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Thanks for visiting. On a semi-daily basis we scan Florida's major daily newspapers for significant Florida political news and punditry. We also review the editorial pages and political columnists/pundits for Florida political commentary. The papers we review include: the Miami Herald, Sun-Sentinel, Palm Beach Post, Naples News, Sarasota Herald Tribune, St Pete Times, Tampa Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Tallahassee Democrat, and, occasionally, the Florida Times Union; we also review the political news blogs associated with these newspapers.

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The Blog for Sunday, December 04, 2005


    State Senator
    Mike Fasano of New Port Richey is as loyal a Republican as they come, but when he looks at Florida's political landscape next year, he can't help but worry about how voters will view the party running state government.

    "Absolutely I'm concerned," Fasano said in a TV interview airing today. "Consumers, all of us, will be paying an extra $16 almost each month on our electric bill. Telephone rates will rise by 20 to 25 percent this month. ... They have carte blanche now ... to raise rates. Homeowner premiums are going through the roof. It's not a Republican issue, and it's not a Democratic issue. It's a state government issue to get this under control."

    Fasano even suggested voters take a hard look at state lawmakers who backed a controversial 2003 bill that is raising local telephone rates for millions of Floridians.
    "Rising utility rates draw Fasano's fire".

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