Articles in Category: 'Alex Sink'

By: Kenric Ward | Posted: February 15, 2011 3:55 AM
 
We're still awaiting word from Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith about the closure of the Democratic Leadership Council.
 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: February 9, 2011 5:48 PM
 

Former Gov. Charlie Crist and former Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink, fresh off electoral defeats last fall, were back in the spotlight Wednesday, this time pushing for a ballot initiative that would prevent offshore oil and natural gas drilling in Florida's territorial waters.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: February 9, 2011 10:51 AM
While South Floridians went to the polls Tuesday to vote in special elections for two legislative seats, both races were very close -- in fact, the House election could be headed for a recount.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: February 8, 2011 3:55 AM

When Frederica Wilson won Kendrick Meek's former congressional seat last November, she set in motion a special election for two legislative seats.  And that election is set for Tuesday in South Florida.
 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: February 4, 2011 3:55 AM
 

Old politicians never go away, they just become political "experts."

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: January 20, 2011 3:55 AM
 

After only two weeks in office, Gov. Rick Scott had the greatest share of the spotlight as Florida leaders met in Tallahassee Wednesday to speak at the annual Legislative Planning Session held by the Associated Press. Scott spoke about his economic plans and responded to complaints from the media that his administration is not being open with them.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: January 12, 2011 3:55 AM
 

Newly elected Chairman Rod Smith of the Florida Democratic Party spoke to the House Democratic caucus on Tuesday to outline his vision of where the party is headed.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: January 9, 2011 11:43 AM
 

In a widely expected move, former Sen. Rod Smith was selected to lead the Florida Democratic Party on Saturday in Orlando, replacing former U.S. Rep. Karen Thurman, who has served as chairwoman for almost six years.

 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: January 6, 2011 2:30 PM
 
Gov. Rick Scott is shooting down official frequent fliers with his decision to sell the state's airplanes, though it's unclear how much money taxpayers will save.
 
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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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