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Naked Politics WASH POST: Koch-backed network aims to spend nearly $1 billion on 2016 elections

Washington Post's Matea Gold writes ...

Naked Politics Consumer advocate: Gov. Scott shouldn't replace Kevin McCarty

Naked Politics Miami-Dade mayor cautions lawmakers about governor's proposed communications-tax cut


Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez asked county lawmakers Monday to be careful if and when they adopt Florida Gov. Rick Scott's proposal to cut taxes on cellphones, cable and satellite television.

Naked Politics Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine wants to ban local casino operators from bid for proposed convention center hotel

@joeflech and @doug_hanks

MMiami Beach Mayor Philip Levine wants to ban any operator of a Miami-Dade casino resort from running a headquarters hotel for a renovated Miami Beach Convention Center.

Post on Politics Supremes watch: Sotomayor coming to Forum Club next week

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will speak at a joint Forum Club of the Palm Beaches – Palm Beach County Bar Association lunch next Monday at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.


The event is sold out.


Naked Politics Denied conflict-of-interest waiver, lobbying firm drops Miami-Dade County to represent Uber


Tally at least one victory for Uber Technologies over Miami-Dade County.

The ride-for-hire service remains illegal under county rules. But Uber has hired away one of Miami-Dade's outside lobbying firms. 

Post on Politics UPDATE: Fracking company welcomes scrutiny

Dan A. Hughes, the Texas company that caused a uproar and earned fines when it used hydraulic fracturing at an oil well in Collier County, says it welcomes the “ongoing scrutiny” of the well.

OS Political Pulse Lawmakers seek review of Baker Act

TALLAHASSEE --  Two South Florida lawmakers have filed bills that would require a review of Florida's Baker Act, which allows for the involuntary commitment of people who have mental illnesses and are considered dangers to themselves or others.

Naked Politics Report: Gov. Scott sought to replace McCarty with Louisiana insurance official

An online news service that covers the insurance industry reports that Gov. Rick Scott's office contacted a Louisiana insurance regulator as a potential replacement for Florida insurance regulator Kevin McCarty two weeks before Scott first publicly suggested McCarty's removal from office.

Naked Politics FL GOP senator files major medical-mairjuana bill


Florida medical physicians would be allowed to prescribe "medical-grade" marijuana to needy patients under a major cannabis bill filed Monday by a top Florida Republican state senator.

Post on Politics Condo brouhaha becomes part of West Palm Beach commission race

West Palm Beach District 2 city commission rivals Katherine Waldron and Cory Neering

Lawyers and at least one locksmith have benefited from a dispute at the Whitehall Condominiums of the Villages of Palm Beach Lakes, where a group of unit owners has accused the condo board of mismanaging money.

Naked Politics Priebus and Wasserman Schultz mislead on immigration, but Dems have political edge

One of the most bipartisan aspects of immigration reform is the inability of the Republican and Democratic leaders to talk honestly about it.

Simply look at how Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and his Democratic counterpart, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, handled the issue last week.

Naked Politics WASH POST: GOP presidential candidates face delicate balancing act

Washington Post's Dan Balz and Robert Costa, writing from Iowa on Saturday:

 The most wide-open Republican presidential nomination campaign in memory had its unofficial opening here on Saturday at a gathering that highlighted anew the thorny path ahead for candidates as they try to attract support from the party's conservative base without compromising their hopes of winning a general election.

Post on Politics Playground injuries targeted by bill

In response to the more than 200,000 children who end up in the hospital every year after an injury on a playground, the chair of the Senate Committee on Children, Families and Elder Affairs has filed a bill that would require inspections of all playgrounds open to the public. 

Naked Politics Vanity Fair's David Margolick's revisits Jeb Bush's Andover days

Vanity Fair's David Margolick writes in Vanity Fair ...

Andover back then was a thoroughly cliquish place, divided neatly into “jocks,” “nerds,” “freaks,” and “zeroes.” [Jeb] Bush was hard to pigeonhole—he was captain of the tennis team and was friendly with several black students—but was also, improbably (as one classmate called him) “a budding hippie.”

Naked Politics The InnoVida scandal, with Jeb Bush now the lead character


As the InnoVida scandal unfolded in the Miami media, Jeb Bush was part of the supporting cast.

Naked Politics Scott avoids reporters amid calls for investigations into FDLE

As Gov. Rick Scott on Friday continued to brush off questions about allegations of political meddling made by the state's former top law enforcement officer, pressure mounted elsewhere in Florida to get answers.

A Land O'Lakes man filed a formal complaint with the FBI asking for an investigation into a series of claims made last week by Gerald Bailey, whom Scott ousted as commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

OS Political Pulse Brummer, Fernandez named to Charter Review Commission

The members of Orange County's 2016 Charter Review Commission have been revealed, and some of the names on the list are raising eyebrows among open-government advocates.

Naked Politics Senator conducts surprise inspections at two prisons with troubled history

The chairman of a key legislative committee and an entourage of Senate staff dropped in for an evening of surprise inspections at two of North Florida’s troubled prisons late Thursday.

PolitiJax District 4 City Council candidate receives endorsements from former Mayor Delaney, Sheriff Rutherford

Scott Wilson, a Republican candidate for District 4 on the City Council, received endorsements this week from Tax Collector Michael Corrigan, Sheriff John Rutherford and former Mayor John Delaney.

He said he met with Corrigan last Saturday, Rutherford on Tuesday and Delaney on Friday.

Wilson has worked as the assistant for City Councilman Don Redman since Redman took office in 2007. Redman has also endorsed him.

Naked Politics Olenick to join state Board of Education

Gov. Rick Scott has appointed Michael Olenick to the state Board of Education.

Olenick, 62, is a former general counsel for the state Department of Education. He currently chairs the Florida Virtual School Board of Trustees.

OS Political Pulse Jeb Bush hosting education education summit in Tallahassee

Former Gov. Jeb Bush, considering a run for president in 2016, looks to be returning to his political roots -- and a place of political influence -- by helping to host an education conference next month in Tallahassee.

Naked Politics This time in Winter Park, Scott sidesteps more questions on FDLE


OS Political Pulse Plan for 1.2-million-square-foot facility near homes withdrawn

Homeowners cite traffic, safety concerns

OS Political Pulse Proposed intimate-apparel law aims to combat Ebola

A proposed Florida law against trying on intimate apparel is designed to prevent the spread of Ebola, its sponsor, state Sen.

Naked Politics Police body camera bill loses its teeth

A South Florida lawmaker proposed legislation last month that would require every police officer in the state to wear a body camera while on duty. 

The cameras became central to the debate about law enforcement accountability following the police-involved deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in New York City.  

Naked Politics Scott's proposed budget will include more money for people with disabilities

Another day, another budget recommendation.

Gov. Rick Scott on Friday unveiled new additional of his budget proposal, including $8 million to enroll all individuals "with critical needs" from the waiting list to the Developmental Disabilities Medicaid Waiver Program.

Naked Politics Jeb Bush headlines fundraiser, education summit in Tallahassee


Jeb Bush used to jokingly call the state capital "Mount Tallahassee" and on Feb. 10 he's making the treck back there to raise money for his (likely) presidential campaign and to talk education.

The $1,000-per-head fundraiser is closed to the press. The education forum, which could feature Florida Senate President Andy Gardiner and Florida House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, is open to reporters.

Here's the press release for that:

Post on Politics Got undies? Bill bans trying-on intimate apparel in the buff

An Orlando lawmaker has introduced a bill, SB 494, that would ban the #1 dressing room no-no: trying on bathing-suit bottom, lingerie and “lower-body undergarments” without underwear or a “disposable shield.”

Naked Politics 'Daddy,' womanizing assistant warden, axed at troubled prison


Each day, the female inmates at Lowell Correctional Institution would line up at the back gate waiting to talk to "Daddy."

In the afternoons, the prisoners would take turns visiting his office, passing him slips of paper and asking for favors like special bunk assignments, chocolates or time to liaison with their female partners.