In case you think the old adage "it's who you know" only pays off in the private sector, you might want to consider a promotion made last week at one of the busiest, lawyery-ist state offices in Tallahassee.
Anitere Flores is willing to test her clout in the Florida Senate to fight a leadership decision to delay indefinitely the remaining $3.5 million in payments owed to the victim of one of the state's most horrific DCF-related abuse cases.
During the campaign Gov. Rick Scott's aghast opponents made a mountain of the "record $77 billion budget" he signed this year. What they didn't mention was how much he and the Legislature saved Florida taxpayers.
Watching Florida's partisan redistricting tug of war, no wonder it's so hard to get young people interested in their government. All they see is politics -- and they don't find much there to like or admire.
Stories -- unconfirmed, but they're certainly stronger than rumor -- are coming out of Miami that Annette Taddeo, Charlie Crist's pick for lieutenant governor, is revving up to make a run for another elected office.
If you are unfamiliar with the EPA’s overreaching and likely-underachieving Clean Power Plan, you might want to bring it up on your radar -- and quickly. Public comments on this bureaucratic "answer" to climate change are due by Dec. 1.