Former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer, who pled guilty on the eve of a potentially politically salacious trial that could have aired the laundry of the state GOP and former Gov. Charlie Crist, will find out his prison fate Wednesday.
Greers pretrial guilty plea in February allowed him to avert the possibility of up to 75 years in prison for fraud, money laundering and theft when he again appears before Circuit Judge Donald Myers at 1:30 p.m. in Orlando.
As legislators have in the past, expect disagreements to continue between the House and Senate as the 2013 regular session progresses.
Both chambers appear to be heading in the same direction on issues ranging from election and ethics reform, policy changes to Citizens Insurance Property Corp., to manufacturing incentives, higher education funding and teacher pay.
Three Florida Republicans in potential tossup districts are among the targets of a national Democratic ad campaign over their stance to oppose the Obama administration on sequestration.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has launched an online ad that takes on 27 House Republicans, including Dan Webster, R-Orlando, Steve Southerland, R-Panama City, and Bill Young, R-Indian Shores.
According to the DCCC, "Tea Party House Republicans left the capital last week without any attempt to negotiate a deal on the sequester.
Watch the ad targeting on Young below.
Unlike the funding method requested for the Miami Dolphins, an effort to direct tax dollars for upgrades at the home of the Jacksonville Jaguars has the support of the members of the legislative delegation in Northeast Florida.
Senate President Don Gaetz has generally backed the work of the head of Citizens Property Insurance Corp., hired last June.
But as legislators debate the future of the state-backed agency, and reports of operational bloat come to light, reports that some executives have received pay raises of 12 percent to 24 percent, Gaetz would like Citizens President and CEO Barry Gilway to undergo a formal Senate confirmation.
Citizens has become a very confused organization, Gaetz said during an interview Thursday.