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Naked Politics Bainter wants court to stop release of docs so he can appeal to U.S. Supreme Court

Gainesville political consultant Pat Bainter is asking the Florida Supreme Court to halt its decision to force him to release of 538 pages of redistricting documents and trial transcripts so that he can have time to appeal their decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.

In a rare unanimous ruling from the state court, the justices ordered that the documents be unsealed by Nov. 20 because Bainter waited too long to argue that releasing them was a violation of his First Amendment rights.

Naked Politics Meet Rick Scott's EOG brain trust

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OS Political Pulse New Medicaid expansion push set

Florida Chain and other health care advocates declared Tuesday that 2015 will be the year they finally convince the Florida Legislature to expand Medicaid in Florida to provide health care coverage to hundreds of thousands of Floridians not eligible for Obamacare subsidies or Medicaid.

Naked Politics As Washington prepares immigration battle, report details growth in Florida's undocumented population

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A new report puts Florida’s undocumented immigrants at 925,000, and the state was one of seven in the country to see that population jump in recent years.

Naked Politics House elects Crisafulli as Speaker for 2015-16 sessions

The Florida House on Tuesday elected Rep. Steve Crisafulli as its next speaker, who vowed that he will deliver a conservative agenda for small government.

“Across this nation, voters rejected failed big government policies that overpromise and

underdeliver,” Crisafulli said. “They told us they want leaders who understand what it takes to

Naked Politics Gwen Graham ran well ahead of Crist in North Fla.

A closer look at U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham's victory in North Florida's sprawling 2nd Congressional District shows that she ran stronger than Charlie Crist in all 12 counties that are whollly contained in the district.

OS Political Pulse It's official: Rick Scott won the election

 

Naked Politics Miami TV station interviews Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s transgender son

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Florida Politics New Florida lawmakers caution about belt-tightening ahead

TALLAHASSEE – New Florida Senate President Andy Gardiner on Tuesday called the conversation-spending amendment passed this month by voters “the new reality.”

OS Political Pulse New Florida lawmakers caution about belt-tightening ahead

TALLAHASSEE – New Florida Senate President Andy Gardiner on Tuesday called the conversation-spending amendment passed this month by voters “the new reality.”

Naked Politics Miami-Dade mayor hires new press secretary

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Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez has hired a local Spanish-language television reporter to join his communications office.

Stephanie Severino, who works as a weather anchor and reporter for WLTV-Univision 23, will become Gimenez's press secretary as of Dec. 1, according to the county. She will report to Communications Director Mike Hernández.

Naked Politics Florida Senate elects Orlando businessman Andy Gardiner as its 86th president

The Florida Senate returned Tuesday with all but one of the same members as two years ago and elected Orlando Sen. Andy Gardiner as its new leader, adding a younger face to the chamber controlled by conservative, white Republican men.

Naked Politics Florida Senate elects Orlando businessman Andy Gardiner as its 86th president

The Florida Senate returned to office with all but one of the same members as two years ago and elected Orlando Sen. Andy Gardiner as its new leader, adding a younger face to the chamber controlled by conservative, white Republican men.

Naked Politics Florida House rejects elections returns for District 64

Residents of Carrollwood, Citrus Park, Oldsmar and Safety Harbor won't have a representative in the Florida House -- for now, at least.

State lawmakers voted Tuesday to throw out the results of the House District 64 election, creating a vacancy in that district.  

Gov. Rick Scott is expected to call a special election.

Naked Politics Fact-checking Jeb Bush, possible presidential contender who hosts national education summit this week

Amid growing talk about a possible presidential bid by Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor has been focusing more on public policy than on politics.

Bush has crisscrossed the country giving statistics-laced speeches that address education, immigration and the economy. He’s defended Common Core education standards and additional work-related visas for immigrants -- views not always in tune with the Republican base -- and he’s advocated for more economic and technological growth.

Naked Politics Gov. Scott's official margin of victory: 64,145 votes

Gov. Rick Scott received not one but two sustained standing ovations Tuesday in the Florida House as part of the one-day organizational session celebrating the installation of a new speaker and Senate president and the elections of new members.

The sustained applause reflected the gratitude of Scott's fellow Republicans -- and a sense of relief -- that he will be around for four more years.

Naked Politics Gardiner and Crisafulli take control of Legislature today

One climbed the legislative ranks rung by rung for more than a decade, his steady progress made possible by a quiet determination.

The other is a scion of a politically powerful family who made it to the top only after scandal and an election upset cleared the way for his rise.

Naked Politics Friends gather to remember former GOP chairman Tom Slade

Former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida Tom Slade, 78, was remembered Monday at a ceremony in Tallahassee as a skilled strategist who was responsible for bringing the party to its current dominance in Florida politics today. 

Naked Politics Pafford elected House Democratic minority leader with no muss, no fuss

In a Monday evening ceremony devoid of the public infighting that had been expected, Rep. Mark Pafford was elected to lead a shell-shocked 38-member House Democratic caucus still nursing its Election Day losses.

“It’s important that we maintain our unity over the next two years to be the best at what we do,” Pafford told Democratic members. “And that’s to be the voice for those who don’t have a voice.”

Naked Politics Senate's new Dem leader proclaims 'there's no freedom' for many in Florida

Sen. Arthenia Joyner of Tampa was formally elected Monday as the next leader of the 14-member Senate Democratic caucus, promising to be a voice for "the little" guy in the chamber dominated by 26 Republicans.

Naked Politics Miami activist Grace Solares files to run for District 2 commission seat

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Miami uber activist and paralegal Grace Solares has filed to run for the Miami City Commission District 2 seat representing Brickell, Coconut Grove, and Downtown.

Naked Politics Fact-checking Jack Seiler's claim about Arnold Abbott

The city of Fort Lauderdale’s latest attempt to regulate outdoor homeless feedings made international news when police nabbed "Chef Arnold" -- a 90-year-old caught in the act of such a public feeding.

Naked Politics Ethics board: Not enough evidence to back altered slate-cards claim in Miami Gardens election

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The Miami-Dade Ethics Commission dismissed a complaint Monday from a Miami Gardens council member who accused his opponent of tampering with a candidate endorsement list during the August primary election.

Naked Politics Sellers starts work as Scott's chief of staff Dec. 1

Melissa Sellers confirmed Monday she has accepted the post of chief of staff in Gov. Rick Scott's second administration, effective Dec. 1. Sellers, 32, managed Scott's successful re-election campaign and has been viewed as the odds-on favorite for the powerful position.

OS Political Pulse Florida House has organizational drama

TALLAHASSEE -- Post-election organizational sessions in the Florida Legislature are usually some ceremonial excuses for newly elected lawmakers to christen their leaders for the next two years and handle other nuts and bolts affairs.

Naked Politics Miami-Dade judge apologizes for saying she defeated 'nondescript Hispanic'

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Miami-Dade Judge Jacqueline Schwartz is apologizing after rankling Cuban-American lawyers with her election-night comments about beating a "nondescript Hispanic."

Naked Politics Taylor drops bid to replace Pafford as Florida House Democratic leader

For the second time this year, Rep. Dwayne Taylor called off his own bid to replace Rep. Mark Pafford as Florida House Democratic leader.

Taylor, of Daytona Beach, said he concluded this weekend that he wouldn't be able to work with Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Allison Tant, who strongly supported Pafford.

Florida Politics Florida House has organizational drama

TALLAHASSEE -- Post-election organizational sessions in the Florida Legislature are usually some ceremonial excuses for newly elected lawmakers to christen their leaders for the next two years and handle other nuts and bolts affairs.

OS Political Pulse Florida House has some organizational drama

TALLAHASSEE -- Post-election organizational sessions in the Florida Legislature are usually some ceremonial excuses for newly elected lawmakers to christen their leaders for the next two years and handle other nuts and bolts affairs.

Florida Politics Florida House has some organizational drama

TALLAHASSEE -- Post-election organizational sessions in the Florida Legislature are usually some ceremonial excuses for newly elected lawmakers to christen their leaders for the next two years and handle other nuts and bolts affairs.