Category: Florida

The Dark Side of Adam Putnam’s Fundraising Success

February was a roller coaster month for Florida Agricultural Commissioner Adam Putnam. His political committee, Florida Grown PC, announced that they raised more than $2.25M in the month of February. In the email announcement, Justin Hollis, Chairman of Florida Grown…
Is Florida moving too slow to save the Everglades?

By JENNY STALETOVICH FLORIDA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Zooming over the vast Everglades in a helicopter, it’s easy to see how much work is being done to revive the wilted watershed: Newly restored bends in the Kissimmee River are resurrecting…
BREAKING:  State Lawmakers Paid by Lobbying Firms

Syndicated from The Ledger Once viewed as an “inescapable” conflict of interest, some state lawmakers are on the payroll of firms that actively lobby the Legislature. The law firm of Becker & Poliakoff has an extensive legislative lobbying practice that…
Florida Gov. lashes out at GOP leader over jobs money

By GARY FINEOUT Feb. 07, 2017 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday lashed out against GOP House Speaker Richard Corcoran, escalating an already growing feud over state spending on programs that Scott maintains have helped…
Adam Putnam’s greedy selective environmental concerns?

Syndicated from the Tampa Bay Times Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam seems quite selective when it comes to his concerns — suspiciously so. Surprising? No. Disappointing? Absolutely. At last week’s Associated Press legislative planning session in Tallahassee, Putnam talked to…
Old School Suiting for the Modern World

A good cigar, a straight razor shave, sipping a good scotch. There are some rites of manhood that are timeless, and universal. Purchasing a custom suit is among these rites. With the advent and popularity of online discount tailors like…