Richard Corcoran

Behind Florida's payments to victims, links to lobbyists

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — When Florida lawmakers began clearing a backlog of payments to victims and families harmed by government actions, their …

Florida: Free-Market Reform Model

The Florida Legislature recently wrapped up one of its most successful sessions in recent memory. This year's legislation will ensure that students …

Florida Legislature

House Speaker Richard Corcoran expected to pass up governor's race, endorse Putnam

After weeks of speculation and millions raised and spent, Wednesday is expected to bring an end to Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran's …

Government

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Florida House of Representatives

Richard Corcoran ended his sort-of-campaign for Florida governor today

click to enlarge<p>That’s all, folks – Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran called it quits with his unofficial campaign for governor on Wednesday, …

Orlando

What became of Richard Corcoran’s allegedly brilliant political mind?

There is a popular perception among Florida political experts that state House Speaker Richard Corcoran is one of the shrewdest political minds in …

Government

Richard Corcoran is trying to get Donald Trump’s attention on Twitter

Much of House Speaker Richard Corcoran's April Twitter activity seems aimed at one person: President Donald Trump.<p>The Republican and presumptive …

Donald Trump

GOP governor candidate forum set for May 5 in Orlando

Republican candidates for governor will convene for what is billed as the "first major GOP candidate forum" May 5 in Orlando.<p>The event will be …

Government

Congressman Matt Gaetz endorses Richard Corcoran for governor

Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran may not have announced his candidacy for governor yet — he's expected to make it official later this month …

Government

Florida Governor candidates weigh in on Rick Scott’s action on felon voting rights

The Florida political world is buzzing with the news that Gov. Rick Scott's administration has decided to fight a bombshell federal court ruling that …

Government

General election debates set for U.S. Senate, Governor's races

TALLAHASSEE – Debates between general election candidates for the U.S. Senate and governor are set for Oct. 23 and Oct. 24, respectively, the Florida …

Government

No casinos suggests special session talk is ‘fictional crisis,’ Tribe’s lawyer says no imminent halt to paymentns

Florida legislative leaders are expected to decide this week whether to pursue a special session to expand slot machines in some counties while it …

Mark your calendars: Debates set for candidates running for Florida governor, U.S. Senate

Leadership Florida and the Florida Press Association have announced dates for hour-long debates between the Democratic and Republican nominees to win …

Calendars

Surprise! Florida Legislature may reconvene on gambling, with $300 million at stake

When Florida legislators adjourned the annual session three weeks ago without a new gaming deal with the Seminole Tribe, they left open the prospect …

Florida lawmakers’ wives on new charter school boards

Though far removed geographically from each other, two new Florida charter schools share an uncommon feature: They both have a board member who is …

Education

Floridians aren’t tuned into the governor’s race yet. Should they be?

It's become a familiar dance. Once or twice per week, a polling firm releases a new survey of Florida voters on the governor's race. The Buzz covers …

Government

Showtime: Primary debate dates announced for Republican and Democratic hopefuls for governor

It’s not yet certain who will be on the stage, but Republican and Democratic hopefuls for governor can now expect to debate their primary opponents …

Government

Gov. Scott, lawmakers get an ‘F’ for fair funding for public schools

In the welter of other, sadder news recently, you may have missed a story with profound and far-reaching implications. It’s the one about how much …

Education

Florida joins efforts to tighten control of opioid prescriptions

Gov. Rick Scott signed a slew of opioid restrictions into Florida law in response to the damaging impact the opioid crisis has had in the state. …

Medicine

Richard Corcoran has spent $3-million to reach 3 percent; Gwen Graham slips to third place

A new robo poll of Florida's gubernatorial primaries by Gravis Market (grade of B- by fivethirtyeight.com) has ominous results for Democrat Gwen …

Republicans

NRA hits Corcoran by name for supporting post-Parkland gun bill | Naked Politics

As Republican Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran mulls over a run for governor, the National Rifle Association signified in an email blast Monday …

Guns

Richard Corcoran fined by Florida Division of Elections

Richard Corcoran, the Florida House Speaker and all but declared candidate for governor, faces a Florida Division of Elections fine for failing to …

Government

Gay, Black Democrats Ask GOP: Why No Gun Control After Violence In Our Communities?

The negotiation and passage of Senate Bill 7026 — a 100-page gun control and school safety measure that is awaiting Gov. Rick Scott's signature — …

Guns

Gun and school safety bill passes divided Florida House, now heads to Rick Scott

Three weeks after the Parkland murders, an emotionally raw Legislature gave final passage Wednesday to Florida's first gun restrictions in three …

Guns

Budget negotiations taking Legislature into overtime again

Florida’s regular 60-day legislative session will end Friday with no budget agreement, ensuring that legislators will have to return next week or …

Health Care

The Florida Loophole That Lets Thousands of People Banned From Guns Get Away With Lying on Background Checks

A bill to give the state a tool to crack down on "lie-and-try" gun buyers awaits action from lawmakers.<p>This story was published in partnership with …

Guns

States take initiative in passing gun laws

States have taken the lead on gun control legislation as conflict in Washington D.C. on a path forward has left substantive congressional action on a …

Guns

Patience Key to Positive Gun Reforms from Parkland

It has been only two short weeks since the horrific murders of 17 students, faculty, and staff and the wounding of scores more at the Marjory …

Conservative View

Gun package in deep trouble in divided Florida House

For two straight sessions, House Speaker Richard Corcoran has controlled the legislative agenda and passed anything he wanted — until Parkland.<p>As the …

Guns

Broward State Attorney’s Opened At Least 66 Cases Of Criminal Misconduct Into Sheriff’s Office

There are more than 66 investigations by the Broward County State Attorney’s office into Broward County Sheriff’s deputies and employees, ranging …

Corruption