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Welcome To Florida Politics

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.

For each story, column, article or editorial we deem significant, we post at least the headline and link to the piece; the linked headline always appears in quotes. We quote the headline for two reasons: first, to allow researchers looking for the cited piece to find it (if the link has expired) by searching for the original title/headline via a commercial research service. Second, quotation of the original headline permits readers to appreciate the spin from the original piece, as opposed to our spin.

Not that we don't provide spin; we do, and plenty of it. Our perspective appears in post headlines, the subtitles within the post (in bold), and the excerpts from the linked stories we select to quote; we also occasionally provide other links and commentary about certain stories. While our bias should be immediately apparent to any reader, we nevertheless attempt to link to every article, column or editorial about Florida politics in every major online Florida newspaper.


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The Blog for Monday, June 01, 2015

"Second try at budget"

    "As legislators return to the Capitol Monday for a second attempt at crafting a budget, they face a deadline to prevent a government shutdown amid lingering resentment between House and Senate Republicans." "Lawmakers return to Capitol for second try at budget." See also "Lawmakers seek to avert shutdown despite health care funding split."

    Scott would shift federal money to for-profit hospitals

    "Gov. Rick Scott has submitted a plan to the federal government that would shift federal money to treat uninsured patients from public, safety-net providers to for-profit hospitals." "Gov. Scott has own plans for hospital funding." More: "Florida's political plight: Health care funding issue looms."

    The Tallahassee Democrat editors: "Time to get it done."

    RPOF Finance Team

    "RPOF Unveils Finance Team for 2016."

    "Hillary vs. Jeb, of course"

    Politico - Bill Scher writes, "I am going to tell you, right now, what the political landscape of the future looks like so you don’t waste your time over the next year listening to a parade of pundits or watching those ridiculous primary debates. The 2016 election is going to come down to Hillary vs. Jeb, of course. Dynasty against dynasty. The campaign that would horrify our Founding Fathers and will bore everyone to tears." "Newsflash: It’s Going To Be Hillary vs. Jeb."

    Meanwhile, "Jeb Bush Blames GOP Congress, Not His Brother, For Bush-Era Spending." More: "PolitiFact Florida: When Jeb Bush was known as 'Veto Corleone'."

    See also: "RNC Hits Hillary Clinton for Appearing With 'Mr. Marijuana' John Morgan."

    "DeSantis Version 2.0?"

    "Ron DeSantis won the Republican primary for an open congressional seat in 2012 by running as a conservative, stressing his military service, attacking career politicians and nailing down St. Johns County." "Mark Miner: Ron DeSantis Version 2.0?"

    Marco's Nevada bet

    "Rubio's bet on Nevada."

    Koch Brothers launch new Florida ad

    Kevin Derby: "Americans for Prosperity (AFP) launched a new ad on Friday, urging legislators to stand against Medicaid expansion." "AFP Takes Aim at Medicaid Expansion in New Ad."

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