Former state Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda of Tallahassee announced last year she was leaving the Democratic Party to become an independent. She also backed Republican Donald Trump during the presidential campaign. Now, she has taken the next step and become a Republican. The state GOP made the announcement Thursday night after the Leon County Republican… Continue reading Rehwinkel Vasilinda Goes Republican
After going to Congress last month, Republican Matt Gaetz will be back in Tallahassee on Wednesday to talk about health-care issues. Gaetz, who represented a Panhandle district in the state House before going to Washington, is scheduled to hold a media availability at 3 p.m. with legislators. Also Wednesday, another newly elected Republican congressman, Francis… Continue reading Matt Gaetz Back In the House
State Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater met with Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday, four days after announcing he would resign later this year to become a vice president at Florida Atlantic University. Atwater told reporters after the meeting that the two men only briefly mentioned the search for a replacement; Scott will pick a new… Continue reading Atwater Says He Won’t Offer Names for Successor
Gov. Rick Scott and state Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater plan to meet Tuesday afternoon, as Scott prepares to appoint a replacement for Atwater. Update: The governor’s schedule did not list a topic of the meeting, but his office says it will be about legislative priorities. The CFO announced Friday that he will leave the… Continue reading Scott, Atwater to Meet On Legislative Issues
Gov. Rick Scott grabbed attention Tuesday when he took some not-so-veiled jabs at House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O’ Lakes, as they battle about funding for Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida. And as if to drive home the point, Scott’s office sent out a transcript of his remarks to reporters. Here is that transcript from… Continue reading Scott’s Office Sends Out Transcript of Jabs at Corcoran
Gov. Rick Scott will join President Donald Trump on Monday for a visit to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, according to a schedule released by Scott’s office. Scott and Trump are slated at 12:30 p.m. to go to U.S. Central Command at MacDill.
Former state Rep. Perry McGriff, D-Gainesville, has died at age 79, the Gainesville Sun reported on its website. Here is a link to the Sun story.