UPDATED: Like a kid at summer camp, George Sheldon wants to come home.
There will be no gaming deal in the 2017 Legislature. No slot machines for the eight Florida counties that voted for them, no change in pari-mutuel activities, no new Seminole compact.
Poking the bear is always a bad idea, especially when he's bigger than you. Especially when his name is Rick Scott. And, dare I say it, especially when he's right.
In the end, in a House of Representatives where Republicans dominate, private property rights were always going to win.
In this month of legislative apology for atrocities done to child victims, there's a forgotten group of survivors out there. And they're asking, "What about us? Where is our apology?"
Maybe it's the extraordinary variety of entertainment in the Sunshine State, but a new report actually shows Florida has one of the lowest rates in the country for gambling addiction.
In a House of Representatives that makes a priority of members behaving ethically, how is it Rep. Cary Pigman gets to come back from a DUI arrest where his dishonor and dishonesty were on full dash-cam display -- and carry on as if nothing happened?
It took me less than five minutes with Pat Neal over a cup of coffee at the Doubletree in Tallahassee to see why he and Gov. Rick Scott are such good friends.
Senate President Joe Negron's immediate response after he heard about Sen. Frank Artiles' racial slur and other defamatory remarks delivered to fellow senators at the Governor's Club wasn't good enough.
Some lawmakers are calling for Sen. Frank Artiles, R-Miami, to resign after he launched into an alcohol-fueled tirade Monday night in the bar of the members-only Governor's Club, where he made derogatory remarks about a fellow senator, including a racial slur.