New Senate President Promises “Civility, Transparency”

New Senate President Promises “Civility, Transparency”

TALLAHASSEE — Sen. Bill Galvano became president of the Florida Senate on Tuesday, promising to leave a contentious election behind and to promote a more civil discussion of issues facing the nation’s third-largest state. Galvano, a 52-year-old Republican lawyer from Bradenton, told the 40-member Senate there is little he can do “to stem the tide […]

Election Changes Eyed as 2018 Results Finalized

Election Changes Eyed as 2018 Results Finalized

By Dara Kam, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — After months of mudslinging, weeks of court wrangling and days of ballot counting that again landed Florida in an unwelcome national spotlight, a state panel matter-of-factly finalized the 2018 election results in a five-minute meeting Tuesday. The certification came on time, but problems with other […]

Ballot Signatures Battle Draws Judge’s Ire

Ballot Signatures Battle Draws Judge’s Ire

By Dara Kam, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — With seven election-related lawsuits pending, a federal judge clashed Wednesday with lawyers for state officials, national Republicans and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson’s campaign in a case about whether voters whose ballot signatures don’t match those on file should be able to “cure” the ballots. “I’m […]

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