Articles in Category: 'Alex Sink'

By: Kevin Derby | Posted: December 31, 2010 4:05 AM
 

The jockeying continues to see who will be the next chairman of the Republican Party of Florida. Former RPOF Chairman Tom Slade endorsed former Rep. Dave Bitner this week, praising the current Jefferson County RPOF committeeman for his commitment to conservative values.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: December 27, 2010 4:05 AM
 

Let's put the so-called "extravagant" inauguration of Florida's 45th governor in a little perspective.

 
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By: Keith Laing The News Service of Florida | Posted: December 17, 2010 4:05 AM
 

Four years ago, Alex Sink became the first Florida chief financial officer to win a contested election in her first bid for elected office.

Now, she is looking back at a term that saw her emerge as the face of a Florida Democratic Party hungry for new voices, but fall short in her bid to win the Governor’s Mansion for the party, which has been in the wilderness there since 1999.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: December 15, 2010 4:05 AM
 

Take a look at Rick Scott's face as he listens to our lawmakers in Fort Lauderdale Tuesday. What do you imagine he's thinking?

 
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By: David Royse News Service of Florida | Posted: December 16, 2010 4:05 AM
 
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and other federal officials announced Wednesday that the government is suing BP and eight other defendants, seeking to recover damages from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill earlier this year.
 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: December 15, 2010 4:05 AM

The Florida Public Service Commission Tuesday reached a settlement with Florida Power & Light Co. that will allow the electric company to charge its ratepayers more -- though not as much as the company originally had sought. The increase will bring in an additional $75.5 million, but FPL's base rates will be frozen for the next two years.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: December 14, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Looking to rein-in state spending, Florida’s governor, a man with little political experience who was elected by the skin of his teeth, looked to lower taxes and rein-in education spending, even advocating privatizing the penal system.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: December 9, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Florida TaxWatch released 125 recommendations to cut about $4 billion from the state budget Wednesday -- days after the state's expected budget shortfall of $3-to-$3.5 billion was announced for the next fiscal year.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: December 3, 2010 4:05 AM
 
From his perch as the ranking Republican on the U.S. House Communications, Technology and Internet Subcommittee, U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns continues to fight for free market solutions for the Internet.
 
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By: John Kennedy News Service of Florida | Posted: December 2, 2010 4:05 AM
 

Republican Rick Scott got plenty of political mileage during the governor’s race ridiculing the Obama administration for running up the federal deficit.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: November 30, 2010 4:05 AM
 
At least one prominent Florida Democrat is encouraging state CFO Alex Sink, who narrowly lost to Rick Scott in the gubernatorial election, to remain open to making another bid for office.
 
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By: By Kathleen Haughney The News Service of Florida | Posted: November 25, 2010 4:05 AM

When Gov.-elect Rick Scott unveiled his economic plan on the campaign trail this summer, there was a portion that caught many law enforcement professionals by surprise: a proposed $1 billion cut to the state’s corrections’ budget.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: November 23, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Incoming Gov. Rick Scott wanted to meet with all of the members of the Legislature before coming into office in January and he has been hitting the ground running.
 
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By: Keith Laing The News Service of Florida | Posted: November 20, 2010 4:05 AM
 

One-hundred and 60 of Gov. Charlie Crist’s not-so-closest friends gathered this week to give him a parting gift on his way out of Florida’s Governor’s Mansion.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: November 16, 2010 10:36 AM
 

The thin ranks of the House Democratic caucus convened Tuesday morning, choosing leaders to face two years of a dominant Republican majority.

 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: November 15, 2010 8:30 AM
 

Becalmed by a string of relatively uneventful hurricane seasons, a growing army of claims adjusters has found lucrative work ... in sinkholes.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: November 13, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Karen Thurman announced Friday that she is stepping down as chairwoman of the Florida Democratic Party, following the route of her Party’s candidates at the polls last week.
 
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By: John Kennedy News Service of Florida | Posted: November 12, 2010 4:05 AM

A veto override planned by Florida’s Republican legislative leaders is driving a wedge between major GOP donors, with business groups and health care giants Wednesday renewing their fight over a prescription drug bill.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: November 11, 2010 4:05 AM
 
With more than 1.6 million veterans living in the Sunshine State, there will be a lot of ceremonies honoring them across Florida on Thursday as the nation celebrates Veterans Day.
 
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By: Keith Laing The News Service of Florida | Posted: November 10, 2010 4:05 AM
Outgoing House Democratic Leader Franklin Sands will seek to replace Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Karen Thurman if she resigns, as some have encouraged her to do in the wake of brutal losses last week.
 
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By: David Royse News Service of Florida | Posted: November 6, 2010 4:05 AM

A red tide swept over Florida and most of the nation this week as Republicans romped in an Election Day repudiation of Washington that trickled down to Tallahassee, leaving Democrats singing the blues.

 
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By: Lane Wright | Posted: November 6, 2010 4:05 AM
 

Three days after a stunning defeat for Democrats, National Public Radio's top political analyst told the politically minded in Palm Beach County not to think these changes will last forever.

 
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POSTED: November 4, 2010
By: Kenric Ward | Posted: November 3, 2010 12:30 PM
 
Republican outsider Rick Scott narrowly beat Democrat Alex Sink to become Florida's next governor, capping a stunning insurgent campaign and completing a GOP sweep of statewide offices.
 
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By: Lane Wright | Posted: November 3, 2010 5:14 AM
 

After hours of anticipation, and a shrinking lead, Rick Scott announced that, however narrow the margin, he will be the winner of the gubernatorial contest.

 
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