Monthly Archives: March 2013

Legislator of the Week: Rep. Randolph Bracy

Today, we begin a new weekly feature during session honoring the best progressive legislator from the previous week. In this particular case, our first award, this is a cumulative award from the first three weeks of the 2013 Legislative Session. Orange County Freshman Rep. Randolph Bracy III came through a highly competitive mulch-candidate House primary […]

Zest of the Day:Who Controls Water Standard Levels In Florida?

From WLRN

Jeb Bush to Return $270,000 Earned From Convicted Fraudster

Jeb Bush has had a BAD month. Now this. Didn’t something like this just force someone to resign office here in Florida?

While Still Unpopular and Arrogant, Is Rick Scott Getting a Second Wind?

Florida Democrats are already crowing about the opportunities in 2014 when unpopular Governor Rick Scott will be at the top of the GOP ticket. But Scott while a novice politician is learning on the job and quite frankly improving as time goes on. Recent developments, including the relocation of a major Boeing training facility to […]

Outside The Groves: Recent Basketball History of Florida and Miami

Florida and Miami both tip-off today in NCAA Tournament play and both schools have a rich basketball tradition. Great historic players like Neal Walk (Florida) and Rick Barry (Miami) came through each program in the 1960s, but Miami actually dropped its program in 1971 only to revive it as an Independent in 1985, before becoming […]

Zest of the Day: Pharmaceutical firm expanding in Davie, creating more than 200 jobs

For the second time in as many weeks the Governor’s office announced that high-end jobs are moving to southeast Florida.

Zest of the Day: More Trouble For Palm Beach Dems

More bad publicity for the Palm Beach County Democratic Party from the conservative website BIZPAC Review.

The Rightward Drift of the Florida’s Supreme Court

Immediately after the Republicans took complete control of state Government in January 1999, Republicans began talking often and openly about changing Florida’s court system and the way judges are selected. With the Republicans looking to impose a strict ideological framework on state government, the courts stood in the way of the radical rewrite of governance […]

Kurly’s Kommentary: Carroll resignation shows true qualifications, not pedigree, should be top priority

Time to ditch the Ferrero method of picking candidates By Steven Kurlander Much of the analysis of the resignation of Florida’s Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll last week is being framed as yet another ethics failure of Governor Scott’s administration and the need for campaign financing reform and better financial and business disclosure by public officials. […]

PPP Poll Takeaway & Is Jeb Growing Envious of Rubio?

Beating up on Governor Jeb Bush over his failed press tour and his two consecutive 180 degree flips on immigration is too easy, and not worthy of any more column inches. But what is interesting in the recently released PPP poll is that Marco Rubio’s views on immigration are now far clearer and better known […]