IIt's a special summertime money, gifts and trips edition of inside the Tallahassee bubble....
BOUND FOR FRANCE...As it happens every year when the humidity bears down oppressively on the Florida capital, many people in the state's political hierarchy are nowhere near North Florida.
Legislators of course have long gone back home. [...]
When Florida legislators wrapped up their special session Friday, the Republican leaders who guide the state appeared happy and sounded happy.
But after so much finger-pointing, after Gov. Rick Scott using television ads and campaign-styled events to criticize GOP legislators for pushing what he called job-killing [...]
Richard Corcoran's out of the house and into a mansion?....Make of this what you will, but during the middle of this year's session House Speaker Richard Corcoran sold his Tallahassee house.
Property records show that Corcoran and [...]
from Gary Fineout
After one-third of the 2017 legislative session one thing has become readily apparent: House Speaker Richard Corcoran wasn't joking when he talked about how little time he had to accomplish a lot of changes he wanted made.
Because the flow of sweeping new legislation doesn't appear to be stopping [...]
Since Election Night, Democrats have been scratching their heads and wondering why a highly-qualified Hillary Clinton lost. What was that precise moment that turned the tide? Was it the Comey letter? Was it the email server scandal? Was it the DNC email scandal? Democrats have been trying to find answers, [...]
Well, the vote is over. Stephen Bittel is going to be the chair of the Florida Democratic Party. From my projections, I assumed the vote would have gone to a second ballot, but it seems that some who were projected to go one way instead voted for Bittel. Either way, [...]
One thing that has to be said about the 2017 race for Florida Democratic Party chair is that it has been quite open. In previous years, everything was done behind closed doors. However, multiple candidate forums have been live streamed on Facebook, giving everyone a look at the candidates, not [...]
from Dave Trotter
This is where statewide elections are being won.
With the election of Donald Trump in November, Democrats were quick to Monday Morning Quarterback as to why Hillary Clinton lost, especially in the State of Florida, where polls were looking good for her. As with other states, we heard that voter turnout [...]
When it comes to the issue of Crimea, I have always been torn. Of course, many in the international community argue that Russia invaded Ukraine, thus violating Ukrainian sovereignty, which is absolutely correct. However, governments are legitimate because of the consent of the governed. In the [...]