There's an invisible layer of high-level government business conducted every day in the Florida Capitol, a subsurface of information-share that hums along office-to-office, out of the public's earshot and out of the sunshine.
Kevin McCarty, appointed insurance commissioner in 2003, apparently tops the prospective "dead man walking" list -- particularly after the governor's office would not deny the rumor he's up next for the chop.
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.