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Direct mail round-up: SD 25 Republican Melanie Peterson branded a liberal in attack pieces

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Two Republicans in State Senate District 25 are fighting for their party’s nomination in the Aug. 14 primary. Realtor and horse trainer Melanie Peterson, who served with the Palm Beach Soil and Water Conservation District, is pushing her local roots and stressing the need for smaller government in Tallahassee. Peterson is facing lawyer Geoff Sommers, a former congressional staffer who is also stressing his ties to the area and calling for less regulation. Sommers, who flies up to Washington once…

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Sunburn — The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics — 10.5.17

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Sunburn — The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. By Peter Schorsch, Phil Ammann, Mitch Perry and Jim Rosica. Barring a last-minute reprieve, which almost certainly won’t happen, Florida will execute Michael Ray Lambrix at 6 p.m. tonight. The 57-year-old, also known as Cary Michael Lambrix, was convicted of the 1983 killings of Clarence Moore Jr. and Aleisha Bryant. Prosecutors say he killed them with tire-iron and by strangling after an evening of drinking at his trailer near…

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Court overturns state board on charter schools

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Pointing to similar cases in other parts of Florida, an appeals court Wednesday overturned a decision by the State Board of Education that would have cleared the way for two charter schools in Indian River County.

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Sunburn – The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics – 9.29.17

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Sunburn – The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. By Peter Schorsch, Phil Ammann, Mitch Perry and Jim Rosica. Congratulations to the Florida Chamber Foundation for putting on a successful 2017 Future of Florida Forum in Orlando this week. Judging from the tweets, the show was a hit:

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Sunburn for 8.25.17 – Mark Asay executed; Speaker wants to investigate Daisy Baez; Alex Miller lets us down; Joe Hice leaving EFI; One week to Force Friday 2

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Sunburn – The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. By Peter Schorsch, Phil Ammann, Mitch Perry and Jim Rosica.

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Rick Scott appoints three to reconfigured Tampa Bay transit board

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On Tuesday, Gov. Rick Scott announced three appointments to the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority, including one new member.

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Sunburn for 8.16.17 – Jack Latvala hits the trail; Jimmy Patronis to consider hitting the trail; Bobby O. wins on the trail; Joe Negron blazes a trail; Bill Montford leaves a trail; Happy trails, Carol Gentry

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Sunburn – The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics.

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