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Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

Takeaways from Tallahassee — A billion-dollar fight over bonds

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A federal court’s ruling this week in Kansas has bolstered Florida’s lawsuit against the feds over U.S. savings bonds it holds as unclaimed property. In 2016, then-Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater sued the feds for over $1 billion — the amount of all the bonds he held as unclaimed property. He said the U.S. Treasury refused to make good on those bonds; current CFO Jimmy Patronis this week added it “has prevented (us) from securing full access to the bonds…

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Gwen Graham spends ‘workday’ at camp for sick children

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham spent a “workday” this week helping out at a Eustis summer camp for children with serious illnesses. “The children of our state are so fortunate to have Camp Boggy Creek. Every child deserves to experience the love, joy and growth I saw here, today.” Graham said. “I am thankful for the amazing staff and volunteers who dedicate their time giving back to our community. Camp Boggy Creek is a great example of all we can…

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It’s official: Jack Latvala opens up campaign account to run for Florida governor

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As if we should be surprised, state Sen. Jack Latvala on Friday opened a new campaign account and filed paperwork with the state’s Division of Elections to run for Florida governor. “My papers were filed by 5-year-old Rays fan Cooper Bishop!” the newly minted candidate tweeted shortly after noon, including a picture of a smiling boy wearing a Tampa Bay Rays uniform holding Latvala’s paperwork.

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Preparation is key as Joe Negron remains a force heading into 2018 Session

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Halfway between legislative sessions, Florida Senate President Joe Negron is not standing still. There he is joining Gov. Rick Scott at a ceremonial bill signing in the fight against opioid abuse in Palm Beach County July 11, along with Wellington Democrat Matt Willette and a group of Palm Beach County Sheriff deputies. About a week later, both Negron and Scott turned up again at a job-growth news conference July 19 at Orangetheory Fitness, the Boca Raton-based national fitness franchise chain. “I enjoy…

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Sunburn for 8.11.17 – So long, farewell

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Sunburn – The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. Editor’s note: Today’s edition begins with a special message from our departing colleague, Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster.

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Jack Latvala adds two stops for Aug. 16 announcement

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To outline his future political plans, Senate Appropriations Chair Jack Latvala added two more stops to his Aug. 16 announcement – turning what was to be a single event into something of a tour.

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Rick Baker committee raises big, spends bigger in July

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Former and possibly future St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker raised nearly $85,000 for his political committee last month according to finance reports filed with the Florida Division of Elections.

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