Times, 9/22/11)
Commentary: Why Florida’s Hispanic voters don’t all follow the same line (Sun-Sentinel, 9/22/11)
Rick Scott, GOP to consider taking routs out of foreclosure process (Miami Herald, 9/21/11)
Florida hurricane fund chief warns state in danger (Miami Herald, 9/21/11)
GOP debate and FL straw poll to ‘separate wheat from the chaff’ (Miami Herald, 9/21/11)
Poll: Gov. Rick Scott’s approval inches up (Miami Herald, 9/21/11)
Another first for Gov. Scott: Leading the state GOP (Miami Herald, 9/20/11)
Beware, GOP: Obama’s political director Florida-bound, organizing during Presidency 5 (Miami Herald, 9/20/11)
South Florida public schools losing students as charter enrollment increases (Miami Herald, 9/20/11)
Video: Scott willing to jeopardize GOP delegates to the national convention? (Miami Herald, 9/20/11)
More Republican officials, activists flock to RickPerry for P5 (Miami Herald, 9/20/11)
Tea Party leaders scold GOP for new registration rules (Miami Herald, 9/19/11)
Lawmakers: Regulators need to crack down on ALFS (Miami Herald, 9/19/11)
No Casinos group re-emerges to fight new legislation (Miami Herald, 9/19/11)
Scott: FL straw poll winner will take White House in ’12 (The Hill, 9/18/11)
GOP presidential revs up in Orlando (Miami Herald, 9/18/11)
Scott: Private sector soaking up state government job cuts (Miami Herald, 9/16/11)
Authorities investigate taping by Lt. Gov’s staff (Miami Herald, 9/16/11)
State revenue outlook is bleak (Miami Herald, 9/15/11)
Judge blocks Florida law restricting doctor gun talk (Miami Herald, 9/14/11)
Florida teachers union files suit over merit pay law (Miami Herald, 9/14/11)
Ralph Arza: A window into the revolving door of legislator to charter school lobbyist (Miami Herald, 9/13/11)
Legislators rush to raise campaign cash ahead of early, long session (Miami Herald, 9/13/11)
Protesters gather outside GOP debate (Miami Herald, 9/12/11)
Debate shifts the GOP focus to Florida (Miami Herald, 9/12/11)
Republican-palooza: GOP presidential hopefuls barnstorm Florida (Miami Herald, 9/11/11)
Legislators are counting on rare moment to bring resort casinos to Florida (Miami Herald, 9/10/11)
Rick Scott has hired fewer minority staffers than Charlie Crist, Florida Cabinet officials (St. Pete Times, 9/10/11)
Odd couple of Congressional Floridians lead fight against redistricting amendment (St. Pete Times, 9/9/11)
Federal judge rules in favor of Fair Districts amendment to FL Constitution (Sun Sentinel, 9/9/11)
Florida passes up over $100M in federal grants (Tallahassee Democrat, 9/9/11)
Federal judge upholds Florida redistricting amendment (St. Pete Times, 9/9/11)
Alex Sink launches foundation, mum on possible 2014 run (St. Pete Times, 9/9/11)
Judge throws out Diaz Balart and Brown’s challenge to redistricting rules (Miami Herald, 9/9/11)
FL welfare drug testing law challenged by ACLU, Navy veteran (Miami Herald, 9/8/11)
Editorial: Everglades drilling: The correct answer is no (St. Pete Times, 9/8/11)
ACLU, Navy vet sue over welfare drug testing law (St. Pete Times, 9/8/11)
ACLU sues to stop Florida welfare drug tests (Politico, 9/8/11)
How the GOP-led Legislature lost a fight with the feds (Florida Independent, 9/8/11)
Editorial: Not on the table  — yet? (Pensacola News Journal, 9/8/11)
Editorial: Everglades oil drilling…It’ll take more than a road to drive this idea through (Naples News, 9/8/11)
Opinion: Glades oil drilling would be too much risk for too little (Daytona Beach News-Journal, 9/8/11)
Oil drilling in the Everglades has a surprisingly long history (St. Pete Times, 9/8/11)
ACLU sues to end Rick Scott’s drug testing laws on behalf of Navy vet (Miami New Times, 9/7/11)
Scott tells media that drug testing law is ‘for the children’ (Florida Independent, 9/7/11)
Opinion: Oil and water don’t mix in the Everglades (Miami Herald, 9/7/11)
Rick Scott; Somebody stop me!!! (Orlando Sentinel, 9/7/11)
Scott retreats from hint of new oil drilling in the Everglades (Miami Herald, 9/6/11)
Gov. Scott: Oil, Everglades don’t mix (News-Press, 9/6/11)
Gov. Scott aims to cut 1,100 state rules (Palm Beach Post, 9/6/11)
Rick Scott on a mission to repeal 1,000 state rules (Miami Herald, 9/6/11)
Video: Scott defends against federal criticism of his agency ‘meddling’ in elder protection (Miami Herald, 9/6/11)
Everglades chairman on Scott’s support for drilling in the Glades: Don’t go there (Miami Herald, 9/6/11)
Scott clarifies his position on oil drilling in the Everglades (Miami Herald, 9/6/11)
Scott says his office ‘did the right thing’ despite federal criticism of meddling (St. Pete Times, 9/6/11)
Scott names GOP operative to Fla. Education Board (Miami Herald, 9/6/11)
Scott names former Jeb Bush staffer to Board of Education (Florida Independent, 9/6/11)
Scott says tax cuts and fewer rules will help Florida (Miami Herald, 9/6/11)
Scott: Lower taxes key to solving jobless problem (Tallahassee Democrat, 9/6/11)
Florida studying a possible universal ID for everyone (St. Pete Times, 9/6/11)
Public hospital review struggles with goal (News Service Florida, 9/6/11)
Senator Nan Rich considering a run for governor (St. Pete Times, 9/6/11)
Scott says he’d support ‘cautious’ drilling for oil in Everglades (St. Pete Times, 9/6/11)
Scott: Repeal more than 1,000 state rules (Miami Herald, 9/5/11)
Greer trial may expose state GOP’s inner workings (Miami Florida, 9/4/11)
Rick Scott sounds like Rick Perry fan (St. Pete Times, 9/4/11)
New chief of staff remakes Gov. Rick Scott’s image (Orlando Sentinel, 9/4/11)
Friday Morning Reads: Rick Scott’s decisions (Orlando Sentinel, 9/2/11)
Rick Scott’s makeover maven (Miami Herald, 9/1/11)
Former GOP chair blames right-wing conservatives for his downfall (WTSP, 9/1/11)
Is Rick Scott rethinking plans to toll the First Coast Outer Beltway? (Florida Times-Union, 9/1/11)
Editorial: Healthcare for a select few (Miami Herald, 9/1/11)


Florida’s consumer confidence nears record low (Miami Herald, 8/30/11)
Editorial: Pre-K to college: Invest now (Miami Herald, 8/30/11)
Gaming and immigration on the agenda for Florida Chamber Foundation event (Miami Herald, 8/30/11)
Changes in state rules lead to cramped classes (Miami Herald, 8/29/11)
Commentary: Whatever NRA wants, it gets (Miami Herald, 8/29/11)
Florida GOP’s Presidency 5 straw poll lacking strong campaign support (Miami Herald, 8/29/11)
Legislators hear drumbeat of complaints over timeline, cost of redistricting (Miami Florida, 8/28/11)
Scott team knew transition e-mails were missing in March (Miami Herald, 8/27/11)
A year away from GOP convention, hosts must get funds for the fun (Miami Herald, 8/26/11)
State Senator says forced resignation of prisons’ chief was a good idea (Miami Herald, 8/25/11)
Governor slashes water district budget to lower property tax bills (Miami Herald, 8/24/11)
Charges against former state GOP chairman should be dismissed, says lawyer (Miami Herald, 8/24/11)
Ex-Gov. Bush shared ‘lessons’ with Scott (Miami Herald, 8/24/11)
Welfare drug-testing yields 2% positive results (Tampa Tribune, 8/24/11)
FL corrections chief abruptly resigns after being at odds with Gov. Scott’s staff (Miami Herald, 8/24/11)
FDLE opens investigation into Scott transition emails amid complaint from Alex Sink (Miami Herald, 8/22/11)
Opinion: Why hold athletes to a higher standard than pols? (Miami Herald, 8/22/11)
Editorial: Speed up redistricting (Miami Herald, 8/21/11)
New state financial regulations chief had to drop lawsuit against Florida before taking the job (Miami Herald, 8/21/11)
Southern governors talk business at annual meeting (Tallahassee Democrat, 8/20/11)
Scott asks FDLE to investigate deleted emails (St. Pete Times, 8/20/11)
Governor calls for probe of erased transition email (Miami Herald, 8/19/11)
Rick Scott’s early transition emails accidentally deleted, state now says (Miami Herald, 8/19/11)
Florida’s AG under fire for personnel issues (Miami Herald, 8/17/11)
Florida sparkles in GOP presidential contenders’ eyes (Miami Herald, 8/16/11)
Scott: 2012 presidential race is all about jobs (Miami Herald, 8/10/11)
Now you can robocall Rick Scott (Miami Herald, 8/8/11)
Video: Rick Scott prays for wisdom, jobs in message for Rick Perry’s day of prayer (St. Pete Times, 8/8/11)
The FL Insider poll: Charlie Crist running for governor? (St. Pete Times, 8/8/11)
Battle brews for Florida’s Hispanic voters (Miami Herald, 8/7/11)
Gov. Rick Scott’s approval rating rises to 35% (St. Pete Times, 8/6/11)
Lawmakers pushed to slash state oversight of Assisted Living Facilities (Miami Herald, 8/6/11)
Opinion: We don’t need no stinkin’ US tax dollars (Miami Herald, 8/6/11)
For Rick Scott, governing is surprising (St. Pete Times, 8/6/11)
Gov. Rick Scott’s numbers rise, but still low (Miami Herald, 8/5/11)
Poll: Majority of FL voters don’t like Gov. Scott or his policies, but job approval up (Palm Beach Post, 8/5/11)
Dozens of FL Republicans at ALEC legislative conference courtesy of taxpayers, lobbyists (St. Pete Times, 8/3/11)
Taxpayers on hook for lawmakers’ New Orleans trip (Miami Herald, 8/3/11)
Rick Scott goes kinder, gentler, more savvy (St. Pete Times, 8/3/11)
Scott’s first Graham-style workday began today at a Tampa donut shop (Miami Herald, 8/3/11)
Influential Floridians line up behind Pawlenty (Miami Herald, 8/2/11)
State Board of Ed workshop: ‘juggling plates… and those plates are going to start dropping’ (Orlando Sentinel, 8/2/11)
Gov. Scott embarks on ‘work days’ (Miami Herald, 8/1/11)
When millionaires struggle, there’s always ‘workdays’ (Palm Beach Post News, 8/1/11)
Former GOP state sen to run for Congress as a Dem (Miami Herald, 8/1/11)
State lawmakers: Cities can’t ban guns in parks, town halls (Miami Herald, 8/1/11)
Browning withdraws portions of controversial elections law from federal ‘preclearance’ (Florida Independent, 8/1/11)

JULY 2011

For Rick Scott, radio interviews prove to be safest (Miami Herald, 7/31/11)
Outsourcing lobbyist registration draws controversy (Miami Herald, 7/30/11)
The governor’s lawyer, Charles Trippe, is a busy man (Miami Herald, 7/30/11)
Redistricting meeting in Orlando draws raucous crowd (Miami Herald, 7/28/11)
Lawmaker wants inquiry into fired state lawyers (Miami Herald, 7/27/11)
Suit targets campaign disclosure requirements for issue groups (Miami Herald, 7/27/11)
RNC: Scott won’t be a factor in 2012, Rubio will (Miami Herald, 7/27/11)
Opinion: Charters schools aren’t measuring up (Miami Herald, 7/27/11)
Regulators roll back rules requiring FPL to encourage energy conservation (Miami Herald, 7/26/11)
Bidding begins to privatize prisons in South Florida (Miami Florida, 7/25/11)
State collects millions from sale of licensed drivers’ data (Miami Herald, 7/25/11)
Gov. Rick Scott wants his name off bad election law (St. Pete Times, 7/23/11)
Gov. Rick Scott’s Montana get-away (Miami Herald, 7/22/11)
Look out, Rick Scott – FL jobs stagnant (Miami Herald, 7/22/11)
Editorial: Scott makes good move on public records (News-Press, 7/22/11)
Scott wants his name off election lawsuit (Tampa Tribune, 7/21/11)
Scott eases position on public records fees (Palm Beach Post News, 7/21/11)
Scott’s office tweaks public-records cost structure (Tallahassee Democrat, 7/21/11)
Anatomy of a meltdown: How Mike Haridopolos US Senate campaign fell apart and ended (Miami Herald, 7/18/11)
Groups urge feds to throw out FL’s election law for violating Voting Rights Act (Miami Herald, 7/17/11)
The mastermind of message: Tony Fabrizio, Rick Scott’s friend, pollster (Miami Herald, 7/16/11)
Judge to decide: Can FL doctors ask patients about gun ownership? (Miami Herald, 7/13/11)
For Rick Scott, a tough road to reform (Sunshine State News, 7/13/11)
Florida Republicans collect record donations (Miami Herald, 7/12/11)
RPOF spends heavily to boost Rick Scott’s popularity (Herald-Tribune, 7/12/11)
Connecting the pay-to-play dots on RPOF’s $3.4 M quarter (Miami Herald, 7/11/11)
RPOF has $3.4M quarter with biggest checks from energy, health care, sugar and mining (St. Pete Times, 7/11/11)
Mystery ‘conservative’ group fronts $426K of the $1.1M collected by FL Dem Party (St. Pete Times, 7/11/11)
Scott’s confidante Enu Mianigi keeps low profile (Miami Herald, 7/9/11)
State GOP seeks early March 2012 presidential primary (Miami Herald, 7/8/11)
FL business leaders oppose E-Verify immigration bill (Miami Herald, 7/5/11)
The insider in Gov. Rick Scott’s team of outsiders (St. Pete Times, 7/4/11)
State workers get pink slip under Gov. Rick Scott’s budget (Miami Herald, 7/4/11)
Politifact: Job growth under Scott depends on the numbers (Miami Herald, 7/2/11)
Rick Scott: You bet I want a second term (St. Pete Times, 7/2/11)
Can Rick Scott become more than a punchline? (St. Pete Times, 7/2/11)
Gov. Scott: Media should pay for public records (Miami Herald, 7/2/11)
In an affront to his tea party base, Gov. Scott approves SunRail (St. Pete Times, 7/2/11)
Paula Dockery has harsh words for Rick Scott on SunRail decision (St. Pete Times, 7/1/11)
Scott approves controversial SunRail project (Miami Herald, 7/1/11)
Scott steps into “lion’s den” to speak with editorial boards (Miami Herald, 7/1/11)
FL Supreme Court hears arguments in case challenging Gov. Rick Scott (St. Pete Times, 7/1/11)
Gov. Scott, lawmakers turn cost-cutting attention to law enforcement (St. Pete Times, 7/1/11)

JUNE 2011

PPP: Rick Scott is so unpopular that a switch Dem Charlie Crist would ‘crush’ him (Miami Herald, 6/28/11)
Scott now tops in unpopularity (Public Policy Polling, 6/28/11)
Looking for support, Gov. Scott gets on the phone — and dials you (Miami Herald, 6/28/11)
Gov. Rick Scott signs education choice bills (Miami Herald, 6/27/11)
Scott wants to reduce energy efficiency rules and push cost-effective renewables (Miami Herald, 6/24/11)
Fifteen percent tuition increase locked in for Florida’s state universities (Miami Herald, 6/23/11)
McKay scholarship program for disabled students sparks a cottage industry of fraud and chaos (Miami New Times, 6/23/11)
Redistricting revives age-old tensions between rural and urban Florida (Miami Herald, 6/22/11)
Rick Scott spokesman brings edge to job (Miami Herald, 6/22/11)
Miami federal judge rules Florida’s death penalty unconstitutional (Miami Herald, 6/22/11)
Shakeup continues in Gov. Rick Scott’s office (Miami Herald, 6/21/11)
Opinion: Dear Editor…(Miami Herald, 6/20/11)
Teachers sue state over ‘unconstitutional’ pay cut to balance the budget (Miami Herald, 6/20/11)
Florida redistricting meeting draws fire (Miami Herald, 6/20/11)
The woman pushing Gov. Scott’s agenda (Miami Herald, 6/19/11)
Rick Scott cares! He really does care! (Orlando Sentinel, 6/19/11)
Florida legislators gird for redistricting battles (Orlando Sentinel, 6/19/11)
Redrawing the political map (Miami Herald, 6/18/11)
Commentary: Rick Scott’s 700K jobs: Where does the meter stand? (Orlando Sentinel, 6/18/11)
Gov. Rick Scott suspends drug test requirement for many state employees (St. Pete Times, 6/17/11)
Redistricting advocates protest delay and gagging of legislators during hearings (Miami Herald, 6/14/11)
FairDistricts groups call upcoming redistricting hearings a ‘charade’ (Orlando Sentinel, 6/14/11)
Scott has lofty goals for Florida ports (Miami Herald, 6/12/11)
Editorial: Tallahassee’s political agenda (Miami Herald, 6/11/11)
Crist for governor? As a Democrat? His name comes up at a gala (Miami Herald, 6/11/11)
Editorial: Gov. Rick Scott undermines Florida water policy (St. Pete Times, 6/8/11)
As healthcare challenge goes to court, Florida is taking it a step further by rejecting federal funds (Miami Herald, 6/7/11)
Doctors sue over new state gun law (Miami Herald, 6/6/11)
Gov. Scott visits Canada for trade mission (Miami Herald, 6/6/11)
Ironically, Fair Districts Act could aid GOPer Bennett’s congressional run (Bradenton Times, 6/5/11)
How to fix money in Florida politics (St. Pete Times, 6/5/11)
Opinion: Gov. Scott was right to reject high-speed rail fantasy (Sun-Sentinel, 6/5/11)
Medicare: The issue that could really shake up Florida (Miami Herald, 6/4/11)
Scott’s budget brings job losses (Ocala Star Banner, 6/4/11)
Political payback? GOP donors enjoy huge tax break (Palm Beach Post, 6/4/11)
Scott wants agriculture department to justify consumer protection role (Sarasota Herald-Tribune, 6/4/11)
Legislators ignoring Florida’s rampant corruption cost you money (Orlando Sentinel, 6/4/11)
ACLU sues Rick Scott to stop ‘voter suppression’ (Miami Herald, 6/3/11)
Editorial: Governor or emperor? (Miami Herald, 6/2/11)
A push for AZ-style immigration laws stalls out (Bloomberg Businessweek, 6/2/11)
Elton John urges Rick Scott to save HIV/AIDS funding (Miami Herald, 6/1/11)
ACLU fights Gov. Rick Scott’s order to drug test state workers (Miami Herald, 6/1/11)
FL public workers rush to apply for lucrative government benefits (Miami Herald, 6/1/11)

MAY 2011

Redistricting amendments clear another hurdle (Sarasota Herald-Tribune, 5/31/11)
After bashing Obama’s stimulus program, Scott includes federal money in state budget (Miami Herald, 5/31/11)
Scott signs welfare drug testing bill (Miami Herald, 5/31/11)
Opinion: Gov. Scott’s limited vision  – or none at all (Miami Herald, 5/31/11)
Getting personal: Feds pursue top execs in health care fraud cases previously settled for cash (Washington Post, 5/31/11)
‘Fair Districts’ for Florida is only a beginning (St. Pete Times, 5/31/11)
Gov. Scott changes position on education funding (Miami Herald, 5/31/11)
Obama’s secret weapon in Florida: Rick Scott (Politico, 5/30/11)
Rubio’s backers pull him in two directions on immigration issue (Miami Herald, 5/30/11)
Tea party wants Sen Rubio to step into immigration debate Republicans want to avoid (St. Pete Times, 5/29/11)
A primer for Florida pension changes (Miami Herald, 5/28/11)
Rick Scott’s robo-calls back-firing (Miami Herald, 5/27/11)
More Miami fallout over Rick Scott’s vetoes (Miami Herald, 5/27/11)
Scott budget vetoes dominate Florida front pages (Miami Herald, 5/27/11)
Scott’s office denies removing Democrats from budget signing (Miami Herald, 5/27/11)
Without DOJ sign-off, elections chief balk at voting law (Miami Herald, 5/27/11)
New poll shows growing support in FL for Obama, Sen. Nelson (Miami Herald, 5/26/11)
Editorial: The jobs-killing governor (St. Pete Times, 5/26/11)
Rick Scott vetoes record $615M from budget (Miami Herald, 5/26/11)
Poll: Rick Scott among the least-liked governors in the nation (Miami Herald, 5/25/11)
No shortage of ‘turkeys’ in state budget (Miami Herald, 5/24/11)
Florida budget likely to lead to job losses — at least in the short run (Miami Herald, 5/24/11)
Director of Public Service Commission resigns under pressure from Scott appointees (Miami Herald, 5/23/11)
Opinion: For businesses, a gold rush in Tallahassee (Miami Herald, 5/21/11)
Rick Scott signs controversial election bill into law (St. Pete Times, 5/20/11)
Editorial: Tallahassee meddling in voting rights (Miami Herald, 5/19/11)
Gov. Scott throws down challenge to Texas’ Perry (Miami Herald, 5/19/11)
Scott puts TX gov Rick Perry on notice (Palm Beach Post, 5/19/11)
Florida’s Scott takes on Texas for top business state (Bloomberg, 5/19/11)
Gov. Rick Scott signs controversial election bill into law (Miami Herald, 5/19/11)
Opinion: For Scott, global warming is just hot air (Miami Herald, 5/18/11)
Jacksonville mayoral race could send shockwaves through state GOP circles (Florida Times-Union,5/18/11)
Scott threatens veto of college construction projects (Miami Herald, 5/17/11)
Panel flays judge over lavish courthouse construction (Miami Herald, 5/17/11)
Florida Democrats divided on redistricting, black representation (Miami Herald, 5/15/11)
Gov. Scott’s former company in tax fight with state (Miami Herald, 5/14/11)
Lawmakers ask voters to weigh in on abortion, taxes and more issues in 2012 (Miami Herald,5/11/11)
Here’s to ’small’ government, Florida-style (Miami Herald, 5/11/11)
Editorial: Koch gift too costly for Florida State (St. Pete Times, 5/11/11)
Florida adds 7 more ballot measures to 2012 ballot (Ballot News, 5/10/11)
Did Florida State sell academic soul for Koch money? (The Cap Times, 5/10/11)
Opinion: Anti-voter bill (Herald-Tribune, 5/9/11)
FL GOP lawmaker blasts Gov. Scott for ‘misinformation’ (Miami Herald, 5/9/11)
Lawmakers slashed spending for schools, approved major reforms (Miami Herald, 5/9/11)
No applicants for state’s top education post (Miami Herald, 5/9/11)
Where Florida’s spurned high-speed rail dollars are going (Miami Herald, 5/9/11)
Editorial: Florida’s bargain-basement budget not what state needs (Miami Herald, 5/9/11)
Florida Legislature’s meltdown: How it happened (St. Pete Times, 5/8/11)
Scott: Legislative session set state in the ‘right direction’ (Tampa Tribune, 5/8/11)
Scott’s agenda largely met as session ends (Florida Capital News, 5/8/11)
Senate President Haridopolos faces harsh criticism by GOP rivals (St. Pete Times, 5/8/11)
Rancor, political games take toll on Mike Haridopolos in lawmaking session (St. Pete Times, 5/8/11)
Florida Legislature 2011 leaves mark – and scars (Sun-Sentinel, 5/7/11)
Editorial: Session of regression (Tampa Tribune, 5/7/11)
Editorial: Standing up for Florida’s courts (New York Times, 5/7/11)
Opinion: Legislature’s zaniness pales next to Scott’s (Miami Herald, 5/7/11)
Political meltdown in Tallahassee sends lawmakers into overtime to deal with $69.7 billion budget bill (Miami Herald, 5/7/11)
Two Republicans break ranks, vote no on elections bill (Florida Independent, 5/6/11)
Controversial elections bill on way to gov (Financial News & Daily Record, 5/6/11)
How an easy wind-down to session spun out of control (Tampa Tribune, 5/6/11)
Editorial: Path to immigration reform (Tampa Tribune, 5/5/11)
Bill requiring welfare recipients to take drug tests headed to governor (Miami Herald, 5/5/11)
Milder immigration bill gets Senate nod (Florida Today, 5/5/11)
FL Senate’s move likely spells end for immigration reform (Florida Times-Union, 5/4/11)
House sends state tax cap to voters – fifth amendment headed to the ballot (Orlando Sentinel, 5/4/11)
As immigrants stage all-night vigil, Hardidopolos urges House to pass Senate immigration bill (Palm Beach Post, 5/4/11)
Property-tax amendment headed to voters (Orlando Sentinel, 5/4/11)
FL Senate approves softer immigration bill (Miami Herald, 5/4/11)
State revenue cap going on Florida 2012 ballot (Miami Herald, 5/4/11)
Florida struggles with Arizona’s immigration plan (New York Times, 5/4/11)
Lawmakers approve bills to put healthcare and taxes on 2012 ballot (Miami Herald, 5/4/11)
Voters to get chance to lower property taxes again (Miami Herald, 5/4/11)
Opinion: FL legislature rolling back environmental protections (Miami Herald, 5/3/11)
Immigration bill dying in Senate (Miami Herald, 5/3/11)
Budget deal completed after 4AM session to end on time (Miami Herald, 5/3/11)
Opinion: Sen Nelson: Legislature has no right making it harder to vote (St. Pete Times, 5/3/11)
Feds move SunRail project forward (Miami Herald, 5/3/11)
FL Senate rejects major overhaul of state courts (Miami Herald, 5/2/11)
Lawmakers race against budget deadline (Miami Herald, 5/2/11)
Sen. Dockery to Scott: listen to the people, not just lobbyists, on SunRail (Miami Herald, 5/2/11)
Senate passes Supreme Court overhaul — without expansion plan (Miami Herald, 5/2/11)
Teachers with no tenure by July 1 likely out of luck (Orlando Sentinel, 5/2/11)
SunRail opponents plan Rick Scott ‘phone bomb’ (Orlando Sentinel, 5/2/11)
Rick Scott’s administration moves like the Mob (Broward New Times, 5/2/11)
Commentary: Sidestepping open government (Tallahassee Democrat, 5/2/11)
Governor gets Fla. to block fed health overhaul (Bloomberg Businessweek, 5/2/11)
Senate to decide immigration bill (Miami Herald, 5/2/11)
Opinion: Floridians watch as governor, Legislature thrash our state (Tampa Tribune, 5/1/11)
Opinion: As Legislature counts down, there’s still time to let reason prevail (Tallahassee Democrat,5/1/11)
Editorial: Salvage the session (Orlando Sentinel, 5/1/11)
Editorial: Supreme Court overhaul – don’t do it (St. Augustine Record, 5/1/11)
Budget veto by Scott might amount to a show of power (St. Pete Times, 5/1/11)
Does Gov. Scott have a legal right to kill SunRail? (Orlando Sentinel, 5/1/11)
State parties positioning for next year’s campaigns (Florida Times-Union, 5/1/11)
APRIL 2011
Florida Republicans split on immigration bill (Tampa Tribune, 4/30/11)
Deal gives Scott influence over economic development (Tallahassee Democrat, 4/30/11)
Senate prepares to debate hot topics (Tallahassee Democrat, 4/30/11)
Editorial: Courageous stand against Cannon’s court plan (St. Pete Times, 4/30/11)
In Tallahassee, checkout time for GOP super-majority (Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, 4/29/11)
Scott’s unpopularity worries some in GOP, but not him (Tampa Tribune, 4/29/11)
Plan to enlarge high court questioned (Tallahassee Democrat, 4/29/11)
US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce opposes Florida immigration bill (Florida Independent, 4/29/11)
Anti-immigration bills could burn the state (Orlando Business Journal, 4/29/11)
Senate approves sweeping home insurance changes (Sun-Sentinel, 4/29/11)
Floridians unsure of Gov. Scott’s prescription (Huffington Post, 4/29/11)
Court split to be nixed by FL Senate (Capitol News Service, 4/29/11)
Senate immigration leader has serious reservations about reforms (Palm Beach Post, 4/29/11)
Immigration bill dangling into final week of legislative session (Florida Independent, 4/29/11)
Repealing Florida’s growth-management law just got a lot easier (Orlando Sentinel, 4/29/11)
Rick Scott’s administration really hates sunshine laws (Miami New Times, 4/29/11)
In Florida, GOP help for unions (New York Times, 4/29/11)
Top adviser avoids creating public records as she shapes Scott’s policy, emails show (St. Pete Times,4/29/11)
Immigration bill heads to Fla. Senate floor (Miami Herald, 4/29/11)
Florida House passes anti-abortion legislation (LA Times, 4/29/11)
Gov. Scott’s anti-union bill rejected by state senators (Miami Herald, 4/29/11)
Rick Scott to GOP leadership: Get my tax cuts done (Florida Times-Union, 4/28/11)
Is a budget veto still possible? Scott ‘cannot imagine’ budget without tax cuts (Herald-Tribune,4/28/11)
Charter schools likely to expand in Florida (Miami Herald, 4/28/11)
Sweeping property insurance bill passes Senate (Miami Herald, 4/28/11)
New roadblocks hamper efforts for budget deal (Miami Herald, 4/28/11)
Florida Senate approves abortion funding bans (Miami Herald, 4/28/11)
Guns bill approved by FL Senate (Miami Herald, 4/28/11)
Florida Supreme Court overhaul hits resistance in Senate (Miami Herald, 4/28/11)
Senate president strips immigration bill from Hispanic lawmaker (Miami Herald, 4/28/11)
Editorial: Gov. Scott creating an insurance nightmare (Miami Herald, 4/28/11)
Florida legislature passes abortion restrictions (Reuters, 4/28/11)
Scott talks taxes with supportive lobbyists (Sarasota Herald-Tribune, 4/27/11)
Analyzing the Florida gubernatorial election (FireDogLake, 4/27/11)
Lawmakers may let Scott hand out cash to companies offering jobs (Orlando Sentinel, 4/27/11)
Scott tax cuts not part of budget deal (St. Augustine Record, 4/27/11)
Senators reject Rick Scott’s pitch to fight unions (Miami Herald, 4/27/11)
Abortion limits stir conflict among Democrats (Miami Herald, 4/27/11)
Editorial: Biscayne Bay needs every penny (Miami Herald, 4/26/11)
In Florida and nationally, Republicans in search of a rock star (Miami Herald, 4/26/11)
After acrimony and secret talks, Haridopolos & Cannon ink budget deal (St. Pete Times, 4/26/11)
No tax cuts in budget deal, but Gov. Scott still confident (Sunshine State News, 4/26/11)
Scott pushes corporate tax cut plan but Senate panel balks (St. Pete Times, 4/26/11)
Scott’s effort to end corporate income tax may be dead (Tampa Tribune, 4/25/11)
Opinion: Private-prisons lobbyists count more than reality (Miami Herald, 4/25/11)
Immigration supporters rally at state capitol (Miami Herald, 4/25/11)
Dem leader: GOP Speaker tried to make deal to win bi-partisan support for court reform bill (Miami Herald, 4/25/11)
Is Mike Haridopolos’ Senate flip-flopping on budget? (Miami Herald, 4/25/11)
Scott’s Florida corporate tax repeal on life support (Bloomberg Businessweek, 4/25/11)
Senate committee passes Supreme Court overhaul plan (St. Pete Times, 4/25/11)
Gov. Scott evades question about killing Citizens Insurance (St. Pete Times, 4/25/11)
Rick Scott says corporate tax cut “right thing for state” (Palm Beach Post, 4/25/11)
Is Rick Scott’s corporate income tax cut dead this session? (Florida Times-Union, 4/25/11)
After budget politics, an impromptu gathering on immigration (Miami Herald, 4/25/11)
Editorial: Don’t mess with Visit Florida (Miami Herald, 4/25/11)
Top Republican bashes Florida House speaker over budget impasse (Miami Herald, 4/25/11)
Editorial: State House funding formula steals from South Florida (Miami Herald, 4/24/11)
Cuts likely for Bright Futures scholarships (Miami Herald, 4/24/11)
Effort to privatize Florida prisons raises questions of cost (Miami Herald, 4/23/11)
Republican legislative agenda targets major Democratic donors (Miami Herald, 4/23/11)
House OKs bill cutting state involvement in land use issues (Tampa Tribune, 4/22/11)
Editorial: Partisan effort to tilt votes (St. Pete Times, 4/22/11)
State Republicans’ election reforms all about strengthening the GOP (Orlando Sentinel, 4/22/11)
Editorial: House health cuts inflict less pain (Tampa Tribune, 4/22/11)
Poll: Florida voters want ballot security (Sunshine State News, 4/21/11)
Compromise reached on local business tax (Sunshine State News, 4/21/11)
Abortion bills move through Florida House panel (Sunshine State News, 4/21/11)
Redistricting gets off to awkward start in House (Sunshine State News, 4/21/11)
While Wisconsin gets the ink, Florida stripping union rights, too (The Reid Report, 4/21/11)
Unions pull money from Florida Chamber bankers (Orlando Sentinel, 4/21/11)
Florida Chamber goes hard after unions (Orlando Sentinel, 4/21/11)
Editorial: Paycheck Protection Act: More bogus arguments in Tallahassee for a non-problem (Palm Beach Post, 4/21/11)
Pork? Turkeys? Earmarks? FL budget has loads of hometown spending (Miami Herald, 4/20/11)
Immigrant supporters attack opponents with TV ads (Miami Herald, 4/20/11)
Miami-Dade may be new US recession poster child when it comes to jobs (Miami Herald, 4/19/11)
Editorial: Tallahassee’s harsh immigration bills flunk common-sense test (Miami Herald, 4/19/11)
FL House names its redistricting committees (Miami Herald, 4/19/11)
FPL’s solar power plan gets new life (Miami Herald, 4/18/11)
FPL seeks to allay Congressional concerns over Turkey Point nuke plant (Miami Herald, 4/18/11)
Haridopolos’ rise aided by political partner (St. Pete Times, 4/18/11)
Editorial: Don’t tamper with state’s Supreme Court (Miami Herald, 4/17/11)
Immigration reform: A tricky political tightrope walk in Tallahassee (Miami Herald, 4/14/11)
Gov. Rick Scott closes deal to sell his urgent care business (Miami Herald, 4/14/11)
HMOs win in Medicaid bill; patients, trial lawyers lose (Miami Herald, 4/14/11)
Florida delaying primary decision (Washington Post, 4/13/11)
Editorial: Another Flori-duh moment (Miami Herald, 4/13/11)
State Republicans rake in the donations (Miami Herald, 4/12/11)
Ethics complaint filed against Gov. Rick Scott (Miami Herald, 4/12/11)
Rick Scott is learning on the job as he goes (Miami Herald, 4/11/11)
Editorial: Tallahassee is failing the grade (Miami Herald, 4/11/11)
Haley Barbour talks presidential politics in Tallahassee (Miami Herald, 4/7/11)
Florida lawmakers, Jeb Bush foundation push for private online education (Miami Herald, 4/7/11)
Opinion: To Legislature, the enemy is us (Miami Herald, 4/6/11)
States vie for money from Florida’s canceled high-speed rail project (Miami Herald, 4/6/11)
Gov. Rick Scott drawing voter disapproval, poll shows (Miami Herald, 4/6/11)
Florida reconsiders minimum mandatory sentences for nonviolent crimes (Miami Herald, 4/6/11)
Florida lawmakers voting on austere budget bills (Miami Herald, 4/6/11)
Q-Poll: Florida voters turn thumbs down on Gov. Rick Scott (Quinnipiac, 4/6/11)
Impeach Gov. Scott? It’s highly unlikely (Miami Herald, 4/5/11)
Abortion at the front in Legislature (Miami Herald, 4/5/11)
Opinion: Scott’s 7 steps taking Florida to the abyss (Miami Herald, 4/5/11)
Privatizing prisons could prove profitable to politically-connected companies (Miami Herald, 4/5/11)
Scott says his family’s firm will not do business with state (Miami Herald, 4/5/11)
Florida GOP flirts with moving up presidential primary (Miami Herald, 4/5/11)
GOP Poll: Jacksonville-area mixed on Rick Scott’s job performance (Florida Times-Union, 4/5/11)
Opinion: Privatized probation’s failed past (Miami Herald, 4/4/11)
Immigration bill revised to ease enforcement (Miami Herald, 4/4/11)
State to expand help for homeowners facing foreclosure (Miami Herald, 4/4/11)
Hispanic GOP group rejects immigration-enforcement bill being heard today (Florida Independent,4/4/11)
Editorial: Dump the prison privatization plan (Miami Herald, 4/3/11)
Rick Scott’s policies could benefit his family’s $62 million investment (Miami Herald, 4/2/11)

MARCH 2011
Democrat chastised for saying ‘uterus’ on FL House floor (St. Pete Times, 3/31/11)
Two Republican officials suggest yanking GOP convention out of Florida if state doesn’t change primary (LA Times, 3/31/11)
Critics say lawmakers want to continue gerrymandered districts (Tampa Tribune, 3/30/11)
Gov. Rick Scott’s drug testing policy stirs suspicion (Palm Beach Post, 3/30/11)
House committee approves deep budget cuts (Miami Herald, 3/30/11)
Scott incredibly unpopular (Public Policy Polling, 3/29/11)
Florida restarts process to clear voter-approved redistricting standards (Miami Herald, 3/29/11)
Opinion: Gov. Scott pushing Florida toward fundamentalism (Miami Herald, 3/28/11)
Legislature wants to privatize prisons, probation officers (Miami Herald, 3/28/11)
Gov. Rick Scott’s drug-testing order may face legal challenges (Miami Herald, 3/27/11)
GOP, Democrats eye Florida in 2012 (Miami Herald, 3/27/11)
Scott shocked, shocked! by crowds at state Capitol (St. Pete Times, 3/26/11)
Florida House bans union dues from payroll deduction (St. Pete Times, 3/26/11)
Early voting expansion hits partisan snag in Tallahassee (St. Pete Times, 3/26/11)
Rick Scott’s extremely profitable policy proposal (Washington Post, 3/25/11)
Scott signs teacher bill, again; promises more schools changes (St. Pete Times, 3/25/11)
Protesters await Scott’s arrival in Pensacola (St. Pete Times, 3/25/11)
As goes Florida Hispanics in ‘12, so goes Florida (St. Pete Times, 3/24/11)
Students urge FL lawmakers to protect schools from cuts (Miami Herald, 3/24/11)
Opinion: Legislature needs civics lesson on balance of power (Miami Herald, 3/23/11)
Tight FL budget strands university projects awaiting matching grants (Miami Herald, 3/23/11)
Scott announces board to study public hospitals (Miami Herald, 3/23/11)
Abortion bills pile up in Florida (Miami Herald, 3/22/11)
Video: The next GOP governor du jour: Rick Scott (Washington Post, 3/22/11)
Gov. Scott: ‘government always takes more than it gives back’ (LA Times, 3/22/11)
Why did Haridopolos’ office stall ethics legislation? (Miami Herald, 3/22/11)
In dramatic revolt, Miami-Dade voters fire mayor in recall (Miami Herald, 3/15/11)
Teacher pay bill on fast track in Legislature (Miami Herald, 3/9/11)
Gov. Scott touts ‘jobs’ budget to lawmakers (Miami Herald, 3/8/11)
Fla. Republicans set to make it harder for ex-felons to vote (Washington Post, 3/8/11)
Who is Gov. Scott having coffee with? (Miami Herald, 3/8/11)
Members of the legislature’s tea party caucus meet for first time (St. Pete Times, 3/8/11)
Scott’s state of the state speech (Miami Herald, 3/8/11)
Scott hopes to sell his agenda to state (Miami Herald, 3/8/11)
Haridopolos book deal haunts Senate presidency, campaign (Miami Herald, 3/8/11)
Dems file bills that would allow recall of state lawmakers (Miami Herald, 3/8/11)
A new sheriff vs. Legislature’s ‘old bulls’ (Miami Herald, 3/8/11)
Scott wants to dismantle Dept of Community Affairs (Miami Herald, 3/8/11)
Scott cheers on tea party activists (Miami Herald, 3/8/11)
Top lawmaker wants court overhaul (Miami Herald, 3/7/11)
Miami-Dade recall election draws strong voter turnout (Miami Herald, 3/7/11)
Commentary: Teachers make handy scapegoats (Miami Herald, 3/7/11)
Protesters to rally on Legislature’s opening day (Miami Herald, 3/7/11)
Sides gird up for Medicaid fight in Florida (Miami Herald, 3/7/11)
RPOF announces presidential straw poll, debate in Sept 2011 (Miami Herald, 3/7/11)
Florida Republicans at odds with their governor (New York Times, 3/7/11)
Editorial: Wield budget ax like a scalpel (Miami Herald, 3/6/11)
Haridopolos steered money to college that gave him unusual book deal (Miami Herald, 3/6/11)
Cannon reaches top of Republican leadership (Miami Herald, 3/5/11)
Senate president walks political tightrope (Miami Herald, 3/5/11)
Haridopolos defends his unpublished textbook as worthy of his fee (Miami Herald, 3/1/11)
Gov. Scott loses a reason to slow Fair Districts amendments (Miami Herald, 2/28/11)
Haridopolos to get letter, no fine (Palm Beach Post, 2/24/11)
FL Senate chief Haridopolos admonished in ethics case (Miami Herald, 2/24/11)
Abortion a top priority for state GOP (Florida Independent, 2/23/11)
Despite Scott’s high-profile decisions on high-speed rail, he has yet to pick a Transportation chief (St. Pete Times, 2/23/11)
Rather than faces questions in sex-scandal case, Scott appointee quits (Miami Herald, 2/22/11)
Rick Scott on crash course with Senate budget chief (Miami Herald, 2/22/11)
High-speed rail plan faces hurdles (Miami Herald, 2/21/11)
Lawmakers seek to end ‘destructive’ gift ban (Miami Herald, 2/21/11)
Scott dismisses new high-speed-rail assurances (LA Times, 2/21/11)
GOP Senator files anti-union legislation (Miami Herald, 2/21/11)
Florida high-speed rail plan stays alive (Miami Herald, 2/20/11)
Scott rebuked by 27 senators over high-speed rail (Miami Herald, 2/18/11)
Scott may have broken law with state planes sale (Miami Herald, 2/17/11)
Mapping the Future: ‘Fairness’ in Florida and how it could help Democrats (Washington Post,2/17/11)
Editorial: Scott’s high-speed imprudence (Miami Herald, 2/17/11)
FL House Speaker vows to keep early 2012 primary date (CNN, 2/17/11)
Gov. Scott alienates some black lawmakers at luncheon (Miami Herald, 2/16/11)
Gov. Rick Scott rejects federal high speed rail (2/16/11)
Amid budget crisis, top lawmaker proposes pension reform (Miami Herald, 2/16/11)
Commentary: Florida is awash in pill mills, but Scott can’t seem to feel the pain (Miami Herald,2/16/11)
Florida is first battleground for 2012 presidential primary jockeying (Washington Post, 2/15/11)
Florida school districts brace for funding hit (Miami Herald,, 2/14/11)
Movers and shakers: The revolving door of Rick Scott’s press shop (Miami Herald, 2/14/11)
Obama budget does not include Port of Miami project funding (Miami Herald, 2/14/11)
‘Star’ educator Michelle Rhee sparks debate in Florida (Miami Herald, 2/13/11)
House speaker ‘perplexed’ by Scott’s budget proposal (Miami Herald, 2/11/11)
Senate budget committee chair refuses to cut correctional officers (Miami Herald, 2/10/11)
Politifact: Scott’s budget includes big tax cuts, but not for everybody BARELY TRUE (Miami Herald,2/10/11)
Editorial: Scott dead wrong on pill-mill law (Miami Herald, 2/10/11)
Gov. Scott’s budget cuts could hit needy (Miami Herald, 2/10/11)
FL governor turns Voting Rights Act rule on its head (LA Times, 2/9/11)
FL senators violated open meeting rules at Governor’s Mansion, First Amendment lawyer says (St. Pete Times, 2/9/11)
Florida school leaders: Scott plan would mean layoffs (Miami Herald, 2/9/11)
Scott to lawmakers: Let’s make a budget deal (Miami Herald, 2/9/11)
Gov. Scott rejects Obama’s plan on jobless debt (Miami Herald, 2/9/11)
Move to kill Florida pill-mill database not appreciated in Kentucky (Miami Herald, 2/9/11)
Gov. Scott now pushes for more charter schools — not vouchers (Miami Herald, 2/9/11)
Editorial: Scott’s budget of extremes a nonstarter (Miami Herald, 2/8/11)
If you overlook the lies, Scott’s budget is interesting (Orlando Sentinel, 2/8/11)
Lawmakers demand Florida budget details from Gov. Scott (Miami Herald, 2/8/11)
Gov. Scott wants to reform Florida prison system (Miami Herald, 2/8/11)
Scott unveils budget of deep cuts to spending, taxes (St. Pete Times, 2/8/11)
Top state lawmaker wants to limit use of union dues for politics (Miami Herald, 2/8/11)
Governor removes advocate for elders who sought compliance on nursing homes (St. Pete Times,2/8/11)
Scott tells legislators: ‘Just pass’ my budget (St. Pete Times, 2/8/11)
Opinion: Scott budget so skeletal that GOP leaders will bury it (Orlando Sentinel, 2/7/11)
A cheat sheet for Scott’s $7B in budget cuts (Miami Herald, 2/7/11)
Gov. Scott proposes spending cuts, lower taxes (Miami Herald, 2/7/11)
Post-election confab: Scott’s millions too much to overcome (St. Pete Times, 2/7/11)
Battle shaping up over pension proposal (Miami Herald, 2/6/11)
$5 Billion question: How to cut that much from Florida budget (Miami Herald, 2/5/11)
Scott touts tax plan as a model for Obama (St. Pete Times, 2/4/11)
Miami makes a dubious appearance — top health care fraudsters (Miami Herald, 2/4/11)
Florida rejects another $1M health care grant (Miami Herald, 2/4/11)
Redistricting amendment supporters sue Gov. Scott (Miami Herald, 2/3/11)
Editorial: Officials work against Floridians on health insurance (St. Pete Times, 2/3/11)
Commentary: Can Rick Scott’s pension ideas get past GOP? (Orlando Sentinel, 2/2/11)
Rick Scott tries to tame statehouse press corps (Politico, 2/2/11)
Who in the world is Rick Scott – 45% still not sure (Crowley Political Report, 2/2/11)
Cost of winning governor’s mansion: $85 million (Orlando Sentinel, 2/2/11)
Scott may stall federal healthcare law (Reuters, 2/2/11)
Scott’s pension proposal: State workers pay 5% into retirement, end DROP (St. Pete Times, 2/2/11)
Poll: FL voters like Scott’s plan to cut taxes and overhaul state pension system (Miami Herald,2/2/11)
Heading into budget proposal, Gov. Scott puts brakes on SunRail (Bradenton Times, 2/2/11)
Many ballots remained silent on Sink and Scott (Sarasota Herald Tribune, 2/2/11)
Gov. Rick Scott endangers SunRail (Orlando Sentinel, 2/2/11)
New polls hows most undecided about Gov. Scott (Tallahassee Democrat, 2/2/11)
New Q Poll shows voters uncertain about Scott (Orlando Sentinel, 2/2/11)
Poll: Voters who swooned for Crist in ‘07 are viewing Scott more cautiously (Palm Beach Post,2/2/11)
Rick Scott proposes $2.8 B in state pension savings (Sunshine State News, 2/2/11)
Q Poll: Rick Scott favorability and job performance not in sync (Sunshine State News, 2/2/11)
Q-Poll: Voters upbeat about the future, unsure about Scott (Orlando Sentinel, 2/2/11)
Scott kind of makes some news on FOX, but not really (Orlando Sentinel, 2/1/11)
FL lawmaker threatened for sponsoring AZ-style immigration bill (Miami Herald, 2/1/11)
The political tea leaves of Rick Scott’s budget (Miami Herald, 2/1/11)
Scott calls halt to federal health care law implementation (Palm Beach Post, 2/1/11)
Scott on health-care lawsuit, SunRail, budget (Orlando Sentinel, 2/1/11)
State pensions are new target of Scott’s budget ax (Florida Times-Union, 2/1/11)
One month into job, Gov. Scott talks same talk (News-Press, 2/1/11)
Scott tells Obama Administration: Give us money for health and back off (Palm Beach Post, 2/1/11)
Rick Scott to unveil Tea Party budget (Miami Herald, 2/1/11)
Scott: workers must pay own way for a pension (Miami Herald, 2/1/11)
Scott proposes streamlining Florida government (Bloomberg, 2/1/11)


Gov. Scott puts SunRail on full stop (St. Pete Times, 1/29/11)
Opposition likely to soften immigration bill (Sarasota Herald-tribune, 1/28/11)
What the business lobby wants (Orlando Sentinel, 1/27/11)
Judge: No more ‘Taj Mahals’ (Miami Herald, 1/17/11)
Scott appointee’s resume raising questions (Palm Beach Post News, 1/6/11)
Term limits put limit on leadership (St. Pete Times, 1/4/11)