Monday, 22 February 2016 00:00

Episode 48: All Out From Jeb!

THE ROTUNDA - An in-depth look at Jeb Bush’s final hours in his failed bid for the White House with POLITICO’s Marc Caputo. Bush initially denied and ridiculed Caputo’s reporting about staffers shopping their resumes around because the campaign was coming to an end. Gomes also chats with Florida’s new Insurance Consumer Advocate, Sha’Ron James about legislation that would ban surprise medical bills. There is also an update on Uber/Lyft insurance bills. Plus Volunteer Florida’s Chester Spellman touts a unique service project called “Suits for Session” which provides business attire to those in need.
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Monday, 15 February 2016 00:00

Episode 47: Delay, Delay, Delay

THE ROTUNDA - This episode debuts a Monday release and explores the impact of Justice Antonin Scalia’s death on the presidential campaign. Gomes also talks with Politico’s Matt Dixon about the Florida Legislature’s budget divide along with other hot-button issues at session’s midpoint. What does it mean to be a Conservatarian? Gomes chats with National Review staff writer Charles C.W. Cooke about his book, The Conservatarian Manifesto. Also, with tax season in full swing, the president of the Florida Institute of CPAs Deborah Curry offers up important tips for filing taxes in 2016.    
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Friday, 05 February 2016 00:00

Episode 46: Please Clap

THE ROTUNDA -- This episode looks at Governor Rick Scott's big push to rally support for his $1 billion in tax cuts plan, including staging a game of cornhole in the Capitol rotunda. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum talks with Gomes about his decision to skip a run for Congress and why he’s speaking out against the Legislature’s Open & Campus-Carry gun bills. The family of former FSU football player Devaughn Darling makes an impassioned plea to lawmakers to process a claims bill for his untimely death. And Gomes checks in on Florida’s presidential candidates after Iowa. Plus, Will Galloway with the Capital Steps returns.           
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Friday, 18 December 2015 00:00

Episode 41: New Opportunities

THE ROTUNDA -- An exit interview with Governor Rick Scott’s most trusted advisor, Jessie Panuccio. The state’s jobs czar tells Gomes about his often-bitter battles with legislators, his accomplishments and the true reason for his departure.
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Friday, 20 November 2015 00:00

Episode 38: Seeking Refuge

THE ROTUNDA -A conversation with Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum about his decision to proclaim Florida’s capital city a safe haven for Syrian refugees. Gillum tells Gomes Gov. Rick Scott’s attempt to block those escaping violence and persecution from immigrating to Florida is all about divisive politics fueling mistrust of a rigorous vetting process.
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MIAMI — Donald Trump remains the clear frontrunner in Florida and, a new poll of likely Republican voters shows, he can partly thank the unlikeliest of people for that: Jeb Bush. With the former Florida governor in the crowded primary for president, Trump leads with a solid 27 percent support, with Sen. Marco Rubio a distant second at 16 percent, followed by Dr. Ben Carson (15 percent), and Sen. Ted Cruz and Bush (about 12 percent each), according to Viewpoint Florida’s newly released survey of 2,047 likely Republican voters in the state. Without Bush in the race, Trump has a problem: He gets no added benefit, but Rubio’s support jumps up so that he almost ties the frontrunner, 24-27 percent. The rest of the GOP field is essentially unchanged.  Keep reading more in Politico
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