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.

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COMMENTARY: Will GOP keep denying lessons reinforced by 2012 election? (Tampa Bay Times,12/30/12)
Researcher: Long lines at polls causes 49,000 not to vote (Orlando Sentinel, 12/29/12)
Hundreds gather in Tampa to remember Bill McBride (Tampa Bay Times, 12/29/12)
Big Medicaid, Obamacare issues face Florida in 2013 (Miami Herald, 12/29/12)
Judge orders state to pay attorney fees in drug test case (Miami Herald, 12/28/12)
Taxpayers cough up another $190,000 in legal fees for Scott’s drug testing push (Naked Politics, 12/28/12)
Nonprofit with state contracts pays its top exec $1.2M (Miami Herald, 12/27/12)
FL Gov: Port strike could be devastating (AP, 12/27/12)
Scott warns of devastating ports shutdown; Dems pivot to Obamacare, education (Naked Politics, 12/27/12)
Florida environmental agency lays off longtime employees and hires from regulated industries(Tampa Bay Times, 12/25/12)
Florida forgave $124.2M in taxes and fines (AP, 12/24/12)
Hosting GOP convention leaves mixed feelings, poll finds (Tampa Bay Times, 12/24/12)
Merry X-mas from the state of Florida: State gives up on collecting $124M in taxes, fines, fees(Naked Politics, 12/24/12)
Scott’s drive to cut waste, promote STEM in higher ed shaped by his own college experience (Tampa Bay Times, 12/23/12)
Bill McBride, Florida gubernatorial candidate defeated by Jeb Bush in 2002, dies at 67 (Miami Herald, 12/23/12)
For Gov. Rick Scott, higher learning means higher earning (The Buzz, 12/23/12)
Gov. Rick Scott trumpets latest unemployment numbers (The Buzz, 12/21/12)
Poll: Most Floridians against charging tuition based on majors (Tampa Bay Times, 12/21/12)
Florida Legislature seeks budget transparency for state agencies — except for itself (Tampa Bay Times, 12/21/12)
FL Dem chair donnybrook update: Tant didn’t purge voters, Clendenin took sugar money (so what?)(Naked Politics, 12/21/12)
Gov Scott pleads with Obama for help to avoid ports strike (The Buzz, 12/21/12)
Charlie Crist testifies in DC about Florida elections; Gov. Rick Scott supports changes (Tampa Bay Times, 12/20/12)
Bad return address on Christmas cards from Rick Scott’s political action committee (Tampa Bay Times, 12/19/12)
Voters don’t like Scott’s ideas on higher ed, won’t legalize pot, but shift on marriage (Naked Politics, 12/20/12)
NRA: Charlie Crist a hunter? Maybe for political office, not deer (Naked Politics, 12/20/12)
Bad return address on Christmas cards from Rick Scott’s political action committee (Tampa Bay Times, 12/19/12)
Poll: Gov. Rick Scott’s poor approval ratings make him vulnerable in 2014 (Tampa Bay Times, 12/19/12)
New poll: Many Florida voters say they wouldn’t re-elect Scott as governor (Miami Herald,12/19/12)
New party, new outlook on gun control for Charlie Crist (Miami Herald, 12/19/12)
EDITORIAL: As nation moves ahead on gun control, Tallahassee in denial (Tampa Bay Times,12/19/12)
Miami-Dade elections report: County to blame for some problems (Miami Herald, 12/19/12)
Charlie Crist trashes Gov. Rick Scott in Senate hearing over bad voting ‘joke’ (Miami Herald,12/19/12)
Flip-flop alert: Charlie Crist reverses course on gun control, now backs it (Naked Politics, 12/19/12)
Scott proposes elections changes on CNN but still won’t touch gun policy (Naked Politics, 12/19/12)
Q Poll: Rick Scott’s ratings are ‘just plain awful,’ Charlie Crist most-popular possible challenger(Naked Politics, 12/19/12)
Florida’s political views on gun laws are complex, divergent (Tampa Bay Times, 12/18/12)
Miami-Dade commission delays vote on six gun-control measures proposed for Congress, Legislature(Miami Herald, 12/18/12)
Provisional ballots spike, but Florida elections supervisors say they’re not needed (Miami Herald,12/17/12)
Politics of guns in Florida are complex (Naked Politics, 12/17/12)
COMMENTARY: Gun advocates just change the subject (Miami Herald, 12/17/12)
Provisional-ballot law prevented little fraud but forced extra work (The Buzz, 12/17/12)
5 reasons Charlie Crist should (and shouldn’t) run for Florida governor (Miami Herald, 12/15/12)
House Speaker apologizes for behavior of unruly Republicans (Miami Herald, 12/14/12)
Miami-Dade elections group to discuss potential changes to state law (Miami Herald, 12/14/12)
Rick Scott: My jobs record crushes Charlie Crist’s (The Buzz, 12/14/12)
Florida will miss health exchange deadline, feds to step in (The Buzz, 12/14/12)
Why Gaetz chose to Latvala to handle ethics, elections (The Buzz, 12/14/12)
A Florida Democratic fixture voted out of party leadership (The Buzz, 12/14/12)
Now a Democrat, Charlie Crist regrets signing anti-gay marriage petition (Miami Herald, 12/13/12)
Private poll: Crist has big lead in Democratic primary (The Buzz, 12/13/12)
Crist’s run-from-the-past run continues (gay-marriage edition) (Naked Politics, 12/13/12)
Gov. Rick Scott wants testing for students getting tax credit scholarships (Tampa Bay Times,12/13/12)
Gov. Rick Scott doubles down on testing for voucher students at private schools (Naked Politics, 12/13/12)
Legislative leaders dish out salary increases to top staff (Miami Herald, 12/13/12)
Gov. Rick Scott: All schools receiving state funds should meet same standards (The Buzz, 12/11/12)
Feds say they won’t fund partial Medicaid expansion (Naked Politics, 12/11/12)
Miami-Dade to Florida elections chief: Help us make election fixes (Miami Herald, 12/11/12)
Charlie Crist uses Jeb Bush to explain his party change (The Buzz, 12/11/12)
5 reasons Charlie Crist should run for governor and 5 reasons he shouldn’t (The Buzz, 12/11/12)
DGA chair: ‘Charlie is a very strong candidate’ (The Buzz, 12/10/12)
Crist gave to Obama, Nelson and Patrick Murphy (Naked Politics, 12/10/12)
Gov. Rick Scott want Citizens Insurance to have inspector general (Naked Politics, 12/10/12)
COMMENTARY: Republican insider fight becomes headache for GOP (Miami Herald, 12/9/12)
Former lobbyist Allison Tant joins race to lead Florida Democratic Party (Tampa Bay Times,12/9/12)
Was there a record voter turnout in 2012? (Miami Herald, 12/8/12)
Florida’s Crist may run again; GOP says its ready (AP, 12/8/12)
Charlie Crist signs papers to become a Democrat (Tampa Bay Times, 12/8/12)
Charlie Crist becomes a Democrat (The Fix, 12/8/12)
RPOF: Crist is a phony who once declared, “I’m about as conservative as you can get” (The Buzz, 12/8/12)
What could go wrong when voting absentee? Plenty, it turns out (Miami Herald, 12/8/12)
Dept. of Screw Turns: RPOF calls Crist a liar after he becomes a Democrat (Naked Politics, 12/8/12)
Senate President Don Gaetz cancels on governor to avoid rule violation (Miami Herald, 12/7/12)
Thousands of rejected absentee ballots in Florida show perils of voting by mail (Naked Politics, 12/7/12)
Sen. Aaron Bean says federal government will likely run Florida’s health exchange initially (Naked Politics, 12/7/12)
Gov. Rick Scott delays implementation of early learning funding formula (Naked Politics, 12/7/12)
As watchdogs increase the heat, Gaetz suggests state should replace transparency program (The Buzz, 12/7/12)
Crist attends White House Christmas Party, registers officially as a Democrat (Naked Politics, 12/7/12)
Scott names counsel to head jobless agency (Miami Herald, 12/6/12)
State lawmakers cautious about projected $437 million budget surplus (Miami Herald, 12/6/12)
Casino company backs off efforts to put gambling on 2014 Florida ballot (Miami Herald, 12/6/12)
Gov. Rick Scott meeting with legislators, labels Colombian trip a success (The Buzz, 12/6/12)
More redistricting ahead in Texas, maybe Florida (Roll Call, 12/5/12)
Judge mostly rejects Florida prison medical outsourcing (Miami Herald, 12/5/12)
Citizen loan deal draws criticism at House panel hearing in Tallahassee (Miami Herald, 12/5/12)
EDITORIAL: End the scandals at Citizens (Miami Herald, 12/5/12)
Gov. Rick Scott, other GOP governors want health care meeting with Obama (Tampa Bay Times,12/5/12)
Watchdog groups say transparency program could save millions (Miami Herald, 12/5/12)
Florida university leaders want to avoid tuition hike (Miami Herald, 12/5/12)
Senate: Transparency contract is under review but public access is not an option (Naked Politics, 12/5/12)
State ethics commission: State Rep. Erik Fresen may have failed to disclose personal finances (Miami Herald, 12/5/12)
COMMENTARY: Election over? Not yet, insist Florida Democrats (Tampa Bay Times, 12/4/12)
Senate leaders said jobs czar’s resignation was ‘right decision’ (Naked Politics, 12/4/12)
Florida Senate committee takes first look at implementing health care law (Tampa Bay Times,12/4/12)
Gov. Rick Scott’s ‘jobs czar’ abruptly resigns post (Naked Politics, 12/4/12)
Citing ‘media focus,’ Gov. Rick Scott’s jobs czar resigns (The Buzz, 12/4/12)
Florida will investigate voting problems in 5 counties (Tampa Bay Times, 12/4/12)
State elections chief will send team to Miami-Dade (Naked Politics, 12/3/12)
Obama keeps Debbie Wasserman Schultz as Democratic Party chair (Miami Herald, 12/3/12)
COMMENTARY: Rick Scott-Charlie Crist race already underway (Miami Herald, 12/2/12)
Florida Gov. Rick Scott is Colombia-bound (Miami Herald, 12/2/12)
Don’t get cocky, Fla Dems. 2014 will be much tougher than ‘12 (The Buzz, 12/2/12)
Gov. Rick Scott headed to Colombia with huge delegation to promote Florida business (Tampa Bay Times, 12/2/12)
Graham tells state to hop on health act (Tampa Bay Times, 12/2/12)
To win in 2014, Florida Democrats must build on momentum (Tampa Bay Times, 12/2/12)
Gov.Rick Scott’s panel goes soft on ALF industry, critics say (Tampa Bay Times, 12/1/12)
Court blocks release of ’salacious’ report in Jim Greer case (Tampa Bay Times, 12/1/12)


FEMA to Scott: Florida, not feds, should pay for Hurricane Sandy (The Buzz, 11/30/12)
PolitiFact Florida: Measuring Rick Scott’s progress on campaign promises (Naked Politics, 11/30/12)
Report on GOP shindig to remain sealed (Miami Herald, 11/30/12)
Scott says Citizens Property Insurance needs to shrink rolls, eliminate waste (Naked Politics, 11/30/12)
Judge hears Florida prison privatization challenge (Tampa Bay Times, 11/30/12)
Florida’s email transparency effort Project Sunburst fails to end state secrecy (Miami Herald,11/29/12)
VIDEO: Gov. Rick Scott’s challenge to state colleges: $10,000 bachelor’s degrees (Tampa Bay Times,11/27/12)
Congressional Dems want feds to review Florida voting laws (Naked Politics, 11/27/12)
Florida leaders call for sanity in campaign finance (Tampa Bay Times, 11/27/12)
Florida lawmakers hear voters, say they’ll work together (Tampa Bay Times, 11/26/12)
Legislative leaders are ready to shelve a $5 million budget-tracking program (Miami Herald,11/26/12)
Weatherford leans right with House committee assignments (Naked Politics, 11/26/12)
Gov. Rick Scott issues $10,000 degree challenge to colleges (Naked Politics, 11/26/12)
COMMENTARY: Gov.Rick Scott breaks with Koch brothers over health care in Florida (Tampa Bay Times, 11/25/12)
Former Florida GOP leaders say voter suppression was reason they pushed new election law (Palm Beach Post, 11/25/12)
Florida’s Medicaid increases hinge on legislative ruling — now or later? (Naked Politics, 11/24/12)
For now, Florida Legislature talks about cooperation, bipartisanship (Tampa Bay Times, 11/21/12)
Florida union seeks delay in teacher evaluation plan (Miami Herald, 11/21/12)
Gov.Scott, DOE respond to complaints about new teacher evaluation system (Naked Politics, 11/21/12)
New House speaker pledges inclusion, cooperation (Miami Herald, 11/20/12)
Florida teachers continue campaign against value-added evaluations (Tampa Bay Times, 11/20/12)
Corporate cauldron of misconduct alleged at Citizens Property Insurance (Miami Herald, 11/20/12)
New House speaker faces post-election challenges (Miami Herald, 11/19/12)
Questions raised over cost of recruiting Visit Florida CEO position (Miami Herald, 11/19/12)
In humbler times for FL House Republicans, Will Weatherford sets a more moderate tone (Tampa Bay Times, 11/19/12)
Rick Scott backs Lenny Curry to lead RPOF for another term (Naked Politics, 11/19/12)
Unions’ lawsuit targets prison health privatization (The Buzz, 11/19/12)
Florida GOP tries to defeat Crist before he can run (Christian Science Monitor, 11/18/12)
Fallout from privatizing prison healthcare: layoffs (Miami Herald, 11/18/12)
COMMENTARY: Florida panel’s ’stand your ground’ report is no surprise (Tampa Bay Times,11/18/12)
Fired investigators uncovered evidence of misconduct at Citizens’ top levels (Tampa Bay Times,11/17/12)
Striking a cooperative tone, Gov. Rick Scott asks to meet with federal health officials (Tampa Bay Times, 11/17/12)
Dems to Scott: Stop meddling (Naked Politics, 11/16/12)
Gov.Rick Scott: Get over the election (Politico, 11/16/12)
Re-elected without opposition, some state lawmakers have campaign war chests to spend (Tampa Bay Times, 11/16/12)
Democratic leader pressures Scott, Legislature to implement Obamacare (Naked Politics, 11/15/12)
Gaetz and Weatherford tell feds they’ll miss deadline, need more detail on health reform (Naked Politics, 11/15/12)
Predictable voting debacle? Lawmakers foresaw trouble in 2011, but their proposals were shot down(Naked Politics, 11/15/12)
Scott not taking lead in election reforms (Naked Politics, 11/14/12)
VIDEO: Almost 1,000 ballots found in Broward elections warehouse (WSVN, 11/14/12)
Scott repeats: Sec of State is looking into voting debacle (Naked Politics, 11/14/12)
EDITORIAL: Florida privatization runs off the rails again (Tampa Bay Times, 11/14/12)
Medical-marijuana organization asks Bondi’s help (Florida Current, 11/13/12)
Scott softens stance on Affordable Care Act; Weatherford still has questions (Florida Current,11/13/12)
Gov.Rick Scott wants to talk healthcare (AP, 11/13/12)
COMMENTARY: GOP money scandal gets spicing of sleaze (Tampa Bay Times, 11/13/12)
COMMENTARY: Gov. Rick Scott, fix this voting problem now, not later (Tampa Bay Times,11/13/12)
Would-be Florida House speaker loses seat (Tampa Bay Times, 11/12/12)
Minutes after Dorworth loses in recount, GOP names replacement Speaker (Naked Politics, 11/12/12)
Voting rights groups to Scott: We need to fix that — or else (Naked Politics, 11/12/12)
10 Florida Republicans face blame for recent voting issues (The Buzz, 11/12/12)
And…it’s official: Barack Obama wins Florida (Tampa Bay Times, 11/11/12)
Spending by blind services agencies receive scrutiny (Miami Herald, 11/11/12)
Voter suppression and Florida’s butterfly effect (Miami Herald, 11/11/12)
New allegations surface in case against Jim Greer (Miami Herald, 11/11/12)
Former FL GOP aide sings: Men-only parties with hookers as payback to donors (Naked Politics, 11/11/12)
With all 67 counties in, Obama still the Florida winner, now ahead by more: 73K votes (Naked Politics, 11/10/12)
Gov. Rick Scott defends Florida election as his chief says, ‘We could have done better’ (Tampa Bay Times, 11/10/12)
Election fall-out helped Miami’s Jose Oliva secure speakership — for 2018 (Naked Politics, 11/10/12)
Gov. Rich Scott may shift stance on health reform law (Miami Herald, 11/10/12)
As Democrats turn attention to 2014 and Rick Scott, Charlie Crist emerges as most vocal opponent(The Buzz, 11/10/12)
Gov. Rick Scott defends state’s handling of the election (The Buzz, 11/9/12)
10 Florida Republicans who helped make voting more difficult (Huffington Post, 11/9/12)
House candidates look to take over Dorworth’s 2014 Speakership mantle (The Buzz, 11/9/12)
Could Democrats tap Charlie Crist to unseat Gov. Rick Scott in 2014? (Tampa Bay Times, 11/9/12)
Obama-machine casualty Chris Dorworth says goodbye to FL House he would have led (Naked Politics, 11/9/12)
Broward joins Miami-Dade in completing election count (Miami Herald, 11/9/12)
Angry emails from weary and embarrassed voters flood Rick Scott’s inbox (Naked Politics, 11/9/12)
Incoming Speaker Weatherford on the election: ‘I’m over it,’ calls for fixing snafus and state-basedsolutions (Naked Politics, 11/9/12)
VIDEO: Obama to win Florida; becomes emotional during thank you speech (Miami Herald,11/8/12)
Accused Hialeah ballot broker’s lawyers: Miami-Dade absentee-ballot ordinance is unconstitutional(Naked Politics, 11/8/12)
Strong turnout for Barack Obama tilts Florida his way (Tampa Bay Times, 11/8/12)
COMMENTARY: Bullies need not apply for the Florida governor’s job (Tampa Bay Times, 11/8/12)
Florida Democrats chip away at GOP power in Tallahassee (Tampa Bay Times, 11/8/12)
Florida business taxes to be cut, governor says (Miami Herald, 11/8/12)
The election jokes are all on Florida (Miami Herald, 11/8/12)
Why Obama wins Florida (Naked Politics, 11/8/12)
Let’s declare Florida an election disaster area and bring in the Feds (Election Law Blog, 11/7/12)
Florida Republicans left to ponder future as Obama victory in state looks likely (Washington Post,11/7/12)
Broward GOP losses no shocker after redistricting and high Obama turnout (Naked Politics, 11/7/12)
Obama turnout machine smashes the tea-party china in Florida (Naked Politics, 11/7/12)
Absentee-ballot count finished by Miami-Dade; election chief fends off criticism over delay (Miami Herald, 11/7/12)
Changes in district helped lead to Rep. David Rivera’s defeat (Miami Herald, 11/7/12)
Most Florida amendments rejected (Miami Herald, 11/7/12)
Nelson wins reelection in Florida, easily defeating Mack (Miami Herald, 11/7/12)
Accused Hialeah ballot broker wants county ordinance declared unconstitutional (Miami Herald,11/7/12)
Elections supervisor: Miami-Dade vote totals won’t be tallied until Thursday (Miami Herald,11/7/12)
COMMENTARY: Cuban American support for Obama belies community’s image (Miami Herald,11/7/12)
Absentee-ballot surge delayed Miami-Dade election results; voting delays put South Florida in harsh light (Naked Politics, 11/7/12)
President Barack Obama’s ground game delivers in Florida (Miami Herald, 11/7/12)
Partisans in Florida retreat to their corners to wait out a cliffhanger (New York Times, 11/6/12)
Poll: Obama got big share of Cuban American vote, won among other Hispanics in Florida (Miami Herald, 11/8/12)
With 4.5M votes in, election could be half over in FL. A look at the white, black and brown early vote(Naked Politics, 11/6/12)
Any voting issues in Florida will fall in Ken Detzner’s lap (Miami Herald, 11/6/12)
Florida’s presidential election is half over, with more than 4 million voters having cast ballots by absentee, early vote (Miami Herald, 11/5/12)
A voting debacle in Doral causes chaos and confusion (Miami Herald, 11/4/12)
Early voting extended in parts of Florida (LA Times, 11/4/12)
Confusion arises in Florida’s early voting (LA Times, 11/4/12)
Florida’s voting fiasco (The Maddow Blog, 11/4/12)
Lawmakers pad personal committees with $20 million in special interest cash (The Buzz, 11/3/12)
Political committees prove funding boon for state GOP lawmakers (Tampa Bay Times, 11/3/12)
Dems lead by 104K votes, with 3.9M ballots cast in Florida (The Buzz, 11/3/12)
Nelson joins parade of Dems asking Gov. Scott to extend early voting hours (The Buzz, 11/3/12)
Bondi strikes a deal with Legislature over $300M foreclosure settlement (The Buzz, 11/2/12)
Democrats ask Gov. Rick Scott to extend early voting (Tampa Bay Times, 11/1/12)
Democrats crushing Republicans on sporadic Florida voters in early voting (The Buzz, 11/1/12)
Allen West and Alan Grayson: Florida’s bipartisan contribution to partisanship (Washington Post,11/1/12)


Video: Florida GOP memo: Democrats are ‘cleaning our clock’ (WPTV, 10/31/12)
Political ad war in Florida is breaking records (Miami Herald, 10/31/12)
Poll: Obama holds slim lead over Romney among Florida’s Hispanic voters (Miami Herald, 10/31/12)
‘Nightmare:’ Long lines, mail-ballot glitches mark South Florida early voting (Miami Herald, 10/31/12)
Noticeably absent from Mitt Romney’s Florida campaign: Gov.Rick Scott (Miami Herald, 10/31/12)
Group’s pro-justices mailer cites ‘personal freedoms’ (The Buzz, 10/31/12)
Democrats face an early vote hurdle in Florida (The Buzz, 10/31/12)
If Florida had early voting in 2000, Al Gore would have been president (The Buzz, 10/31/12)
Ahead of merit retention vote, Times/Herald charts controversial Supreme Court decisions (Naked Politics, 10/31/12)
2.7M Floridians have voted (30%?) Dems stretch early ballot lead to nearly 49,000 over Republicans (Naked Politics, 10/31/12)
Obama Super PAC ‘connects the dots’ between Rick Scott Medicare fraud and Mitt Romney (Naked Politics, 10/31/12)
Editorial: Just say ‘No’ to all 11 amendments (Tampa Bay Times, 10/30/12)
Palm Beach County GOP panic: Dems are ‘cleaning our clocks’ (Naked Politics, 10/31/12)
‘Cuban Conundrum’ vexes pollsters, Obama (Miami Herald, 10/30/12)
Video: is Florida shifting toward Mitt Romney with a week to go? (Naked Politics, 10/30/12)
Is Obama’s FL camp too confident about Hispanic numbers? (Naked Politics, 10/30/12)
With 2.3M Floridians having voted (a quarter of electorate?), Dems lead Reps by more than 41,000 ballots (Naked Politics, 10/30/12)
Commentary: Now, we can thank the people responsible for Florida’s new voter laws (Tampa Bay Times, 10/30/12)
Tax break ballot question worries local governments (Tampa Bay Times, 10/30/12)
Amendment 4: Fight intensifies over property tax amendment (Miami Herald, 10/29/12)
Seminole County election chief Mike Ertel vs. the ‘partisan’ conventional wisdom (Naked Politics, 10/29/12)
Power of the Florida court system at center of Amendment 5 (Miami Herald, 10/29/12)
Poll: Floridians skeptical of government, amendments (Naked Politics, 10/29/12)
Barred from political advertising, cities, counties warn of Amendment 4′s ‘consequences’ (Naked Politics, 10/29/12)
Bill Nelson pitches long-held moderate message in tight US Senate race (Miami Herald, 10/29/12)
Voters deserved better in Florida Senate race (Tampa Bay Times, 10/29/12)
Meet Connie Mack IV, who says he’s a ‘proud, mainstream conservative’ (Tampa Bay Times10/29/12)
2012 Florida congressional vulnerability rankings (pre-election edition) (The Buzz, 10/29/12)
Nearly 2 million Floridians have already cast ballots (The Buzz, 10/29/12)
FL Dems beat GOP by 73,000 early votes by Monday, wipes out GOP absentee-vote lead. But… (Naked Politics, 10/29/12)
With 1.6M Floridians having voted, Dems cut GOP absentee vote-lead in half in 1st early vote day (Naked Politics, 10/28/12)
With less time for voting, black churches redouble their efforts (New York Times, 10/28/12)
Voter fraud? Voter suppression? Nah. Numbers show winning Florida is all about ground game (Naked Politics, 10/28/12)
Early vote figures don’t lie. But who figures? (Miami Herald, 10/28/12)
PPP FL poll: Obama 49%, Romney 48% (Connie Mack looking like a goner) (Naked Politics, 10/28/12)
First-time Puerto Rican voters, especially in Florida, could be a critical game-changer in presidential race (Miami Herald, 10/28/12)
Thousands heed call of ‘Souls to the Polls’ in Miami, statewide (Miami Herald, 10/28/12)
State amendments: From health reform to tax relief (Miami Herald, 10/28/12)
Faced with long lines at some sites, early voters stay patient (Tampa Bay Times, 10/28/12)
Florida Insider Poll bets heavily on Romney winning state (Tampa Bay Times, 10/28/12)
Times/Bay News 9 poll: I-4 voters back Romney 51-45 (Tampa Bay Times, 10/28/12)
Times/Bay News 9 poll: Riding Romney’s coattails, Mack edges closer to Nelson (Tampa Bay Times, 10/28/12)
Times/Bay News 9 poll: I-4 voters wanted high-speed rail (Tampa Bay Times, 10/28/12)
With 1.6M Floridians having voted, Dems cut GOP absentee vote-lead in half in 1st early vote day (Naked Politics, 10/28/12)
Opinion: Charter reform: Right direction, but not far enough (Miami Herald, 10/27/12)
Groups in Florida look to highlight changes as early voting begins (New York Times, 10/27/12)
Voters face long lines on the first day of early voting in South Florida (Miami Herald, 10/27/12)
Florida’s Amendment 1: Testing public support for ‘Obamacare’ (Tampa Bay Times, 10/27/12)
Florida early voting starts Saturday, with wide variations in hours across the state (Miami Herald, 10/26/12)
Palm Beach County ballot flaw causes another recount (Miami Herald, 10/25/12)
Separation of church and state at the heart of Amendment 8 (Miami Herald, 10/24/12)
Politics can be a dirty business. And then there are House races in Florida… (New York Times, 10/24/12)
Nelson kicks laid-back campaign into gear for closing weeks (Naked Politics, 10/24/12)
Business tax cut amendment draws little attention (Miami Herald, 10/24/12)
Report from conservative legal group: Florida justices are not activist (Naked Politics, 10/24/12)
State ethics commission: David Rivera broke 11 ethics laws while serving in FL Legislature (Miami Herald, 10/24/12)
Is Florida’s delegation the wackiest? (Politico, 10/23/12)
In Florida, Puerto Ricans’ rise gives a key swing state more swing voters (Washington Post, 10/23/12)
Rick Scott’s education priorities: Keep funding steady, expand charter schools (Miami Herald, 10/23/12)
More than 830,000 Floridians have voted, GOP up 5 but Dems ready to even score with early voting (Naked Politics, 10/23/12)
Gov. Rick Scott distances himself from race-based student achievement goals (Miami Herald, 10/21/12)
Foreign policy is a local issue in South Florida (Miami Herald, 10/21/12)
More than 620,000 Floridians have absentee-voted already, GOP vote lead ticks up a point (Naked Politics, 10/19/12)
Tampa RNC fundraising success came from small number of big checkbooks (Tampa Bay Times, 10/19/12)
Crist takes the Democratic script and attacks Romney’s ‘sketchy deal’ and ‘binders’ (The Buzz, 10/18/12)
FPL rate proposal challenged in state Supreme Court (Miami Herald, 10/18/12)
Rick Scott to Citizens: Firing of corporate integrity team is ‘troubling’ (Naked Politics, 10/18/12)
Pam Bondi, lawmakers haggle over millions in foreclosure cash (Miami Herald, 10/18/12)
Judge rejects Florida House primary challenge from Julien (Naked Politics, 10/18/12)
Nelson, Mack spar in testy Senate debate (Miami Herald, 10/17/12)
Absentee-ballot war: 500,000 Floridians have voted; Democrats slightly trail Republicans (Miami Herald, 10/17/12)
Judge wants police to find “Queen of Absentee Ballots” (Miami Herald, 10/16/12)
Rep. David Rivera says GOP supports him, but raises just $82K. Yet DCCC bumbling could save him (Naked Politics, 10/16/12)
Medicare messaging wars target Florida seniors (Miami Herald, 10/16/12)
Citizens eliminates ‘corporate integrity’ office (Miami Herald, 10/16/12)
Obama’s FL campaign shows the ground-game math: Big registration, early vote numbers (Naked Politics, 10/16/12)
Gov. Scott criticizes state Board of Ed strategic plan (Naked Politics, 10/16/12)
‘Brothel’ mailer divides Florida Democrats by exploiting Mike Horner scandal after he dropped out (Tampa Bay Times, 10/16/12)
More than 327,000 Floridians have already voted, and GOP sees a double edge (Naked Politics, 10/15/12)
Amendment 4 offers big tax break for some, revenue drain for local governments (Tampa Bay Times, 10/15/12)
Pro-pot measure in Colorado could complicate Florida effort (The Buzz, 10/15/12)
‘Operation Lemonade; started by black clergy: Will it get ‘souls to the polls’ for Obama? (Tampa Bay Times, 10/15/12)
One alleged ballot-broker goes missing, another ordered to testify in N. Miami absentee fraud challenge (Naked Politics, 10/15/12)
Scott stays in role as Florida pitchman during hour on CNBC (Naked Politics, 10/15/12)
In politics, polls are important but absentee ballots are essential (Miami Herald, 10/14/12)
Poll: Obama holds big lead over Romney among Hispanic voters nationwide; margin much smaller in Florida (Miami Herald, 10/14/12)
Meet Florida’s big-time donors to super PACs (Tampa Bay Times, 10/14/12)
Times/Bay News 9/Herald Poll: Bill Nelson 47, Connie Mack 42 (Tampa Bay Times, 10/13/12)
Higher education task force considers big changes, higher tuition (Tampa Bay Times, 10/13/12)
Former governors offer stern warning about Florida’s future (Tampa Bay Times, 10/13/12)
Left-leaning Florida voter groups deny allegations of registration fraud (The Buzz, 10/12/12)
217K Floridians have already voted; Democrats holding their own with absentee ballots (Naked Politics, 10/12/12)
Five Florida governors offer critique of state’s future (The Buzz, 10/12/12)
Judge may allow questioning of Carroll (Miami Herald, 10/11/12)
Scott and Perry to Obama: Don’t defund army aircraft in our states (Naked Politics, 10/11/12)
Citizens president nudges consumers to leave ‘government-created insurer’ (Naked Politics, 10/10/12)
In trial run, early voters learn that long ballots mean long waits (Miami Herald, 10/10/12)
Obama campaign makes massive Florida push for absentee votes (Tampa Bay Times, 10/10/12)
Gov. Rick Scott gives number to wrong kind of hotline during health briefing (Tampa Bay Times, 10/10/12)
76,000 Floridians already voted. Dems scoring in Tampa Bay, South FL; Reps dominating North Florida (Naked Politics, 10/10/12)
What the Obama camp’s early-vote stunt tells us about voting in the nation’s biggest battleground (Naked Politics, 10/10/12)
President Obama’s campaign makes massive Florida push for absentee votes (Miami Herald, 10/9/12)
Dem Sen. Gwen Margolis outspent by surprise newcomer in race (Miami Herald, 10/9/12)
Voter fraud, amendments? Supreme Court? Scott opts not to weigh in on thorny issues (Naked Politics, 10/9/12)
Conservative think-tank gives Scott an ‘A’ in cutting biz taxes, govt spending (Naked Politics, 10/9/12)
State ballot stuffed with property tax breaks for veterans, low-income seniors (Tampa Bay Times, 10/9/12)
Scott accidentally gives out adult phone line for meningitis hotline (Naked Politics, 10/9/12)
Officials worry about switched addresses in voter fraud probe, not dead people or Mickey Mouse (Naked Politics, 10/9/12)
Voters expected to approve most property tax ballot items (Miami Herald, 10/8/12)
In voter registration fraud case, it’s not Mickey Mouse you have to worry about (Miami Herald, 10/8/12)
Inside complex, colorful Miami-Dade, Florida’s largest county where every vote is critical for Obama (Tampa Bay Times, 10/8/12)
Alex Sink focuses on state’s future in FloridaNext foundation (Miami Herald, 10/7/12)
Editorial: GOP’s unwarranted assault (Miami Herald, 10/7/12)
Commentary: Don’t be fooled by Florida’s Amendment 8 (Tampa Bay Times, 10/7/12)
Florida Supreme Court justices fight back to retain seats (Miami Herald, 10/6/12)
Voters in Florida are set to weigh in on two contentious ballot questions (New York Times, 10/6/12)
Editorial: Impartial justice at risk (New York Times, 10/6/12)
Commentary: Partisan posing as governor (Tampa Bay Times, 10/5/12)
Florida Democratic Party, two liberal groups accused in mysterious complaints of voter registration fraud (Naked Politics, 10/5/12)
In GOP voter registration fraud case, echoes of ACORN, but differences, too (Tampa Bay Times, 10/5/12)
GOP operative long trailed by allegations of voter fraud (New York Times, 10/4/12)
Ghost of ACORN haunting Florida GOP voter registration forms (The Buzz, 10/4/12)
Under fire: Florida Supreme Court hears line-up of controversy today (Naked Politics, 10/4/12)
Editorial: Amendment 6 OUR OPINION: Measure would gut women’s reproductive rights (Miami Herald, 10/4/12)
Editorial: Amendment 8 OUR OPINION: Vote NO on this blatant attempt to fund religious schools (Miami Herald, 10/4/12)
Judge: Florida voter purge can go on (Miami Herald, 10/4/12)
Jeb Bush Jr on all the chatter of him running for seat now held by David Rivera (Naked Politics, 10/3/12)
More leadership changes at Alex Sink’s think tank (Naked Politics, 10/3/12)
Editorial: Don’t tread on judiciary (Miami Herald, 10/3/12)
Firm hired by Florida GOP knew weeks ago of possibly fraudulent voter registrations (Tampa Bay Times, 10/3/12)
FDLE: Crimes were committed in filing of voter registration forms by GOP vendor (The Buzz, 10/3/12)
Huge ballot likely to test voters’ concentration, patience (Orlando Sentinel, 10/3/12)
Obama Florida voters confused about early voting (Naked Politics, 10/3/12)
Abortion amendment attracts big-dollar opposition (Orlando Sentinel, 10/3/12)
Suspect voter registrations in Broward? Elections chief won’t say (Naked Politics, 10/3/12)
FDLE opens criminal probe into GOP voter registration forms (Naked Politics, 10/3/12)
CNBC: Florida receives more in federal funds than any other state; $30K per person (Naked Politics, 10/2/12)
Public-school cuts weigh on Republicans in state races (Orlando Sentinel, 10/2/12)
Editorial: No to these amendments (Miami Herald, 10/2/12)
Citizens raises rates almost 11% (Miami Herald, 10/2/12)
Botched voter registration forms not the first sign of trouble for GOP firm (Miami Herald, 10/2/12)
Why did Republican Party hire voter registration firm with dubious ties? (Tampa Bay Times, 10/2/12)
Pastors, seniors, unions protest against revenue-capping Amendment 3 (Tampa Bay Times, 10/2/12)
Florida elections supervisors wonder how to deal with GOP voter registrations (Tampa Bay Times, 10/2/12)
Opinion: Keep politics out of justices’ retention (Miami Herald, 10/1/12)
GOP poll: Embattled David Rivera trails Joe Garcia (Miami Herald, 10/1/12)
Fort Lauderdale judge hears arguments in voter-purge case (Miami Herald, 10/1/12)
Revolving door continues in gov’s office: Wright out, Yu in (Naked Politics, 10/1/12)
Video: Opposition group releases new ad attacking Florida justices (Naked Politics, 10/1/12)
State GOP slow to react on charges of voter fraud (Miami Herald, 10/1/12)
Gov. Scott on Fox News: Mitt Romney needs to ‘do what I did’ and focus on jobs (Naked Politics, 10/1/12)
Amid FBI probe, GOP prepares for Rivera indictment, loss and future successors (Miami Herald, 10/1/12)
Protesters: Florida amendment will slice spending on social services (Miami Herald, 10/1/12)


Republicans play defense over voter registration fraud (Miami Herald, 9/30/12)
How the RNC’s Florida ACORN moment helped Barack Obama (Naked Politics, 9/30/12)
Woman who dropped off questionable ballots did political work on county time (Miami Herald, 9/30/12)
Firm fired over Palm Beach voter registrations had issues in other counties, states (Tampa Bay Times, 9/29/12)
Florida justices under attack for ruling that turned on defense attorney’s tactics (Tampa Bay Times, 9/29/12)
More problematic GOP voter forms are found in Florida (LA Times, 9/28/12)
Lenny Curry lashes back with sarcasm and commentary on judicial elections (The Buzz, 9/28/12)
RNC cuts ties with voter-drive firm accused of fraud (LA Times, 9/28/12)
New noncitizen voter purge has its own problems, county elections officials say (Tampa Bay Times, 9/28/12)
Editorial: Scott’s shameless voter suppression effort (Tampa Bay Times, 9/28/12)
RPOF chairman pushes back with attack on justices as ‘red-faced’ and angry (Naked Politics, 9/28/12)
Friend of US Rep. Vern Buchanan pleads guilty to campaign violations (Tampa Bay Times, 9/28/12)
RPOF may have to return $10,000 in illegal contributions stemming from Buchanan case (Naked Politics, 9/28/12)
Number of counties reporting questionable GOP registration grows (Naked Politics, 9/28/12)
Gary Johnson backs Florida ballot drive to legalize medicinal marijuana (Miami Herald, 9/27/12)
RNC cuts ties with firm over voter fraud allegations (NBC First Read, 9/27/12)
After fraud claims, RNC fires voter-registration group that also worked for Romney camp (Naked Politics, 9/27/12)
GOP donors plead guilty in fed court for illegally funding Congressman Buchanan, RPOF (Naked Politics, 9/27/12)
Pediatricians: Florida state officials refuse to meet to talk about implementing Obamacare (Miami Herald, 9/27/12)
Commentary: Why no concern about the real place there might be voter fraud? (Tampa Bay Times, 9/27/12)
Rick Scott, union leader praise interim education commissioner (Tampa Bay Times, 9/27/12)
Gov. Rick Scott’s voter purge efforts start anew (Tampa Bay Times, 9/27/12)
Rick Scott’s education road show was nice, but advocates want specifics (Tampa Bay Times, 9/27/12)
UF schedules ‘Conservation with Florida Governors’ Oct 12 (Naked Politics, 9/26/12)
Q Poll: Another day another poll showing Nelson up, Gov. Scott struggling (Naked Politics, 9/26/12)
Future House speaker’s big donors fund lavish political operation (Miami Herald, 9/26/12)
Incoming Senate president chastises business group for not backing his picks (Miami Herald, 9/26/12)
Absentee ballots draw scrutiny (Miami Herald, 9/26/12)
Florida’s utility regulators ‘most dysfunctional’ in the South, watchdog chief says (Naked Politics, 9/26/12)
Florida sends election departments list of 198 potential noncitizens; some may have illegally voting (Miami Herald, 9/26/12)
Cannon blasts critics of RPOF in merit retention debate, criticizes Florida Bar (The Buzz, 9/26/12)
Voter-registration firm paid $1.3M by RPOF turns in ‘questionable’ registration forms (Orlando Sentinel, 9/26/12)
RPOF’s ACORN moment: GOP-paid registrars file 106 ‘questionable’ voter-registration forms (Naked Politics, 9/26/12)
Gov. Rick Scott gets strong pitch for tougher ethics laws (Naked Politics, 9/26/12)
Opponents to anti-abortion amendment release ads linking campaign to Gov. Scott (Naked Politics, 9/26/12)
Rivera ran secret campaign, Sternad tells FBI (Miami Herald, 9/25/12)
Search for Florida education chief is extended to find better candidates (Miami Herald, 9/25/12)
Commentary: An independent court is at stake in Florida (Tampa Bay Times, 9/25/12)
“Questionable” Palm Beach County voter registration forms forwarded to state attorney for review (Palm Beach Post, 9/25/12)
Florida confidence in economy hits five-year high (Miami Herald, 9/25/12)
Florida school activists wary of Gov. Rick Scott’s listening tour (Miami Herald, 9/25/12)
Scott’s radio pitch: School testing shifts, manufacturing growth, Halloween (Naked Politics, 9/25/12)
Koch front group joins revenge campaign against Florida justices with pro-nullification ad (Think Progress, 9/25/12)
From a shooting to shoplifting, David Rivera’s pal in FBI probe has checkered past (Miami Herald, 9/25/12)
Florida justice warns of assault on the courts ‘through partisan politics’ (Miami Herald, 9/24/12)
Jim Greer on RPOF’s campaign against justices: ‘Floridians should be scared to death’ (Naked Politics, 9/24/12)
Americans for Prosperity to launch ad campaign to target justices (Naked Politics, 9/24/12)
State Rep. Horner resigns after being linked to brothel in Orange County (Miami Herald, 9/24/12)
Amid fraud concerns, Florida absentee voting shrouded in secrecy (Tampa Bay Times, 9/24/12)
Florida early voting cuts survive (Washington Post, 9/24/12)
In JJR vs. DLP race, Rodriguez goes after … Rick Scott’s ‘outrageous property-tax increases’ (Naked Politics, 9/24/12)
GOP lawmaker asks Gov. Scott to ease funding restrictions on drug database (The Buzz, 9/24/12)
Miami-Dade ballot brokers also target Haitian vote (Miami Herald, 9/23/12)
Commentary: Romney’s missteps won’t be enough to win Florida for Obama (Miami Herald, 9/23/12)
Obama, Romney essentially tied in Florida new Times/Herald/Bay News 9 poll shows (Tampa Bay Times, 9/23/12)
Feds turn tables on Florida Gov. Rick Scott, deny storm money (Tampa Bay Times, 9/22/12)
Hialeah gave accused ‘boletara’ funds (Miami Herald, 9/22/12)
Republican Party of Florida works to remove state Supreme Court justices (Tampa Bay Times, 9/22/12)
Sen. Bill Nelson leads Connie Mack by 8 points in new poll (Tampa Bay Times, 9/22/12)
Gov. Rick Scott reappoints Edgar to Public Service Commission (Tampa Bay Times, 9/21/12)
Editorial: A vote for fairness (Miami Herald, 9/21/12)
Commentary: Whoever’s to blame, heavy vetting must stop (Tampa Bay Times, 9/21/12)
FBI checks envelopes used in probe of Rep. David Rivera (Miami Herald, 9/21/12)
Hialeah ballot scandal attracts interest of FBI (Miami Herald, 9/20/12)
Gov. Scott, FEMA disagree on disaster declaration (Naked Politics, 9/20/12)
Mack announces week-long ‘Freedom’ bus tour (Naked Politics, 9/20/12)
Insurance rate hike would be disastrous, homeowners tell Citizens (Miami Herald, 9/20/12)
Scott standings remain low in new Florida poll (Miami Herald, 9/20/12)
Scott must decide whether to bring in new blood or keep utility board static (Miami  Herald, 9/20/12)
Editorial: Fighting ballot fraud (Miami Herald, 9/19/12)
Gov. Rick Scott annoyed at questions over state’s unemployment rate (Miami Herald, 9/18/12)
Former water board members urge Scott to restore funding (Miami Herald, 9/18/12)
Scott campaign paid $5,000 to woman accused of ballot fraud (Naked Politics, 9/18/12)
Parent locked out of governor’s meetings because of security check (Miami Herald, 9/18/12)
Land of secret recordings and gaffes, Florida is a minefield for Republican presidential candidates (Naked Politics, 9/18/12)
Florida Rep. Chris Dorworth’s big donors fund lavish political operation (Tampa Bay Times, 9/17/12)
Cuba-related donations are down this electoral cycle (Miami Herald, 9/16/12)
Judge hopefuls spurn boleteros (Miami Herald, 9/16/12)
Volusia County may predict the future for Obama and Romney (Tampa Bay Times, 9/15/12)
Florida primary saw early voting surge across state (Tampa Bay Times, 9/14/12)
Local activists and families urge state task force to repeal Stand Your Ground (Miami Herald, 9/14/12)
Gov. Scott vows not to cut education funding (Naked Politics, 9/14/12)
Governor invites teachers union leaders to dinner at the mansion (The Buzz, 9/14/12)
Democrats outnumber GOP in voter registration drive, but NPA beats all (Naked Politics, 9/14/12)
Guess who’s coming to dinner? It’s those teachers union types (Naked Politics, 9/14/12)
Uninvited guests now welcome at Gov. Scott school visits (The Buzz, 9/14/12)
Scott administration denies forcing disabled children into nursing homes (Naked Politics, 9/13/12)
Panel OKs privatizing inmate health care (Miami Herald, 9/13/12)
Jeb Bush to publish book about immigration in 2013 (Miami Herald, 9/13/12)
Court approves schedule for Florida early voting (New York Times, 9/13/12)
FL poll: Obama49-Romney 44. Bill Nelson up by 14 (Naked Politics, 9/13/12)
Stand Your Ground law’s impact needs more study, task force told (Miami Herald, 9/12/12)
Florida early voting fight heading back to court (Tampa Bay Times, 9/12/12)
After mistakenly purging citizens, Florida agrees to let them vote (New York Times, 9/12/12)
Florida a true must-win for Romney (FiveThirtyEight, 9/12/12)
Bad economic deal could leave Florida on the hook for $20 million (Miami Herald, 9/12/12)
Teachers unions from Dade, Broward, Palm Beach vow to work together, politically (Miami Herald, 9/12/12)
Gov. Rick Scott removes more than 200 non-citizen voters from the rolls (Miami Herald, 9/12/12)
Online educator K12 under investigation (Miami Herald, 9/12/12)
Duval School Borad members unhappy with Gov. Scott (Florida Times-Union, 9/11/12)
Gov. Rick Scott visits Miami-Dade high school (Miami Herald, 9/11/12)
Rick Scott wants ides on weeklong education listening tour (Tampa Bay Times, 9/11/12)
Ballot-fraud probe: Bovo now says he did hear of aide’s political involvement (Miami Herald, 9/11/12)
In court, Florida Republicans oppose more early voting days (Naked Politics, 9/11/12)
Critics assail ‘back door’ prison outsourcing plan (Naked Politics, 9/11/12)
Supreme Court says school funding lawsuit deserves trial (Naked Politics, 9/11/12)
Editorial: The governor’s listening tour (Miami Herald, 9/11/12)
Gov. Rick Scott embarks on education ‘listening’ tour (Miami Herald, 9/10/12)
Charlie Crist gets it (half) right in DNC speech (PolitiFact Florida, 9/10/12)
Florida voters facing a long, long ballot in November (Tampa Bay Times, 9/10/12)
Crowds and post-DNC poll numbers buoy Obama in Florida (Tampa Bay Times, 9/10/12)
Commissioner’s aide accused of trading favors for absentee ballots (Miami Herald, 9/9/12)
Hype-doubting Dem pollster: Alex Sink (31%) and Charlie Crist (29%) are likely tied in ’14 gov. race (Naked Politics, 9/10/12)
Obama kicks off Florida tour at fired-up rally in Pinellas (Tampa Bay Times, 9/9/12)
Poll of 2014 Democratic primary: Charlie Crist 61%, Alex Sink 25% (Saint Petersblog, 9/9/12)
Obama, stumping in Florida, tries to turn focus to Medicare from jobs (New York Times, 9/8/12)
In FBI probe, Rep. David Rivera’s pal goes on lam, has computer seized (Miami Herald, 9/8/12)
Florida Supreme Court hears arguments over 3% cut to state employees salaries (Tampa Bay Times, 9/8/12)
Public assistance? Return to sender (Miami Herald, 9/7/12)
Video: Charlie Crist’s strange political trip takes him to the DNC stage (Tampa Bay Times, 9/7/12)
Court hears arguments over 3% cut to employee retirement (Naked Politics, 9/7/12)
Group files lawsuit over court-approved Senate redistricting maps (Tampa Bay Times, 9/6/12)
Florida Dems’ dilemma: Sink with the rank-and-file, Crist with the money men (Naked Politics, 9/6/12)
Charlie Crist: Romney, Ryan ‘just aren’t up to the task’ (Miami Herald, 9/6/12)
Editorial: Another judicial smackdown (Miami Herald, 9/6/12)
Charlie Crist: The DNC speaker from Florida who isn’t a D. Yet. (Naked Politics, 9/6/12)
Was Charlie Crist ‘pro-life, pro-gun and vehemently anti-tax’? Yep — mostly (Naked Politics, 9/6/12)
Citizens Insurance considers low-interest loan plan to bring more insurers to Florida market (Miami Herald, 9/6/12)
Charlie Crist auditions for Democrats in Charlotte (Florida Watchdog, 9/5/12)
Lawmaker’s suit alleges absentee-ballot fraud at North Miami assisted living facilities, nursing homes (Miami Herald, 9/5/12)
US supports Florida’s eight-day early voting timetable (Naked Politice, 9/5/12)
Illegal immigrants’ children eligible for in-state Florida tuition (AP, 9/5/12)
Charlie Crist set to address DNC on Thursday, most Democrats ambivalent (Tampa Bay Times, 9/5/12)
With Crist ready to take DNC stage, RPOF keeps bashing him (Naked Politics, 9/5/12)
Court records in Hialeah voter-fraud case show more voters received absentee-ballot help (Miami Herald, 9/5/12)
Sen. Bill Nelson prefers campaign trail to convention (Miami Herald, 9/5/12)
Editorial: There ought to be a tough law on absentee ballots (Miami Herald, 9/5/12)
Federal judge rules state cannot treat some Florida students as non-residents and charge higher tuition (Miami Herald, 9/4/12)
Video: Florida GOP goes up against Crist (Politico, 9/4/12)
Some Florida Dems disgusted with Crist role at DNC (Miami Herald, 9/4/12)
Gov. Rick Scott’s communication director out (Tampa Bay Times, 9/4/12)
In Florida, ambivalence about Crist (Politico, 9/4/12)
Crist to speak at stadium Thursday (Politico, 9/4/12)
In Florida’s employment recovery, minimum-wage jobs lead the way (Miami Herald, 9/3/12)
Wasserman Schultz says she’s grown ‘alligator skin’ as DNC chair (Miami Herald, 9/3/12)
National and state campaigns in Florida raked in $12.8M — in one week (Miami Herald, 9/2/12)
Florida legislators aren’t fighting fraud, they’re perpetrating it (Tampa Bay Times,9/2/12)
No bounce for Romney in Florida (Public Policy Polling, 9/2/12)
Fla Poll: No convention bounce; Obama 48%, Romney 47% (The Buzz, 9/2/12)


Jeb Bush uses convention platform to discuss education policy (Tampa Bay Times, 8/31/12)
Rick Scott makes it to convention on final night (Naked Politics, 8/30/12)
Florida AG Pam Bondi, Georgia AG attack Obamacare with awkward 1-2 punch (Tampa Bay Times, 8/30/12)
Jewish GOP group hosts governors, billionaire donor Sheldon Adelson (The Buzz, 8/30/12)
Purge-snagged non-citizen voter faces five years in prison (Naked Politics, 8/30/12)
Jeb Bush puts the emphasis on education (The Buzz, 8/30/12)
Jeb Bush to Obama: Stop blaming my brother for ‘your failed economic policies’ (Miami Herald, 8/30/12)
Judge to toss out changes inf Florida voter registration (New York Times, 8/29/12)
The most important FL law which could impact Democratic voter turnout is now permanently gone (Election Law Blog, 8/29/12)
1.6 million Floridians would get healthcare if Medicaid is expanded (Miami Herald, 8/29/12)
George LeMieux column: ‘Not the Charlie Crist I knew’ (Tampa Bay Times, 8/28/12)
A Charlie Crist challenge to Rick Scott in 2014: Democratic nightmare or gift? (Naked Politics, 8/27/12)
Isaac puts Gov. Rick Scott front and center of media spotlight (Miami Herald, 8/27/12)
GOP claws and predictions emerge after Charlie Crist backs Barack Obama (Tampa Bay Times, 8/27/12)
Editorial: Charlie Crist’s warning (Miami Herald, 8/27/12)
Crist to speak at Democratic National Convention (AP, 8/27/12)
Isaac could be Rick Scott’s moment (Tampa Bay Times, 8/27/12)
Gov. Rick Scott gives Florida delegation a storm update (Tampa Bay Times, 8/27/12)
National and state campaigns in Florida raked in $12.8M — in one week (Miami Herald, 8/27/12)
Scott prepares for Isaac to become a hurricane and hit panhandle (Naked Politics, 8/27/12)
Here’s why fascinating state of Florida hosts RNC (Tampa Bay Times, 8/26/12)
Former Gov. Charlie Crist: Here’s why I’m backing Barack Obama (Tampa Bay Times, 8/26/12)
Florida GOP Chair on Crist’s Obama endorsement: A ‘repugnant display from a self-centered, career politician’ (The Buzz, 8/26/12)
RNC cancels first day in Tampa due to Tropical Storm Isaac (Tampa Bay Times, 8/26/12)
Florida a mecca for big-time Republican stars (Tampa Bay Times, 8/26/12)
Charlie Crist continues political makeover with Barack Obama endorsement (Tampa Bay Times, 8/26/12)
Why Florida is America’s most important state (The Buzz, 8/26/12)
Rubio defends GOP position on abortion: ‘This is not an issue about denying anyone rights’ (The Buzz, 8/26/12)
A conversation with Jeb Bush, Florida’s most respected Republican (Tampa Bay Times, 8/26/12)
Florida’s unwanted election year trends: Fewer voters, unopposed candidates (Tampa Bay Times, 8/26/12)
Jack Latvala, longtime Charlie Crist friend rips Crist (The Buzz, 8/26/12)
Facing FBI scrutiny, former Democratic candidates files amended campaign finance report (Miami Herald, 8/23/12)
Over objections, Florida asks court to approve early voting plan (Miami Herald, 8/23/12)
Florida to face stiffer RNC penalties if it moves up primary date again (Miami Herald, 8/23/12)
RNC’s Reince Preibus says GOP concerned about Isaac, but show must go on (The Buzz, 8/23/12)
No fight from Florida on new delegate penalty (The Buzz, 8/23/12)
Florida seeks court OK for eight early voting days (Naked Politics, 8/23/12)
Commentary: Job One for Florida: Distorting reality (Miami Herald, 8/23/12)
Q Poll: Romney gets ‘tiny bounce’ from Ryan pick, gets 46% to Obama’s 49% in FL (Naked Politics, 8/23/12)
Scott prepping for Tropical Storm Isaac during RNC (Naked Politics, 8/23/12)
Thousands frustrated by Florida’s new unemployment compensation laws (Naked Politics, 8/22/12)
Scott touts drop in unemployment, though raw numbers show little to celebrate (Naked Politics, 8/22/12)
FBI, Miami-Dade police target Democratic primary candidate with possible ties to GOP Rep. David Rivera (Miami Herald, 8/22/12)
Gov. Rick Scott pressures Florida Keys elections chief on early voting (Tampa Bay Times, 8/22/12)
Governors, but not Rick Scott, will highlight Day 2 of convention (The Buzz, 8/21/12)
Campaign vendors say Republican Rep. David Rivera funded Democrat’s failed primary bid (Miami Herald, 8/21/12)
Scott says he’s prepared to ‘take all necessary’ steps to force supervisors to follow early voting law (The Buzz, 8/21/12)
RNC strips VIP passes from FLA GOP delegation, but lets all delegates on floor (The Buzz, 8/21/12)
Getting an unemployment check in Florida is frustrating ordeal for many (Miami Herald, 8/21/12)
Saunders and Joyner urge Gov. Scott to retract statement at Monroe supervisor (The Buzz, 8/21/12)
Gov. Scott practices for Monday night RNC speech, condemns Akin rape comments (The Buzz, 8/21/12)
Rick Scott, Democrats fight over Florida early voting (Miami Herald, 8/20/12)
Lost in translation: GOP platform DOES include Cuba travel restrictions (Naked Politics, 8/20/12)
Early voting fight escalates: Democrats demand more days (Naked Politics, 8/20/12)
Rick Scott will be schmoozer-in-chief at GOP convention (Tampa Bay Times, 8/18/12)
Judges block reduction of early voting in 5 Florida counties, including Hillsborough (Tampa Bay Times, 8/18/12)
Hospitals battle Medicaid rule changes over undocumented immigrants (Tampa Bay Times, 8/18/12)
Parasailing deaths leave conservative legislators in Tallahassee unmoved (Miami Herald, 8/18/12)
Scott loses legislative affairs director, Jon Costello (Naked Politics, 8/17/12)
‘Disneyland for adults’ — The Villages is a coveted cache of GOP voters (Miami Herald, 8/16/12)
Longtime congressman beaten by horse doctor in Republican primary (Miami Herald, 8/15/12)
Absentee ballots played big role Tuesday in Miami-Dade elections (Miami Herald, 8/15/12)
Most swing state economies faring better than US (Miami Herald, 8/15/12)
Where voting is — and isn’t — of primary concern (The Buzz, 8/15/12)
Primary battles send more than a dozen to Tallahassee (Miami Herald, 8/15/12)
Health care lawsuit cost Florida taxpayers $70,000 (Tampa Bay Times, 8/15/12)
Florida Senate GOP leaders get their way in state primaries (Tampa Bay Times, 8/15/12)
Two Democratic rivalries headed to recounts (The Buzz, 8/15/12)
In fierce Florida Senate fight, it’s Connie Mack vs. Bill Nelson (Tampa Bay Times, 8/15/12)
Mica and Stearns’ fates reflect mixed bag in Florida congressional results (The Buzz, 8/15/12)
House chairman survives Florida primary (New York Times, 8/14/12)
In Florida, Romney attacks Obama, defends Ryan, on Medicare (LA Times, 8/14/12)
Gaetz’s slate runs the table in Senate GOP races (The Buzz, 8/14/12)
First openly gay state legislator elected to Florida House (The Buzz, 8/14/12)
Justice Dept to monitor five Florida counties during Tuesday primary (Tampa Bay Times, 8/14/12)
Mitt Romney returns to Florida with Medicare back as central issue (Tampa Bay Times, 8/14/12)
Commentary: Florida primary riddled with story lines, subplots (Tampa Bay Times, 8/14/12)
Constant competitors Rick Scott and Rick Parry renew rivalry at sea (Tampa Bay Times, 8/14/12)
More than 1 million have already voted in Florida’s primary (Tampa Bay Times, 8/14/12)
Mica beats Adams in GOP House primary (Orlando Sentinel, 8/14/12)
Mica: ‘The heart and soul of the GOP is fine in Central Florida’ (Orlando Sentinel, 8/14/12)
A rough ride for ‘retreads’ in legislative races (The Buzz, 8/14/12)
Florida primary shocker: Cliff Stearns’ long career may be finished by newcomer Ted Yoho (The Buzz, 8/14/12)
Florida Legislature turns blind eye to property insurance reform (Tampa Bay Times, 8/13/12)
Rick Scott hedges on the Ryan plan and Medicare (The Buzz, 8/13/12)
Editorial: Hands off the mortgage settlement money (Miami Herald, 8/13/12)
Florida seniors consider going without home insurance as Citizens hikes premiums (Tampa Bay Times, 8/13/12)
Rising insurance costs threaten home sales in Florida (Tampa Bay Times, 8/12/12)
In key swing state Florida, Paul Ryan a virtual unknown (Washington Post, 8/12/12)
Romney and Scott offer up clashing narratives of Florida’s economy (Miami Herald, 8/12/12)
Does Paul Ryan damage Romney’s chances in Florida? (The Buzz, 8/12/12)
Editorial: Open carry – More bad law from NRA (Tampa Bay Times, 8/12/12)
Speculation among state leaders that Charlie Crist could turn Democrat, eye 2014 governor’s race (Tampa Bay Times, 8/12/12)
The Villages: Florida retirement community provides foundation for Republican candidates (Tampa Bay Times, 8/12/12)
Flip-flop or evolution? Paul Ryan’s Cuban-embargo stance could be a sore point in Miami-Dade (Naked Politics, 8/11/12)
Rubio allies OK with Ryan as VP (The Buzz, 8/11/12)
Commentary: The NRA’s push for guns that changes everything (Tampa Bay Times, 8/11/12)
GOP $$$ laps Florida Democrats leading into next week’s primary (Orlando Sentinel, 8/10/12)
Casino King Adelson doubles down on Florida GOP (Post on Politics, 8/10/12)
Crist in good position to reclaim governorship (Public Policy Polling, 8/10/12)
State releases ‘obsolete’ list of possible noncitizen voters (Naked Politics, 8/9/12)
DOJ subpoenas Miami-Dade, 8 other counties in noncitizen voter purge (Naked Politics, 8/9/12)
NRA wants new open-carry gun law in Florida (Tampa Bay Times, 8/9/12)
Pam Bondi is latest Florida politician on GOP list of convention speakers (Tampa Bay Times, 8/9/12)
Feds demand voter removal data from nine counties (The Buzz, 8/9/12)
Judge rejects lawsuit attempting to remove justices from ballot (Miami Herald, 8/8/12)
To Republicans, Wasserman Schultz is a plum target (Miami Herald, 8/8/12)
Jeb Bush to speak at GOP convention (Miami Herald, 8/7/12)
Editorial: A way to protect Florida’s environmental treasures (Miami Herald, 8/7/12)
Governor accepts utility check, then stays out of rate case debate (The Buzz, 8/7/12)
Gov. Scott on embattled Lt. Gov. Carroll: ‘She’s done a great job’ (Naked Politics, 8/7/12)
Bondi and Legislature both claim authority over $300M in foreclosure money (Naked Politics, 8/7/12)
Rick Scott on FPL rate hike: Not my issue (Naked Politics, 8/7/12)
Lobbyist’s access and DEP treatment raise questions about unusual handling of wetlands permit (Naked Politics, 8/6/12)
Controversial Florida wetlands project hired lobbyist with DEP connection to push permit (Tampa Bay Times, 8/6/12)
Adam Hollingsworth: Gov. Rick Scott’s new right-hand man (Miami Herald, 8/5/12)
Time to let independents vote in Florida’s Democratic primaries? (The Buzz, 8/5/12)
Florida Democrat wants party to reach out to independents (Tampa Bay Times, 8/5/12)
Commentary: Absentee ballot fraud made easy in Miami-Dade (Miami Herald, 8/5/12)
Miami’s ‘financial urgency’ draws criticism (Miami Herald, 8/5/12)
FL Gov. Rick Scott a hit at conservative gathering (Miami Herald, 8/4/12)
An uncensored peek at Gov. Scott’s email (Miami Herald, 8/4/12)
Editorial: Numbers on health act debunk GOP claims (Tampa Bay Times, 8/4/12)
Allen West backers continue to rail against ‘liberal Republicans’ in redistricting spat (The Buzz, 8/3/12)
Gov. Rick Scott vague about if state needs a new law to tackle absentee voter fraud (Naked Politics, 8/3/12)
Commentary: Charlie, welcome to the Democratic Party! (Florida Voices, 8/3/12)
Sister of absentee voter denies signing ballot collected in Hialeah (Miami Herald, 8/2/12)
Low profile? Rick Scott to headline $500K Fort Lauderdale fundraiser for Mitt Romney (Naked Politics, 8/2/12)
RPOF counters Greer: Party did not offer hush money (Naked Politics, 8/2/12)
Hialeah absentee-ballot broker Cabrera arrested; state attorney recuses herself from ongoing case (Miami Herald, 8/2/12)
Miami-Dade voter fraud case widens (Naked Politics, 8/2/12)
Is Fla. GOP chairman calling Mitt Romney an ‘opponent’? (The Buzz, 8/1/12)
Embattled education commissioner Gerard Robinson resigns (Miami Herald, 8/1/12)
Former Florida Speaker Ray Sansomm sues state for legal costs (Tampa Bay Times, 8/1/12)
Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll’s brother-in-law indicted after Pasco drug bust (Tampa Bay Times, 8/1/12)

JULY 2012

Scott omits email account from state website (Miami Herald, 7/31/12)
Feds: Florida’s voter purge violates federal law (Miami Herald, 7/31/12)
AG Pam Bondi splits her time between Tampa, Tallahassee (Miami Herald, 7/31/12)
Some Florida lawmakers see wealth rise while in office (Miami Herald, 7/30/12)
Judge in Jim Greer case declares potentially embarrassing witness statements public record (Tampa Bay Times, 7/30/12)
As Hialeah absentee-ballot probe continues, voter regrets accepting help (Miami Herald, 7/29/12)
Commentary: Gov. Scott stokes fears, misleads public on ACA (Miami Herald, 7/29/12)
Commentary: Stacked task force useless on ALF reform (Miami Herald, 7/28/12)
Florida Republican: We wanted to suppress black votes (Salon, 7/27/12)
Wasserman-Schultz’ GOP challengers in gay-marriage controversies (Naked Politics, 7/27/12)
FL Ethics Commission dismisses old case against Rubio (The Buzz, 7/27/12)
ALF task force includes owner of home fined for neglect (Miami Herald, 7/27/12)
Bad tea party politics? Bondi, Scott, Putnamwant to make it easier for govt to take property (The Buzz, 7/27/12)
Citizens approves $210M outsourcing contract, cites no savings (Naked Politics, 7/27/12)
GOP Rep. Artiles’ opinion piece on Citizens adds to GOP’s North-vs-South feud (Naked Politics, 7/27/12)
Republican leaders steer millions to hand-picked candidates (Naked Politics, 7/27/12)
Dems file federal lawsuit to stop shortened early-voting days in Florida (Naked Politics, 7/27/12)
FL Lt. Gov. apologizes for remark about lesbians (AP, 7/26/12)
As thrill faces, President Obama fires up supporters on Medicare, tax cuts (Miami Herald, 7/26/12)
LG Carroll apologizes for ‘wrong and inexcusable’ anti-gay comments (Naked Politics, 7/26/12)
Miami city manager plans to declare ‘financial urgency’ (Miami Herald, 7/26/12)
Citizens’ cash eyed by private insurers (Miami Herald, 7/26/12)
Secret recording details conversation between RPOF’s Jim Greer and Delmar Johnson (Miami Herald, 7/26/12)
Private eye’s tip led to absentee ballot fraud probe in Hialeah (Miami Herald, 7/26/12)
Party Conventions: The GOP’s Rick Scott problem (Bloomberg, 7/26/12)
Sen. Nan Rich seeks to block prison outsourcing deal (The Buzz, 7/26/12)
Ex-Fla. GOP head Jim Greer claims embarrassing party secrets (AP, 7/26/12)
Report claims Florida lawmakers do bidding of corporate-funded ALEC (Naked Politics, 7/26/12)
Gay rights group wants Carroll to apologize (The Buzz, 7/25/12)
Florida GOP racking up legal bills in Jim Greer case (Tampa Bay Times, 7/25/12)
No gag order in case involving ex-aide to Jennifer Carroll (Tampa Bay Times, 7/25/12)
Jim Greer denounces RPOF officials as liars and ‘whack-a-do, right-wing crazies’ in deposition (Tampa Bay Times, 7/25/12)
Miami-Dade authorities launch probe into alleged absentee-ballot violations (Miami Herald, 7/25/12)
Former RPOF chair Jim Greer lashes out at Republican party leaders (Miami Herald, 7/25/12)
Judge: Only Dems will vote in Miami-Dade state attorney race (Miami Herald, 7/25/12)
Nasty state House race turns nastier (Miami Herald, 7/25/12)
Jim Greer cases costs GOP more to fight ($260K) than settle ($124K) (Naked Politics, 7/25/12)
Rick Scott: Medicaid expansion would strain state budgets (US News, 7/24/12)
Weatherford and Gaetz agenda will include gambling bill focused on compact (Naked Politics, 7/24/12)
Dem lawmaker: Giving healthcare to the poor lowers health costs for everyone (US News, 7/24/12)
Florida appeals Miami federal judge ruling blocking law prohibiting hiring of companies tied to Cuba (Miami Herald, 7/24/12)
Top state lawmakers: Be ready for more gambling talk next year (Tampa Bay Times, 7/24/12)
Why Obama’s Jewish margin in Florida could be critical (Reuters,7/24/12)
Gov. Rick Scott invisible in GOP primary campaigns (Tampa Bay Times, 7/23/12)
Lawmakers looking to tackle gaming regulations (Miami Herald, 7/23/12)
Economists: Florida jobless rate to remain bleak (Miami Herald, 7/23/12)
Stand Your Ground law used often by those with previous arrests (Miami Herald, 7/22/12)
Genting downscales in Miami as it seeks to expand its global brand (Miami Herald, 7/22/12)
Hispanic rivalries add to mix of hardball Florida politics (Miami Herald, 7/22/12)
Editorial: Not so fast, Gov. Scott (Miami Herald, 7/22/12)
Florida’s a tougher sell than four years ago for Barack Obama, and Mitt Romney has an edge (Tampa Bay Times, 7/22/12)
George W. Bush will skip GOP convention in Tampa, but Jeb will be there (Tampa Bay Times, 7/22/12)
Can Florida afford to say no to Medicaid expansion? (Tampa Bay Times, 7/22/12)
Charlie Crist rips Rick Scott over ‘partisan, mean-spirited’ voter purge (The Buzz, 7/21/12)
Casino giant hedging its bets on gambling expansion in Florida (Tampa Bay Times, 7/21/12)
Trial of former state GOP chair Jim Greer postponed until mid-November (Tampa Bay Times, 7/20/12)
In Florida, Obama attacks Romney over Medicare (LA Times, 7/20/12)
Charlie Crist bashes Gov. Rick Scott’s ‘shameless’ voter purge, registration crackdown (Naked Politics, 7/20/12)
Gov. Rick Scott ranks Florida counties’ health departments (Tampa Bay Times, 7/20/12)
Commentary: Crist: the voter ID mess subverts American birthright (Washington Post, 7/20/12)
Race in new district is new test for GOP firebrand Allen West (New York Times, 7/19/12)
Obama visits Florida to win over older voters (New York Times, 7/19/12)
As thrill fades, President Barack Obama fires up supporters on Medicare, tax cuts (Miami Herald, 7/19/12)
Rep. Allen West leads fundraising race among congressional candidates in Florida (Miami Herald, 7/18/12)
Florida voter purge fight isn’t over (Washington Post, 7/17/12)
RPOF touting voter purge as governor’s victory moment (The Buzz, 7/17/12)
Unlimited money floods into Florida state lawmakers’ campaign funds (Tampa Bay Times, 7/17/12)
Citizens’ proposed 7.5% insurance rate hike infuriates Florida homeowners (Tampa Bay Times, 7/17/12)
Opinion: The name of the game is voter suppression (Miami Herald, 7/17/12)
Report: Florida’s economy, unemployment face uphill battle (Naked Politics, 7/17/12)
Elton John complained to Gov. Scott about funding cuts, was told to do a concert (Naked Politics, 7/17/12)
Gov. Scott to Congress: Find out how much Libor scandal has cost Floridians (Naked Politics, 7/17/12)
RPOF uses voter purge as pro-Scott message (Naked Politics, 7/17/12)
Prisons will move forward with health outsourcing (Naked Politics, 7/17/12)
Opinion: Poll shows that for Floridians, facts get in the way (Miami Herald, 7/17/12)
Bye-bye Marco Rubio in Romney veepstakes? (Miami Herald, 7/17/12)
Unlimited campaign contributions finding a route to Florida lawmakers (Miami Herald, 7/16/12)
Video: Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll denies same-sex affair (WAWS/CNN, 7/16/12)
Poll: Most Floridians want no changes to Stand Your Ground law (Miami Herald, 7/16/12)
Prosecutor says he may expand charges against Carroll aide (Miami Herald, 7/16/12)
Carroll’s accuser denied arson probe, Meggs says he may file more charges (Naked Politics, 7/16/12)
State cops, prosecutors were ready to charge US Rep. David Rivera before case fell apart (Miami Herald, 7/15/12)
Democrats’ 2012 strategy includes attacks on Scott (AP, 7/15/12)
Wasserman Schultz for governor of Florida (Tampa Bay Times, 7/15/12)
Sarasota Republicans bring Donald Trump to the doorstep of the GOP convention (HT Politics, 7/15/12)
Gov. Scott remains unpopular with Florida voters, but majority support noncitizen voter purge (Tampa Bay Times, 7/15/12)
Feds OK Florida’s access to citizens list, Scott declares ‘victory’ for voters (Fox News, 7/14/12)
Florida Democrats say Rick Scott is liability for Mitt Romney (Orlando Sentinel, 7/14/12)
Hospitals will lose if Florida stands firm on Medicaid (HT Politics, 7/14/12)
Florida Democrats slam Mitt Romney and Gov. Rick Scott at annual dinner in Hollywood (Miami Herald, 7/14/12)
Another recount in Florida? (FiveThirtyEight, 7/14/12)
Poll: Voters don’t like Gov. Rick Scott but like his policies (Miami Herald, 7/14/12)
Florida voter purge: Feds approve state access to citizens list (AP, 7/14/12)
Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll to fight allegations (Miami Herald, 7/14/12)
PAC exploring putting casino gambling on ballot linked to Malaysian developer Genting Group (Tampa Bay Times, 7/14/12)
Presidential race in Florida is a ‘coin toss’ (Tampa Bay Times, 7/14/12)
Tampa Bay Times Fla poll: Obama 46%, Romney 45% (The Buzz, 7/14/12)
Scott provides details of his United Kingdom trip (HT Politics, 7/13/12)
Poll: Florida voters favor President Barack Obama’s immigration policies (Miami Herald, 7/13/12)
Miami-Dade State Attorney election lawsuit now to include state officials (Miami Herald, 7/13/12)
Debbie Wasserman Schultz for Florida gov? (The Buzz, 7/13/12)
A look at latest Florida legislative fundraising reports (The Buzz, 7/13/12)
Genting dollars fuel possible ballot drive (Miami Herald, 7/13/12)
State’s drug law constitutional, Florida Supreme Court rules (Miami Herald, 7/12/12)
Editorial: FCAT farce just gets worse (Tampa Bay Times, 7/12/12)
In Florida, a fight brews over governor’s vow to opt out of Medicaid expansion (New York Times, 7/12/12)
CNBC survey delivers jolting decline to Florida’s attraction to business (Tampa Bay Times, 7/12/12)
Former Miami-Dade Commissioner Jimmy Morales eyeing run against Gov. Rick Scott (Naked Politics, 7/12/12)
Poll: Most Floridians disapprove of federal healthcare law, half want it repealed (Miami Herald, 7/12/12)
Is Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll’s former aide seeking vengeance or justice? (Miami Herald, 7/12/12)
Third-party groups spending millions to attack Bill Nelson (Miami Herald, 7/12/12)
State releases grades for elementary, middle schools (Miami Herald, 7/12/12)
New Citizens boss wants to slowly shrink state-run insurance company (Miami Herald, 7/11/12)
Federal hearing in Miami-Dade State Attorney’s write-in lawsuit (Miami Herald, 7/11/12)
FL Lt. Governor target of ex-aide’s sex allegations (Miami Herald, 7/11/12)
Democrats urge Gov. Rick Scott to probe TB cluster (Miami Herald, 7/11/12)
Southern governors secede from Medicaid (Politico, 7/10/12)
State to release larger potential noncitizen voter list (Miami Herald, 7/10/12)
List of 180,000 suspect Florida voters to be made public (Naked Politics, 7/10/12)
A battle for power in the Florida House — years in advance (Miami Herald, 7/9/12)
Scott discusses aerospace jobs with British prime minister (Naked Politics, 7/9/12)
Rick Scott travels to UK with 85-member entourage (Naked Politics, 7/9/12)
Scott pushes aerospace in London (AP, 7/7/12)
Broward’s Century Village, long a Democratic stronghold, is changing (Miami Herald, 7/7/12)
Commentary: Florida loses another ridiculous legal battle (Miami Herald, 7/7/12)
Florida’s tax break often helps companies do already-planned work (Orlando Sentinel, 7/7/12)
Crossroads GPS launches $6.5M anti-Obama ads in Florida (Post on Politics, 7/6/12)
Gov. Scott wants to look at changes to FCAT (Miami Herald, 7/6/12)
Scott continues campaign against health care law (HT Politics, 7/6/12)
Are guns a pre-existing condition? (Bloomberg, 7/6/12)
Scott voices displeasure after FDLE clears three justices (Orlando Sentinel, 7/6/12)
Confusion as Scott cedes control of health exchanges to feds (Post on Politics, 7/6/12)
The mother of all vote-suppression tactics? (Mother Jones, 7/5/12)
Rick Scott: Jobs, not Medicaid growth (Politico, 7/5/12)
State investigators clear justices of wrongdoing, Scott not pleased (Post on Politics, 7/5/12)
Two political insiders to survey Florida’s big landowners about toll road routes (Tampa Bay Times, 7/5/12)
Prosecutor: No charges against 3 Florida justices (Miami Herald, 7/5/12)
Ex-felons need voting rights restored, group says (Miami Herald, 7/4/12)
Spanish-language ad targets Romney over Florida voter purge (Miami Herald, 7/3/12)
Rick Scott overstates cost of health care overhaul (AP, 7/3/12)
Scott stops using misleading talking points in criticizing ‘Obamacare’ (Naked Politics, 7/3/12)
Advocates call for federal action to restore ex-felons’ voting rights (Naked Politics, 7/3/12)
Judge declines to rule on prison health care dispute (Naked Politics, 7/3/12)
Business owner who complained to Scott about ‘Obamacare’ says he was misinformed (Naked Politics, 7/2/12)
Fact-checking Rick Scott on the health care law (PolitiFact-Florida, 7/2/12)
The resistance begins: Rick Scott announces Florida won’t take Medicaid money (The Daily Beast, 7/2/12)
Another elections challenge in Florida (Post on Politics, 7/2/12)
Miami federal judge side with ‘Docs’ over ‘Glocks’ in Florida gun rights case (Miami Herald, 7/2/12)
Rick Scott: Opting out of Obamacare ‘the right decision for our citizens’ (The Buzz, 7/1/12)
Privatizing prison healthcare remains stalled amid court fight (Miami Herald, 7/1/12)
Gov. Rick Scott presses for prison privatization (Miami Herald, 7/1/12)
OPINION: Gov. Rick Scott putting politics ahead of people in need (Tampa Bay Times, 7/1/12)
Scott says Florida won’t implement health care law (Tampa Bay Times, 7/1/12)
Gov.Rick Scott: Florida will not follow health care law (Florida Today, 7/1/12)
Growing Puerto Rican population near Disney will be critical in picking the next president (Tampa Bay Times, 7/1/12)

JUNE 2012

COMMENTARY: State’s loser lawsuits waste taxpayer money (Miami Herald, 6/30/12)
Gov. Scott says Florida will not implement ‘Obamacare’ (Naked Politics, 6/30/12)
Governor: We won’t comply with aspects of health care law (Palm Beach Post, 6/30/12)
Gov. Rick Scott: Florida can’t afford health-care expansion (Orlando Sentinel, 6/30/12)
Florida weighs implementation of health care law (Tallahassee Democrat, 6/30/12)
Analysis: 98.4% of voters on Rick Scott’s first purge list are eligible voters (Daily Kos, 6/30/12)
Editorial: Landmark step toward universal coverage (Tampa Bay Times, 6/29/12)
Florida officials must scramble to implement health care law (FCIR, 6/29/12)
Video: Health care law upheld: What’s next for Florida? (Tampa Bay Times, 6/29/12)
Supreme Court ruling could bring relief for many Floridians, uncertainty for others (Tampa Bay Times, 6/29/12)
Scott to review health care ruling impact on Florida (Miami Herald, 6/28/12)
Court ruling now heightens focus on future of Florida’s Medicaid program (Post on Politics, 6/28/12)
Scott reacts to SCOTUS ruling: ‘judicially mandated tax’ (Naked Politics, 6/28/12)
Video: Bondi ‘shocked,’ Scott silent on reaction to SCOTUS ruling on their challenge (The Buzz, 6/28/12)
Gov. Scott failed to follow through on immigration pledge (Miami Herald, 6/27/12)
Judge halts federal attempt to block Florida’s voter purge (Miami Herald, 6/27/12)
State moves to block voter-registration group (Miami Herald, 6/27/12)
New state website shines light on billions in contracts (Miami Herald, 6/27/12)
Privatized health care for inmates in peril (Miami Herald, 6/26/12)
New state surgeon general has tough job ahead (Miami Herald, 6/26/12)
Judges continue to grapple with prison privatization (Miami Herald, 6/26/12)
State won’t release larger list of possible noncitizen voters (Tampa Bay Times, 6/26/12)
Lawsuit aims to throw three Florida Supreme Court justices off ballot (Miami Herald, 6/25/12)
Hundreds of Florida killers could get new sentences under Supreme Court ruling (Miami Herald, 6/25/12)
Miami federal judge blocks new Florida anti-Cuba law from taking effect (Miami Herald, 6/25/12)
Panel revives effort to reform residential care for the elderly (Miami Herald, 6/25/12)
Commentary: Horrors continue in privatized lockups (Miami Herald, 6/25/12)
Gov. Rick Scott never turns campaign off as he learns on the job (Miami Herald, 6/23/12)
Database shows Florida has pledged nearly $155M since Gov. Rick Scott took office to create jobs (The Buzz, 6/23/12)
Rick Scott goes off message: Florida economy is doing ‘extremely well’ (TPM, 6/22/12)
Rick Scott: Florida economy ‘doing extremely well’ (Politico, 6/22/12)
Gov. Rick Scott readies response to Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare (Naked Politics, 6/22/12)
Romney-Scott world: No one told anyone to tone anything down (Naked Politics, 6/21/12)
Q Poll shows Dems up in FL: Nelson over Mack 43-39, Obama over Romney 46-42 (Naked Politics, 6/21/12)
Romney campaign said to ask Scott to downplay job gains (Bloomberg, 6/21/12)
Mail voter registration drive causes confusion with voters (Tampa Bay Times, 6/21/12)
Rick Scott shifts on E-Verify promise (Tampa Bay Times, 6/21/12)
BOG budget committee is okay with tuition hikes (The Buzz, 6/21/12)
Obama, Romney stumping in Florida this week (Miami Herald, 6/20/12)
Poll: Floridians support voter-list purge (Miami Herald, 6/20/12)
Scott reaches out to president of Republic of China (Naked Politics, 6/20/12)
FDLE clears governor of wrongdoing in missing transition emails (Naked Politics, 6/20/12)
Gov. Rick Scott: Florida in no rush to implement ‘Obamacare’ even if Supreme Court upholds it (Naked Politics, 6/20/12)
Q Poll: Most support voter purge; Scott support still weak (Naked Politics, 6/20/12)
Florida represents a bright spot in ‘sobering’ national higher ed report card (The Buzz, 6/20/12)
Lawsuit claims voter purge illegally targets minorities (Tampa Bay Times, 6/20/12)
Florida governor snubbed by Romney after political gaffes (Bloomberg, 6/20/12)
Report: Pollution enforcement drops under Scott (Miami Herald, 6/19/12)
Should government hospitals be sold? (Miami Herald, 6/19/12)
Voter groups sue Florida over purge (Miami Herald, 6/19/12)
Florida’s voter purge explained (Washington Post, 6/18/12)
Democrats thwart GOP’s state Senate strategy (Miami Herald, 6/18/12)
Gov. Rick Scott inflating Citizens’ hurricane liability (Tampa Bay Times, 6/17/12)
Mack’s strategy: Ignore GOP primary for Senate (Miami Herald, 6/17/12)
Connected company muscled state agency out of Internet contract (Miami Herald, 6/17/12)
Commentary: Florida’s penchant for knee-jerk legislation hurts in the long run (Tampa Bay Times, 6/17/12)
When Mitt Romney campaigns in Florida, Gov. Rick Scott’s absence is evident (Tampa Bay Times, 6/16/12)
Ethics group wants more teeth to crack down on Florida Legislature’s rule breakers (Tampa Bay Times, 6/16/12)
Gov. Scott far from Romney campaign in Florida (The Buzz, 6/15/12)
Hands tied, ethics panel begs lawmakers for reform (The Buzz, 6/15/12)
Florida voters mistakenly purged in 2000 (Tampa Bay Times, 6/15/12)
Video: How Rick Scott found out he was dead (Naked Politics, 6/14/12)
Florida governor mistaken for dead in 2006 vote (Reuters, 6/14/12)
Rick Scott: I was wrongly called dead, stripped from the voter rolls (Naked Politics, 6/14/12)
Millionaires vie for FL legislative seats (Miami Herald, 6/14/12)
Two of Greer’s lawyers withdraw from his criminal case (Naked Politics, 6/14/12)
Editorial: Florida dead last in protecting workers (Miami Herald, 6/14/12)
Citizens Insurance board-members vote to replace interim president and Scott-ally Tom Grady (Naked Politics, 6/13/12)
EPA approves state Everglades plan (Miami Herald, 6/13/12)
Police union newsletter calls gov and his staff ‘sh**heads’ for shutting them out (Naked Politics, 6/13/12)
Sen. Haridopolos comes to aid of politically connected firm (Miami Herald, 6/13/12)
Legal voters may — or may not — have been purged from rolls in noncitizen hunt (Miami Herald, 6/13/12)
Florida and feds sue each other over noncitizen purge controversy (Miami Herald, 6/12/12)
Editorial: Reason for skepticism on Medicaid provider (Miami Herald, 6/12/12)
Commentary: In Florida, Republican trials and tribulations (Tampa Bay Times, 6/12/12)
Commentary: Political season brings storms of a different kind (Miami Herald, 6/12/12)
Gov Rick Scott, Cabinet weigh in on pension fight before Supreme Court (Tampa Bay Times, 6/12/12)
Romney attacks Obama in Florida (Miami Herald, 6/12/12)
How Rick Scott’s noncitizen voter purge started small and then blew up (Miami Herald, 6/12/12)
Florida’s approach to purging voter rolls of noncitizens prompts federal lawsuit (New York Times, 6/12/12)
Gov. Rick Scott makes the media rounds to defend purge and lawsuit (Naked Politics, 6/12/12)
Task force on Stand Your Ground holds hearing Tuesday (Miami Herald, 6/11/12)
Editorial: Duking it out over Florida’s voter purge (Miami Herald, 6/11/12)
ACLU sues Florida to stop noncitizen voter purge (Tampa Bay Times, 6/11/12)
Saying it’s changed, WellCare wants in on state Medicaid contracts (Naked Politics, 6/11/12)
Company with fraud record lines up for new Medicaid contract (Miami Herald, 6/10/12)
Latest Greer claims break new ground in tawdry (Miami Herald, 6/10/12)
Mitt Romney campaign ramping up in Florida to enthusiasm of Republicans (Miami Herald, 6/10/12)
Editorial: Invest in Florida’s future (Miami Herald, 6/10/12)
Former Jeb Bush education adviser gets dubious distinction (Miami Herald, 6/9/12)
County elections chiefs to state: We won’t resume voter purge program (Miami Herald, 6/8/12)
ACLU sues Florida over noncitizen voter purge (Naked Politics, 6/8/12)
PolitiFact Florida examines whether voter purge is a ‘backdoor poll tax’ (Naked Politics, 6/7/12)
Rep. Rooney to DOJ: Why are you allowing potential voter fraud? (Naked Politics, 6/7/12)
League of Women Voters to restart registration drive after judge tosses Legislature’s restrictions (Tampa Bay Tribune, 6/7/12)
Gov. Rick Scott refuses federal demand to stop hunting for potential noncitizen voters (Tampa Bay Times, 6/7/12)
Connie Mack: I don’t need to debate Republicans in Senate primary. It’s over (Naked Politics, 6/7/12)
Mack declare GOP senate primary over, declines statewide televised debate (Naked Politics, 6/7/12)
Liberals start bashing Rick Scott’s response to DOJ’s voter-purge demand (Naked Politics, 6/6/12)
Gov. Rick Scott: Voter purge lawful, feds are wrong and breaking the law (Miami Herald, 6/6/12)
Task force faces big hurdles to save state billions of dollars (Miami Herald, 6/6/12)
FL AG Pam Bondi won’t rule out suing feds over stonewalling noncitizen voter hunt (Naked Politics, 6/6/12)
Rick Scott fights DOJ, says it’s protecting illegal voters more than legal ones, undermines Constitution (Naked Politics, 6/6/12)
League of Women Voters to restart registration drive (Miami Herald, 6/6/12)
Gov. Rick Scott looks ready to fight DOJ over voter purge (Miami Herald, 6/5/12)
Obama-bashing super PAC announces $1.7M more in new Florida TV ads (Naked Politics, 6/5/12)
Editorial: Another inevitable lawsuit (Miami Herald, 6/5/12)
For Pinellas Democrats, it could be another tough year (Tampa Bay Times, 6/5/12)
Gov. Scott takes jobs talk to rural Panhandle counties (Tampa Bay Times, 6/5/12)
Ron Paul activists complain RNC is trying to block their festival in Tampa (Tampa Bay Times, 6/5/12)
MoveOn targets Rick Scott’s office in voter-purge controversy (Naked Politics, 6/5/12)
Candidates to launch campaigns (Miami Herald, 6/4/12)
Florida official behind Rick Scott’s voter purge linked to $1B campaign effort against Obama (Republic Report, 6/4/12)
Gov. Rick Scott talks jobs at roundtable (Miami Herald, 6/4/12)
Obebrecht sues Florida over new law banning government hiring of firms tied to Cuba (Miami Herald, 6/4/12)
Feud over Citizens Insurance is becoming a North v. South fight (Naked Politics, 6/4/12)
Florida ‘stand your ground’ law yields some shocking outcomes depending on how law is applied (Tampa Bay Times, 6/3/12)
How Obama aided and abetted Scott’s voter purge mess (Miami Herald, 6/3/12)
Editorial: Purge the purge list (Miami Herald, 6/3/12)
Investigation of two noncitizen voters may bolster Scott’s fight with feds (Miami Herald, 6/2/12)
Commentary: Beer lobbyist knows little about voting (Miami Herald, 6/2/12)
Fight to control leadership of state Senate looms over this year’s elections (Tampa Bay Times, 6/2/12)
Gov. Rick Scott: Florida is ‘absolutely not’ targeting minorities in noncitizen voter purge (Tampa Bay Times, 6/2/12)
Mitt Romney campaign ramping up in Florida to enthusiasm of Republicans (Miami Herald, 6/1/12)
Federal judge strikes down part of new election law (Miami Herald, 6/1/12)
Judge strikes down part of Florida’s election laws (Tampa Bay Times, 6/1/12)
Florida vote ruling seen as win for poor, minorities (LA Times, 6/1/12)
Opinion: Darkness in the Sunshine State (New York Times, 6/1/12)

MAY 2012

Editorial: Florida’s discriminatory voter purge (New York Times, 5/31/12)
Feds to Florida: Halt non-citizen voter purge (Miami Herald, 5/31/12)
Bill Nelson to Rick Scott: Your noncitizen ‘purge’ is a ‘concern’ (Naked Politics, 5/29/12)
FL Poll: Charlie Crist 48, Rick Scott 34% in 2014 matchup (Naked Politics, 5/29/12)
State back in court, fighting to privatize inmate care (The Buzz, 5/29/12)
One woman’s experience in Florida’s targeting of noncitizens voters (Tampa Bay Times, 5/29/12)
Unions sue to stop prison health care privatization plan (Tampa Bay Times, 5/29/12)
Commentary: What’s Spanish for ‘Gov. Goofball’? (Tampa Bay Times, 5/29/12)
Florida Democrats say Gov. Rick Scott leading ‘misguided’ effort to purge voters from state rolls (Tampa Bay Times, 5/29/12)
Commentary: Imagine, if you can, a state that actually protected the environment (Tampa Bay Times, 5/29/12)
Austerity hits Tampa convention party planning (The Buzz, 5/28/12)
State suspends wetlands expert for balking at issuing permit (Tampa Bay Times, 5/28/12)
Florida grabs a chunk of foreclosure settlement money for state budget (Tampa Bay Times, 5/28/12)
Amid redistricting, many former Florida lawmakers seek return to office (Tampa Bay Times, 5/28/12)
Sen. Bill Nelson’s cautious approach comes with heavy emphasis on populist issues (Tampa Bay Times, 5/28/12)
Washington lobbyists, trade groups scaling back on Tampa convention (Tampa Bay Times, 5/28/12)
Opinion: Hunting for elephants, unleashing political tsunamis (Miami Herald, 5/26/12)
Poll: Majority of Florida’s registered voters favor Stand Your Ground law (Miami Herald, 5/25/12)
The ‘gun-shine’ state loves Stand Your Ground (Naked Politics, 5/25/12)
GOP’s Rubio plans to sell books in swing states (Miami Herald, 5/24/12)
After protest, Temple Israel cancels Wasserman Schultz speech (Miami Herald, 5/24/12)
Not so fast, GOP. Unlike Q-Poll, Marist FL poll says Obama, Nelson winning Fla, Rubio makes zero difference (Naked Politics, 5/24/12)
Video: Rick Scott’s ‘I’ve-never-tried-to-shoot’-an -elephant gaffe with the King of Spain (Naked Politics, 5/24/12)
Polls show US Senate race a tie in Florida (Miami Herald, 5/24/12)
Gov. Rick Scott apologizes for ‘I’ve never shot an elephant gaffe with King of Spain (Naked Politics, 5/24/12)
Gov. Rick Scott’s ‘I’ve never shot an elephant’ gaffe with Spanish king caught on video (Miami Herald, 5/24/12)
Groups claim thousands being denied jobless benefits in Florida (Miami Herald, 5/24/12)
Zimmerman: In 2010, lazy Sanford police engaged in coverup (Miami Herald, 5/23/12)
Q-Poll: Romney tops Obama 47-41. Rubio could be a difference maker (Naked Politics, 5/23/12)
Poll: Senator Marco Rubio would help Mitt Romney build lead in Florida (Miami Herald, 5/23/12)
Political ad wars get underway in Florida (Miami Herald, 5/23/12)
Top Democrats break with Obama over Castro visa issue (Miami Herald, 5/22/12)
State purges 7,000 felons from voting rolls (Miami Herald, 5/22/12)
Picking speakers at GOP convention is tricky task (Miami Herald, 5/21/12)
To get a voice in Tallahassee, local governments spend millions on lobbyists (Miami Herald, 5/21/12)
Florida’s voter purge: A drive for accuracy but lots of wild cards (Miami Herald, 5/20/12)
Amid turf battles and politics, Gov. Rick Scott wants oversight of state contracts (Naked Politics, 5/20/12)
Governor appoints contracts czar to fight wasteful spending; skeptics doubt it’ll help (Miami Herald, 5/19/12)

Hispanics, NPAs more likely to face noncitizen voter purge than whites, GOP (Miami Herald, 5/12/12)
Top Republican leader visits Tampa to raise money, prepare for convention (Miami Herald, 5/11/12)
Florida economy gets a glowing review (Miami Herald, 5/11/12)
The hunt for non-citizen Florida voters exposes partisan divide (Miami Herald, 5/10/12)
MacNamara made exception to ‘approved travel’ list for friend (The Buzz, 5/10/12)
MacNamara changed gov’s travel policy for friend (Naked Politics, 5/10/12)
As oil rig drills off Cuba’s coast, embargo could threaten safety (Naked Politics, 5/10/12)
Gov. Rick Scott’s chief of staff made exception to travel rule for friend (Miami Herald, 5/10/12)
Mailer sent by Connie Mack violates House rules (Miami Herald, 5/9/12)
A defiant MacNamara defends his record, says he’s not leaving — yet (Naked Politics, 5/9/12)
Florida finds nearly 2700 potential non-US citizens on voting rolls (Miami Herald, 5/9/12)
Gov. Rick Scott’s top adviser arranged $5 million no-bid contract in Senate (Miami Herald, 5/8/12)
State probes possible voting by foreigners in Florida (Miami Herald, 5/8/12)
GOP fumbles Hispanic outreach (Miami Herald, 5/8/12)
Florida Cabinet trip to the Keys doesn’t come cheap (Miami Herald, 5/8/12)
Fractious Florida weighs heavily on presidential campaigns (LA Times, 5/7/12)
Florida’s new Space Coast prepares to launch (Miami Herald, 5/6/12)
Gov. Rick Scott’s biggest failure: His chief of staff (Miami Herald, 5/6/12)
Steve MacNamara, the brass-knuckles gatekeeper of Gov. Rick Scott (Tampa Bay Times, 5/6/12)
As MacNamara exerts control, critics say he’s become state’s ‘shadow governor’ (Naked Politics, 5/6/12)
Editorial: Florida’s risky business (Miami Herald, 5/6/12)
Gov. Rick Scott backs off publishing ratings of elections supervisors (Tampa Bay Times, 5/5/12)
Settlement close in Glades cleanup suits (Miami Herald, 5/5/12)
As Gov. Scott’s gatekeeper exerts control, heads roll (Miami Herald, 5/5/12)
Scott panel to recommend Fla. university changes (Palm Beach Post, 5/4/12)
Commentary: Governor steps in it — all week (Tampa Bay Times, 5/4/12)
Scott creates ‘Blue Ribbon’ panel to revamp higher ed (Post on Politics, 5/4/12)
FL Supreme Court justices fire back in flare-up over their campaign paperwork (The Buzz, 5/3/12)
Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll claims ‘we didn’t go out asking people’ to join the ‘stand your ground’ task force (Miami Herald, 5/3/12)
Scott at National Day of Prayer event: ‘We all need God’s help’ (Naked Politics, 5/3/12)
Marco Rubio: Gov. Rick Scott wrong on Cuba crackdown law (Miami Herald, 5/3/12)
Gov. Rick Scott lets public open his email box with new website (Miami Herald, 5/3/12)
Poll: Florida up for grabs in November election (Miami Herald, 5/3/12)
Governor launches a program to push staff emails online (Naked Politics, 5/3/12)
Video: Gov. Rick Scott shoots down Tampa’s request to ban guns outside GOP convention (Tampa Bay Times, 5/3/12)
Gov. Rick Scott takes aim at domestic violence group salary (Tampa Bay Times, 5/3/12)
Gov. Scott won’t ban guns during GOP convention in Tampa (Orlando Sentinel, 5/2/12)
Florida task force on self-defense laws gets to work, focused on ‘stand your ground’ (Tampa Bay Times, 5/2/12)
Rene Garcia asks Mike Haridopolos to ‘examine’ Gov. Rick Scott’s signing statement on anti-Cuba law (Naked Politics, 5/2/12)
Commentary: Knives are banned at Tampa’s GOP convention, but guns are OK (Miami Herald, 5/2/12)
Gov. Rick Scott takes aim at spending by domestic violence group (The Buzz, 5/2/12)
Gov. Scott retreats from statement calling anti-Cuba law unenforceable (Miami Herald, 5/2/12)
Gov. Rick Scott to sign bill banning governments from hiring companies tied to Cuba, Syria (Miami Herald, 5/1/12)
Gov. Scott signs Cuba-crackdown bill, but event turns into a public relations fiasco (Miami Herald, 5/1/12)
US Justice Dept approves redrawn Florida redistricting maps (Tampa Bay Times, 5/1/12)
Independent task force wants changes to ‘stand your ground’ law (Tampa Bay Times, 5/1/12)
Stand Your Ground task force to hold public hearings (Miami Herald, 5/1/12)
Editorial: Redistricting — legal, but flawed (Miami Herald, 5/1/12)

APRIL 2012

GOP convo hotel assignments out – Florida delegation exiled to the ‘burbs (Tampa Bay Times, 4/30/12)
Authorities approve redrawn maps for state and congressional districts (Miami Herald, 4/30/12)
Case against Marco Rubio for VP grows by $8,000 (Miami Herald, 4/29/12)
FL GOP banks on Romney for seats at convention table (Miami Herald, 4/28/12)
Opinion: Even Wall Streeet agrees Florida shortchanges higher ed (Miami Herald, 4/28/12)
Widow of slain officer refuses to attend bill signing ceremony for new law named after her husband (Tampa Bay Times, 4/28/12)
Florida Supreme Court validates Senate’s redrawn redistricting map (Tampa Bay Times, 4/28/12)
Gov. Rick Scott vetoes tuition ‘pre-eminence’ bill (Tampa Bay Times, 4/28/12)
Who’s the teacher promoting Gov. Rick Scott’s education? (Miami Herald, 4/28/12)
More sloppy paperwork: Marco Rubio fined $8K for campaign-contributor violations (Naked Politics, 4/28/12)
Scott vetoes bill to let UF and FSU raise tuition rates (Naked Politics, 4/27/12)
No-fault auto insurance bill touted by Gov. Rick Scott has major gap (Palm Beach Post, 4/27/12)
Judge: Gov. Rick Scott’s order to drug test state workers is unconstitutional (Tampa Bay Times, 4/27/12)
Gov. Rick Scott will sign bill banning governments from hiring companies tied to Cuba (Naked Politics, 4/27/12)
Gov. Rick Scott weighs investigation of Supreme Court justices for misdemeanors (Miami Herald, 4/26/12)
Report details financial mismanagement at USF Poly (Tampa Bay Times, 4/26/12)
Obama campaign launches aggressive Florida voter registration drive to defeat Mitt Romney (Miami Herald, 4/26/12)
Gun Owners of America tell Gov. Scott to hold firm on Stand Your Ground (Naked Politics, 4/25/12)
Commentary: In Florida, gambling is gambling, except when it’s not (Miami Herald, 4/25/12)
Gov. Rick Scott won’t dump his fortune into re-election (Tampa Bay Times, 4/25/12)
Video: Rick Scott talks tuition, jobs and re-election (Naked Politics, 4/24/12)
Commentary: As governor, Rick Scott still a work in progress (Tampa Bay Times, 4/24/12)
Gov. Scott signs ‘reclaimed water’ bill (The Buzz, 4/24/12)
Miami-Dade Republicans press Gov. Scott to sign new Florida bill banning governments from hiring companies tied to Cuba (Naked Politics, 4/24/12)
Pinellas clerk, lawmaker’s son left off Gov. Rick Scott’s reappointment list (Miami Herald, 4/24/12)
Commentary: What is the University of Florida thinking? (Miami Herald, 4/23/12)
Dems and Repubs bicker over who’s to blame in failed redistricting deal (Naked Politics, 4/23/12)
Gov. Rick Scot approves bill creating new state university (Miami Herald, 4/23/12)
Looking beyond Connie Mack and US Senate race (Miami Herald, 4/22/12)
Florida’s trading partners warn of backlash if Gov. Scott signs new anti-Cuba legislation (Miami Herald, 4/22/12)
A ‘committed conservative’ back in spotlight over Stand Your Ground (Miami Herald, 4/21/12)
Commentary: Repeal Florida’s self-defense law (Sarasota Herald-Tribune, 4/21/12)
Editorial: Scott’s hollow education commitment (Tampa Bay Times, 4/21/12)
Florida Supreme Court justices raise doubts about arguments against Senate’s redrawn map (Tampa Bay Times, 4/21/12)
Editorial: Wrong three chosen for Scott’s task force (Sun-Sentinel, 4/21/12)
Editorial: Funding for Florida’s education still lags (Florida Times-Union, 4/20/12)
Half the lawmakers on Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ task force are ALEC members, all supported stand your ground (Think Progress, 4/20/12)
Scott approves 12th university and vetoes four budget-related bills (Naked Politics, 4/20/12)
Gov. Rick Scott signs off on new state university (Miami Herald, 4/20/12)
Crist: GOP moderation ‘is practically non-existent’ (The Buzz, 4/20/12)
Florida’s welfare drug tests cost more money than state saves, data shows (McClatchy, 4/20/12)
Gov. Scott’s ‘stand your ground’ task force raises doubts (Tampa Bay Times, 4/20/12)
GatorCare swamped by governor (Florida Current, 4/20/12)
FL Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Senate redistricting case (Florida Current, 4/20/12)
Scott signs retirement bill, rejects creating new IT agency (Florida Current, 4/20/12)
Justices raise doubts about opponents’ arguments against Senate’s redrawn map (The Buzz, 4/20/12)
Florida counties challenge cost of juvenile detention (Miami Herald, 4/19/12)
Task force appointed to look at Florida gun laws (New York Times, 4/19/12)
Gov. Scott: Outcry didn’t lead to Zimmerman charge (CBS Moneywatch, 4/19/12)
Departures continue at the Department of Health (Florida Current, 4/19/12)
Scott vetoes $2.5M for regional planning councils –again (Florida Current, 4/19/12)
Arguments begin over redistricting Florida’s congressional districts (Tampa Bay Times, 4/19/12)
Tampa Bay focus group provides a window into Romney’s woes (Tampa Bay Times, 4/19/12)
Donors to Supreme Court justices and FairDistricts campaign overlap (The Buzz, 4/19/12)
Editorial: Drawing the lines — again (Miami Herald, 4/19/12)
Marco Rubio shuns vice-president talk during immigration pitch (Miami Herald, 4/19/12)
Florida Governor appoints task force to review ‘Stand Your Ground’ law (NPR, 4/19/12)
Gov. Scott names 17-member task force to review Stand Your Ground law (Naked Politics, 4/19/12)
Drug testing welfare applicants doesn’t save state money, data shows (Miami Herald, 4/19/12)
Gov. Scott’s task force to explore Stand Your Ground laws dominated by lawmakers who support gun rights (Miami Herald, 4/19/12)
Gov. Rick Scott veto hurts legal assistance program for poor (Miami Herald, 4/18/12)
Tea Party activists, tax watchdog groups pleased with Scott budget (Sunshine State News, 4/18/12)
Education activist makes sure Scott hears her (Tallahassee Democrat, 4/18/12)
Veto pen blots out funding for 6 South Florida road projects, expressway authorities (Florida Current, 4/18/12)
Scott’s vetoes touch environment, economic development (Jacksonville Business Journal, 4/18/12)
Tampa Bay area projects that made, or got cut from, the state budget (Tampa Bay Times, 4/18/12)
State Sen. Nan Rich running for governor in 2014 (Tampa Bay Times, 4/18/12)
Scott says he gave each health care project in the budget ‘equal and fair consideration (Florida Independent, 4/18/12)
Rick Scott’s latest ad: Who is that teacher? (PolitiFact Florida, 4/18/12)
Progress Florida asks lawmakers to drop ALEC affiliation (Orlando Sentinel, 4/18/12)
Gov. Rick Scott vetoes millions of dollars in health programs (Health, 4/18/12)
Video: Gov. Rick Scott talks about Stand Your Ground task force (Florida Times-Union, 4/18/12)
Scott: I’m not supportive of unnecessary rail projects (Orlando Business Journal, 4/18/12)
Editorial: Sound bites don’t erase budget bites (Tampa Bay Times, 4/18/12)
A quarter of Gov. Scott’s vetoes slash health spending, research and education (Flagler Live, 4/18/12)
More than $12M in water projects vetoed, but Scott keeps $5.6M for St. Johns River (Florida Current, 4/17/12)
Scott’s health care vetoes hit young, old across the state (Florida Current, 4/17/12)
Poll: Rick Scott or Allen West as VP would hurt Romney in Florida (Miami New Times, 4/17/12)
Scott signs $69.9B budget, cuts fewer projects than last year (Florida Current, 4/17/12)
Rick Scott: Economic payoffs must justify big incentives (Florida Times-Union, 4/17/12)
Scott signs $70B Florida budget, trims $143M (Tallahassee Democrat, 4/17/12)
Poll: Rubio, Rick Scott boost Obama’s chances in Florida (Politico, 4/17/12)
Dockery: ‘Disappointed’ Rick Scott hasn’t talked with USF-Poly students (Sunshine State News, 4/17/12)
Teacher’s union says education budget keeps spending at 2007 levels (Florida Independent, 4/17/12)
Opinion: Scott ignores ‘mass incarceration’ problem (Tampa Tribune, 4/17/12)
Tuition increase to rise 5% under new budget; $142.7M in vetoes (Naked Politics, 4/17/12)
Scott signs budget but provides no details (Naked Politics, 4/17/12)
Universities push back against governor’s suggestion to limit tuition hikes (Naked Politics, 4/17/12)
One of Gov. Scott’s line-item vetoes: $250K for security at presidential debate at Lynn University (Miami Herald, 4/17/12)
Rep. David Rivera won’t face criminal charges in state investigation (Miami Herald, 4/17/12)
Scott signs $70B state budget after $142 million in vetoes (Miami Herald, 4/17/12)
Expect ‘substantially less’ vetoes in budget, Rick Scott says (Sunshine State News, 4/17/12)
George LeMieux’s Senate campaign in trouble (Miami Herald, 4/17/12)
Scott touts — and hypes — school spending before budget signing (Post on Politics, 4/17/12)
Playing ball with lawmakers, Scott eases off his budget vetoes (The Ledger, 4/17/12)
Report to Gov. Rick Scott contends GatorCare could be costly to state (Gainesville Sun, 4/17/12)
Scott keeps biggest turkey in state budget (Miami Herald, 4/16/12)
Video: Gov. Rick Scott says plan to bring jobs to Florida is working (WPBF, 4/16/12)
Gov. Rick Scott to sign state budget (Miami Herald, 4/16/12)
Mack campaign loses luster in Senate race (Miami Herald, 4/15/12)
Stand Your Ground my yet survive (Miami Herald, 4/15/12)
Scott tries to woo back tea party in ‘Tax Day’ rally in Orlando (Orlando Sentinel, 4/15/12)
Florida Senate women flex muscles (Miami Herald, 4/15/12)
Budget watchers unveil annual ‘turkey’ list; urge Scott vetoes (Tampa Bay Times, 4/14/12)
Upsetting tea party, Scott allows energy bill to become law (Tampa Bay Times, 4/14/12)
Gov’s office pummeled with robo-calls from AFP group on energy bill (Naked Politics, 4/12/12)
Despite heavy lobbying, Scott undecided on tuition hikes (Naked Politics, 4/12/12)
Florida Association of Counties vows to sue state over Medicaid bills (Naked Politics, 4/12/12)
Tea Party group barrages the gov’s office with robo calls urging veto of energy bill (The Buzz, 4/12/12)
Video: GOP releases new school-centric Rick Scott ad (Naked Politics, 4/12/12)
Florida governor wins award for First Amendment violations (WKMG, 4/12/12)
Florida’s top fundraisers wear black robes (Miami Herald, 4/11/12)
Rick Scott’s please-be-calm statement in Trayvon Martin case (Naked Politics, 4/11/12)
FL Supreme Court to judges: No lobbying (Miami Herald, 4/11/12)
Conservative group wooing, polling Hispanic voters (Naked Politics, 4/10/12)
Rick Scott’s Facebook feature of Miami Herald headline: Not quite (Naked Politics, 4/10/12)
Tea party groups want Rick Scott to veto conservative Legislature’s ‘crony energy bill’ (Naked Politics, 4/10/12)
RPOF raises $2.9M and Dems bring in $1.3M for quarter (Naked Politics, 4/10/12)
Obama to fundraise in South Florida on Tuesday (Miami Herald, 4/9/12)
Scott veto of drug-addiction bill irks lawmakers (Miami Herald, 4/9/12)
Commentary: Democrats and the Pinellas County Commission – A long legacy of losing (Tampa Bay Times, 4/5/12)
Dockery wants Scott to visit USF Poly before making decision on split bill (Tampa Bay Times, 4/5/12)
Removed from the spotlight, Bill McCollum has his moment at the high court (Tampa Bay Times, 4/5/12)
Commentary: Florida’s gun culture gone wild (Tampa Bay Times, 4/4/12)
Report ranks Florida at top of USA – in voter suppression (Tampa Bay Times, 4/4/12)
Florida Senate hires former justice to defend new maps, at $695 an hour (Tampa Bay Times, 4/4/12)
Graham slams Legislature’s environmental policies, USF Polytech (Naked Politics, 4/3/12)
Top Florida GOP bundler sues new Florida GOP finance chair (Tampa Bay Times, 4/3/12)
Hundreds lobbying Gov. Rick Scott on Polytechnic (Tampa Bay Times, 4/3/12)
Concealed firearms would be allowed in GOP convention protest zone in Tampa (Miami Herald, 4/2/12)
Florida GOP fundraisers locked in business dispute (Miami Herald, 4/2/12)
Trayvon Martin’s shooting case draws partisan battle lines (Miami Herald, 4/2/12)
Florida serves as proving ground for progun laws (Tampa Bay Times, 4/2/12)
Time will tell if new law fixes rampant car insurance fraud (Miami Herald, 4/1/12)

MARCH 2012

Florida: Fertile ground for pro-gun laws (Miami Herald, 3/31/12)
Commentary: How a small town mismanaged a crisis (Miami Herald, 3/31/12)
Gov. Rick Scott on pros and cons of splitting off USF Polytechnic (Tampa Bay Times, 3/30/12)
More changes to retirement plans of some state workers could be coming (Tampa Bay Times, 3/30/12)
Dem House leader Saunders files to run for Senate (Naked Politics, 3/30/12)
Gov. Scott’s much-hyped announcement: A letter asking NY CEOs to move to Florida (The Buzz, 3/29/12)
Poll: Sen. Bill Nelson beating Connie Mack by 8 (Miami Herald, 3/29/12)
Gov. Rick Scott signs billion-dollar business incentives plan into law (Tampa Bay Times, 3/29/12)
Gov. Scott signs Brody, Edwards and seven other claims bills, vetoing one (Naked Politics, 3/29/12)
Gov. Rick Scott signs Medicaid billing changes; may cost counties $326M (Miami Herald, 3/29/12)
Lawmakers scramble for redrawn seats (Miami Herald, 3/29/12)
Mack, campaigning in South Florida, misses big vote on Ryan budget (The Buzz, 3/29/12)
Scott must decide future of pensions bill (Miami Herald, 3/29/12)
Redrawn Senate map passes House, scramble for seats begin (Tampa Bay Times, 3/28/12)
Gov. Scott signs economic development package, billion-dollar savings for businesses (Naked Politics, 3/28/12)
Florida’s new election law blunts voter drives (New York Times, 3/27/12)
Florida lawmakers failed to confirm hundreds of Gov. Rick Scott’s appointees (Naked Politics, 3/27/12)
Krop classmates arrive at school wearing black to protest Trayvon case (Miami Herald, 3/26/12)
Editorial: Revoke this license to kill (Miami Herald, 3/26/12)
Democrats offer court alternative congressional map, target Brown’s district (Naked Politics, 3/26/12)
Democrat’s proposed map creates 13-11 GOP majority in Congress (Naked Politics, 3/26/12)
NRA ready to stand its ground over Stand Your Ground (Miami Herald, 3/25/12)
Churches amplify call for justice for Trayvon Martin (Miami Herald, 3/25/12)
Opinion: Welcome to Florida. Beware of gunmen standing their ground (Miami Herald, 3/25/12)
Video: Gov. Scott on Trayvon Martin, ’stand your ground’ and whether he moved fast enough on investigation (The Buzz, 3/25/12)
Commentary: Stand Your Ground law had a sad history before Trayvon (Miami Herald, 3/24/12)
Gov. Rick Scott signs school prayer bill (Tampa Bay Times, 3/24/12)
DOJ says Florida fails ‘burden of proof’ on new voting law (Tampa Bay Times, 3/24/12)
Gov. Rick Scott appoints special prosecutor for Trayvon Martin case (Tampa Bay Times, 3/23/12)
Alex Sink sharp, passionate at Tiger Bay in St. Petersburg (Tampa Bay Times, 3/23/12)
How RPOF’s Rick Scott-jobs ads help boost Barack Obama and refute Mitt Romney (Naked Politics, 3/22/12)
Down to the wire, Senators propose last-minute changes to new Senate map (Naked Politics, 3/22/12)
Boisterous crowd at Sharpton-led Sanford rally for Trayvon Martin (Miami Herald, 3/22/12)
New prosecutor in Trayvon Martin shooting has ‘lock-up-kids’ rep, charged youngest-ever murder defendant in Jax (Naked Politics, 3/22/12)
Senate revamps redistricting map; critics say it remains flawed (Miami Herald, 3/22/12)
Amid protests, a federal investigation and a glaring media spotlight, Scott moves on Trayvon case (Naked Politics, 3/22/12)
Number of ’stand your ground’ cases rises as legislators rethink law (Miami Herald, 3/22/12)
Video: Never too soon to help Rick Scott (National Journal, 3/21/12)
Senate gambles with lottery-style drawing to settle map disputes (Miami Herald, 3/21/12)
Sanford police chief under fire amid Trayvon Martin case (Miami Herald, 3/21/12)
Senate continues redistricting debate, tangled in district numbers (Naked Politics, 3/21/12)
Trayvon Martin case puts focus on 2005 ’stand your ground’ law (Tampa Bay Times, 3/21/12)
Editorial: Veto these bills (Miami Herald, 3/20/12)
A Florida law gets scrutiny after a teenager’s killing (New York Times, 3/20/12)
Stand Your Ground authors: Trayvon Martin’s shooter should likely be charged, avoid immunity (Miami Herald, 3/20/12)
Feds: Tax fraud an epidemic in Florida and spreading nationwide (Miami Herald, 3/20/12)
Senators get snagged on thorny redistricting issues (Miami Herald, 3/20/12)
Trayvon Martin’s hometown senator calls for hearings into Stand Your Ground law (Naked Politics, 3/20/12)
FBI to open investigation in Sanford teen’s slaying (Tampa Bay Times, 3/20/12)
State senator calls for hearings into Stand Your Ground law (Miami Herald, 3/20/12)
Students protest lack of arrest in Trayvon Martin shooting (Miami Herald, 3/19/12)
Florida’s self-defense law could hamper efforts to prosecute Trayvon Martin shooter (Miami Herald, 3/19/12)
How one Florida senator predicted a Trayvon Martin-like case in 2005 (Naked Politics, 3/19/12)
Gov. Scott asks FDLE to join investigation into Trayvon Martin’s death (Tampa Bay Times, 3/19/12)
Gov. Scott signs drug testing for state workers bill (Tampa Bay Times, 3/19/12)
When it comes to lobbying, Florida’s Sunshine law is dark (Miami Herald, 3/19/12)
Integrity index gives Florida politics a C- (Miami Herald, 3/19/12)
New Florida state secretary takes over at critical time (Miami Herald, 3/17/12)
Analysis shows Senate gives up one R seat to Ds, retains majority with at least 23 (Naked Politics, 3/17/12)
March madness: Senate maps open floodgates of new contestants (Naked Politics, 3/17/12)
Dem chair calls Senate redistricting map a stalling tactic to avoid implementing law (Naked Politics, 3/17/12)
GOP redistricting chief: Senate will conduct a lottery on the floor for new district numbers (Naked Politics, 3/17/12)
Gaetz releases his proposed Senate redistricting fix (Naked Politics, 3/17/12)
FL AG fires chief of Medicaid fraud investigations (Miami Herald, 3/15/12)
Thanks to lawmakers, Gov. Scott has gained power in Tallahassee (Miami Herald, 3/15/12)
Supreme Court vs. Legislators, again: Tuition case goes to highest court (Naked Politics, 3/15/12)
Clock ticking for governor to sign controversial Medicaid legislation (Naked Politics, 3/15/12)
As legislators fix one redistricting map, trouble brews on congressional plan (Miami Herald, 3/14/12)
Lawmakers return for short, costly session (Miami Herald, 3/14/12)
Government dragging down hiring in South Florida (Miami Herald, 3/13/12)
Legislators return for special session to redraw rejected Senate map (Miami Herald, 3/13/12)
More than 100 emails pour into Scott’s office on Poly split — all opposed (Tampa Bay Times, 3/13/12)
Mapping out Florida’s redistricting special session (Tampa Bay Times, 3/13/12)
Florida Legislature approves 11 claims bills totaling nearly $40 million (Tampa Bay Times, 3/12/12)
Unlike in previous years, Tallahassee lawmakers approved a host of claims bills this session (Miami Herald,3/12/12)
Senate lawyers want court to wait to decide congressional maps until after election (Naked Politics, 3/12/12)
Legislators to return for redistricting session with Senate under fire (Tampa Bay Times, 3/12/12)
The 2012 Florida legislative session; Failed, passed bills (Miami Herald, 3/11/12)
Messy state Senate is case study in intrigue, chaos (Miami Herald, 3/11/12)
In second year, Rick Scott turns from outsider to insider (Tampa Bay Times, 3/11/12)
Charter school backers find little support in Tallahassee (Miami Herald, 3/11/12)
Lobbying pays off big for business (Miami Herald, 3/11/12)
Lawmakers fail to agree on ALF reform bill (Miami Herald, 3/10/12)
Legislature approves $70 billion budget (Miami Herald, 3/10/12)
Gov. Rick Scott: The outsider turns insider (Miami Herald, 3/10/12)
It’s the final and 60th day of session; here’s where things stand (Naked Politics, 3/9/12)
Legislators sent back to drawing board for Senate map (Miami Herald, 3/9/12)
Editorial: Legislators should demand better on higher ed (Tampa Bay Times, 3/9/12)
Gov. Rick Scott presses for strong PIP reform before session ends (Tampa Bay Times, 3/9/12)
Tax relief bills for businesses sails through Legislature (Miami Herald, 3/8/12)
Lawmakers get tough on trafficking; reach out to victims (Miami Herald, 3/8/12)
Lawmakers pass UF, FSU tuition bill (Miami Herald, 3/8/12)
Editorial: Legislature overreaches, public pays the bill (Tampa Bay Times, 3/8/12)
State financial chief switches jobs to run Citizens Property Insurance (Tampa Bay Times, 3/8/12)
Bill inspired by missing Rick Scott transition emails now head to his desk (Tampa Bay Times, 3/8/12)
Unions unite in Tallahassee power struggle (Tampa Bay Times, 3/8/12)
With hours left in session, $800 million in tax relief for Florida business passes (Tampa Bay Times, 3/8/12)
Going into the last day of session, door may slam on ALF reform (Naked Politics, 3/8/12)
Just when you thought the parent trigger debate couldn’t get any more tense… (The Buzz, 3/8/12)
Bill to give Rick Scott more power to pick judges stalls (Miami Herald, 3/8/12)
South Florida sees mostly shrinking state dollars (Miami Herald, 3/7/12)
Religious leaders condemn ‘anti-Sharia’ bill (Miami Herald, 3/7/12)
Citizens Insurance gets interim president (Miami Herald, 3/7/12)
Fight over parent empowerment bill becomes latest litmus (Miami Herald, 3/7/12)
Judge rules against the state in pension case, creating potential budget gap (Miami Herald, 3/6/12)
Video: Circuit Court judge rules in favor of pensioners, state plans to appeal (Naked Politics, 3/6/12)
Scott to help settle school grades debate (Miami Herald, 3/5/12)
Gov. Scott’s top aide blasts senator’s ‘one-way street’ (Miami Herald, 3/5/12)
Lawmakers reach deal on nearly $70 billion state budget (Miami Herald, 3/5/12)
Senate panel OKs parent trigger Dems cry foul (Miami Herald, 3/5/12)
Lawmakers hold off on plan for charter, public schools to share maintenance funds (Miami Herald, 3/5/12)
Florida legislators grapple with big budget decisions in final hours (Miami Herald, 3/4/12)
Commentary: Marco Rubio Derangement Syndrome? (Miami Herald, 3/4/12)
State budget talks move forward (Miami Herald, 3/3/12)
Legislature proves friendlier than fights in court (Miami Herald, 3/3/12)
Justice Dept seeks trial on Florida elections (New York Times, 3/3/12)
Senate refuses to fast track ‘parent trigger’ legislation (Naked Politics, 3/2/12)
Federal judge hears arguments in election law case (Tampa Bay Times, 3/2/12)
School prayer bill passes House, awaits Rick Scott’s signature (Tampa Bay Times, 3/2/12)
Road JD Alexander fought for tucked into state budget (Tampa Bay Times, 3/2/12)
Clock is ticking on more than 2,000 pending bills in Tallahassee (Miami Herald, 3/2/12)
Drug testing bill shields lawmakers from urine tests, passes House (Naked Politics, 3/2/12)
Everglades may get boost from lawmakers (Miami Herald, 3/1/12)
Medicaid billing fight could cost Florida counties (Tampa Bay Times, 3/1/12)
Editorial: Gov. Scott needs to push Legislature for ALF reforms (Miami Herald, 3/1/12)
School prayer bill passes with bipartisan support in House (Miami Herald, 3/1/12)
Anti-abortion measure passes House, prospects in Senate uncertain (Miami Herald, 3/1/12)
‘Anti-Sharia’ bill banning foreign law passes House over protests (Miami Herald, 3/1/12)
House, Senate agree on PreK-12 budget (Naked Politics, 3/1/12)


Gambling leaders talk about moving forward in Florida (Miami Herald, 2/29/12)
State approves new grading formula for schools — with revisions (Tampa Bay Times, 2/29/12)
Opinion: Florida’s higher education mired in the mud (Miami Herald, 2/29/12)
Justices seek input on how to handle new redistricting rules (Miami Herald, 2/29/12)
Steinberg’s resignation may open door for election of first openly gay lawmaker in Tallahassee (Miami Herald, 2/29/12)
ALF reform may be in jeopardy (Miami Herald, 2/29/12)
Lawmakers listen to Jeb Bush, whose foundation affects education in Florida (Tampa Bay Times, 2/28/12)
Jim Greer sues two law firms over Republican Party of Florida ouster, consulting contract (Miami Herald,2/28/12)
Redistricting is creating rifts in the state’s non-partisan high court (Miami Herald, 2/28/12)
Amid outcry, state Board of Education to consider school-grading changes (Miami Herald, 2/28/12)
‘Frustrated’ Grimsley says budget talks have collapsed with Senate (Naked Politics, 2/28/12)
Capitol buzz: It’s do or die day for pending bills in Legislature (Miami Herald, 2/28/12)
Ann Coulter: Jeb Bush would be ‘embarrassing to the Republican Party’ (Naked Politics, 2/27/12)
Healthcare groups ramp up criticism of proposed hospital cuts (Naked Politics, 2/27/12)
In quest for conservative Senate, Mike Haridopolos forgets his history (Tampa Bay Times, 2/27/12)
Jeb Bush foundation helps shape Florida education policy (Miami Herald, 2/27/12)
A brokered GOP convention in Tampa? Prospect no longer looks inconceivable (Tampa Bay Times, 2/26/12)
Among Florida politicos, skepticism for Marco Rubio as VP (Tampa Bay Times, 2/26/12)
Haridopolos learns the hard way about running the state Senate (Miami Herald, 2/26/12)
Florida Insider Poll: Vice President Marco Rubio edition (Tampa Bay Times, 2/25/12)
Editorial: Short-sighted approach to excellence (Miami Herald, 2/25/12)
Among state cuts, one thing survives — budget turkeys (Tampa Bay Times, 2/25/12)
Rick Scott drops Florida’s membership in governors group (Tampa Bay Times, 2/25/12)
House passes bill giving Rick Scott more power to pick judges (Tampa Bay Times, 2/25/12)
Port of Miami project gets help from Tallahassee (Miami Herald, 2/24/12)
Florida joins suit over contraception requirement (Tampa Bay Times, 2/24/12)
There’s money to help Florida’s housing market, but lawmakers disagree on where to spend it (Tampa Bay Times, 2/24/12)
Three things you don’t know about Marco Rubio (Miami Herald, 2/23/12)
Sen. Marco Rubio’s Mormon past comes to light (Miami Herald, 2/23/12)
Elections watchdogs wary of big budget hit, though a fix may come (Naked Politics, 2/23/12)
Commentary: Here’s crazy: Reducing money to treat mental illness in Florida (Miami Herald, 2/22/12)
Federal judge raises questions about Florida’s random drug-testing policy (Miami Herald, 2/22/12)
Rick Scott agency head, top lawyer resigning (Tampa Bay Times, 2/22/12)
Miami-Dade and its cities lead the nation in federal cuts for social services, economic development (Miami Herald, 2/22/12)
House lays our rules for the governor’s rules (Naked Politics, 2/21/12)
Alex Sink regrets defeat to Rick Scott in 2010, thinks about 2014 rematch (Tampa Bay Times, 2/21/12)
Florida Democrats file first redistricting salvo in legislative maps (Naked Politics, 2/20/12)
Opinion: building a plutocracy a million bucks at a time (Miami Herald, 2/20/12)
Poll: Florida Sen. Marco Rubio favorite VP candidate (Miami Herald, 2/20/12)
Immunity bill appears dead in capital (Miami Herald, 2/20/12)
Little political will to reform state-run Citizens Property (Tampa Bay Times, 2/19/12)
Special interests may derail PIP reforms (Miami Heradl, 2/19/12)
Casinos at the crossroads: 7 key moments marked historic debate (Miami Herald, 2/19/12)
Redistricting battle heads to court with dueling instructions to justices (Miami Herald, 2/17/12)
With redistricting lawsuit looming, legislators want immunity (Miami Herald, 2/16/12)
‘Robbing Peter to pay Paul?’: Money from online taxes could go to new biz tax cuts (Naked Politics, 2/16/12)
Compromise between eye doctors could lead to litigation limits for other patients (Miami Herald, 2/16/12)
Gov. Rick Scott signs off on new congressional districts (Miami Herald, 2/16/12)
FL Senate plan includes big cuts to mental health &  substance abuse programs (Naked Politics, 2/15/12)
Corporate income tax cut nears approval (Miami Herald, 2/14/12)
Editorial: Robbing public schools (Miami Herald, 2/13/12)
State Sen. Gary Siplin: Political survivor in state capitol (Miami Herald, 2/13/12)
Amendment could add $1 billion pricetag to energy bill (Naked Politics, 2/13/12)
Fewer dollars flowing into statewide school repairs fund (Miami Herald, 2/12/12)
Tallahassee tax cuts put squeeze on cities (Miami Herald, 2/11/12)
Democrats, independents tilt Miami’s congressional districts (Miami Herald, 2/11/12)
Lawmakers singling out poor or promoting self-responsibility? (Miami Herald, 2/11/12)
House approves $69 billion state budget (Miami Herald, 2/9/12)
Editorial: Gathering storm over insurance bill (Miami Herald, 2/9/12)
Before the ink dries on Florida’s redistricting maps, lawsuits fly (Miami Herald, 2/9/12)
Florida redistricting plans get final passage (NECN, 2/9/12)
Opinion: Paranoia is justified on charter-school bill (Miami Herald, 2/8/12)
Capitol Buzz: Housing and school bus ads are topics of debate (Miami Herald, 2/8/12)
Video: Protesters to Scott: Rick makes me sick (Naked Politics, 2/8/12)
House budget proposal irks college presidents (Miami Herald, 2/8/12)
Editorial: Indecision roulette – future of gambling in Florida remains unsettled (Miami Herald, 2/6/12)
Legislators reject attempt to clarify state’s regulation of slot machines (Miami Herald, 2/7/12)
The Senate wants to boost school spending, too (Naked Politics, 2/7/12)
Debate on Florida private prisons hinges on cost (Miami Herald, 2/6/12)
Casinos in limbo, but the issue has changed landscape (Miami Herald, 2/4/12)
As bill dies, future of mega-casinos remains uncertain (Miami Herald, 2/3/12)
Redistricting maps are shuffling Florida’s political landscape (Miami Herald, 2/2/12)
Casino bill appears headed for House defeat (Miami Herald, 2/2/12)
Poll backed by Genting dollars shows support for casino resorts in Miami-Dade (Miami Herald, 2/2/12)
Lawmakers weigh bills to create online sales tax (Miami Herald, 2/2/12)
Capitol Buzz: Redistricting, redistricting, redistricting (Miami Herald, 2/2/12)
Florida bill to give illegal immigrants’ kids in-state tuition is quashed (Tampa Bay Times, 2/2/12)
More Democrats may join primary fight for Rep. West’s seat (Miami Herald, 2/1/12)
Casino opponents: Gambling would lead to more crime (Miami Herald, 2/1/12)
Plenty of lessons learned from the GOP primary (Miami Herald, 2/1/12)
Scott wants to renew effort to reform ALFs (Miami Herald, 2/1/12)
Capitol Buzz: Prison privatization will be talk of Tallahassee (Miami Herald, 2/1/12)


House panel advances pair of anti-abortion measures (Miami Herald, 1/31/12)
Latino group sues, saying GOP primary schedule hurts Hispanic Republicans (Tampa Bay Times, 1/31/12)
Video: Gov. Rick Scott’s choice for president still secret (Miami Herald, 1/31/12)
Lawmakers face big hurdles in trying to revamp state university system (Miami Herald, 1/29/12)
Poll: Scott gaining more popularity with voters (Miami Herald, 1/29/12)
Poll: Let voters – not lawmakers – decide future of casinos in Florida (Miami Herald, 1/29/12)
Conservative Florida lawmakers consider abortion waiting period, other restrictions (Tampa Bay Times,1/28/12)
House counters critics, passes redistricting maps (Miami Herald, 1/28/12)
Florida lawmakers push again to restrict abortions (Miami Herald, 1/28/12)
Lawmakers want charter schools to grow (Miami Herald, 1/28/12)
Breaking down the Florida GOP’s redistricting map (Washington Post, 1/26/12)
Key Scott jobs adviser Doug Darling is leaving (Naked Politics, 1/26/12)
Rick Scott defends free market with ‘First they came’ Holocaust quote (Tampa Bay Times, 1/26/12)
Florida lawmakers pitch in-state tuition for US-born children of illegal immigrants (Tampa Bay Times,1/26/12)
US Senate panel holds Tampa hearing on Florida election law (Miami Herald, 1/26/12)
With redistricting deal nearly done, 38 House members must battle it out (Naked Politics, 1/26/12)
If GOP fight drags on, so could argument over Florida’s delegates (Tampa Bay Times, 1/26/12)
Personal agendas are at stake with Senate redistricting maps (Miami Herald, 1/25/12)
GOP hopefuls face delicate dance with Florida Hispanic voters (Tampa Bay Times, 1/25/12)
Obama leads by wide margins among Latinos, but Florida in play for GOP, poll says (Miami Herald,1/25/12)
Capitol Buzz: Lawmakers search for $1 billion for education (Miami Herald, 1/25/12)
Critics say ‘parent trigger’ bill favors charters over public schools (Miami Herald, 1/24/12)
‘Parent trigger’ bill pushes forward (Miami Herald, 1/24/12)
Capitol Buzz: Lawmakers to debate abortion (Miami Herald, 1/24/12)
Mitt Romney strikes back at Newt Gingrich in Florida debate (Miami Herald, 1/24/12)
Florida trims early voting hours (Miami Herald, 1/23/12)
‘Parent trigger’ bill would mean big changes for struggling schools (Miami Herald, 1/23/12)
Gov. Rick Scott’s school ranking list will be the subject of much debate (Miami Herald, 1/23/12)
AFSCME labor union ad morphs Mitt Romney into Rick Scott. Does FL care? (Miami Herald, 1/23/12)
Republican fight arrives in Florida — Newt’s momentum vs. Mitt’s organization (Miami Herald, 1/22/12)
Poll: Miami-Dade voters evenly split on casinos, but opposition growing (Miami Herald, 1/22/12)
Florida lawmakers’ personal interests complicate effort to overhaul higher education (Tampa Bay Times,1/22/12)
Scott, lawmakers agree: Schools need at least $1B more (Miami Herald, 1/22/12)
For GOP in Florida, it’s boom burbs or bust (Washington Post, 1/22/12)
Capitol Buzz: Redistricting and the Medicaid take center stage (Miami Herald, 1/20/12)
Lawmakers consider selling naming rights for roads, cafeterias, bike trails (Tampa Bay Times, 1/20/12)
Major proposed changes to Florida prison system alarm workers, advocates (Tampa Bay Times, 1/20/12)
Think Bain attacks repel primary voters? Internal GOP polls, Newt surge suggest otherwise (Miami Herald,1/20/12)
Unemployment dips to 9.9% in December. Scott: Our policies are working (Miami Herald, 1/20/12)
GOP convention fundraising is ahead of pace, host committee president says (Tampa Bay Times, 1/19/12)
House casino bill sponsor proposes changes to reduce gambling option (Miami Herald, 1/18/12)
Gov. Rick Scott picks former state official, lobbyist as next elections chief (Miami Herald, 1/18/12)
Florida Senate approves two redistricting maps (Tampa Bay Times, 1/18/12)
GOP National Convention to disrupt civic life in downtown Tampa (Tampa Bay Times, 1/18/12)
State pension chief wants to double down on investment strategy (Tampa Bay Times, 1/18/12)
Florida lawmakers: Get tough on ALFs (Miami Herald, 1/18/12)
Senate passes map with 7 Dems in support (Miami Herald, 1/17/12)
Senate earns bipartisan support for its redistricting maps as critics complain (Miami Herald, 1/17/12)
Capitol Buzz: It’s all about redistricting (Miami Herald, 1/17/12)
Bulking up STEM comes with a price tag, educators say (Tampa Bay Times, 1/17/12)
Redistricting maps in Senate bring bi-partisan jitters (Tampa Bay Times, 1/17/12)
Tallahassee battle lines drawn over Internet sales tax (Miami Herald, 1/16/12)
5 reasons why Florida’s primary matters more (Tampa Bay Times, 1/16/12)
Protest groups nationwide called to march on the Republican National Convention in Tampa (Tampa Bay Tribune, 1/16/12)
Mudslinging begins in state senate race in Miami (Miami Herald, 1/16/12)
Mysterious mailers, Spanish-language robocalls: The Miami Republican redistricting battle is on (Miami Herald, 1/16/12)
Maps produced under new redistricting standards leave Democrats divided, GOP nervous (Miami Herald,1/16/12)
Push for online sales tax gaining steam in Florida (Tampa Bay Times, 1/15/12)
Florida unlikely to see any money for new school construction (Tampa Bay Times, 1/14/12)
Prison privatization plan resurfaces in Florida Senate (Tampa Bay Times, 1/14/12)
Dem Senate leader decided not to file amendment for Dems’ redistricting map (Miami Herald, 1/13/12)
Casinos want to boost Miami tourism, but does it need the help? (Miami Herald, 1/12/12)
Redistricting maps starting to move in Florida (Roll Call, 1/12/12)
Senate redistricting committee okays new maps (Tampa Bay Times, 1/11/12)
Gov. Rick Scott vows to increase education funding in State of State speech (Tampa Bay Times, 1/11/12)
Senate committee signs off on its redistricting maps (Miami Herald, 1/11/12)
Video: State of the State and Capitol protests (Miami Herald, 1/11/12)
Scott touts jobs, less taxes, more money for schools (Miami Herald, 1/11/12)
Editorial: Jobs, jobs, jobs? Invest, invest, invest (Miami Herald, 1/10/12)
Redistricting lines don’t always work out as hoped (Tampa Bay Times, 1/10/12)
Poll shows Florida voters narrowly support destination resort casinos (Tampa Bay Times, 1/10/12)
Capitol Buzz: State of the State speech and lots of flowers (Miami Herald, 1/10/12)
Scott touts jobs, more education money and auto insurance reform (Miami Herald, 1/10/12)
Q-Poll: Majority say casinos are good for state, Scott’s numbers still in tank (Miami Herald, 1/10/12)
Text of Gov. Rick Scott’s State of the State address (Miami Herald, 1/10/12)
Scott’s mission still about jobs (Miami Herald, 1/9/12)
Florida lawmakers make last-minute rush for campaign cash (Miami Herald, 1/9/12)
Lawmakers plan controversy-free agenda (Miami Herald, 1/9/12)
State lawmakers open session facing $2 billion budget shortfall (Miami Herald, 1/8/12)
Florida’s gambling debate shaping up to be an epic battle (Tampa Bay Times, 1/8/12)
Gov. Rick Scott starts second year with adjusted image, agenda (Tampa Bay Tribune, 1/8/12)
POLITIFACT: Rick Scott jobs promise strays from campaign rhetoric (Tampa Bay Tribune, 1/8/12)
As Tallahassee legislative session begins, business lobby is poised to pounce (Tampa Bay Times, 1/8/12)
Video: Redistricting, budget to dominate Florida 2012 legislative session (Tampa Bay Tribune, 1/8/12)
Poll shows growing support for casinos, according to industry poll (Tampa Bay Times, 1/8/12)
Miami-Dade lawmakers eye gambling, state funds in session (Miami Herald, 1/7/12)
Broward lawmakers to tackle redistricting, gambling (Miami Herald, 1/7/12)
In Florida, lawmakers consider gambling bill (New York Times, 1/7/12)
Revised gambling bill asks voters to decide fate of casinos, would allow for expansion in Tampa Bay (Tampa Bay Tribune, 1/6/12)
Uphill battle awaits those wanting to bring destination resort casinos to Florida (Tampa Bay Tribune, 1/6/12)
New election maps could hurt Allen West, other GOP incumbents (Tampa Bay Tribune, 1/5/12)
Revised gambling bill asks voters to decide fate of future casinos (Miami Herald, 1/5/12)
Scott ‘optimistic’ on resolving Glades disputes (Miami Herald, 1/5/12)
Republicans are prepared to sacrifice numbers in the redistricting battle (Miami Herald, 1/4/12)
Miami Chamber of Commerce endorses casinos (Miami Herald, 1/4/12)
Editorial: The high art of disenfranchisement (Miami Herald, 1/3/12)
GOP infighting: Flare up over failure to gerrymander in favor of Allen West (Miami Herald, 1/3/12)
Broward GOP launches web site to ‘Save Allen West’ from redistricting doom (Tampa Bay Times, 1/3/12)

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