Commission race an open primary, other candidates qualify

A last-minute write-in candidate almost made the race for the Pasco County Commission District 4 race even more interesting than it already is. However, Grady Peeler Jr., pulled out of the race just as quickly as he entered last week. That leaves just Commissioner Henry Wilson Jr., to defend his seat against Mike Wells Jr., during an open primary in August that will allow all voters — no … [Read more...]

Legg, lawmakers build path to collegiate high schools

High schools have come a long way in preparing students for schools, with Florida especially hanging its hat on dual enrollment opportunities that allow many juniors and seniors to earn college credit before receiving their high school diploma. State Sen. John Legg, R-Lutz, is celebrating a new law signed last week by Gov. Rick Scott that would expand those opportunities into collegiate … [Read more...]

Raulerson bill changes who watches the watchers

Gov. Rick Scott signed 94 more bills into law last week, including one from state Rep. Dan Raulerson, R-Plant City, that has some government observers applauding. H.B. 1385 shifts the management of inspectors general from individual department heads to the chief inspector general. Inspectors general are typically responsible for maintaining the accountability, efficiency and integrity in … [Read more...]