Puerto Ricans got their first view of the ruin brought on by Hurricane Maria, which swept across the island Wednesday, leaving a trail of destroyed homes, floodwaters, and 100 percent of the territory without power. But they were not the only ones.
Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz of northwest Florida has endorsed fellow Republican Ashley Moody to be elected the state’s next attorney general in 2018. “Florida needs an Attorney General with the experience to make headway against the dangers we face as Floridians, the courage to stand up for law enforcement, and the fortitude to defend our Constitutional rights,” Gaetz said in a statement.
Since the inception of local newspapers centuries ago, classified advertisements have been one of the industry’s primary financial engines. Then came the internet, and a website called Craigslist.
Lobbyist Richard Reeves, a month after departing GrayRobinson, has set up his own shop, RLR Consulting. “I have a proven track record of working successfully with individuals and issues across the political spectrum, and I look forward to promoting good public policy before the legislative and executive branches,” Reeves said in a press release.
Repeal and replace: It’s back! While most of the Florida delegation is busy helping constituents deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, a common issue is arising from the ashes. Whether one wishes to call it Son of Trumpcare, Repeal and Replace 2.0, or Obamacare-lite, one thing is sure: It’s back and appears to be gaining momentum. The legislation, officially known as Graham-Cassidy, calls for sending huge sums to states via block grants instead of a federal government-driven entity. It…
Joe McCann, a former House Democratic Office staff director, has joined the Pittman Law Group as Senior Policy Director, the firm announced Wednesday. McCann will work alongside attorney Sean Pittman to direct the firm’s lobbying efforts.
Sunburn – The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. By Peter Schorsch, Phil Ammann, Joe Henderson, Mitch Perry and Jim Rosica. House Speaker Richard Corcoran has taken the first step to improve Florida’s hurricane readiness, and it sounds like a good one.