A prominent Republican fund-raiser turned critic of President Donald Trump said Thursday it would be a huge economic mistake not to let young undocumented immigrants, called “Dreamers,” remain in the United States.
Senate President Joe Negron and House Speaker Richard Corcoran have cancelled next week’s legislative committee week because of Hurricane Irma, they said in separate memos to members Wednesday.
The Florida Lottery and the House of Representatives are seeking an extension in which to settle a pending lawsuit over a $700 million contract for new equipment, court records show. Lottery outside counsel Barry Richard and House general counsel Adam Tanenbaum asked the 1st District Court of Appeal that they “be permitted to provide another status report to the court by Oct. 31.” Last Thursday was the previous deadline for a status report.
In the “will he or won’t he” dance often done by potential political candidates, Richard Corcoran has more than enough to pay the band. Corcoran’s political committee will report raising $1,088,000 in August, according to information first provided to FloridaPolitics.com. This puts the Pasco County Republican at having raised just over $4 million in the first 100 days since he opened his Watchdog PAC.
The Tallahassee-based First Amendment Foundation, the state’s public records and open meetings watchdog, says it is supporting House Speaker Richard Corcoran’s “efforts on (tourism money) transparency and accountability.” In a letter to Corcoran sent Tuesday by foundation President Barbara Petersen, the group responded to Corcoran’s recent “comments in the Orlando Sentinel regarding the need for transparency and accountability for tourism development organizations spending tax dollars to promote the interests of local communities.” “We agree with your statements, Mr. Speaker, and…
Kathryn Starkey‘s heart belongs to Pasco County, not Tallahassee. The Pasco County Commissioner says that after careful consideration she will not run for the Florida House in 2018. Starkey had been eyeing a bid for Richard Corcoran’s House District 37 seat.
House Speaker Richard Corcoran sent letters Friday to 12 tourism development councils that severed ties with Visit Florida demanding accountability and transparency in the way they spend taxpayer dollars. Visit Orlando is one of the 12 councils that cut ties with Visit Florida, after the state marketing agency was criticized for spending $1.25 million to sponsor a London soccer club and $1 million to rapper Pitbull to promote the state on social media. Corcoran accused the councils of avoiding new…