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Confirmed: Alan Hays Voted NO on Parent Trigger Because Haridopolis Blocked His Worker’s Comp Bill

Writes Jim Turner in Sunshine State News: The failure of a single bill to reach the Senate floor — a controversial one that Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty claimed would lower workers’ compensation costs for businesses — doomed the “parent trigger” for … Continue reading

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Did Alan Hays Attempt to Trade His NO Vote on Parent Trigger?

From Aaron Dislatte in the Orlando Sentinel: TALLAHASSEE — As the clock ticked toward the end of the 2012 lawmaking session, Florida’s most influential business lobby was desperate for a win. Its lobbyists thought they had a package deal. If … Continue reading

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The Future of the Florida Senate: Will the Anti-Privatization Coalition Extend to Schools

What follows is an analysis by a long time observer of Florida politics. The writer desires to be recognized by a pseudonym, Lois Pace. Will the emerging center coalition in the Florida Senate flex its muscle as we enter the … Continue reading

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Bradenton Herald: Unsavory Prison Politics

The privatization lines have blurred in Florida. Few any longer even bother to dispute the fact that Florida’s republican-dominated legislature is engaged in attempted to privatize the state’s education apparatus via any means possible. The privatization template is currently placed … Continue reading

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Mike Haridopolos, Demagoguery and Teacher Derangment Syndrome

From blogging colleague Education Matters comes this link to Polk County online publication NewsChief.com. It seems that NewsChief was at a speaking engagement of Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos. The former US Senate hopeful offered up this red meat for the … Continue reading

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Axelrod on Scott, Crist, Obama’s 2012 Prospects in Florida and Independent Voters

Alex Leary is one on the state’s very best – albeit biased – political reporters. In an interview with Obama advisor David Axelrod, he poignantly covers three topics important to Floridians: Rick Scott, Charlie Crist and President Obama’s prospects for winning Florida in … Continue reading

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Democrat Says Ray Sansom Wrongly Accused of Crime During Ethics Bill Debate

Florida Republicans received alot of flack last week when Paula Dockery’s ethics bill was torpedoed by Senate President Mike Haridopolos. They’ll receive even more with yesterday’s rejection of of another ethics bill by the Rules Committee. But Republicans received some cover from … Continue reading

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Did Haridopolis Squash Dockery’s Ethics Bill to to Punish Her or to Protect Cronyism?

The St. Petersburg Times takes Florida Senate Republican President Mike Haridopolos to task this morning over his decision to deny Paula Dockery’s Ethics bill from moving any further through committees:   A day after yanking the bill, Haridopolos’ office finally offered an implausible … Continue reading

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Haridopolos Blocks Dockery’s Ethics Bill

How come? The office of Senate President Mike Haridopolos has put the kibosh on a fellow Republican’s ethics bill — the same bill Haridopolos himself had co-sponsored last year. The decision to stall the bill, which is designed to crackdown … Continue reading

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