A Florida Politics Blog
Made fresh, never frozen, here's the juice on local and state politics from the staff of The Tampa Tribune and The St. Petersburg Tribune.
Presidential contender Jeb Bush jokingly refers to the state capital as “Mount Tallahassee,” but on Monday the mountain came to him.
Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera is jumping in the race for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Marco Rubio, who is running for president.
U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy has walked a political tightrope between being a Democrat and a Republican, but a progressive rabble-rouser who’s challenging him in the Senate primary could upset his balance.
The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ordered that boundaries of eight of the state's congressional districts be redrawn, saying a recent redistricting process was #x201c;tainted by unconstitutional intent to favor the Republican Party and incumbents...
NEW PORT RICHEY — Randy Maggard, chairman of the Pasco County Republican Party, this week renewed the charter for the 400-member West Pasco Republican Club.
A Vero Beach candidate is courting the religious right in a state House race, first going after gay marriage and now pledging to introduce legislation to ban most abortions in Florida, even though similar proposals in other states were deemed unconst...
Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera spent Monday in Southwest Florida, meeting with members of the Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce to discuss the legislative session.
(Updated 10:30 a.m.) Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday signed the state’s $78.6 billion state budget, minus a whopping $461.4 million in line-item vetoes.
NEW PORT RICHEY — Pasco Republicans will elect a new party chairman on July 9.
It’s arguably the most important vote a lawmaker can cast, but 10 of Florida’s 160 legislators aren’t in Tallahassee Friday to vote on the state’s $78 billion budget - the one constitutionally-required bill.