Articles in Category: 'Gary Aubuchon'

By: Kevin Derby | Posted: February 4, 2011 3:55 AM

With Gov. Rick Scott looking to reorganize the state government, House Speaker Dean Cannon announced Thursday that he will create a new House committee to tackle the issue.

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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: November 16, 2010 4:05 AM
With 40 new members taking their seats as the House convenes for a special session on Tuesday, incoming Speaker Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park, named committee chairs on Monday morning, adding to his leadership team.
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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 11, 2010 4:05 AM
Class was in session at the Capitol building Wednesday in Tallahassee, as newly-elected legislators attended “Special Session 101.”
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: November 6, 2010 4:05 AM
Incoming Speaker Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park, tapped Rep. John Legg, R-Port Richey, as speaker pro tempore on Friday, and named Rep. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, R-Miami, as House majority leader.
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: August 20, 2010 4:05 AM

Senate President Jeff Atwater, R-North Palm Beach, sent out a letter to all senators on a future special session to deal with the economic damage caused by the oil spill in the Gulf. Though Atwater said he is open to a special session, he is waiting to confer with House Speaker Larry Cretul, R-Ocala before he can go much further.

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Posted: April 7, 2010 12:06 AM

State Sen. Mike Bennett is a true champion. State Rep. Gary Aubuchon is a housing hero. And Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink? A defender of the common man.

That's according to the Sadowski Housing Coalition, a nonpartisan group of organizations dedicated to affordable housing. The coalition is pushing bills that would repeal a cap on a housing trust fund, which was established in 1992 and funnels money toward affordable housing.

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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: March 19, 2010 (All day)

The Florida House of Representatives passed a number of bills Thursday morning with some debate but no close votes.

Republicans took aim at trial attorneys in a measure that limits fees for private attorneys representing the state attorney general’s office and also in a bill reforming slip-and-fall tort law.

The House voted along party lines to cap attorney fees by a vote of 71-40 after debate. Three Democrats voted for the measure, Rep. Joseph Abruzzo, D-Wellington, Rep. Leonard Bembry, D-Greenville, and Rep. Debbie Boyd, D-Newberry.

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