Assistant Managing Editor, Politics, Tampa Bay Times
Assistant Managing Editor/Politics at the Tampa Bay Times, Florida's largest newspaper. Michigan native.
tampabay.com — Grab the sunblock and beach towels. Forecasters are predicting gorgeous weather for Memorial Day weekend in Tampa Bay.Temperatures in the mid to high 80s will combine with a breeze and low humidity through Monday, said Mike Clay, chief meteorologist for Bay News 9.
tampabay.com — A fast-paced deal to give a startup insurance company with ties to former CFO Tom Gallagher a $52 million take-out deal has drawn some political heat, as expected, for Gov. Rick Scott. Former state Sen.
tampabay.com — Tampa Bay Times columnist Daniel Ruth has another strong column today. He riffs off of great reporting by the Times/Herald's Toluse Olorunnipa about a deal that has Citizens giving $52 million to an upstart insurer that recently contributed a bunch to Gov. Rick Scott's re-election campaign.
tampabay.com — More than 37,000 third graders statewide could be held back a grade because they failed the reading FCAT. In the Tampa Bay area, 5,507 third graders failed the standardized test, according to results released Friday by the state Department of Education.
tampabay.com — Sen. Marco Rubio gets a national TV audience Friday night to sell conservatives on immigration reform. Sean Hannity's Fox News show will feature the Florida Republican in a town hall meeting. A promo Thursday said Rubio took "tough questions." A clip showed him being questioned by Texas Rep.
tampabay.com — Democrats were firing off emails this afternoon as the GOP-controlled House voted on a plan that would upend the student loan program, setting up a clash with the Senate. "Congressman Dan Webster just joined House Republicans to approve the "Students Pay More Act," a measure to force college students to pay more interest for their education loans.
tampabay.com — Maybe you are one of those 1 million low-income Floridians who are uninsured and were just informed by the Florida Legislature that if you get sick in this state, buster, you're pretty much on your own.And that's why House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Simon Legree, stuck to his guns in rejecting
tampabay.com — Associated Press: A long-simmering feud between establishment Republicans and tea partyers broke into full view Thursday, with Sen. John McCain accusing younger colleagues of overplaying their hands and tempting Democrats to change Senate rules that protect the minority party.
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