Jason Pizzo

Sen. Lauren Book and Sen. Jason Pizzo emcee “Meet the Mayors” meeting

This slideshow requires JavaScript. Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center sponsors Aventura Marketing Council/Chamber of Commerce Meeting with seven Mayors. You know, if there were two or three Mayors participating in an event, you might say, “That’s great!” And if there were four or five Mayors, you would say, “Just wonderful!” So what do you say when there’s seven Mayors….AND two Florida State Senators serving as Emcees? The only word I can think of is “Wow!”

Jason Pizzo: Put the abortion question to the people

The Democratic Miami Senator anticipates that the Governor will soon be asking the GOP-dominated Legislature for a total abortion ban. With the federal right to an abortion gone and left to state legislatures to decide, Miami Democratic state Sen. Jason Pizzo’s call for the question to be thrown to voters is blowing up.

This Week in South Florida: Jason Pizzo and Jeff Brandes

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – State lawmakers will head back to Tallahassee on Tuesday after their version of redistricting was vetoed by Gov. Ron DeSantis in an unprecedented move. Now they will be considering another version drawn up at the governor’s direction that will likely affect the strength of minority votes in local elections and the balance of power in congress.

Musical chairs: Lauren Book refiles to run in SD 35, Jason Pizzo in SD 37

Candidate Janelle Perez also shifted her candidacy to SD 38. A Senate map just approved by members of the chamber already has candidates shuffling their election paperwork. Most notably, Democratic Minority Leader Lauren Book has refiled her candidacy for Senate District 35, avoiding a showdown with an incoming member of her caucus.

This Week in South Florida: Jason Pizzo and Tom Fabricio

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Hang on to your hats, wallets and purses, the Florida Legislature is about to meet for the first time in 2022. Lawmakers will gather in the House Chamber on Tuesday to hear Gov. Ron DeSantis deliver his State of the State address. He’ll say it’s very good, and then they’l start on days of hearings, debates and votes.

Michael Grieco, Jason Pizzo file ‘no-brainer’ bill requiring landlords to provide air conditioning

'In a world of no-brainer bills, I would put this one toward the top of the pile.'. While Florida winters sometimes get chilly, summers in the aptly named Sunshine State are downright fry-an-egg-on-the-sidewalk sweltering. But oddly, current state law mandates landlords provide tenants with heaters, not air conditioning. New legislation...

This Week in South Florida: Daniel Perez and Jason Pizzo

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Last week the Republican led Florida legislature handed Gov. Ron DeSantis his wish list of bills preventing mandated vaccines for work and school in a session that was watched on the national level. One side called it necessary to fight federal overreach and the other side...