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Ron Saunders Names More of House Dem Leadership Team

December 12, 2010 - 6:00pm

House Democratic Leader Ron Saunders of Key West and Democratic Whip Evan Jenne of Fort Lauderdale named four deputy whips Monday to oversee their caucus.

Rick Scott, Meet George Drew

December 12, 2010 - 6:00pm

Looking to rein-in state spending, Floridas governor, a man with little political experience who was elected by the skin of his teeth, looked to lower taxes and rein-in education spending, even advocating privatizing the penal system.

Tim Pawlenty Raises His Profile as 2012 Draws Closer

December 12, 2010 - 6:00pm

With a host of much-better-known Republicans considering running for president in 2012, Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota has been raising his profile in recent days as he reflects on launching his own bid for the White House.

Political Bits and Pieces

December 9, 2010 - 6:00pm

Incoming Gov. Rick Scott continues to meet with as many legislative members as possible before he takes office in January.

Presidential Derby

December 9, 2010 - 6:00pm

Public Policy Polling, a firm with ties to Democrats, released a poll this week that showed President Barack Obama maintaining a healthy lead in Minnesota over possible Republican candidates.

Feds Sending Another $342 Million to Florida for High-Speed Rail

December 8, 2010 - 6:00pm

With the newly elected Republican governors of Ohio and Wisconsin rejecting federal funds for high-speed rail projects, the Sunshine State looks to gain, as both Democrats and Republicans in the Florida congressional delegation are happy about the additional money.

John Mica Selected to Lead Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

December 8, 2010 - 6:00pm

U.S. Rep. John Mica was selected by his fellow Republicans in Congress to chair the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure -- giving a Floridian the gavel over the powerful committee overseeing highways, aviation, rail, maritime shipping, public buildings and the Coast Guard, amongst other tasks.

Florida TaxWatch Unveils Recommendations to Trim Budget

December 7, 2010 - 6:00pm

Florida TaxWatch released 125 recommendations to cut about $4 billion from the state budget Wednesday -- days after the state's expected budget shortfall of $3-to-$3.5 billion was announced for the next fiscal year.

Two Florida Republicans Chosen to Lead Congressional Committees

December 7, 2010 - 6:00pm

Two Florida Republicans were selected to lead committees in the U.S. House Wednesday, as U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen was chosen to chair the House Foreign Affairs Committee and U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller was named to lead the House Veterans Affairs Committee.

Dean Cannon Names Committee Leaders

December 6, 2010 - 6:00pm

Speaker Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park, named more chairmen and vice chairmen of House committees Tuesday, committees that will shape legislation and laws in Florida for the next two years.

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