by Bill Cotterell - 26 months ago -
John Patrick Julien, 50, had cancer. He was elected to the House in 2010, but lost a re-election bid to Rep. Barbara Watson, D-Miami Gardens, in a bitterly contested Democratic primary for House District 107 in August 2012. He was a native of Haiti and had five children. ... Related Research: Archived LobbyTools profile page for John Patrick Julien, Sept 27, 2013 Statement From House Democratic Leader Perry Thurston, and Sept 27, 2013 Governor's Memorandum: Flags at Half-Staff.
by Florida Current Staff - 30 months ago -
When given the choice of four Florida Republicans they'd like to receive a Great Floridian award, more than half of the participants picked King.
by Bill Cotterell - 32 months ago -
Sixty days of debate, argument, agreement and compromise end with the drop of two handkerchiefs in the Capitol rotunda to signal the completion of the 2013 legislative session.
by Florida Current Staff - 33 months ago -
The House pays tribute to a member who passed on this week.
by Bruce Ritchie - 33 months ago -
The Republican House member from Pensacola died of cancer, according to the House speaker. He was chairman of the House Energy & Utilities Subcommittee and was recalled as "the consummate gentleman of the House."
by Florida Current Staff - 35 months ago -
We will be closed Monday in observance with the state and federal Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.
by Florida Current Staff - 37 months ago -
Mark C. Hollis helped found the group monitoring government spending as he led the iconic Florida company during the 1980s when annual sales increased from $3 billion to $9 billion. ... Related Research: Dec. 7, 2012 Florida TaxWatch statement on the passing of Mark C. Hollis.
by Bill Cotterell - 38 months ago -
The author of new biography of Gov. Lawton Chiles -- John Dos Passos Coggin -- reflects on a unique figure in Florida politics. He interviewed more than 100 people who knew Chiles for the book, which will be released Tuesday.
by Florida Current Staff - 38 months ago -
This week we learned that Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is considering putting state lands under a central managing agency, that Gov. Rick Scott's new education agenda would lift enrollment caps on charter schools, that not all Gulf Coast counties like the Gulf Consortium idea and that even though it's a success, there's no permanent funding source for the war on pill mills.
by Florida Current Staff - 39 months ago -
A respected lobbyist and GOP consultant, he died Sunday after battling melanoma nearly six years.
by Bruce Ritchie - 46 months ago -
Glisson spent his entire 30-year career at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and was remembered as a tough but humorous defender of state lands. He was named "Conservationist of the Year" in 2004 by the Florida Wildlife Federation. Glisson, 60, died Saturday in Tallahassee.
by Gray Rohrer - 47 months ago -
In a year characterized by redistricting and budget battles, few pieces of legislation that stirred opposition -- at least within the ranks of Republicans who control the Legislature -- have been able to get through both chambers.
by Florida Current Staff - 51 months ago -
Mr. Stevens represented Pasco, Hernando, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties in the House from 1962 through 1972.
by Gray Rohrer - 53 months ago -
Florida politicians mourn the passing of the state's first Republican governor since Reconstruction. Kirk was remembered for helping the GOP get a foothold in the state during the 1960s when it was a Democratic Party stronghold.