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Scott Maxwell on Dean Cannon: From speaker to lobbyist — how appropriate

Nov 28, 2012 Comments Off on Scott Maxwell on Dean Cannon: From speaker to lobbyist — how appropriate Wes Hodge

So House Speaker Dean Cannon wants to be a lobbyist. Like many before him, the former Winter Park resident is making the transition from “public servant” to influence-peddler, hoping to cash in on his …

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Orange’s once-red legislative delegation to meet amid new blue hue

Nov 28, 2012 Comments Off on Orange’s once-red legislative delegation to meet amid new blue hue Wes Hodge

Orange County’s newly-minted legislative delegation today announced that its first gathering will be on Dec. 17, and once seated, it’s new complexion will have gone from deep red to blue. …

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House GOP Committee Chairs Will All Be White Men In Next Congress

Nov 28, 2012 Comments Off on House GOP Committee Chairs Will All Be White Men In Next Congress Wes Hodge

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced who will chair all of the major House committees in the next Congress. And it turns out they all have something in common besides …

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Dorworth: With Ballard, I’ll help clients “under attack” by government

Nov 27, 2012 Comments Off on Dorworth: With Ballard, I’ll help clients “under attack” by government Wes Hodge

Chris Dorworth, the Lake Mary Republican who lost his seat in the state House two years before he was to become speaker, says he’s looking forward to his new career …

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Congressional Dems want feds to review voting law

Nov 27, 2012 Comments Off on Congressional Dems want feds to review voting law Wes Hodge

Six Democratic members of Congress from Florida want the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to hold a hearing on changes to state election laws enacted by the Legislature and signed into law …

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Rick Scott Wants Florida Colleges To Offer $10,000 Bachelor’s Degrees

Nov 26, 2012 Comments Off on Rick Scott Wants Florida Colleges To Offer $10,000 Bachelor’s Degrees Wes Hodge

Gov. Rick Scott has challenged state colleges to provide bachelor’s degree programs that don’t cost more than $10,000, and although the proposal drew both praise and scorn, the head of …

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Weatherford leans right with House committee assignments

Nov 26, 2012 Comments Off on Weatherford leans right with House committee assignments Wes Hodge

With the bipartisan spirit receding from last week’s swearing-in ceremony, Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford looked more like a typical conservative Florida Republican with the unveiling of his committee assignments. Weatherford placed …

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Florida’s Medicaid increases hinge on legislative ruling — now or later?

Nov 25, 2012 Comments Off on Florida’s Medicaid increases hinge on legislative ruling — now or later? Wes Hodge

The first crucial date is a mere six weeks away for Florida to obey a requirement to start paying Medicaid providers higher rates, but even with the recent softening tones …

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Jeb Bush in 2016? Not Too Early for Chatter

Nov 24, 2012 Comments Off on Jeb Bush in 2016? Not Too Early for Chatter Wes Hodge

Now that the Obama and Romney campaigns have closed their headquarters in Chicago and Boston, the attention of the political world is shifting to an office suite tucked behind the …

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Alan Grayson helps Walmart worker walk off job in ‘Black Friday’ protest

Nov 24, 2012 Comments Off on Alan Grayson helps Walmart worker walk off job in ‘Black Friday’ protest Wes Hodge

Anyone who thinks Alan Grayson is going back to congress somewhat neutered after his loss in 2010 would be sorely mistaken. If anything his activities over Thanksgiving seem to indicate …

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