Ausley To Run For House District 9

Former Tallahassee state Rep. Loranne Ausley is looking to get her old job back.  Ausley says she’s in the 2016 race to represent House District 9. HD 9 covers Tallahassee and the Western portion of Jefferson County. it’s the position currently occupied by Democratic Rep. Michelle Rehwinkle Vasilinda. Vasilinda is term-limited next year, and Ausley,…

Insiders Say Rep. Corcoran Has House Reins

To hear the insiders talk, one man is responsible for bringing havoc to Florida’s government. It wasn’t the governor. And it’s neither the Senate president nor the House speaker. “Richard Corcoran is the most powerful person in Florida,” one veteran GOP political strategist said following the collapse of the state legislative session last week, when…

Effort to Limit Third-Party Property Insurance Claims Stalls in Legislature

By Ron Hurtibise Sun Sentinel Insurance industry-backed bills aimed at restricting repair contractors’ ability to require homeowners to sign over insurance benefits before repairs can commence likely won’t become law this year, supporters and opponents concede. The bills — in the state House and Senate — stemmed from arguments by insurers that water restoration companies…