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Sunburn for 4.24.17 – Florida is burning; Frank Artiles epilogue; Budget negotiations stall; Trial of generation in Jacksonville; Ballard, Inc.

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Sunburn – The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. By Peter Schorsch, Phil Ammann, Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster, Mitch Perry and Jim Rosica. DRINKING FROM A FIREHOUSE  From wildfires burning throughout the state to the smoldering embers of Frank Artiles‘ political career and from the soon to ignite race to be Florida’s governor to the white hot last two weeks (maybe) of the 2017 Legislative Session, attempting to keep up with all that is going on in Florida politics is…

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Sunburn for 3.14.17 – Press skits tonight; Fineout finds out; Kionne McGhee to lead House Dems; Eyeball wars flaring up

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Sunburn – The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. By Peter Schorsch, Phil Ammann, Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster, Mitch Perry and Jim Rosica. HAPPENING OVERNIGHT – WIND SCRUBS SPACE X LAUNCH via Florida Today – SpaceX is expected to try again early Thursday to launch a Falcon 9 rocket and commercial communications satellite from Kennedy Space Center, after strong winds scrubbed the mission’s first countdown on Tuesday. The launch team called off the attempt while the rocket was being fueled, with more than…

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Sunburn for 3.10.17 – On Buckhorn’s no; Gillum’s emails probed; Grimsley’s $$$; The Bandit speaks; Happy b’day Shawn Foster

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Sunburn – The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. By Peter Schorsch, Phil Ammann, Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster, Joe Henderson, Mitch Perry, and Jim Rosica. BOB BUCKHORN SAYS NO Buckhorn is a gregarious, ambitious and determined man, and we think he would have made a fine governor for the state of Florida. He certainly ranks among the best mayors the city of Tampa has ever had. But we also believe he made the right call when he announced in an…

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Protests at Marco Rubio’s office say focus is on access, not booting him

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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio lost leases on his offices in Tampa and Jacksonville in part because of landlord’s impatience with the incessant barrage of protests out front. Is Orlando next? The plaza in front of the downtown Orlando office building housing Rubio’s Central Florida office was the site of another protest Tuesday, as it has been almost every Tuesday this year. This time, it was For Our Future and other groups pressing a combination of state, local and federal liberal…

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Sunburn for 2.10.17 — New Fla. Retail Fed. prez; Bill Nelson primaried? Jeff Atwater’s win; Rick Kearney antes up

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Sunburn — The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. By Peter Schorsch, Phil Ammann, Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster, Mitch Perry and Jim Rosica. FIRST IN SUNBURN – SCOTT SHALLEY TO BE NAMED NEW PRESIDENT/CEO OF FLORIDA RETAIL FEDERATION – Look for the Florida Retail Federation to announce the hire of Scott Shalley to replace Randy Miller, who is retiring. Miller will continue to consult with FRF on issues as needed going forward. Shalley becomes only the 6th person to serve as both…

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Capitol Reax: Rick Scott’s proposed 2017-18 budget

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Gov. Rick Scott officially rolled out his nearly $83.5 billion budget during the Associated Press’ annual legislative planning session Tuesday. — “AIF applauds Governor Scott’s proposed budget that fights for the future of employers and employees in our Sunshine State. His proposed spending plan, which includes $618 million in tax cuts and $85 million for economic incentives to businesses, will go a long way in continuing to help our state achieve the prosperity and growth our Florida families deserve. “From…

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Sunburn for 01.30.17 – Trump travel ban sows chaos; Florida pols react (& some don’t); Rick Scott begins to roll out budget; FMA rolls out leg. agenda

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Sunburn – The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. By Peter Schorsch, Phil Ammann, Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster, Mitch Perry and Jim Rosica. TRUMP TRAVEL BAN SOWS CHAOS AT AIRPORTS, OUTRAGE AT PROTESTS President Donald Trump‘s immigration order sowed more chaos and outrage across the country Sunday, with travelers detained at airports, panicked families searching for relatives and protesters registering opposition to the sweeping measure that was blocked by several federal courts. Attorneys struggled to determine how many people had…

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