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Post on Politics June special session set on budget…and more

Lawmakers look set to return to Florida Capitol in June.

Florida lawmakers look set to return to the Capitol for three weeks in June to craft a budget for the year beginning July 1, with House Speaker Steve Crisafulli agreeing to the idea Wednesday.

Post on Politics Ron DeSantis launches Senate bid, ally fires preemptive shot at Carlos Lopez-Cantera

Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, left, isn’t a Senate candidate but is already taking fire from backers of Rep. Ron DeSantis.

Naked Politics House and Senate agree! Three-week special session to begin June 1

It's a start. 

Naked Politics Gov. Rick Scott meets with feds, but still no healthcare funding resolution

via @learyreports

WASHINGTON - Gov. Rick Scott's trip here in search of a way to plug Florida's hospital funding shortfall didn't pay off.

Scott met with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary this morning to talk about renewing a $2.2 billion hospital funding program for Florida. HHS has told Florida the program is being phased out. Afterward, Scott told reporters "we don't have a resolution" to the funding dispute.

Post on Politics Scott meets with feds on hospital funding: “Good conversation…don’t have resolution”

Gov. Scott met with federal officials in Washington, D.C.

Post on Politics Longtime Palm Beach County Property Appraiser Nikolits to retire


Palm Beach County Property Appraiser Gary Nikolits is retiring after nearly a quarter century at the post.

Nikolits told his staff Tuesday he will not seek a seventh term in the Aug. 30, 2016 election.

Naked Politics Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera making calls about likely Senate run

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Florida Republican Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera appears poised to enter the 2016 U.S. Senate race to replace Marco Rubio, telephoning political donors and activists over the past few days to gauge their support and indicate his strong interest in launching a bid, several sources have told the Miami Herald.

OS Political Pulse Rep. Costello not running for open DeSantis seat

TALLAHASSEE – In a move that could affect the sharp-elbowed House Speaker 2020 race, state Rep. Fred Costello, R-Ormond Beach, announced he would not run for Congress to replace U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis of Ponte Vedra Beach, w ho announced his bid for U.S.

Naked Politics Are profitable hospitals getting LIP dollars?

Before the Florida Legislature fought to a budget standstill over a hole in health care funding, Gov. Rick Scott said lawmakers should stop worrying about giving state money to profitable hospitals.

Post on Politics Palm Beach County elections office expected to renew lease on Riviera Beach center

When the lease comes up in June 2016, Palm Beach County Elections Supervisor Susan Bucher likely will be renewing for another five years the warehouse she uses in Riviera Beach.The reason: the county considers the rent reasonable and Bucher isn’t about to move in an election year.


Naked Politics Fox News, Wall Street Journal visits also on Scott's D.C. schedule

Ahead of his meeting on hospital low-income pool funding with HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell in Washington Wednesday, Gov. Rick Scott lined up a couple of meetings with media outlets. His schedule showed him meeting with Fox News and The Wall Street Journal in D.C. Scott planned to fly home around midday and planned to attend a 6 p.m. ribbon cutting of a new medical center in Jupiter in Palm Beach County.

Post on Politics As Ron DeSantis enters Senate race, fellow Republican Jeff Miller explores bid in Palm Beach

Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Pensacola, talks with Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches CEO Dennis Grady (left) and former Rep. Mark Foley (right) at the Colony Hotel.

OS Political Pulse DeSantis announces U.S. Senate bid

The Republicans finally have a candidate to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Marco Rubio, two-term U.S. Rep.

PolitiJax DeSantis announces U.S. Senate bid

U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis of Ponte Vedra Beach made it official today, he is running to replace Marco Rubio in the U.S. Senate. The Republican faces Democratic front runner Patrick Murphy, another congressman. No other Republicans have said they will run thus far, but Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera and state Sen.

Naked Politics Uber hopes petition will shore up support for law

One of the policy questions left unanswered when the House ended its regular session early last week is the role of state and local regulators over ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft.

Bills in the House and Senate would have forced the companies’ drivers to be insured with up to $1 million in liability coverage. But a key difference between proposals in the two chambers has Uber anxious.

Naked Politics Quinnipiac poll: Jeb Bush trails early in Iowa


Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a still-undeclared candidate, trails other Republicans in the early 2016 presidential field in Iowa, a new poll has found.

Naked Politics Tampa, not Miami, eager to embrace Cuba

via @HeraldMimi

TAMPA -- Before Miami was even a city, Cubans were rolling cigars in the red brick factories of Tampa’s Ybor City and Cuban independence hero José Martí had visited to drum up support for the Cuban cause. It was the middle of the next century before Cuban exiles began making their mark on Miami.

Naked Politics AP: Hillary Clinton makes immigration central to early 2016 campaign

From the Associated Press:

LAS VEGAS -- Hillary Rodham Clinton is giving immigration a prominent role in her 2016 presidential campaign, reassuring skeptics and seeking to cast Republican presidential candidates as obstacles to overhauling the nation's immigration system.

Naked Politics Ferries between Florida, Cuba could return

via @HeraldMimi

Ferries carrying both passengers and cargo may soon ply the Florida Straits between Florida and Cuba for the first time in more than a half century.

The U.S. government granted licenses Tuesday to at least five companies — Airline Brokers Co. of Miami, Baja Ferries USA, Havana Ferry Partners, United Caribbean Lines and America Cruise Ferries of Puerto Rico — to begin offering ferry service.

PolitiJax Neither man has a plan to curb Jacksonville violence, former candidate says of Sheriff hopefuls

The last of the original seven candidates for Jacksonville sheriff has weighed in on which of the two in the general election race would best guide the department in reducing violence.

And to his thinking, neither.

Tony Cummings, who came in fifth in the first election, said he is remaining neutral after watching a televised debate Tuesday between Ken Jefferson and Mike Williams.

Post on Politics Palm Tran: Not practical to run buses on holidays

Palm Tran still won’t run buses on eight holiday days because it’s just not practical, its director says..

Naked Politics NYT/CBS poll: Republicans like Marco Rubio -- and Jeb Bush's experience


Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio continue to fare well in early national polls about the 2016 presidential race, with a new New York Times/CBS News survey showing them consistently among the most popular contenders among Republicans.

Naked Politics GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis to run for Senate in Florida


U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis of Ponte Vedra Beach plans to run for Marco Rubio's Senate seat in 2016.

The congressman will make an announcement Wednesday, a person close to DeSantis confirmed to the Miami Herald. The plans were first reported by the Associated Press.

Naked Politics Rubio to burnish foreign policy credentials in NY speech next week


U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who is making foreign policy experience a major component of his bid for president, will address the Council on Foreign Relations next week what is being billed as his first policy address since announcing his run.

OS Political Pulse POLITICO Report: Grayson's girlfriend inquiring about Congress

U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, and a biochemist linked to him romantically, Dena Marie Minning of Indialantic, are declining to comment on a report that she has been inquiring about running to replace him in Congress if he decides to run for the U.S.

Post on Politics Cities appeal judge’s rejection of Palm Beach County Inspector General suit

Cities have filed their expected appeal of Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Catherine Brunson’s ruling that tossed a lawsuit by 14 towns and cities against Palm Beach County’s Office of Inspector General.


Naked Politics FDLE arrests two Department of Corrections officers for inmate abuse


Two guards at Columbia Correctional Institution in Lake City have been charged in connection with the brutal beating of an inmate, which they allegedly tried to cover up.

Post on Politics New Republican Party of Florida director is Adam Hasner-Marco Rubio alum

Republican Party of Florida Chairman Blaise Ingoglia.

Post on Politics Scott on health care expansion: “It’s not going to happen”

Gov. Scott said Senate’s health care expansion, “It’s not going to happen.”

Post on Politics Republican Carl Domino says he’s running again for Patrick Murphy’s House seat

Carl Domino in one of his 2014 TV ads.

Former Republican state Rep. Carl Domino of Jupiter, who lost a challenge to Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy last year, says he’s running again for the Palm Beach-Treasure Coast District 18 seat.