Category Florida Legislature

Special Session is a giveaway to the insurance industry; Democrats somewhat surprisingly offer a good alternative

The GOP legislation flying through this week’s Special Session includes: It’s pretty stunning that given the insurance crisis in the state that disproportionately impacts the same working class voters that propelled Governor DeSantis landslide reelection, that the GOP continues to be controlled by the donor class and the insurance industry. In the wake of Hurricane’s […]

A History of Disney’s Reedy Creek Improvement District, Part 1

Editors note: With the recent efforts of Governor DeSantis and the majority party in the legislature to end Disney’s special taxing and governance district, in the next week we will be examining the history of the Reedy Creek Improvement District  It all started with a Mouse…and an Improvement District.  When it is clear out you […]

Progressives need to refocus attention toward state legislative races in Florida

I’ve personally become more aggressive the last few weeks in calling out Florida-based progressives that sit on Twitter obsessing about national politics, while ignoring state and local issues. Some of these progressives have gained great followings as a result of being Bernie Sanders supporters, and spend much of their day attacking national Democrats for perceived […]

Brandon Peters the candidate the Democrats have been looking for in North Central Florida

In North Central Florida, the Democrats have a candidate that defies the conventional norms and could very well be a look into the future of the how the party has to run to be successful in Florida. Brandon Peters, a longtime attorney and Florida native, who also served as Director of Voter Protection for the […]

Should House Democrats who didn’t stand in solidarity with minority Reps on the DeSantis map get a primary challenge?

It’s perhaps not enough to have merely voted no on the arbitrarily-drawn DeSantis Congressional plan. This is of course a plan so outrageous that it scuttles two majority-minority districts, while packing Democrats into several other districts to maximize the Republican advantages all over the state. For several days, the fact multiple (white) Democratic State House […]

DeSantis loses in court again – voter suppression law (SB 90) struck down

On Thursday, a U.S. federal court struck down multiple key provisions of Florida’s Senate Bill 90 that equated to voter suppression. Chief U.S. District Judge Mark E. Walker ruled that 2021 Florida Senate Bill 90 violates federal law, by unconstitutionally impeding the federally protected right to vote for Floridians.The Judge stated that “the right to […]

Reminder: Twitter Space today at 3pm ET with Rep. Anna Eskamani

“Don’t say gay” playing out EXACTLY how Governor DeSantis intended it to as the Soviet Florida keeps rolling on

Don’t buy the whiny victimization, angry press conferences or indignant tweets from Ron DeSantis and his acolytes. The bottom line is this, the conversation nationally over HB 1557, aka “The Don’t Say Gay Bill,” is playing out EXACTLY how the Governor wants it. In a one party state like the Soviet Union, where DeSantis is […]

Squeezing Tallahassee – debuting Monday March 21, 3pm with special guest Rep. Anna Eskamani

Following the most ignominious Legislative Session since I have been following the legislature (the mid 1990’s), we launch our new Twitter program, Squeezing Tallahassee, which will be a critical and progressive look at Florida politics and lawmaking. For our first show, Rep. Anna Eskamani, a tireless champion of the most important causes for Floridians will […]

Another reason the #StopWoke Act is horrible – it’s anti-Florida