Time for some inside the bubble news here in Tallahassee:
LATVALA DONATIONS....Five years ago in the immediate aftermath of the Allied Veterans of the World charity gambling scandal, the Republican Party of Florida donated $300,000 to a veterans charity. That was the same amount that Allied Veterans had [...]
Here we are again: Following a year that included a civil war among Republicans that sparked a special session and ended with a sexual misconduct scandal that scuttled the political career of Sen. Jack Latvala the GOP-controlled Legislature returns to Tallahassee for what could be another bumpy ride.
In no [...]
And it's sure to contain many of the same items that the Republican governor has recommended in past years: A smattering of tax cuts, probably [...]
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 [...]