Corrine Brown Indicted on Corruption Charges, Officials Say

Orlando Sentinel WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown has been indicted on public corruption charges and is expected to arraigned in federal court in Jacksonville on Friday, two U.S. law enforcement officials said Thursday. The charges are related to the Jacksonville Democratic lawmaker’s involvement with an unregistered charity in Virginia.  The officials, citing grand jury…

Millionaires Add Up in the State Legislature

By JIM TURNER NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE — The 2016 Florida Legislature appears to have been the richest in recent history. And a couple of incoming freshmen, recently elected without opposition, could help make the 2017 class even wealthier. The makeup of the 160 members of the 2016 Legislature, considered a “part-time” lawmaking body…

POINT OF VIEW: Contractor Took Advantage, Now Trying to Soak My Insurer

Palm Beach Post I recently attended a forum hosted by Florida’s Insurance Consumer Advocate Sha’Ron James in Boca Raton to discuss the explosion in insurance claims related to water damage. During the event, multiple speakers talked about problems associated with Assignment of Benefits (AOB), and how it is harming the insurance market and increasing rates…

House Races Reshaped by Qualifying Period

LobbyTools More than one-third of the House races were affected by the qualifying period which ended June 24. House District 4 — Christopher Eugene Schwantz joined the race as a write-in, closing the crowded Republican primary to GOP voters. House District 8 — NPA Richard Burns did not qualify for House District 8. Frantz Millien…