Articles in Category: 'Bill McCollum'

By: Kevin Derby | Posted: February 9, 2011 9:00 AM
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee was an early backer of Marco Rubio’s ambitions to land in the U.S. Senate — and the once and perhaps future candidate for the Republican presidential nomination took aim at Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson on Tuesday.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: January 31, 2011 6:30 PM

As soon as federal Judge Roger Vinson of the U.S. District Court in Pensacola struck down the federal health care law backed by President Barack Obama as unconstitutional -- and Florida again became the political center of attention -- the Sunshine State’s congressional delegation broke on party lines in their reaction to the decision.

 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: January 27, 2011 3:55 AM
 
A Florida official's report that claimed state authorities are not using immigration enforcement powers available to them prompted critics to conclude that there is no need to pass more laws to control illegal aliens.
 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: January 21, 2011 3:55 AM

If the businesses that make up the Florida Chamber of Commerce are a little excited about the 2011 legislative session, it’s with good reason.

 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: January 21, 2011 3:55 AM
 
Mike Grissom, a veteran GOP operative, is a leading candidate to be the state Republican Party's new executive director, informed sources tell Sunshine State News.
 
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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: John Kennedy News Service of Florida | Posted: December 31, 2010 3:55 AM

With 2010 almost ready to be counted out, one of the year’s top Florida stories – Republican Rick Scott’s election – will turn a new page, morphing into one of the New Year’s first major political events.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: December 28, 2010 11:00 AM

A poll from Public Policy Polling (PPP), a firm with connections to national Democrats, shows that Florida Republicans can expect close primary battles in the presidential race as well as the contest to take on Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson.

 
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By: Lane Wright | Posted: December 28, 2010 4:00 AM
 
If you can't go to Tallahassee for the inauguration, Gov.-elect Rick Scott wants to bring it to you. Monday he hit three cities in the central and west coast portions of the state to thank his supporters and continue gathering ideas on growing Florida business and improving government.
 
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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: Lane Wright | Posted: December 20, 2010 5:05 PM
 
Attorney General-elect Pam Bondi says she wants to help restore balance between the federal government and the states. Today she announced her support of the Repeal Amendment, an amendment to the U.S. Constitution which would allow two-thirds of the states to repeal any law or regulation of Congress.
 
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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: Kenric Ward | Posted: December 14, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Florida's Republican leaders applauded Monday's federal court decision knocking down a key part of the Obama health-care law, and vowed to aggressively press the state's broader legal battle against Washington.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: December 7, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Rick Scott vowed to meet with as many state legislators as possible before becoming governor in January and he continued that effort this weekend. Scott met with members of the Panhandle delegation in Shalimar on Sunday before heading down to Melbourne on Monday to meet with six members of the House.
 
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By: Lane Wright | Posted: December 6, 2010 4:05 AM
 
With the 2010 elections successfully in the rearview mirror, the Republican Party, like everyone else, is setting its sights on 2012. Experts say success in 2012 for any party will include a healthy harvesting of the Hispanic vote.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: December 2, 2010 4:05 AM
 

On Wednesday, the Florida Chamber of Commerce announced that former House Speaker Larry Cretul will be the staff director of the Chamber’s board of governors program.

 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: November 26, 2010 3:55 AM
 
Is the Florida Attorney General's Office of one mind when it comes to illegal aliens?
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: November 19, 2010 4:05 AM

On Thursday, incoming Attorney General Pam Bondi and outgoing Attorney General Bill McCollum released a letter on which they collaborated, encouraging current and incoming attorneys general and governors across the nation to join the suit McCollum launched against new federal health-care laws.

 
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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: Gray Rohrer | Posted: November 6, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Senate President-elect Mike Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island, will have his hands full in the coming legislative session, making good on Republican promises to cut spending, create jobs, and tackle controversial bills dealing with teacher compensation, immigration and abortion.
 
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