Articles in Category: 'Rick Scott'

By: Ed Dean | Posted: April 3, 2015 2:44 PM
 

Welcome to The Dean's List -- an Ed Dean-style look at who Florida's political achievers were (and weren't) in the last seven days. What you see here is strictly my opinion, not necessarily the editor's or the rest of the staff at Sunshine State News.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: April 2, 2015 12:01 AM
 

Finishing our celebration of five years of covering Florida politics and business from a conservative perspective, Sunshine State News wants to mention the political figures who fell just short of our top 20 list of the state’s movers and shakers.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: March 31, 2015 7:00 PM
 

Five years ago, when Sunshine State News launched, Rick Scott wasn’t known to most Floridians outside of some financial and health-care circles.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: March 31, 2015 12:01 AM
 

In the last five years nobody did more to change the course of Florida history than Gov. Charlie Crist.

 
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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: March 30, 2015 7:00 PM
 

Florida legislators have a choice on a key piece of legislation this year: Do something that makes sense or do something supported by the left.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: March 29, 2015 7:00 PM
 

Former Gov. Jeb Bush has been one of the leading political personalities in Florida over the last five years despite not holding or officially running for office during that time.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: March 25, 2015 7:00 PM
 

When he nominated then-Gov. Al Smith, D-N.Y., for president at the 1924 Democratic National Convention, Franklin D. Roosevelt took a line from a Wordsworth poem and labeled his friend the “happy warrior.”

 
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Posted: March 26, 2015 10:13 AM
 

The newspapers are awash every day with stories about the Florida Department of Corrections and the systemic problems  a longstanding culture has created.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: March 25, 2015 12:01 AM
 

During Sunshine State News' first three years, we dismissed John Morgan as just another rich and powerful Florida trial attorney. That would be our mistake.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: March 23, 2015 8:30 PM
 

Over the last five years, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson continued his stint as the most consistently effective Democrat in Florida in recent years, even as he often took a supporting role on the political stage.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: August 23, 2014 3:55 AM
 

You won't find Nan Rich using the "L" word prematurely and neither will I.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: March 18, 2015 8:00 PM
 

Very few politicians experienced the roller coaster ride that former Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos had over the last five years as he experienced more than his share of both triumphs and reversals.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: March 17, 2015 7:00 PM
 

Over the last five years, former Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford has grown into one of the most prominent political leaders in the Sunshine State and his star could go even higher in the years to come.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: March 11, 2015 3:09 PM
 

Over the last five years, state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam has been near center stage in Florida politics, but there has always been a feeling he will soon claim a larger role.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: March 13, 2015 12:01 AM
 

For at least the last five years conservative colleagues have called populist Mike Fasano a RINO -- to his face and behind his back.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: March 13, 2015 11:15 AM
 

Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown has posed quite a problem for conservatives over the last five years. He has shown political skills he didn't display when he primaried U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Fla., in the 1990s and has been able to find some success in traditionally Republican Jacksonville by hiding in the weeds and toning town his Democratic affiliation.

 
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