Jeff Brandes holding ‘Super Saturday’ canvassing event

Florida Politics Click Here to Read Online Republican Sen. Jeff Brandes is gearing up for his re-election bid with a “Super Saturday” canvassing event in St. Petersburg-based Senate District 24. “Come show your support for Jeff Brandes! Join us on July 14 at 9:00 a.m. at Crisp Park in St. Petersburg for …

Fresh polling: Jeff Brandes, Janet Cruz lead in battleground state Senate seats; Ed Hooper, Amanda Murphy deadlocked.

Click Here to Read Online.   Poll numbers in two battleground state Senate seats have shifted significantly since last month, while a third race remains essentially deadlocked. In SD 16, the seat previously held by Jack Latvala, Republican Ed Hooper and Democrat Amanda Murphy remain deadlocked, with Hooper at 45 percent and Murphy at 43 percent. …

This database catches fraud. Why doesn’t Walmart want to be in it?

Click Here to Read Online   Florida’s check-cashing industry has been notorious for allowing criminals to commit money laundering, workers-compensation fraud and tax refund schemes. So when state lawmakers in 2013 passed a law requiring licensed check-cashers to report, in real time, the people and checks passing through their doors, law enforcement called it a big step in …

Florida Chamber is Proud to Endorse Jeff Brandes

Florida Chamber of Commerce Click Here to Read Online    The Florida Chamber of Commerce today announces its endorsement of Senator Jeff Brandes for Florida Senate District 24. “Senator Jeff Brandes has remained a staunch advocate for Florida businesses and has continued to partner with the Florida Chamber to ensure …

Lawmakers push to re-sentence a majority of Florida’s death row inmates

WJHG Click Here to Read Online TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CAPITOL NEWS SERVICE) – Florida lawmakers usually criticize judges for being too lenient, but when it comes to hundreds of death cases, a legislative committee believes the state’s Supreme Court justices are being too harsh. Just over a year ago, the Florida …

Bill aiming to curb wastewater discharges advances

Florida Politics Click Here to Read Online After Hurricane Irma swept through the state, power outages resulted in 989 wastewater spills, totaling more than 9 million gallons of unauthorized sewage release. Legislation (HB 837) sponsored by Plantation Democratic state Rep. Katie Edwards-Walpole would attempt to reduce those discharges by helping …