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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Florida Political Headlines, 2013 Archives

JUNE 2013

Shifting state regulation has allowed gambling to gradually expand in Florida (Naked Politics, 6/30/13)
With each veto, Scott may be writing off voters (Palm Beach Post, 6/30/13)
Has immigration bill’s support cursed Rubio? (Tampa Tribune, 6/30/13)
Scott seems in no hurry to fill lieutenant role (Tampa Tribune, 6/30/13)
Immigration backlash: The petition to recall Marco Rubio (The Buzz, 6/30/13)
Gambling footprint expanding in Florida under Gov. Rick Scott (Tampa Bay Times, 6/30/13)
Weekly roundup: Court decisions have varied impact in Florida (Sunshine State News, 6/29/13)
Bonuses for speedy permits rankle environmentalists (Tampa Tribune, 6/29/13)
Massive privatization of prison health care looms in Florida (Tampa Bay Times, 6/29/13)
Charlie Crist comfortable with his party switch, multiple flip-flops (Tampa Bay Times, 6/29/13)
Other state governors fire back at Gov. Scott for letters to businesses (Naples News, 6/29/13)
Florida Power, GEO Group, Florida Crystals bolster Rick Scott’s re-election committee(SaintPetersBlog, 6/29/13)
Gov. Scott convenes top teachers to talk ideas (Tallahassee Democrat, 6/28/13)
Scott signs bill to benefit special needs students (AP, 6/28/13)
Medical marijuana referendum takes first step toward ballot (Orlando Sentinel, 6/28/13)
Scott signs guns, right-to-speak measures into law (Tampa Tribune, 6/28/13)
Gov. Scott signs bill to ban gun sales to mentally ill (Naked Politics, 6/28/13)
Charlie Crist talks about his timeline for announcing, DOMA, and the state GOP’s ‘Crist-ory’ campaign (PolitiJax, 6/28/13)
Scott’s re-election odds improve in Adam Smith’s poll of ‘Florida insiders’ (SaintPetersBlog, 6/28/13)
Fla. Insider Poll: Gov. Scott looking stronger; GOPers not overly worried about Crist (The Buzz, 6/28/13)
This day in CRISTory: ‘A conservative we can trust’ (The Buzz, 6/28/13)
VIDEO: Sun on Political Connections: Charlie Crist and marijuana (The Buzz, 6/28/13)
Presidential commission probes Florida voting lines, which study shows were longest for Hispanics(Miami Herald, 6/28/13)
Conservative activists gathering in Orlando; vow to take on Common Core (The Buzz, 6/28/13)
Fla. House speaker: ‘Wrong’ for Dolphins to go after Miami lawmaker opponents (Naked Politics, 6/28/13)
Study finds Hispanic voters waited in longest lines during November election in Florida (Miami Herald, 6/28/13)
Group aiming for gun veto intensifies battle; fights suit in Colorado (Naked Politics, 6/27/13)
Scott offers math lesson to teachers of the year (Post on Politics, 6/27/13)
DOMA decision splits Florida delegation, mostly on party lines (Sunshine State News, 6/27/13)
RPOF hits Dems who voted against teacher pay raises in budget, which is not at all why they opposed the budget (PolitiJax, 6/27/13)
Latest thoughts on when Charlie Crist might announce a 2014 gubernatorial run (SaintPetersBlog, 6/26/13)
Gov. Rick Scott said state offered nothing special to lure Deutsche Bank jobs (Miami Herald, 6/26/13)
Court ruling leaves Florida same-sex couple in limbo (Miami Herald, 6/26/13)
Florida’s traditional marriage laws safe … for now (Sunshine State News, ,6/26/13)
In wake of four child deaths, Gov. Scott stands by DCF chief (Naked Politics, 6/26/13)
Lawyer group challenge speedy executions (Naked Politics, 6/26/13)
In wake of four child deaths, Gov. Scott stands by DCF chief (Naked Politics, 6/26/13)
Rick Scott stands secure with Florida Republicans (Sunshine State News, 6/25/13)
Scott veto risks divorced, abused women (Herald-Tribune, 6/25/13)
Citizens investigation raises new questions about ethics lapses (Miami Herald, 6/25/13)
Dolphins owner forms super PAC, blasts Miami lawmakers (Miami Herald, 6/24/13)
Lovefest for Charlie Crist at Pasco Democrats’ luncheon (The Buzz, 6/22/13)
The Charlie Crist ideology (The Buzz, 6/22/13)
The week that was in Florida politics: Tres bien fait, Monsieur le Gouverneur (SaintPetersBlog, 6/22/13)
COMMENTARY: The real Charlie Crist (Tampa Bay Times, 6/22/13)
University board sides with Rick Scott, says no to fee increases (Miami Herald, 6/21/13)
The clock is Gov. Scott’s ally in lieutenant governor search (Naked Politics, 6/21/13)
State investigators never interviewed tipster in GOP voter fraud case (Miami Herald, 6/20/13)
Judge orders delay in trial on congressional redistricting case (Naked Politics, 6/20/13)
Sabato’s take on Florida ‘14 (SaintPetersBlog, 6/20/13)
FDLE never interviewed GOP voter fraud whistle-blower (Tampa Bay Times, 6/20/13)
FDLE closes second voter registration fraud case involving GOP vendor, makes no arrests (Naked Politics, 6/20/13)
With tuition rising slightly, Gov. Rick Scott asks board to be tough on fees (Miami Herald, 6/19/13)
If anyone would know about a ‘disastrous’ gubernatorial campaign, it’s the bitter, bitter Alex Sink(SaintPetersBlog, 6/19/13)
Alex Sink’s comments about Charlie Crist strike a chord with Democratic activists (The Florida Squeeze, 6/19/13)
Business coalitions warn Florida’s failure to expand Medicaid will hurt them (Miami Herald,6/19/13)
Poll: Florida voters not happy with Tallahassee, give gov and Legislature low marks (Naked Politics, 6/19/13)
Jim Waldman: Latest rules draft makes it harder for House Democrats to punish dissenters(Sunshine State News, 6/19/13)
Inside today’s Q-Poll, a possible correlation between Legislature’s 32% approval rating and its rejection of Medicaid expansion (SaintPetersBlog, 6/19/13)
Rick Scott gaining momentum against Charlie Crist (Sunshine State News, 6/18/13)
Supporters of Rick Scott sound like the Bluths when touting that the incumbent is ‘only’ down ten to Crist or Nelson (SaintPetersBlog, 6/18/13)
Florida unveils business deals at Paris Air Show (Orlando Sentinel, 6/18/13)
Another thought about today’s Quinnipiac poll showing Scott down ten points to Crist(SaintPetersBlog, 6/18/13)
Is Charlie Crist Florida’s version of G.O.B. Bush? (SaintPetersBlog, 6/18/13)
Ex-Sen. Dockery: Florida GOP ’scared of Charlie Crist’ (Naked Politics, 6/18/13)
Don’t write off Alex Sink running for Florida governor just yet (Tampa Bay Times, 6/18/13)
Poll shows higher approval ratings for Scott (Orlando Sentinel, 6/18/13)
Charlie Crist has reasons to smile, Bill Nelson to scowl (Sunshine State News, 6/18/13)
COMMENTARY: Rush to privatize is all about bucks (Miami Herald, 6/17/13)
Appeals court upholds Florida’s political disclosure and committee laws (SaintPetersBlog, 6/17/13)
Alex Sink could be road block for Charlie Crist in 2014 (Sunshine State News, 6/17/13)
Attacks on state pension plan not over (Tampa Tribune, 6/17/13)
Scott blocks paid sick-time vote in Orange, statewide (Orlando Sentinel, 6/17/13)
Alex Sink to announce 2014 plans in July? (SaintPetersBlog, 6/17/13)
Equality Florida plans rallies today for SCOTUS LGBT rulings (SaintPetersBlog, 6/17/13)
Gun bill, public speaking measure reach Gov. Scott (SaintPetersBlog, 6/17/13)
This day in Crist-ory – Drill, baby, drill (The Buzz, 6/17/13)
Remembering this day in Rick Scott history (The Buzz, 6/17/13)
COMMENTARY: Rick Scott’s latest veto is simply wild (Tampa Bay Times, 6/17/13)
Is Florida in a long — and wrong — race to be cheapest for business? (Tampa Bay Times, 6/17/13)
Less colorfully, Rick Scott mimics Rick Perry’s job poaching message: ‘We’re cheap’ (The Buzz, 6/17/13)
Fla. Supreme Court agrees to expedite briefs in redistricting case (Naked Politics, 6/17/13)
Remembering this day in (Rick Scott) history (Naked Politics, 6/17/13)
Poll: Absentee-ballot scandal makes Miami Congressman Joe Garcia vulnerable in potential matchup (Miami Herald, 6/17/13)
Florida Democrats ‘almost don’t care who’ takes on Governor Scott (News-Press, 6/16/13)
Democrats ‘almost don’t care who’ takes on Scott (Sunshine State News, 6/16/13)
Scott blocks paid sick-time vote in Orange, statewide (Orlando Sentinel, 6/16/13)
Dems criticize Gov. Schott during annual dinner (CBS Miami, 6/16/13)
Consensus emerges from Fla Dems’ gathering: It doesn’t matter who faces Rick Scott, they think they’ll win (SaintPetersBlog, 6/16/13)
COMMENTARY: On sick time, legislative hypocrisy abounds (Orlando Sentinel, 6/15/13)
Democrats rally, look toward 2014 races (Tampa Tribune, 6/15/13)
Rich’s governor run gets boost from party snub (Miami Herald, 6/15/13)
Crist ‘feels at home’ among Democrats at annual fundraising dinner (Palm Beach Post, 6/15/13)
OPINION: On sick time, legislative hypocrisy abounds (Orlando Sentinel, 6/15/13)
Florida Democrats converge on Hollywood for annual gathering (Orlando Sentinel, 6/15/13)
Florida Democrats see Gov. Rick Scott as easy target in 2014 (Miami Herald, 6/15/13)
Rouson receives criticism at meeting of House Democrats (Tampa Bay Times, 6/15/13)
COMMENTARY: On Medicaid, Arizona gives Florida heartburn (Tampa Bay Times, 6/15/13)
FL House Dem leader Rouson bashed by fellow Dems as ‘a divider’ (Naked Politics, 6/15/13)
Rouson comes under fire at Democratic caucus meeting; role of consultant Barry Edwards questioned (SaintPetersBlog, 6/15/13)
VIDEO: Charlie Crist predicts ‘bright future’ with Democrats (Naples News, 6/15/13)
Nan Rich, RPOF capitalize on Democrats’ cold shoulder (Sunshine State News, 6/14/13)
Florida House Democrats, fearing backlash, put off vote on purging moderates (Sunshine State News, 6/14/13)
COMMENTARY: Return of the real Rick Scott (Miami Herald, 6/14/13)
Scott’s ticket to re-election may be Hispanic voters he can’t seem to reach (Orlando Sentinel,6/14/13)
Gov. Rick Scott going to Paris, looking for jobs to bring back to Fla. (Miami Herald, 6/14/13)
Gov. Rick Scott signs bill to speed up executions in Florida (Miami Herald, 6/14/13)
Governor vetoes wildflower license plate (The Buzz, 6/14/13)
Congressional races across Florida start to form (Sunshine State News, 6/14/13)
One month later, Florida lawmakers no closer to Medicaid deal (Tampa Bay Times, 6/14/13)
“5 minutes?” Democrat Nan Rich fundraises off Florida Democratic Party snub (Naked Politics, 6/14/13)
Scott’s veto of mental health bill (Naked Politics, 6/14/13)
“Chicken Charlie” Crist draws fire in gun-control web video (Naked Politics, 6/14/13)
Fla GOP Chair organizing help for Nan Rich (The Buzz, 6/14/13)
Poll: 71% of Fla. voters back immigration reform (Miami Herald, 6/13/13)
High hopes for Democratic chairwoman Allison Tant (Florida Trend, 6/13/13)
Scott and Amazon reach deal, bringing jobs, investment and taxes to Floridians (Post on Politics, 6/13/13)
Scott announces deal to bring Amazon jobs — and online taxes — to Florida (Naked Politics, 6/13/13)
As he pushes Charlie Crits, Dan Gelber is a Malcolm Wilson lookalike (Sunshine State News, 6/12/13)
Gov. Scott signs four bills and vetoes three others (Naked Politics, 6/12/13)
Financial disclosure forms keep tripping up Florida pols (Orlando Sentinel, 6/12/13)
Scott takes another jab at Nelson over sequestration and Natl Guard troops (Tampa Tribune,6/12/13)
Wait, did Rick Scott’s spokeswoman just say they haven’t started looking for a new Lieutenant Governor yet? (SaintPetersBlog, 6/12/13)
RPOF Chair: Maybe I’ll rent Rich a room (Tampa Tribune, 6/12/13)
Gov. Scott’s office downplays report naming Democrat as lieutenant governor candidate (Tampa Bay Times, 6/12/13)
COMMENTARY: In search of a state legislator who doesn’t always toe the party line (Tampa Bay Times, 6/12/13)
Crist to rally Democrats in Rick Scott’s hometown (Naked Politics, 6/12/13)
GOP wins big in Northwest Florida House district in first vote since rejecting Medicaid expansion(Naked Politics, 6/11/13)
Gov. Scott’s interest in university system crosses line, some say (Tampa Bay Times, 6/10/13)
COMMENTARY: Gov. Rick Scott hopes pen is mightier than past (Miami Herald, 6/9/13)
Other states resent Scott’s job poaching (Miami Herald, 6/8/13)
Nelson to Scott on sequester: Power is in your hands to keep guard on duty (Naked Politics, 6/7/13)
Senate to review ‘unique’ $52M Citizens insurance deal (Miami Herald, 6/6/13)
Gov. Scott to decide on signing, vetoing bills affecting customers (Miami Herald, 6/6/13)
With FL unemployment-rate falling, RPOF touts ‘Scott Surge vs. Dem Drag’ (Naked Politics, 6/6/13)
Gov. Scott calls federal health law a disaster (AP, 6/5/13)
Gov. Scott signs abortion law (Miami Herald, 6/5/13)
Gov. Scott trade up on new plane (Miami Herald, 6/5/13)
Florida Dems continue to bring heat on Scott over driver’s license veto (Post on Politics, 6/5/13)
Scott vetoes immigrant driver’s license bill (HT Politics, 6/5/13)
Liberal group bashes Charlie Crist’s NRA A-rating, lauds Fs for Nan Rich, Alex Sink (Naked Politics, 6/5/13)
EDITORIAL: Joe Garcia’s ballot scandal (Miami Herald, 6/5/13)
Lt. Gov. slot remains open (HT Politics, 6/5/13)
GOP adds Sink to target list (Tampa Tribune, 6/5/13)
Democrats pounce on Scott’s Dreamers veto as a ’step backward’ on immigration reform (Naked Politics, 6/5/13)
Gov. Scott signs first abortion-related bill in two years (Naked Politics, 6/5/13)
VIDEO: Gov. Rick Scott on the ‘precious…special’ reason he signed Infants Born Alive Act (Naked Politics, 6/5/13)
State jobs agency claims it was ‘target’ of ‘politicized’ federal investigation (The Buzz, 6/5/13)
Lawyer of convicted Garcia rival wants FBI investigation of mystery 2010 candidate (Miami Herald,6/5/13)
Driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants’ kids vetoed by Gov. Rick Scott (Miami Herald,6/4/13)
Scott signs mortgage relief bill, but will banks comply? (The Buzz, 6/4/13)
Scott opposes a tuition increase based on inflation (HT Politics, 6/4/13)
Gov. Scott signs mortgage-relief law (Miami Herald, 6/4/13)
Rep. Joe Garcia stands by staffer implicated in Miami-Dade absentee-ballot investigation (Miami Herald, 6/3/13)
POLITIFACT: Rick Scott claims 24 tax cuts for Florida since 2011 rated ‘HALF TRUE’ (Tampa Bay Times, 6/3/13)
Florida lawmakers-turned-lobbyists fuel revolving door of politics (Miami Herald, 6/3/13)
COMMENTARY: Surprise! Both parties cheated in Joe Garcia’s district (Miami Herald, 6/3/13)
Scott may lure California jobs (HT Politics, 6/2/13)
Joe Garcia: ‘Flawed’ absentee-voting system, ‘reckless abandon’ contributed to ballot scandal (Naked Politics, 6/1/13)
In possible 2014 primary, Nan RIch says she’s ‘true Democrat’ against Charlie Crist (Miami Herald,6/1/13)

MAY 2013

Gov. Rick Scott: Raising tuition is a tax increase (Naked Politics, 5/31/13)
Congressman Joe Garcia’s chief of staff implicated in phantom absentee-ballot requests scheme(Miami Herald, 5/31/13)
Rick Scott calls tuition hikes a tax increase, but signed on to them in past (Tampa Bay Times,5/31/13)
Gov. Scott’s search for lieutenant governor remains on hold (The Buzz, 5/31/13)
A month after lawmakers pass pension bill, counties scramble to cover $264M shortfall (The Buzz, 5/31/13)
Gov. Scott signs pension bill opposed by police and fire unions (The Buzz, 5/31/13)
Florida lawmakers-turned-lobbyists fuel revolving door of politics (Tampa Bay Times, 5/31/13)
Where did Dems go on the pension bill? (Naked Politics, 5/31/13)
RPOF’s ‘Crist-ory’ about tax pledge faces the Truth-O-Meter (Naked Politics, 5/31/13)
Rick Scott: Raising tuition is a tax increase (National Review, 5/31/13)
Bill McCollum says Rick Scott could face primary challenge, but ‘I’m not planning to do it’ (The Buzz, 5/30/13)
Gov. Rick Scott signs bill to help human trafficking victims (Miami Herald, 5/30/13)
RPOF chief launches ‘FreeNanRich’ Twitter campaign yo mock Dems for dissing one of its own(Naked Politics, 5/30/13)
Gov. Rick Scott signs into law wide-ranging bill opposed by scores of environmentalists (Miami Herald, 5/30/13)
Gov. Rick Scott signs Citizens reform bill, then blasts insurer (Tampa Bay Times, 5/29/13)
FL Gov candidate Nan Rich: Dem Party is ‘inappropriate’ for blocking 5-minute gala speech (Naked Politics, 5/29/13)
Rick Scott signs texting-while-driving ban, but does it have teeth? (Miami Herald, 5/28/13)
Scott signs Everglades bill (AP, 5/28/13)
Leon County judge orders release of redistricting documents, again (The Buzz, 5/28/13)
GOP marks anniversary of Crist breaking no tax pledge (The Buzz, 5/28/13)
Politifact Florida rates Gov Rick Scott’s claim on ‘700,000 jobs’ promise (Miami Herald, 5/27/13)
Rick Scott says budget sets record low for state workers per capita in this century (Miami Herald, 5/26/13)
Sarasota lawmaker carves out legacy in legislature (Miami Herald, 5/26/13)
Roger Stone: Why I won’t run for governor (Naked Politics, 5/26/13)
Behind would-be Democratic candidate Charlie Crist, a lose-knit crew of advisers (Miami Herald, 5/25/13)
COMMENTARY: Sweet deals are business as usual in. Florida govt (Tampa Bay Times, 5/25/13)
Florida Republicans’ 2014 prospects nervous about the top of the ticket (Tampa Bay Times, 5/25/13)
RPOF blasts Gelber for attacking Scott over Heritage Insurance and $52M deal, pulls in Crist (Naked Politics, 5/24/13)
Hue and cry grows over deal for Scott donor (Miami Herald, 5/24/13)
Gov. Scott vetoes $400M from state budget (Herald-Tribune, 5/20/13)
Scott due to approve budget (Herald-Tribune, 5/17/13)
Gov. Scott talks taxes at Miami Port, won’t say when he will sign budget (Naked Politics, 5/14/13)
FL GOP launches ‘Prevent Pelosi Project’ fundraising campaign (The Buzz, 5/14/13)
Talk of budget turkeys ruffles some feathers (Tampa Bay Times, 5/13/13)
House members say yes to cheap insurance — for themselves (Tampa Bay Times, 5/13/13)
Florida lawmakers pay peanuts for health insurance (Miami Herald, 5/13/13)
Former Florida GOP Hispanic outreach director switches to Democrat (Naked Politics, 5/13/13)
Rick Scott declares victory on sales tax break for manufacturers (Tampa Bay Times, 5/13/13)
RNC FL Hispanic director is now a Democrat (The Florida Nation, 5/13/13)
Rick Scott’s machine is ready — and waiting (Tampa Bay Times, 5/12/13)
Florida economy improves, but will it help Gov. Scott? (Miami Herald, 5/12/13)
Fight over money for tutoring went down to the wire (Miami Herald, 5/12/13)
Charlie Crist courts Democrats at fundraiser (Miami Herald, 5/11/13)
Lawmakers’ pet projects leave no paper trail to Florida budget (Tampa Bay Times, 5/11/13)
Charlie Crist touts big-tent appeal of Democratic Party (Tampa Bay Times, 5/11/13)
Pet projects may face Governor Rick Scott’s veto pen (Miami Herald, 5/11/13)
Rick Scott, education champion: Looks like ‘It’s Working’ (Sunshine State News, 5/11/13)
RPOF lines up early behind re-election of Cabinet (Sunshine State News, 5/11/13)
Scott: Allen West would make great Lt. Gov (WFLA, 5/10/13)
Enter stage left, ever so gently — Charlie Crist (Sunshine State News, 5/10/13)
‘Veto Gun Bill’ pleas dominate Scott’s post-session inbox (Sunshine State News, 5/10/13)
What Charlie Crist said at Miami lunch before flip-flopping to support gay marriage (Naked Politics, 5/10/13)
A ‘very frustrated’ Bill Nelson leaves crack open to run for governor (The Buzz, 5/10/13)
Charlie Crist listened to Miami activist Joseph Falk, returned to Tampa and posted gay marriage support (Miami Herald, 5/9/13)
Governor expected to veto tuition hike (Miami Herald, 5/9/13)
Budget packs millions in legislative leaders’ districts (Sunshine State News, 5/9/13)
Redistricting: Will justices open door to endless litigation? (Sunshine State News, 5/9/13)
Florida Supreme Court hears redistricting challenge (Orlando Sentinel, 5/9/13)
Lobbyist: Rick Scott begged Will Weatherford to pass Sun Life Stadium funding (Sunshine State News, 5/9/13)
University leaders expect Gov. Rick Scott to veto tuition increase (Tampa Bay Times, 5/9/13)
Florida Senate president’s former company sued for Medicare fraud (Miami Herald, 5/9/13)
Florida budget lands on Scott’s desk, now what? (The Buzz, 5/9/13)
Equality Florida doesn’t begrudge Charlie Crist over gay rights shift (The Buzz, 5/9/13)
PPP: FL backs pro-citizenship-path  candidates 49-29%. GOP voters? Not so much. (Naked Politics, 5/9/13)
Fla. Supreme Court hears redistricting case (Miami Herald, 5/9/13)
Charlie Crist: I support gay marriage (The Buzz, 5/8/13)
OPINION: The right path for Florida’s water future (Sun Sentinel, 5/8/13)
Nine things you may not have known were in the budget (Sunshine State News, 5/8/13)
Scott touts Hertz’s move to Fort Myers on CNBC’s ‘Squawk Box’ (The Buzz, 5/8/13)
Rick Scott’s Obama shuffle: Sequestration is bad (this time because of hurricanes) (Naked Politics, 5/8/13)
Rubio says Super PACs helped drive his push for moving Florida primary (The Buzz, 5/8/13)
EDITORIAL: Florida Legislature’s hits, misses (Miami Herald, 5/7/13)
Rick Scott heads toward 2014 with priorities in hand (Sunshine State News, 5/6/13)
2013 Session: Was Republican domination in Tallahassee wasted again? (Sunshine State News, 5/6/13)
Bill me later? Top legislative losses of the Florida 2013 session (Sunshine State News, 5/6/13)
Sen. Bill Nelson puts the screws on Rick Scott to call Medicaid expansion special session (Sunshine State News, 5/6/13)
COMMENTARY: Grading the Florida Legislature, needs improvement (The Buzz, 5/5/13)
Legislature’s inaction on Medicaid reform comes at a price (Tampa Bay Times, 5/4/13)
Hefty budget poses stark spending choices for Gov. Rick Scott (Tampa Bay Times, 5/4/13)
Activist wants Charlie Crist to explain flip-flop on gay marriage? (Tampa Bay Times, 5/4/13)
COMMENTARY: Florida Legislature’s evaluation: Needs (lots of) improvement (Tampa Bay Times,5/4/13)
Gov’s tax break may be in limbo but there may be no takers on a legal challenge (Naked Politics, 5/3/13)
A gay problem for Charlie Crist (The Buzz, 5/3/13)
Citizens Property reform bill — minus big rate increases — heads to governor’s desk (Miami Herald,5/2/13)
Lawmakers take on ‘unsatisfactory’ teachers (Miami Herald, 5/2/13)
EDITORIAL: Gov. Scott wields veto pen but also signs ethics law (Miami Herald, 5/2/13)
Wasserman Schultz hits Scott, GOP ‘extremism’ on Medicaid (Naked Politics, 5/1/13)
Sides entrenched, health care deal likely dead (Tampa Bay Times, 5/1/13)
Gov. Rick Scott vetoes alimony, signs campaign finance and ethics (Tampa Bay Times, 5/1/13)
Scott details his alimony veto (The Buzz, 5/1/13)
Lawmakers may change, but budget tricks stay the same (Tampa Bay Times, 5/1/13)
Five GOP senators say Scott had no role in ‘trigger’ bill’s defeat (The Buzz, 5/1/13)
COMMENTARY: Tallahassee sticks it to the locals (Miami Herald, 5/1/13)
What killed Florida’s plan to reform health care? (Miami Herald, 5/1/13)
Emails show group sought to protect Wasserman Schultz seat in redistricting (Tampa Bay Times,5/1/13)
COMMENTARY: Buying a House (of Representatives) for fun and profit (Tampa Bay Times, 5/1/13)
Lawmakers take off the gloves as tensions mount (Tampa Bay Times, 5/1/13)
No compromise in sight, health care deal likely dead (The Buzz, 5/1/13)
With  no deal on healthcare, Democrats continue into Day 2 of stalling tactics (Naked Politics, 5/1/13)

APRIL 2013

Florida House grinds to a halt over healthcare feud (Miami Herald, 4/30/13)
Weatherford’s pension overhaul not dead yet (Naked Politics, 4/30/13)
Democrats meet with governor, tell him they’re prepared  to stall session (Naked Politics, 4/30/13)
Senate kills parent trigger bill in dramatic 20-20 vote (Miami Herald, 4/30/13)
Senate and House play hot potato with Medicaid bills (Miami Herald, 4/29/13)
EDITORIAL: Stop death penalty bill, Gov. Scott (Miami Herald, 4/29/13)
GOP lawmaker: Compromise on Medicaid expansion ‘unlikely’ (Naked Politics, 4/29/13)
Gov. Scott jumps gun on manufacturing tax break ‘deal’ (The Buzz, 4/29/13)
Medmal bill gets snared by concerns over gun registry (The Buzz, 4/29/13)
$74.5B state budget comes with something for everyone (Tampa Bay Times, 4/29/13)
Rare legislative accord has led to session wins (Miami Herald, 4/28/13)
Early voting for Dolphins stadium referendum begins Monday amid uncertainty in Tallahassee(Miami Herald, 4/28/13)
Charter schools win $91M for facilities (Miami Herald, 4/28/13)
House and Senate release details of plan to give raises to teachers (Naked Politics, 4/28/13)
COMMENTARY: Two-minute offense time for Miami Dolphins in Tallahassee (Miami Herald,4/28/13)
Lawmaker at odds with environmentalists (Miami Herald, 4/28/13)
Lawmakers agree on pay raise for state workers (Miami Herald, 4/27/13)
Meet the new Rick Scott (Politico, 4/26/13)
Bill Nelson: ‘I have no intention of running for governor’ (MSNBC, 4/26/13)
Hope for health care compromise dwindles (Miami Herald, 4/25/13)
House votes to speed up executions (Miami Herald, 4/25/13)
Gov. Rick Scott signs drones bill into law (Miami Herald, 4/25/13)
Federal govt blasts Florida’s unemployment compensation system for denying civil rights (Naked Politics, 4/25/13)
Feds blasts Florida’s unemployment compensation system for denying civil rights (Miami Herald,4/25/13)
Chaos and opportunity ahead for Florida Democrats (Roll Call, 4/24/13)
Legislators finish rewrite of ethics, campaign bills (Miami Herald, 4/24/13)
EDITORIAL: Dangerous bills help Big Sugar pollute, quash government transparency (Miami Herald, 4/24/13)
Fla. AG Pam Bondi demands nearly $6B from BP for 2010 Gulf oil disaster (Miami Herald, 4/24/13)
Weatherford on Medicaid: ‘I have not had to twist arms’ (The Buzz, 4/24/13)
Florida House, Senate compromise on massive campaign finance rewrite (Tampa Bay Times,4/24/13)
Citizens bill in holding pattern as lawmaker looks for consensus on rate hikes (Tampa Bay Times,4/24/13)
Florida Senate passes elections reform on party-line vote (Tampa Bay Times, 4/24/13)
Former Fla. Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll gets new job (Tampa Bay Times, 4/24/13)
Legislators send campaign finance and ethics bills to governor (Naked Politics, 4/24/13)
Unanimous Senate kills insurance industry tax break (Naked Politics, 4/24/13)
House and Senate unwilling to concede on Medicaid expansion (Naked Politics, 4/24/13)
Fate of pet projects depend on Scott (Naked Politics, 4/24/13)
Roger stone stumping (for pot? for gov?) in Pasco (The Buzz, 4/23/13)
Legislators push back on efforts to make state documents open to public (Miami Herald, 4/23/13)
Wherever Florida Gov. Scott looks, he sees greatness (Miami Herald, 4/23/13)
Gaetz creates non-profit to protect oil spill settlement (Naked Politics, 4/22/13)
Legislators have one more plan for federal Medicaid money: Do nothing (Naked Politics, 4/22/13)
Legislators poised to adjourn with no Medicaid plan (Miami Herald, 4/22/13)
Rick Scott asks state analysts to revise Medicaid expansion estimates (The Buzz, 4/19/13)
Are all workers equal in Florida budget? (The Buzz, 4/19/13)
Is Americans for Prosperity responsible for what is shaping up to be a lackluster 2013 legislative session? (Saint PetersBlog, 4/19/13)
EDITORIAL: Don’t reject Medicaid funds (Miami Herald, 4/18/13)
Abortion, ‘anti-Sharia’ bills pass House, but fate uncertain in Senate (Tampa Bay Times, 4/18/13)
Florida House passes bill overhauling alimony, awaits Gov. Rick Scott’s signature (Miami Herald,4/18/13)
As Weatherford’s pension bill stalls, concerns of blowback grow (Naked Politics, 4/18/13)
COMMENTARY: So far, another bad year for the environment (Florida Voices, 4/18/13)
Weatherford’s stalled pension overhaul could be holding up other bills (The Buzz, 4/18/13)
Budget end-game for House and Senate begins with smiles (Post on Politics, 4/18/13)
Tony Fabrizio has to love sugar daddy Rick Scott (The Buzz, 4/17/13)
Senate advances competing Medicaid alternatives (Tampa Bay Times, 4/17/13)
Gambling opponents doubt independence of legislature’s $400K report (The Buzz, 4/17/13)
Gov. Scott hears school superintendents’ concerns (The Buzz, 4/17/13)
After gun control falters in Congress, Fla. Legislature celebrates with memorial to Obama (The Buzz, 4/17/13)
Florida Republicans crack down on foreign-language voting (Miami Herald, 4/16/13)
VIDEO: Will Weatherford, Erik Fresen et al blasted over Medicaid in ‘Typical Tallahassee’ ad campaign (Naked Politics, 4/16/13)
Sen. Gaetz wants Medicaid middle ground that avoids special session (The Buzz, 4/16/13)
Tea party members protest at Sen. Marco Rubio’s office (Tampa Bay Times, 4/16/13)
Proposed election changes don’t go far enough, Florida Democrats warn (Tampa Bay Times, 4/16/13)
Expenses already climbing in Scott re-election effort (The Fine Print, 4/16/13)
Charlie Crist’s new path to the US Senate (The Buzz, 4/16/13)
Some tea partiers aren’t buying Marco Rubio’s explanations about immigration (Naked Politics, 4/16/13)
Teachers in Florida sue state claiming job evaluation system is unfair (Washington Post, 4/16/13)
The Charlie Crist – Bill Nelson conspiracy theory (Saint Petersblog, 4/16/13)
Florida Senate budget chief open to compromise on health-care expansion for poor (Palm Beach Post,4/16/13)
VIDEO: Gov. Scott visits Riviera Beach, urges end to sales tax on manufacturing equipment (Palm Beach Post, 4/16/13)
After outcry, Senate postpones vote to raise new Citizens rates up to 85% (Palm Beach Post, 4/16/13)
Teacher unions file federal lawsuit challenging merit-pay law (PolitiJax, 4/16/13)
Legislators turn to familiar company for gaming study (The Buzz, 4/16/13)
Ads urge Republican House members to support Medicaid expansion (The Buzz, 4/16/13)
Update: Voters groups say Senate elections bill becoming elections hurdle bill (Naked Politics, 4/16/13)
COMMENTARY: FL House GOP’s balking at Medicaid cash could hurt party (Miami Herald,4/15/13)
Court weighs ‘chilling effect’ in grassroots ballot fight (Sunshine State News, 4/15/13)
Election-fix bill could disenfranchise 100,000 Florida voters (Sunshine State News, 4/15/13)
Showdown looms in Legislature over health care plans (Tampa Bay Times, 4/15/13)
Biz group fights to keep insurance industry’s $220M tax cut with new TV ad (Naked Politics, 4/15/13)
State lawmakers raked in nearly $1.1M in campaign cash on ‘Fat Monday,’ day before session start(Palm Beach Post, 4/14/13)
Florida Democrats fret about a reinvented Charlie Crist’s possible run for governor (Miami Herald,4/14/13)
EDITORIAL: Election reform lite (Miami Herald, 4/13/13)
COMMENTARY: Will Weatherford in control of Medicaid decision (Tampa Bay Times, 4/13/13)
Hostility to possible Charlie Crist run for governor fuels Bill Nelson speculation (Tampa Bay Times,4/13/13)
Rise & fall of Fla. GOP Finance Chair and the bundlers who lost a mint (The Buzz, 4/13/13)
Gov. Rick Scott beginning to look a lot like Charlie Crist (Tampa Bay Times, 4/13/13)
Democrats worry Charlie Crist could spell disaster as their nominee (The Buzz, 4/13/13)
EDITORIAL: Ethics challenged (Ocala Star-Banner, 4/13/13)
Pension reform: Not just for Florida (Sunshine State News, 4/12/13)
Budget atmosphere more collegial (Herald-Tribune, 4/12/13)
EDITORIAL: FL House health plan: Little care, high cost (Tampa Bay Times, 4/12/13)
Why Rick Scott must go (Conservative Intelligence Briefing, 4/12/13)
Rick Scott makes move to the middle (Herald Tribune, 4/12/13)
Enterprise Florida rallies board members to lobby against cuts to economic incentives (Naked Politics, 4/12/13)
Tea party leader wants RPOF to ’step back’ from Gov. Scott (Naked Politics, 4/12/13)
$74.4 billion House budget has money for education, state workers (Miami Herald, 4/12/13)
Florida can save millions by accepting federal Medicaid funds, state agency says (Miami Herald,4/12/13)
Lawmakers approve major changes in graduation requirements, online university (Miami Herald,4/12/13)
Sweeping education bill heads to Gov. Rick Scott’s desk (Naked Politics, 4/12/13)
New report finds hidden savings in Medicaid expansion (Health News Florida, 4/12/13)
Lawmakers pile up cash for 2014 races (Sunshine State News, 4/11/13)
Gov. Rick Scott signs foster care bill backed by advocates (Miami Herald, 4/11/13)
GOP introduces Florida health care expansion plan (Florida Times-Union, 4/11/13)
Scott slams House health plan (AP, 4/11/13)
House Medicaid alternative would subsidize far fewer poor Floridians than expansion plan (Miami Herald, 4/11/13)
Fla. House pitches ‘Health Choices Plus’ alternative to Medicaid expansion, rejects federal aid (Naked Politics, 4/11/13)
Foreclosure capital: Florida leads states, Miami leads cities (Miami Herald, 4/11/13)
Midway through session, poll finds Tampa Bay voters don’t approve of their legislators’ work(SaintPetersBlog, 4/10/13)
Property insurance rates could go through roof under Senate bill (Miami Herald, 4/10/13)
COMMENTARY: The real story behind the law banning Internet cafes (Tampa Bay Times,4/10/13)
FL House Democrats firmly against budget, for now (The Buzz, 4/10/13)
House to unveil Medicaid expansion alternative Thursday (Tampa Bay Times, 4/10/13)
Senate unanimously passes $74.3B state budget (Tampa Bay Times, 4/10/13)
House, Senate differ on how to structure tax break for Dolphins (Miami Herald, 4/10/13)
Democratic women want legislators to know: ‘We’re watching’ (The Buzz, 4/10/13)
Senate Medicaid plan would cut funding for Jackson, safety-net hospitals (Miami Herald, 4/9/13)
Gov. Scott to sign bill today that bans Internet cafes (Tampa Bay Times, 4/9/13)
Gov. Scott praises legislators advancing abortion-related bills (Tampa Bay Times, 4/9/13)
In Weatherford’s ‘transparent’ House, only Democrats meet publicly (The Buzz, 4/9/13)
Lawmakers eye ‘blind trust’ in ethics reform bill (Miami Herald, 4/9/13)
Anti-Bloomberg ‘Big Gulp’ bill surfaces in NC (Under the Dome, 4/9/13)
Hundreds of NC citizens lobby state legislature on variety of causes (News & Observer, 4/9/13)
Gov. Scott kills higher campaign contribution limits (Tampa Tribune, 4/8/13)
Abortion bill in Fla. Legislature has rare bipartisan support (Miami Herald, 4/8/13)
Governor says he’ll sign Internet cafe ban (WLRN, 4/8/13)
Texas Gov. Rick Perry says Florida would be ‘foolish’ to oust Scott in 2014 (Post on Politics, 4/8/13)
COMMENTARY: Medicaid creates a divided Florida House (Tampa Bay Times, 4/8/13)
COMMENTARY: Misunderstanding Marco Rubio: Immigration politics and DC spin (Miami Herald,4/7/13)
Sen. Marco Rubio’s balancing act: Image vs. roots (Miami Herald, 4/7/13)
Analysis: How Gov. Scott’s budget compares with House, Senate plans (Naples News, 4/7/13)
Misfire: How Florida failed to close gun-show loophole (Miami Herald, 4/6/13)
Democrats fire early salvo at Rep. C.W. Bill Young (Tampa Bay Times, 4/6/13)
Senator: ‘There is clearly a divide’ in Florida over gun policy (WLRN, 4/5/13)
Big staff changes at RPOF (Naked Politics, 4/5/13)
Convicts slip past Internet cafe law in Florida (Miami Herald, 4/4/13)
COMMENTARY: Sugar daddy kisses for Scott (Tampa Bay Times, 4/4/13)
Caroll says Gov. Scott asked for resignation (AP, 4/4/13)
Bill Nelson changes position, supports gay marriage (Tampa Bay Times, 4/4/13)
Legislature sends Internet cafe ban to governor (Miami Herald, 4/4/13)
Parent trigger bill approved by FL House (Miami Herald, 4/4/13)
Second abortion-related measure headed to House floor (Post on Politics, 4/4/13)
Democrats getting whiff of state-office victory, warm to Charlie Crist (Sunshine State News, 4/4/13)
School choice advocates rally at Florida Capitol (Sunshine State News, 4/4/13)
Gov. Rick Scott raising big bucks at rapid rate (Miami Herald, 4/3/13)
Legislators cross party lines for votes on abortion bills (Naked Politics, 4/3/13)
VIDEO: Gov. Rick Scott responds to education questions, more (Sunshine State News, 4/3/13)
Paved with new money, lawmakers warping through budget work (Orlando Sentinel, 4/3/13)
OPINION: What’s worse? GOP scandals or Dems’ inability to exploit? (Florida Voices, 4/3/13)
Rick Scott’s tax-cuts are nowhere to be found in Legislature’s budget (Orlando Sentinel, 4/3/13)
Dept. of Smart Hires: FL Dems make Christian Ulvert political director (Naked Politics, 4/3/13)
COMMENTARY: The hypocrisy of the mainstream media re: Rick Scott (Sunshine State News, 4/3/13)
Lawmakers could raise rates for Citizens Insurance customers (Miami Herald, 4/3/13)
Bill to end alimony draws acrimonious debate in Tallahassee (Miami Herald, 4/3/13)
Medical marijuana makes noise on way to nowhere (Sunshine State News, 4/2/13)
Another Medicaid alternative pops up in the Senate (Sunshine State News, 4/2/13)
Speaker Will Weatherford says ‘never say never’ to federal money for Medicaid alternatives (Tampa Bay Times, 4/2/13)
Lawmakers weigh alternatives to Medicaid expansion (Miami Herald, 4/2/13)
Gov. Rick Scott’s political committee raises big dollars from few donors (Miami Herald, 4/1/13)
Comparing the Bean and Negron alternatives to Medicaid expansion (Naked Politics, 4/1/13)
Senators like earlier legislative start dates in even-numbered years (The Buzz, 4/1/13)
New Medicaid alternative emerges (Orlando Sentinel, 4/1/13)
Senate advancing loopholes for lobbyist gift-ban (Orlando Sentinel, 4/1/13)
Rick Scott again blasts Obama’s day-late-dollar-short support for Florida ports (Sunshine State News, 4/1/13)
‘Let’s Get to Work’ tops $15 million in final week of March (Sunshine State News, 4/1/13)
Senate criticizes then casts support for Citizens Insurance chief (Miami Herald, 4/1/13)

MARCH 2013

Debate grows over merit pay plan for teachers as deadline nears (Tampa Bay Times, 3/31/13)
Weekly roundup: Scott campaign gets to work (Sunshine State News, 3/30/13)
Sen. Bill Nelson keeps saying no to Florida governor’s race (Tampa Bay Times, 3/30/13)
Undercover slot machines expert to be key witness in Allied Vets probe (Miami Herald, 3/30/13)
Scott gets good news in February job numbers (Tallahassee Democrat, 3/29/13)
Hospitals: Medicaid expansion would create jobs (Orlando Sentinel, 3/29/13)
Legislature urges state worker raises; first time in 6 years (Naked Politics, 3/29/13)
Senate’s $74.3B budget differs over education issues (Orlando Sentinel, 3/29/13)
Hospitals plug Medicaid expansion as economic growth (Orlando Sentinel, 3/29/13)
House raises Rick Scott, proposes bigger budget with more teacher money (Orlando Sentinel,3/29/13)
Orlando mayor gets decent face time in Gov. Scott’s first re-election ad (Orlando Sentinel, 3/29/13)
Crist’s travel on lobbyist’s plan raises governor’s race intrigue (Tampa Bay Times, 3/29/13)
State workers, teachers are big winners in legislative budgets (Tampa Bay Times, 3/29/13)
Senate, House budgets would reward state employees (The Buzz, 3/29/13)
Florida governor knocks Obama for unpaid port bill (Stateline, 3/28/13)
Scott ‘welcomes’ Obama to Miami by blasting feds for skipping out on ports funding (Post on Politics, 3/28/13)
Scott to Obama: Reimburse Florida for PortMiami dredging project (Miami Herald, 3/28/13)
Senate pension plan drawing some union fans (Post on Politics, 3/28/13)
Rick Scott’s $1 million fundraising month (Naked Politics, 3/28/13)
Charlie Crist to announce his candidacy for governor in Tampa on May 11? (Creative Loafing, 3/28/13)
Financial picture brighter for Fla. universities, but tuition hikes still on table (Miami Herald,3/28/13)
Abortion bills clear Florida House panels (Miami Herald, 3/27/13)
Bills starting to die as session moves along (Tallahassee Democrat, 3/27/13)
COMMENTARY: Bring back Florida’s second primary (Tampa Bay Times, 3/27/13)
Bob Buckhorn talks about running for governor (and Jill Kelley) at Tampa Chamber event(Creative Loafing, 3/27/13)
Redistricting wars return, with the question of shielding legislators from discovery (Naked Politics, 3/27/13)
Gov. Scott weighs in on ‘Jesus’ stomping incident at Florida Atlantic University (Miami Herald,3/27/13)
Gun-toting teachers? House education panel says ‘yes’ (Miami Herald, 3/27/13)
Political winds shift in Florida, nationwide on same-sex marriage issue (Miami Herald, 3/26/13)
Florida Dems pray for Crist’s resurrection (National Journal, 3/26/13)
Ex-RPOF chairman Jim Greer faces sentencing hearing (Miami Herald, 3/26/13)
Political winds shift in Florida, nationwide on same-sex marriage issue (Miami Herald, 3/26/13)
EDITORIAL: Eliminate slush funds (Miami Herald, 3/26/13)
Gov Rick Scott’s video touts economic growth, lower jobless rate (Tampa Bay Times, 3/26/13)
COMMENTARY: Will Alex Sink run for (the good of) Florida? (Tampa Bay Times, 3/26/13)
Gov. Rick Scott calls for investigation of ‘Jesus’ lesson (Tampa Bay Times, 3/26/13)
Legislators ask court to shield them from having to testify over maps (Miami Herald, 3/26/13)
Business group urges Floridians to say ‘No thanks’ to Medicaid expansion (Naked Politics, 3/26/13)
Florida flexes political muscle (Herald Tribune, 3/25/13)
Scott touts ‘positive business attitude’ in new ad (Orlando Sentinel, 3/25/13)
Gov. Rick Scott shuts down lieutenant governor’s office to save money (Tampa Bay Times, 3/25/13)
House, Senate at odds over potential pension reform (Orlando Sentinel, 3/24/13)
Activists supporting Medicaid expansion march to Will Weatherford’s office (Creative Loafing, 3/24/13)
Gov. Scott tells Republicans that GOP is turning economy around (Tampa Bay Times, 3/23/13)
Nelson vs. Scott in 2014? Maybe (Tampa Tribune, 3/23/13)
Fla. House pension limits plan follows national conservative group’s lead (Palm Beach Post, 3/23/13)
Marco Rubio brings GOP hope with Hispanics but challenges remain (Miami Herald, 3/23/13)
COMMENTARY: Majority rules? Not in Tallahassee (Tampa Bay Times, 3/23/13)
Poll shows Rubio lagging in popularity around state (Tampa Bay Times, 3/23/13)
Weekly roundup: Getting serious in the Capitol (Sunshine State News, 3/23/13)
Don’t count out Alex Sink yet (SaintPetersBlog, 3/23/13)
Charlie Crist: The luckiest pol in America (Politico, 3/23/13)
House, Senate close on budget numbers, timeline, not policy (Florida Current, 3/22/13)
Florida regulators to probe another charity tied to alleged illegal gambling at Internet cafes (Miami Herald, 3/22/13)
Despite campaign promises, government has grown under Scott (Orlando Sentinel, 3/22/13)
FL House votes to close state pension to new employees, Senate unsure (Miami Herald, 3/22/13)
COMMENTARY: Florida, finally, may set ethics reform trend (Orlando Sentinel, 3/22/13)
Scott: Citizens’ raises, claims of underpaid execs, ’simply ridiculous’ (Naked Politics, 3/22/13)
House OKs pension overhaul — facing troubled future (Post on Politics, 3/22/13)
Marijuana legalization could help Charlie Crist (Sunshine State News, 3/22/13)
Rick Scott emerges as critic of House campaign finance bill (Naked Politics, 3/22/13)
Environmentalists, farmers strike deal on the Everglades (Sunshine State News, 3/22/13)
Everglades bill passes unanimously, pleasing Scott, sugar and environmentalist (The Buzz, 3/22/13)
Florida House votes to ban Internet cafes (Tampa Bay Times, 3/22/13)
Rick Scott and Weatheford clash again, this time on House campaign finance bill (The Buzz, 3/22/13)
Pension overhaul bill passes House, but path in Senate far from clear (The Buzz, 3/22/13)
COMMENTARY: Itty-bitty postscript on polls, reporters and Rick Scott’s story (Sunshine State News, 3/21/13)
VIDEO: Gov. Rick Scott speaks with Miami Herald editorial board (Miami Herald, 3/21/13)
Federal appeals judges, meeting in Miami, question state’s controversial Cuba law (Miami Herald,3/21/13)
Democrats lose enthusiasm for Weatherford’s campaign finance overhaul (Naked Politics, 3/21/13)
Poll: Most Florida voters favor universal background checks (Miami Herald, 3/21/13)
Poll: Voters in the ‘Gunshine State’ want tougher gun laws, and Hillary (Naked Politics, 3/21/13)
Scott remains noncommittal on Internet cafe ban (Naked Politics, 3/21/13)
Survey finds 6 in 10 Floridians support pathway to citizenship (The Buzz, 3/21/13)
Florida Dems torch Scott over voting lines in Web ad (The Buzz, 3/21/13)
Gov. Scott lays down the law on Everglades: ‘I want a clean bill’ (Naked Politics, 3/21/13)
COMMENTARY: Crist may be best Democrat against Scott (Miami Herald, 3/20/13)
Who might be Rick Scott’s next lieutenant governor? (Miami Herald, 3/20/13)
Senate’s proposed education budget includes $480M for teacher pay raises (Naked Politics, 3/20/13)
Crist would crush Scott in 2014 race, Quinnipiac poll finds (Naked Politics, 3/20/13)
Bucking Scott’s plan, Senate proposes merit-based raises for teachers (Miami Herald, 3/20/13)
Poll: Former Gov. Charlie Crist would crush Gov. Rick Scott in 2014 race (Miami Herald, 3/20/13)
Scott trails Crist by 12 points (Public Policy Polling, 3/19/13)
Scott likely to support Senate alternative to Medicaid expansion (Naked Politics, 3/19/13)
Legislators rush to unload tainted gambling cash (Miami Herald, 3/19/13)
Gun bills languish in firearm-friendly Legislature (Tampa Bay Times, 3/19/13)
Hoping for next boom, lawmakers push to ease more growth rules (Naked Politics, 3/19/13)
Former Lt. Gov. Carroll says she was duped by Allied Veterans (The Buzz, 3/19/13)
Will Weatherford sets out House budget marching orders (Sunshine State News, 3/19/13)
Scott touts jobs record in new campaign-style ad (The Buzz, 3/19/13)
COMMENTARY: John Morgan could take medical marijuana mainstream (Orlando Sentinel,3/18/13)
Jennifer Carroll’s inaccurate financial disclosures cited as reason for reform (Miami Herald,3/18/13)
Senate panel moves to ban Internet cafes amid vigorous protests from operators (Miami Herald,3/18/13)
Rarity in Tallahassee, surplus spending will bring gains to education (Naked Politics, 3/18/13)
Charter schools supporters plan to tone down lobbying strategy in Tallahassee (Miami Herald,3/17/13)
In Florida, a political marriage soured before a top official stepped down (New York Times, 3/17/13)
COMMENTARY: After flunking running-mate test, Rick Scott gets a do-over (Miami Herald,3/17/13)
A flurry of proposals for making Florida schools safer (Miami Herald, 3/17/13)
EDITORIAL: Lessons from ex-Lt. Gov. Carroll’s fall from grace (Miami Herald, 3/17/13)
Democrats start clearing the decks for Charlie Crist (Sunshine State News, 3/16/13)
Scott’s shifting stances may be an election issue (AP, 3/16/13)
Will Weatherford’s fast rise started from humble beginnings (Tampa Bay Times, 3/16/13)
1 more could be added to the Charlie Crist Jailhouse Brigade (Tampa Bay Times, 3/16/13)
Gaming committee chairman relies on flights from gaming lobbyist (Tampa Bay Times, 3/16/13)
At CPAC, Speaker Weatherford emphasizes opposition to Medicaid expansion (Tampa Bay Times,3/16/13)
Allen West on Rick Scott: “Where is your backbone?” (The Buzz, 3/15/13)
Former Gov. Charlie Crist attends Democratic dinner (AP, 3/15/13)
Crist boss John Morgan to lead pot initiative in Fla. (The Buzz, 3/15/13)
Florida House panel passes bill to outlaw Internet cafe gambling machines (Tampa Bay Times,3/15/13)
The sequester affecting Florida’s budget? Economists say yes (Tampa Bay Times, 3/15/13)
COMMENTARY: Voters won’t overlook Scott’s errors in judgment (Tampa Tribune, 3/14/13)
Rick Scott turnover: 17 staffers who’ve resigned since Florida governor gook office (Huffington Post, 3/14/13)
Allied Veterans’ $1.3M in political giving reached all corners of Tally (Orlando Sentinel, 3/14/13)
Adam Putnam drafting legislation to ban all internet cafes in Florida (Sunshine State News, 3/14/13)
Another Charlie Crist donor headed for the slammer (The Buzz, 3/14/13)
Internet cafe campaign cash flooded state capitol, lawmakers’ coffers (Miami Herald, 3/14/13)
Legislators scramble to distance themselves from operations and cash of Internet cafes (Naked Politics, 3/14/13)
For Florida education laws, it’s out with the old (Miami Herald, 3/14/13)
Rick Scott-Jennifer Carroll, the awkward pairing (The Buzz, 3/14/13)
Florida charity probe to next focus on campaign money (Miami Herald, 3/14/13)
Move over, health care: Florida’s biggest future challenge is water (Sunshine State News, 3/14/13)
Gov. Rick Scott: No Lt. Gov. appointment until May (Sunshine State News, 3/14/13)
Arrests, Carroll resignation put long odds on future of Internet cafes (Sunshine State News, 3/14/13)
Scott, Weatherford, Rubio celebrate ‘non-partisan’ James Madison Institute (Naked Politics, 3/14/13)
Weatherford’s pension overhaul hits snag in Senate (The Buzz, 3/13/13)
EDITORIAL: Ban Internet gambling cafes (Tampa Bay Times, 3/13/13)
Who makes the most sense to replace Jennifer Carroll? (Sunshine State News, 3/13/13)
House, Senate will take up Internet cafe bans (Orlando Sentinel, 3/13/13)
Senate tax-incentives super-bill emerges (Orlando Sentinel, 3/13/13)
Whittling down Rick Scott’s LG list (Sunshine State News, 3/13/13)
VIDEO: What they’re saying up at the Capitol about Jennifer Carroll’s resignation (Sunshine State News, 3/13/13)
Scott praises Carroll, says ‘lots of people’ want her job (Orlando Sentinel, 3/13/13)
Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll resigns (Orlando Sentinel, 3/13/13)
Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll was already political liability for Gov. Rick Scott (Miami Herald, 3/13/13)
Internet cafe probe snags dozens, could doom industry in Florida (Miami Herald, 3/13/13)
Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll steps down (Politico, 3/13/13)
Resignation saves Gov. Rick Scott from having to retool ticket for 2014 (Tampa Bay Times, 3/13/13)
Scott, Carroll lampooned at Capitol Press Corps Skits (The Buzz, 3/13/13)
Scott roasted at Press Skits (Naked Politics, 3/13/13)
Legislators react to Carroll resignation; Flores followers recruiting her (The Buzz, 3/13/13)
Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll resigns amid state, federal probe of non-profit veterans group (Miami Herald, 3/13/13)
Lt. Gov. Carroll once represented internet cafe chain targeted by feds (Naked Politics, 3/13/13)
Lawmakers do about-face on foreign driver’s permit requirement (Miami Herald, 3/12/13)
Manny Diaz looks like he’s dropping out of Florida governor’s race (Miami Herald, 3/12/13)
Medicaid expansion could cost Florida $4.1B over 9 years (Sunshine State News, 3/12/13)
Debate over school security shifts to Tallahassee (Miami Herald, 3/12/13)
Gov. Scott, Cabinet approve land deals (AP, 3/12/13)
Giant mosquitoes set to plague Fla. Gov. Rick Scott (Mother Jones, 3/12/13)
EDITORIAL: Funding for tourism is critical for jobs, culture (Tallahassee Democrat, 3/12/13)
Gov. Scott’s teacher pay raise plan faces long odds (First Coast News, 3/11/13)
Florida healthcare: Gov. Scott gets blocked by his own party (MSNBC, 3/11/13)
Senate panel rejects Medicaid expansion in Florida (Miami Herald, 3/11/13)
Senators jettison Medicaid expansion, look at another plan (Sunshine State News, 3/11/13)
In the midst of health care fight, Legislature pushes bills to limit medical liability (Miami Herald,3/11/13)
Medicaid expansion is rejected in Florida (New York Times, 3/11/13)
Legislative side turns Rick Scott’s Monday blue (Sunshine State News, 3/11/13)
VIDEO: Will Charlie Crist make a comeback? (CBS Miami, 3/10/13)
Gov.Rick Scott balancing teachers’ priorities, Republicans’ priorities (Tampa Bay Times, 3/10/13)
Jeb Bush on immigration: ‘A lot of hair on fire — mine isn’t’ (Miami Herald, 3/10/13)
The winner of Gov. Scott’s Medicaid flop? Scott (The Buzz, 3/10/13)
Education proposals have Gov. Rick Scott stuck between a rock and Republicans (Miami Herald,3/10/13)
Will Weatherford’s Medicaid snub may benefit Gov. Rick Scott (Tampa Bay Times, 3/9/13)
Foes of Miami Dolphins’ stadium bill to travel to Tallahassee (Naked Politics, 3/8/13)
More questions than answers, Weatherford’s pension bill still passes hurdle (The Buzz, 3/8/13)
Florida Chamber endorses Medicaid expansion — with caveats (Tampa Bay Times, 3/8/13)
Senate President Gaetz shoots down Gov. Scott’s across-the-board raise for teachers (Orlando Sentinel,3/8/13)
Will Weatherford clarifies safety net story (SaintPetersBlog, 3/7/13)
Medicaid expansion costs: Not as much as Scott thought (Orlando Sentinel, 3/7/13)
Rick Scott’s about-face (Creative Loafing, 3/7/13)
Charlie Crist backs Medicaid expansion (Miami Herald, 3/7/13)
Bill to shrink Citizens — and hike rates — passes first committee (Naked Politics, 3/7/13)
Stadium bill pits banks against Miami Dolphins in the Florida Senate (Miami Herald, 3/7/13)
Weatherford says House will seek tiered campaign finance cap, support Senate ethics bill (The Buzz, 3/7/13)
Rick Scott promised big ethics reform, but nothing has happened (Miami Herald, 3/7/13)
Tuition break for students with undocumented immigrant parents sails ahead in Florida House(Miami Herald, 3/6/13)
Florida House speaker argues against expanding Medicaid (Florida Times-Union, 3/6/13)
Bill opens door for undocumented tuition issue (PolitiJax, 3/6/13)
‘Anti-Sharia’ law resurfaces in Florida Legislature (Tampa Bay Times, 3/6/13)
Florida Republicans search for Medicaid expansion alternative (Tampa Bay Times, 3/6/13)
Medicaid program helped Will Weatherford’s family after all, he admits (Tampa Bay Times, 3/6/13)
Senate backs ethics reform in first vote of session (SaintPetersBlog, 3/6/13)
Fact-checking Gov. Rick Scott, Florida Democrats on State of the State (Naked Politics, 3/6/13)
Florida Chamber’s Coalition for Legal Reform highlights legislative priorities (SaintPetersBlog, 3/6/13)
State House passes election overhaul bill (AP, 3/5/13)
Protesters mark first day of legislative session (PolitiJax, 3/5/13)
Weatherford says ‘Heck No’ to Medicaid expansion (Orlando Sentinel, 3/5/13)
Gov. Rick Scott says his policies making Florida economy stronger (Miami Herald, 3/5/13)
Gov. Rick Scott touts creation of jobs in his address (Florida Today, 3/5/13)
Will Weatheford’s dad says Medicaid helped family (Tampa Bay Times, 3/5/13)
Gaetz: With House opposition, Medicaid expansion could be non-starter (The Buzz, 3/5/13)
Fla. House Speaker opposes Medicaid expansion. But his dad says Medicaid helped his family (The Buzz, 3/5/13)
Weatherford talks of loss in mounting case against Obamacare (The Buzz, 3/5/13)
Anger and kudos as Florida Governor tacks left (New York Times, 3/5/13)
EDITORIAL: Stop absentee ballot fraud (Miami Herald, 3/5/13)
A consumer’s guide to the Florida Legislature (Tampa Bay Times, 3/3/13)
Critics rap actions of Jeb Bush’s education foundation (Tampa Tribune, 3/3/13)
Tea party upset with Scott as session begins (AP, 3/3/13)
Budget could focus on teachers & health care (AP, 3/3/13)
As session 2013 opens, conciliatory tone in air (The Buzz, 3/3/13)
Attacks on Gov. Rick Scott’s Medicaid move mask Adam Putnam’s big-spending record (Miami Herald, 3/2/13)
Florida Insider Poll: Scott’s money would deter GOP challengers (Tampa Bay Times, 3/2/13)
Lawsuit may force political consulting firms to spill ‘confidential business information and trade secrets’ (Florida Times-Union, 3/2/13)
Prompted by election, Florida Legislature seeks more compromise, less conflict (Tampa Bay Times,3/2/13)
State delays new Medicaid expansion estimates (Naked Politics, 3/1/13)
The Barack Obama-Rick Scott sequestration blame files: HUD, DOD, HHS cuts (Naked Politics, 3/1/13)
Around Florida: The ‘revolving door’ lobbyist issue gets watered down in ethics overhaul (Florida Times-Union, 3/1/13)
Florida class-action case takes aim at Citizens’ reinspection program (Miami Herald, 3/1/13)
Legislature could tip hand on Medicaid expansion Monday (Tampa Bay Times, 3/1/13)


Legislators move closer to Medicaid expansion decision (Naked Politics, 2/28/13)
Poll reveals high approval for Tampa Bay Times, but ambivalence toward its candidates recs & opposition to its name change (SaintPetersBlog, 2/28/13)
Alex Sink still courting Fla. Dems (The Buzz, 2/28/13)
More misconduct allegations arise at Citizens (Miami Herald, 2/27/13)
How Weatherford won 2014 GOP nod for governor (Florida Voices, 2/27/13)
Poll: Rick Scott 41%, Charlie Crist 41% (The Buzz, 2/27/13)
Florida advocates say 2012 proved need for Voting Rights Act (Miami Herald, 2/27/13)
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer won’t run for governor (The Buzz, 2/27/13)
Pam Bondi criticizes ’surrender’ on Medicaid expansion (Naked Politics, 2/26/13)
Court upholds injunction on drug-testing Florida welfare recipients (Tampa Bay Times, 2/26/13)
Poll: 7 in 10 back Florida medical-marijuana plan, enough to possibly affect governor’s race (Miami Herald, 2/26/13)
Poll: Rick Scott no pushover vs. Charlie Crist in Florida (Politico, 2/26/13)
Execution of murderer raises new questions about the death penalty in Florida (Miami Herald,2/24/13)
Analysis: When it comes to Citizens, property insurance costs, Gov. Rick Scott keeps mum (Miami Herald, 2/24/13)
EDITORIAL: Medicaid expansion the right call (Miami Herald, 2/23/13)
The case of the phantom ballots: An electoral whodunit (Miami Herald, 2/23/13)
Rick Scott’s tea party divorce (The Buzz, 2/22/13)
Florida task force says no major changes needed to Stand Your Ground law (Miami Herald, 2/22/13)
Gov Rick Scott visits Miami drug-testing lab (Miami Herald, 2/22/13)
In defense of Rick Scott (Naked Politics, 2/22/13)
Stand Your Ground task force: It’s a good law (Naked Politics, 2/22/13)
Suspect in David Rivera campaign-finance scandal charged Friday with federal crimes (Miami Herald, 2/21/13)
Gov. Rick Scott’s new ideology? ‘Getting re-elected,’ some say (Miami Herald, 2/21/13)
FL House beefs up regulators as it keeps campaign finance bill moving (Naked Politics, 2/21/13)
Adam Putnam on Rick Scott: Expanding Medicaid for 3 years ‘naive’ (Naked Politics, 2/21/13)
Medicaid expansion faces uncertain future in Legislature (Miami Herald, 2/21/13)
Gov. Rick Scott supports Medicaid expansion (Miami Herald, 2/21/13)
St. Pete lawmaker to be next House Democratic leader (Miami Herald, 2/21/13)
What people are saying about Gov. Rick Scott’s Medicaid expansion announcement (Naked Politics, 2/20/13)
Lawmakers no closer in knowing cost of Weatherford’s pension reform (Naked Politics, 2/20/13)
Scott backs Medicaid expansion (AP, 2/20/13)
Feds OK Florida’s privatizing of Medicaid; effect on program expansion unclear (The Palm Beach Post,2/20/13)
Florida prison deficit balloons (Palm Beach Post, 2/20/13)
In speech, Crist says he’s the same guy – with a new political party (Tampa Bay Times, 2/20/13)
Gov. Rick Scott, fed reach Medicaid deal (Tampa Bay Times, 2/20/13)
Ouch! Americans for Prosperity not fans of Scott’s Medicaid ‘flip-flop’ (The Buzz, 2/20/13)
Consumer groups push for Medicaid expansion (Miami Herald, 2/20/13)
Report: Florida Medicaid expansion could create 71,300 jobs (Tampa Bay Times, 2/20/13)
Gov. Scott says Citizens execs should give big raises back (Tampa Bay Times, 2/20/13)
VIDEO: What’s it like to wake up from a Tea Party binge? Just ask Florida! (Mother Jones,March/April issue)
To boost economy, Scott wants to spend more money on roads, ports (Tampa Bay Times, 2/19/13)
More state spending on roads, ports (Miami Herald, 2/19/13)
Domestic partnership bill on hold for now (Miami Herald, 2/19/13)
Committee postpones vote on statewide domestic partnership bill (Orlando Sentinel, 2/19/13)
Domestic registry bill stalls in state Senate, odds look long (Tampa Bay Times, 2/19/13)
Senate readies ethics bill for floor vote after delaying ‘revolving door’ restrictions (Naked Politics, 2/19/13)
Weatherford gets advice from former higher ed chancellor (Naked Politics, 2/18/13)
Sen. Jeff Brandes looks to be an education player (Tampa Bay Times, 2/18/13)
Pension reform plan put on hold (Miami Herald, 2/18/13)
COMMENTARY: Rouson covers lot of ground in quest for Dem leadership post (Tampa Bay Times,2/18/13)
LWV announces campaign-reform proposals (Orlando Sentinel, 2/18/13)
Florida hospitals back Medicaid expansion (Palm Beach Post, 2/18/13)
Politically weary, Sink focuses on business growth (AP, 2/18/13)
Grassroots push to revamp immigration grows in Florida (Palm Beach Post, 2/18/13)
Alex Sink on Fla Gov run: At this moment, it’s off the table (The Buzz, 2/18/13)
EDITORIAL: Florida voting woes (Miami Herald, 2/18/13)
Gov. Rick Scott makes pay raise pitch to Florida school board (AP, 2/18/13)
Legislature appeals Florida redistricting ruling (AP, 2/18/13)
Scott to State Board: FL teachers are ‘high performers’ and ‘I am committed to funding performance play’ in 14-15 budget year (Orlando Sentinel, 2/18/13)
OPINION: State should grab chance to expand, improve care (Orlando Sentinel, 2/17/13)
Fla. lawmakers’ gift ban might get a few tweaks (AP, 2/17/13)
EDITORIAL: GOP lawmakers craft masterful economic development measure (Bradenton Herald,2/17/13)
COMMENTARY: A swig of water isn’t going to sideline Marco Rubio (Miami Herald, 2/17/13)
OPINION: Now is the time to expand Medicaid (Tampa Bay Times, 2/16/13)
Building the Marco Rubio brand (Tampa Bay Times, 2/16/13)
COMMENTARY: Politicians wake up on environmental issues (Orlando Sentinel, 2/16/13)
AFL-CIO group says report bolsters case against Weatherford’s pension reform (Naked Politics, 2/16/13)
Greer whistleblower blasts loopholes in campaign finance bill (Miami Herald, 2/16/13)
Florida Democrat’s comfy with come-latelies Crist and Diaz (Tampa Bay Times, 2/16/13)
Report says Weathford’s pension reform might cost more (Naked Politics, 2/15/13)
Lobbyists paid $212 million last year to lobby Florida government (Orlando Sentinel, 2/15/13)
COMMENTARY: Tax incentives are questioned — except when lawmakers want more (Orlando Sentinel, 2/15/13)
COMMENTARY: Jim Greer pleaded guilty, but why? (Tampa Bay Times, 2/14/13)
Can Marco Rubio live up to the hype? (National Journal, 2/14/13)
VIDEO: Only after Greer fell did GOP speak up (Orlando Sentinel, 2/14/13)
Former Gov. Jeb Bush talks immigration, bipartisanship in Florida (Miami Herald, 2/14/13)
2013 session outlook: Real estate and growth management (Florida Current, 2/13/13)
Gov. Rick Scott turns to lobbyists to help push his agenda (Tampa Bay Times, 2/13/13)
COMMENTARY: Can Florida’s own Richard III defuse his realm’s anger? (Miami Herald, 2/13/13)
After nine Dem amendments pulled, House panel unanimously passes election bill (PolitiJax, 1/13/13)
To drive his agenda, Scott now turns to lobbyists (Naked Politics, 2/13/13)
Gov. Rick Scott needs Democrats to pass business tax cut (Tampa Bay Times, 2/13/13)
Voting changes win bipartisan support in House panel (Naked Politics, 2/13/13)
Florida – the state to watch over the next four years (First Read, 2/12/13)
Jim Greer pleads guilty to grand theft, avoids trial (Miami Herald, 2/12/13)
Breath-taking arrogance and entitlement in Florida politics not limited to Jim Greer (Tampa Bay Times, 2/12/13)
Marco Rubio’s school voucher plan shows strong Jeb Bush ties (Miami Herald, 2/12/13)
Medicaid expansion in Maine, Arizona provide case studies for Florida (Naked Politics, 2/11/13)
Mr. Smith goes to Tallahassee. With a brickbat for RPOF, Crist, Rubio et al (Naked Politics, 2/11/13)
Details of Bahamas frolic could emerge in Jim Greer trial (Tampa Bay Times, 2/11/13)
State government tries to puzzle through new health care law (Tampa Bay Times, 2/11/13)
Entertainment tax-credits under the microscope in Tallahassee (Orlando Sentinel, 2/11/13)
EDITORIAL: Guilty, your honor (Miami Herald, 2/11/13)
House advances campaign-finance bill (Orlando Sentinel, 2/11/13)
Integrity Florida’s sponsored research triggers resignations (Naked Politics, 2/11/13)
Q&A with: Allison Tant (Florida Current, 2/11/13)
So far, Rick Scott’s business tax-cuts are less than advertised (Orlando Sentinel, 2/11/13)
Florida Republicans are cooling toward tea-party activists (Orlando Sentinel, 2/10/13)
Tawdry allegations may emerge in criminal trial of former Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer (Miami Herald, 2/10/13)
Govt. Inc, part 2: Lack of contract oversight equals lost dollars (Naked Politics, 2/10/13)
Govt. Inc: Cashing in on state contracts equates to big business, little oversight (The Buzz, 2/10/13)
State’s flawed contracting process comes under fire (Tampa Bay Times, 2/10/13)
Scott’s economic-development efforts more words than deeds (Orlando Sentinel, 2/10/13)
Lawmakers question incentives for video-game productions (Orlando Sentinel, 2/10/13)
What happens on a Fla GOP donor retreat in Bahamas may not stay in Bahamas (The Buzz, 2/10/13)
Florida Republican pioneer Doc Dockery: It’s not his party anymore (Tampa Bay Times, 2/10/13)
Jim Greer trial promises to be political theater (Orlando Sentinel, 2/10/13)
COMMENTARY: Big-bucks incentives for biomed don’t guarantee success (Orlando Sentinel,2/9/13)
Florida developer to enter plea in federal campaign finance case (Tampa Bay Times, 2/9/13)
In support of campaign finance reform, Rep. Mike Fasano closes fundraising committee (Tampa Bay Times, 2/9/13)
Poll: Floridians favor Medicaid expansion (Tampa Bay Times, 2/9/13)
Cashing in on state contracts becomes growth industry (Miami Herald, 2/9/13)
COMMENTARY: Is Alex Sink running for governor? Stay tuned (Tampa Bay Tribune, 2/9/13)
Poll: 62% of Florida voters support Medicaid expansion (Naked Politics, 2/8/13)
VIDEO: Scott: Medicaid expansion a ‘tough choice’ for Florida (Orlando Sentinel, 2/8/13)
Casual, calculating Rick Scott takes in fair’s opening day (Tampa Bay Times, 2/8/13)
Florida water supply focus of House review into Governor’s environmental budget (Sunshine State News, 2/8/13)
PolitiJax: Florida economic aid in the spotlight (Florida Times-Union, 2/7/13)
League of Women Voters wants more election changes than proposed (Sunshine State News, 2/7/13)
Scott ducks $100 million question (Fresh Squeezed Politics, 2/7/13)
Roger Stone for governor of Florida? He’s considering (The Buzz, 2/7/13)
Just-released depo in Jim Greer case contradicts Crist (Orlando Sentinel, 2/7/13)
Judge orders state to release emails in suit over Gov. Scott’s plan for Mansion-area park (Tampa Bay Times, 2/7/13)
Wildlife Federation sues Rick Scott and Cabinet over Everglades leases (Miami Herald, 2/7/13)
Everglades vote by governor and Cabinet draws a lawsuit (The Buzz, 2/7/13)
Beleaguered Finance chair for Fla GOP resigns (The Buzz, 2/7/13)
Ex-GOP bad boy Roger Stone eyes Florida run (National Review, 2/7/13)
In Greer case deposition, lawyer suggest Charlie Crist’s memory foggy because of too much wine(The Buzz, 2/7/13)
Report: Florida voters weren’t confused in 2012 (AP, 2/7/13)
Charter bill makes it easier to establish new schools, more regulations for existing ones (The Buzz, 2/6/13)
Florida Senate panel massages ethics legislation (Florida Times-Union, 2/6/13)
Is the integrity of Integrity Florida now in question? (SaintPetersBlog, 2/6/13)
COMMENTARY: Enterprise Florida has made mistakes, but it’s on the right track to make good things happen (Sunshine State News, 2/6/13)
Crist says he didn’t know Greer gave himself cut of each major donation (Orlando Sentinel, 2/6/13)
Company headed by Florida GOP’s finance chair files for bankruptcy (SaintPetersBlog, 2/6/13)
Lawmakers ask AHCA to tweak new Medicaid formula for hospitals (The Buzz, 2/6/13)
Crist asked under oath about Rubio credit-card leaks (Orlando Sentinel, 2/6/13)
Embattled Scott plans $100M campaign vs. Crist (Politico, 2/6/13)
Watchdog blasts state incentive program for businesses (Tampa Bay Times, 2/6/13)
Tax watchdog backs bulk of Scott’s budget (Sunshine State News, 2/6/13)
COMMENTARY: Florida GOP adopts ‘Nixon to China’ stance (Florida Voices, 2/6/13)
Democrats question House campaign transparency efforts (Sunshine State News, 2/6/13)
Gubernatorial re-election benchmark: $100 million (Sunshine State News, 2/6/13)
E-mails show plotting by lawmakers, GOP on Florida redistricting (Tampa Bay Times, 2/5/13)
In reversal, Miami-Dade commissioners back 14 early voting days (Miami Herald, 2/5/13)
In Florida, an email trail on redistricting raises questions (NPR, 2/5/13)
Charlie Crist on rumors of an Obama appointment: ‘Not so’ (Orlando Sentinel, 2/5/13)
Lawmakers vow more scrutiny of economic-incentive money (Orlando Sentinel, 2/5/13)
‘Economic development or corporate welfare?’ asks watchdog group (Fresh Squeezed Politics, 2/5/13)
House Republicans not easing opposition of Scott teacher pay plan (The Buzz, 2/5/13)
Rick Scott hits the airwaves to promote teacher pay raises, election reform (Sunshine State News, 2/5/13)
EDITORIAL: The governor’s investments (Miami Herald, 2/4/13)
For Charlie Crist, it’s the lull before the storm (Sunshine State News, 2/4/13)
Gov. Rick Scott’s elections adviser urges redo on early voting law (Miami Herald, 2/4/13)
Emails raise questions about Florida redistricting (AP, 2/4/13)
Pressure builds for more early voting (Miami Herald, 2/4/13)
Emails show legislative staff talked with party over redistricting maps (Miami Herald, 2/4/13)
Rick Scott’s elections chief unveils plans to restore ‘voter confidence’ (Naked Politics, 2/4/13)
Jim Greer trial raises hopes, fears among Florida Republicans (Tampag Bay Times, 2/4/13)
Scott’s budget draws mixed reviews from child advocates (SaintPetersBlog, 2/3/13)
Sen. Marco Rubio’s role in immigration debate draws tea party criticism and support (Miami Herald,2/3/13)
COMMENTARY: GOP’s challenges in Florida (Miami Herald, 2/3/13)
Scott’s re-election coffers grow $1.27M in January (Sunshine State News, 2/2/13)
Rick Scott takes bold risk with his swing-to-the-left budget (Sunshine State News, 2/2/13)
Gov. Rick Scott pushes ‘Finish in Four’ tuition plan to save college students money (Miami Herald,2/2/13)
Scott’s scalpel doesn’t cut public funding for hospitals as deep as 2013 (The Buzz, 2/1/13)
Gov. Rick Scott proposes $74.2 billion budget (Tampa Bay Times, 2/1/13)
COMMENTARY: Rick Scott circa 2013: It’ about teachers, not tea party (Tampa Bay Times,2/1/13)
Task force proposes repeal of communications tax, increase of sales tax (The Buzz, 2/1/13)
EDITORIAL: Scott budget a good starting point (Miami Herald, 2/1/13)
GOP lawmaker: House plan can’t be called serious campaign finance reform (Naked Politics, 2/1/13)
Hospitals a bit relieved by Scott’s budget (Naked Politics, 2/1/13)
Fla. House Republicans release football-themed ‘Jobs Playbook’ (Naked Politics, 2/1/13)


FL Supreme Court: Legislature — not Board of Governors — controls tuition rates (Miami Herald,1/31/13)
Jim Greer: Racism and dead bodies ahead (Miami New Times, 1/31/13)
COMMENTARY: If lawmakers really care about education, prove it (Tampa Bay Times, 1/31/13)
Gov. Rick Scott proposes largest budget in Florida history at $74.2 billion (Miami Herald, 1/31/13)
Gov. Rick Scott promotes Florida through branding campaign (Miami Herald, 1/31/13)
Gov. Rick Scott to outline his budget wish list, priorities to state lawmakers (Miami Herald, 1/31/13)
Concerns mounting over teacher evaluations (Sunshine State News, 1/31/13)
Gov. Scott will seek $1.2 billion more for schools (Naked Politics, 1/30/13)
Could we have a full-time Legislature? (Sunshine State News, 1/30/13)
Gov. Scott to offer $1200 bonuses to state’s civil service employees (The Buzz, 1/30/13)
Legislative leaders push message of compromise (it’s early) (PolitiJax, 1/30/13)
COMMENTARY: Full-time Legislature? Please, God, no! (Sunshine State News, 1/30/13)
Dan Gaetz and Will Weatherford: Blame Obama for Obamacare implementation delay (Sunshine State News, 1/30/13)
Weatherford and Gaetz say legislature will take lead on Medicaid expansion decision (Naked Politics, 1/30/13)
Democratic gubernatorial hopeful blasts governor (AP, 1/30/13)
Scott recommending that state civil service workers get bonuses (Naked Politics, 1/30/13)
Weatherford unveils campaign finance plan: No CCE’s and $10,000 limits (Naked Politics, 1/30/13)
Gov. Rick Scott pitches $1.25 billion boost for Florida schools in new budget (Miami Herald, 1/30/13)
Rick Scott’s 2013 agenda: $1.2 billion more for education (Sunshine State News, 1/30/13)
Gov. Rick Scott wants $1.2 billion more for schools (Tampa Bay Times, 1/30/13)
Study: Medicaid expansion may save Florida money (Tampa Bay Times, 1/30/13)
After dog dodge, state GOP spokesman departs (Tampa Bay Times, 1/30/13)
Sen. Minority Leader: Gov. Rick Scott playing politics with teacher pay (Naked Politics, 1/30/13)
‘Little-known’ Rich makes case for governor in 2014 (The Buzz, 1/30/13)
Florida leaders who will decide Medicaid expansion get bargain on insurance (AP, 1/29/13)
Budget hopes, expectations set for collision with reality, uncertainty (Florida Current, 1/29/13)
COMMENTARY: Budget unveiling offers Rick Scott chance to use bully pulpit (Miami Herald,1/29/13)
Charlie Crist to Fla. legislators: Stop ‘my way or the highway’ disease and follow Obama’s lead (The Buzz, 1/29/13)
Spokesman leaves state GOP after dodging questions about Gov. Rick Scott’s dog (Miami Herald,1/29/13)
State demands showdown with high-salaried vendor (The Buzz, 1/28/13)
Legislators on the spot with Rick Scott’s teacher pay-hike proposal (Sunshine State News, 1/28/13)
Charlie Crist: In Florida and Washington, put people over politics (Sun-Sentinel, 1/28/13)
State leaders pay less than workers for insurance (AP, 1/28/13)
Gov. Rick Scott, FL House members paying less for health insurance than rank-and-file state workers (Naked Politics, 1/28/13)
How can Rick Scott regain momentum in 2013? (The Fine Print, 1/28/13)
Obamacare implementation vexing Florida regulators (SaintPetersBlog, 1/28/13)
POLITIFACT: Both sides right on Scott election reform (Tampa Bay Times, 1/28/13)
Reeling GOP seeks connection with voters in Florida (Tampa Tribune, 1/28/13)
Florida legislative leaders want to leave legacy of ethics reforms (PolitiJax, 1/28/13)
Rick Scott says 23 state colleges agree to $10k degree challenge (PolitiJax, 1/28/13)
More money, but still problems for Florida’s budget (Tampa Bay Times, 1/28/13)
State seeks to sell off some protected parcels (Orlando Sentinel, 1/27/13)
The week that was in Florida politics: Scott goes back to school, but Dems eye 2014 (SaintPetersBlog, 1/27/13)
COMMENTARY: Despite Gov. Rick Scott’s low poll number, Democrats say he’ll be tough to beat(Miami Herald, 1/27/13)
Ballot irregularities, conspiracies dog FL Democratic chair election (Naked Politics, 1/27/13)
Free-market conservative leads Gov. Rick Scott’s jobs agency (Miami Herald, 1/27/13)
Quick rise for Rick Scott’s latest jobs czar (Tampa Bay Times, 1/27/13)
Former Miami mayor among Democrats eyeing Gov. Scott’s job (Tampa Bay Times, 1/27/13)
Alison Tant wins race for Florida Democratic chair (Miami Herald, 1/26/13)
State budget surplus will spur intense debate on what to find (Miami Herald, 1/26/13)
Weekly roundup: Rick Scott goes back to school, but Dems see 2014 (Sunshine State News, 1/26/13)
Tampa teachers grateful but wary as Scott touts pay-raise plan (Tampa Bay Times, 1/25/13)
EDITORIAL: Reshaping Rick Scott for 2014 (NWF Daily News, 1/25/13)
Republican Governors Association focused on Florida (the Shark Tank, 1/25/13)
Ex-Miami Mayor Manny Diaz vs. Charlie Crist/Rick Scott for gov? (The Buzz, 1/25/13)
Former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz considering bid for governor (Naked Politics, 1/25/13)
Was Florida right to delay implementing the Affordable Care Act? (Naked Politics, 1/25/13)
Florida Legislature now rethinking mental health spending (Miami Herald, 1/24/13)
No easy ‘A’ for Rick Scott’s teacher pay hike (Sunshine State News, 1/24/13)
Florida House speaker wants 401(k) for state retirement accounts (Miami Herald, 1/24/13)
EDITORIAL: Now it’s the teachers’ turn (Miami Herald, 1/24/13)
Crist vs. Scott? More like Flip vs. Flop (Orlando Sentinel, 1/24/13)
Dems’ party-chairmanship battle goes down to wire (Orlando Sentinel, 1/24/13)
Gov. Scott: Give teachers $2,500 annual pay raise (Miami Herald, 1/24/13)
Scott faces big fight in Capitol over teacher pay raises (Naked Politics, 1/24/13)
Orlando Sentinel: 200,000+ Floridians discouraged from voting by long lines, hassles (Naked Politics, 1/24/13)
Will botched transparency contract spawn reforms of how legislators govern themselves (Naked Politics, 1/24/13)
Florida House Speaker Weatherford: Changing the Electoral College is for sore losers (Naked Politics, 1/24/13)
Dem. lawmaker proposes using run taxes to boost school safety (Naked Politics, 1/23/13)
Florida group wants to end caps on campaign donations (Washington Post, 1/23/13)
Enviros now asking for gov and Cabinet to delay action on Glades leases (Naked Politics, 1/23/13)
Analysis: 201,000 in Florida didn’t vote because of long lines (Orlando Sentinel, 1/23/13)
Lawmakers challenge Gov. Scott’s economic-incentives claims (Orlando Sentinel, 1/23/13)
Scott, Cabinet approve no-bid Everglades deal (Miami Herald, 1/23/13)
Lawmakers consider to put in place health insurance exchanges under Obamacare (Miami Herald,1/23/13)
Growers want state to give them 30-year no-bid access to Everglades land (Miami Herald, 1/23/13)
EDITORIAL: Cleaning up state government (Miami Herald, 1/23/13)
Gun makers feast on Florida tax breaks (Miami Herald, 1/22/13)
Sweeping Senate ethics bill clears committee (Tampa Bay Times, 1/22/13)
Senate fast-tracks sweeping ethics reform of state and local politicians (Orlando Sentinel, 1/22/13)
FL Gov. Rick Scott calls for teacher raises (Miami Herald, 1/22/13)
Florida GOP donor Jay Odom indicted on campaign finance fraud charges (Miami Herald, 1/22/13)
South Florida hospitals face huge federal, state cuts (Miami Herald, 1/22/13)
EDITORIAL: Florida’s economic incentives work when Legislature follows rules (Miami Herald,1/22/13)
Scott to seek across-the-board teacher pay raises (Orlando Sentinel, 1/22/13)
Florida’s clout culture on a collision course with ethics reform (Orlando Sentinel, 1/21/13)
EDITORIAL: Stand Your Ground for safety’s sake (Miami Herald, 1/21/13)
Gun makers, violent film and video creators benefit from tax breaks in Florida (Tampa Bay Times,1/20/13)
EDITORIAL: Common sense on gun madness (Miami Herald, 1/20/13)
Tax breaks flow to gun manufacturers, violent films and games (Naked Politics, 1/20/13)
State wants bad $20M investment in movie company back (Tampa Bay Times, 1/20/13)
Florida seeks to address election woes (LA Times, 1/19/13)
COMMENTARY: Stop the presses! Gov. Scott supports fair elections (Tampa Bay Times, 1/19/13)
Gov. Rick Scott’s involvement in UF president decision under review (Tampa Bay Times, 1/19/13)
Florida Senate leaders file sweeping ethics reform package (Tampa Bay Times, 1/19/13)
Florida unemployment dips to 8% though the state loses 15,300 jobs (Tampa Bay Times, 1/19/13)
Senate files sweeping ethics reform package, deemed ‘most significant’ in decades (Naked Politics, 1/18/13)
New name makes it harder to differentiate between state, federal health exchange (Naked Politics, 1/18/13)
Federal govt rejects Gov. Scott’s request for Hurricane Sandy relief (The Buzz, 1/18/13)
Gov. Rick Scott’s staff ordered to testify in Carletha Cole trial (The Buzz, 1/18/13)
Florida regulators mum on GOP leader’s struggling insurance co, as other state clamp down (The Buzz, 1/18/13)
Gov. Rick Scott’s involvement in UF president decision under review (The Buzz, 1/18/13)
Report: Travel expenses of Citizens executives excessive (Miami Herald, 1/17/13)
Florida led nation in 2012 foreclosure activity (Miami Herald, 1/17/13)
Florida Gov. Rick Scott calls for more early voting days, sites (Miami Herald, 1/17/13)
Fla. Supreme Court upholds law requiring state workers to contribute 3% of pay to state pension plan (Miami Herald, 1/17/13)
Don’t blame me for election law, Rick Scott tells black lawmakers (Tampa Bay Times, 1/16/13)
Are you ready for unlimited campaign donations to political committees? (Naked Politics, 1/16/13)
Scott supports review of state gun laws: ‘I want people to feel safe’ (Miami Herald, 1/16/13)
You hear the one about the pro-Scott satanic cult? (Naked Politics, 1/16/13)
Critical report on Florida’s campaign finance system finds a fan in Weatherford (Naked Politics, 1/16/13)
Democratic lawmakers, tearful Trayvon Martin’s mother demand repeal of Stand Your Ground law(Miami Herald, 1/16/13)
Lawmakers review Obamacare impact on Medicaid, small businesses (Miami Herald, 1/15/13)
Florida business owners wonder what health care law means for them (Tampa Bay Times, 1/15/13)
COMMENTARY: Educators want more specifics from Gov. Rick Scott (Tampa Bay Times, 1/15/13)
Support mounts to allow unlimited political contributions in Florida (Miami Herald, 1/15/13)
Governor’s Mansion battle drags on in court (Tampa Bay Times, 1/15/13)
Gov. Scott scolded by legislative black caucus (Miami Herald, 1/15/13)
Florida first lady Ann Scott finding her voice (Tampa Bay Times, 1/14/13)
Early support in Florida Senate for expanding early voting (Miami Herald, 1/14/13)
Florida election system to get tweaked? (Naked Politics, 1/14/13)
Florida business owners worry about impacts of health care law (Naked Politics, 1/14/13)
Rubio, Obama, Diaz-Balart, Ros-Lehtinen, Jeb Bush — oh my! Everyone’s talking immigration now(Miami Herald, 1/14/13)
POLITIFACT: Rick Scott says state debt was up $5.2B under Charlie Crist ruled HALF TRUE (Tampa Bay Times, 1/14/13)
COMMENTARY: A political fable – The governor who cried wolf (Tampa Bay Times, 1/13/13)
Some UF supporters worry Gov. Rick Scott crossed lie to keep President Bernie Machen (Miami Herald, 1/13/13)
COMMENTARY: Will Rick Scott’s charm offensive become more than a hill of beans? (Miami Herald, 1/13/13)
Florida’s elections supervisors seek more early voting days (Florida Times-Union, 1/13/13)
75% of all election year checks written in Florida skirted campaign finance limits (The Buzz, 1/12/13)
Interest groups, donors spent $306M on state political campaigns in 2012 (Tampa Bay Times,1/12/13)
VIDEO: Gov. Rick Scott on Obamacare and ‘false’ Medicaid numbers, do-over (Naked Politics, 1/11/13)
Satanists to rally for Rick Scott (The Buzz, 1/11/13)
Domestic partnership bill filed in Senate (Miami Herald, 1/11/13)
As ACLU touts court victories against Gov. Rick Scott, state GOP attacks group (Tampa Bay Times,1/11/13)
Who the Fdek is Charlie Crist? (Miami New Times, 1/10/13)
Scott names five new members to University Board of Governors (Miami Herald, 1/10/13)
ACLU touts court victories while state GOP attacks group (Naked Politics, 1/10/13)
Gov. Scott is a no-show on call with other govs and president over guns (Naked Politics, 1/10/13)
Elections supervisors want up to 14 early voting days (Naked Politics, 1/10/13)
Is Charlie Crist Florida’s next governor? (Miami New Times, 1/10/13)
Bad stuff ’bout Charlie Crist: ’sissy’ football, segregationist son, ‘piece of garbage’ who dumped ex-wife with no warning (The Buzz, 1/10/13)
Bill Nelson, Wasserman Schultz could get embarrassed in Dem party chair race (Naked Politics, 1/10/13)
Florida gave subsidy to gun maker as part of job creation package (Naked Politics, 1/9/13)
Scott floats new tax break for manufacturers (Miami Herald, 1/9/13)
Gov. Scott’s revises flawed Medicaid expansion study (Miami Herald, 1/9/13)
Democrats at odds over future Florida Democratic Party chair (Miami Herald, 1/9/13)
Hospitals that serve Florida’s neediest patients concerned about proposed change to Medicaid payments (Miami Herald, 1/9/13)
COMMENTARY: What Scott doesn’t get (Tampa Bay Times, 1/8/13)
COMMENTARY: Guns and Florida –  a brief history (Tampa Bay Times, 1/8/13)
Gov. Rick Scott accused of using ‘false’ Medicaid expansion numbers (Naked Politics, 1/8/13)
POLITIFACT: Rick Scott ignores flaws in state study, says Medicaid expansion will cost Florida $26 billion (Tampa Bay Times, 1/8/13)
Legislative analysts told Scott his Medicaid estimates are wrong (but he’s using them anyway)(Health News Florida, 1/8/13)
FL Health news: Rick Scott (intentionally?) touting false Medicaid-Obamacare numbers (Naked Politics, 1/8/13)
Miami-Dade advisory group to consider local elections fixes (Miami Herald, 1/7/13)
Florida proposes new Medicaid reimbursement system for hospitals (The Buzz, 1/7/13)
Scott’s second year: Shifting course and still learning the ropes (Naked Politics, 1/7/13)
Miami lawmakers file dueling elections bills as advisory group proposes local fixes (Naked Politics, 1/7/13)
Miami lawmakers file bills to reinstate early voting Sunday before Election Day (Miami Herald,1/7/13)
GOP files first elections reform bill for 2013 (Naked Politics, 1/7/13)
VIDEO: Gov. Scott, citing cost, remains skeptical of federal health care changes (Naked Politics, 1/7/13)
Two years in, Rick Scott’s biggest challenge remains himself (Tampa Bay Times, 1/6/13)
Rick Scott: Working for affordable health care for Floridians (Tampa Bay Times, 1/6/13)
For Fla. Gov. Rick Scott, campaign cash isn’t a problem (Tampa Bay Times, 1/6/13)
Gov. Rick Scott faces sagging approval ratings in Tampa Bay area (Tampa Bay Times, 1/6/13)
Scott makes his case for second term as Florida governor (AP, 1/6/13)
Two years into Gov. Rick Scott’s term, and there’s room for improvement (Miami Herald, 1/5/13)
Gov. Scott argues his health care case before meeting with Kathleen Sebelius (The Buzz, 1/5/13)
Democratic legislator files bill to end death penalty (Naked Politics, 1/4/13)
EDITORIAL: Florida’s death penalty needs fresh look (Tampa Bay Times, 1/4/13)
Fiscal cliff compromise will cost Florida billions (Miami Herald, 1/3/13)

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