Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

Aaron Bean - page 3

Bill to expand juvenile civil citations raises questions on officer discretion

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

A bill to set up a civil citation program for juveniles statewide advanced Monday through a Florida Senate committee. However, questions about removing officer discretion may need to be addressed before the proposal gets widespread support from lawmakers later this Session. Miami Republican Senator Anitere Flores’ bill (SB 196) would mandate law enforcement officers to offer a civil citation for youths admitting to one of 11 separate misdemeanors: possession of alcohol beverages; battery; criminal mischief; trespassing; theft; retail and farm theft; riots; disorderly conduct;…

Keep Reading

Compilation of Veterans Day messages from Florida’s elected officials and politicians

in Statewide by

A compilation of Veterans Day messages from Florida’s elected officials and politicians: Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam: In honor of Veterans Day, I want to tell you about a little-known program that’s honoring the sacrifices of our nation’s wounded veterans. It’s called Operation Outdoor Freedom. Since 2011, we’ve invited more than 2,000 wounded veterans to enjoy hunting, fishing, and other recreational activities at no cost to them. It’s an opportunity for them to relax and rehabilitate in Florida’s great outdoors. And…

Keep Reading

Donald Trump Jr. to tailgate before Florida/Georgia game

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

As “yuuuge” as the “World’s Biggest Cocktail Party” (i.e., the Florida/Georgia game) is in Jacksonville, the tailgate scene may be even bigger for GOP partisans. Donald Trump Jr. will tailgate with the Republican Party of Duval County Saturday at noon. The so-called FL/GA Victory Tailgate will be on the sidewalk between Lots J and M outside of EverBank Field. Trump will be joined by CD 4 candidate John Rutherford, Sen. Aaron Bean, and other politicians, including some Georgia representation and other Jacksonville pols who…

Keep Reading

In SD 18 race, Dana Young faces the toughest challenge of her political career

in The Bay and the 'Burg by

After it was revealed last month that Mosaic had withheld information for weeks about the massive sinkhole at their New Wales facility in Polk County which spilled 215 million gallons of contaminated water into the Florida aquifer, the Conservation Florida Voters attacked Dana Young for receiving campaign contributions from the phosphate corporation — and the fact that it’s vice president of public affairs co-hosted a fundraiser for her last year. “Rep. Dana Young’s environmental record is as dirty as her campaign contributions,” said Jonathan Webber, deputy…

Keep Reading

Florida Republicans state Senate campaign arm raises more than $5M ahead of primaries

in Statewide by

The political committee formed to help Republican state Senate candidates raised more than $5 million since April. State records show the Florida Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee raised nearly $5.2 million between April 1 and Aug. 25. The committee is led by Senate President Designate Joe Negron, and was set up by Senate leaders to raise money for Senate races across the state. “Treasure Coast Alliance,” Negron’s own political committee, gave $307,000 to the FRSCC. State records show Negron’s committee gave…

Keep Reading

Latest on the legislative staffing merry-go-round

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

With a tip of the hat to LobbyTools, here are the latest movements – both on and off – the legislative merry-go-round. On and off: Portia Palmer has been named interim Clerk of the House, and the post previously held by Bob Ward, who is retiring. Off: Benjamin Smith is no longer a legislative assistant for state Rep. Jim Boyd of Bradenton. Off: Rebekah Hurd is no longer a legislative assistant for St. Cloud state Rep. Mike La Rosa. Off: Kristin Bradstreet is no longer a district…

Keep Reading

Instant winners aplenty in Florida Senate races

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

You might want to call them instant winners. As of 5 p.m. Friday, a dozen Florida Senate candidates appeared to win their elections when the qualifying period ended without them drawing opposition. Newcomers Lauren Book and George Gainer were among those candidates who did not draw an opponent. Gainer, a Bay County Republican, ran unopposed in Senate District 2. That race was expected to be hotly contested and deemed one to watch by political observers. But in March, Rep. Matt…

Keep Reading

1 2 3 4 5 12
Show Buttons
Hide Buttons
Go to Top