Florida representatives Joe Saunders and David Richardson Tuesday became the first openly gay members to be sworn into the Sunshine State’s legislature. Saunders and Richardson took their oath with more than 50 state legislators in Tallahassee. Saunders was accompanied in
Florida’s new legislative leaders on Tuesday pledged to fix the state’s troubled elections system, and promised a new era of cooperation in the wake of a string of Election Day defeats that surprised many top Republicans. The GOP still firmly
A diverse new class of lawmakers reported to work in the Florida Legislature on Tuesday, tasked with plunging into problems over education, the economy, health care and a national election embarrassment to fix. All told, 44 new House members and 15 new senators were
Gov. Rick Scott, who has long resisted implementing the new health care law, said on Friday he wants to work with the Obama administration to cut costs while carrying out its provisions, including an online shopping “exchange.” Scott, while speaking to
Orange County Democratic Party Chair Scott Randolph announced Friday that he will withdraw from the race to become chairman of the Florida Democratic Party after his surprise race and subsequent election as Orange County Tax Collector. Randolph, a state legislator from
Many of the problems that surfaced during the election were predicted by Democratic legislators who tried to soften the impact of HB 1355 with a slew of pro-voter amendments. All the amendments failed in the Republican-dominated House and Senate, though
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is telling top donors that President Barack Obama won re-election because of the “gifts” he had already provided to blacks, Hispanics and young voters and because of the president’s effort to paint Romney as anti-immigrant.
President Barack Obama is firing back at a pair of Republican senators who have launched a preemptive attack against his potential nominee for secretary of state, saying that “to besmirch her reputation is outrageous.” In a series of media appearances on Wednesday,
State Representative Darryl Rouson, with the support of former Governor Charlie Crist, will announce legislation for the upcoming 2013 legislative session to reform the flawed Florida elections statutes that changed in 2011 and led to a national embarrassment.
Chris Dorworth has lost his seat in the Florida House of Representatives. A hand recount completed Monday afternoon confirmed that the Lake Mary Republican, who was supposed to take over as speaker of the state House in just two years, has been defeated