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Gov. Rick Scott signed an executive order calling for a special election to replace state Sen. Jeff Clemens. A special primary will be held on January 30, 2018, with a special general election to follow on April 10. Clemens resigned […]

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City lawmakers have passed an ordinance to limit the influence of independent expenditures in local elections. By a 6-2 vote, City Council approved a measure to limit contributions from individuals to PACs involved in city elections and to restrict contributions […]

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Gov. Rick Scott has announced a special election to fill an opening in the House of Representatives. Rep. Alexandra Miller resigned her House District 72 seat to focus on her family and business. A special primary will be held on […]

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Gov. Rick Scott signed an executive order setting a special election for House District 58. The special primary will be held on October 10, 2017, and the general election will follow on December 19. Rep. Dan Raulerson announced his retirement, […]

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Gov. Rick Scott has called the Legislature into a special session to finalize the state budget. The session is scheduled for June 7 to June 9, 2017. Gov. Scott and House Speaker Richard Corcoran, who were at odds throughout the […]

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Gov. Rick Scott set the dates for a special election for House District 44. The primary election will be held on August 15, 2017, with the general election on October 10, 2017. The District 44 seat opened when Rep. Eric […]

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Gov. Rick Scott has issued an executive order setting a special election for House District 116. Rep. Jose Felix Diaz is leaving his post to run for the Senate District 40 seat vacated following Frank Artiles’ resignation. The primary and […]

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Gov. Rick Scott signed an executive order setting the dates for a special election to replace Sen. Frank Artiles. A special primary will be held on July 25, 2017, followed by a special general election on September 26. Artiles resigned […]

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The Florida Legislature adjourned the 2017 regular session on Monday, May 8, 2017. Lawmakers extended the session an extra day after failing to reach an agreement on the state budget, despite Republican majorities in both houses. The $82.4 billion budget […]

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After making inflammatory remarks about his African-American colleagues, Sen. Frank Artiles resigned from the state legislature. Artiles faced mounting pressure to step down following an outburst at a private Tallahassee club directed toward Democratic Sens. Audrey Gibson and Perry Thurston. […]

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Following in the path of the state’s House of Representatives, Hillsborough County Commissioners approved a measure banning text messages and other electronic communications with lobbyists during commission meetings. First introduced in December, the initial proposal only placed restrictions and obligations […]

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The Florida House passed a bill today to create greater separation between lawmakers and lobbyists. House Bill 7003 increases the time former public officials must wait before lobbying from two to six years. The measure continues a trend set by […]

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The Tampa Ethics Office launched an online system for lobbyists to log meetings with city officials. The system replaces the paper lobbyist disclosure form. Just like in the past, a log entry must be submitted within three days of a […]

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A proposed amendment to the Florida Constitution seeks to slow the revolving door between public officials and lobbyists. Currently, members of the legislature, statewide officials, and appointed officials must wait two years before lobbying on behalf of a principal. The […]

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