Lawrence Mower, Tampa Bay Times

Lawrence Mower

Tampa Bay Times

Tallahassee, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Lawrence:

Andrew Warren ruling: A deep dive into what the judge was thinking

How did U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle rule that DeSantis violated both the First Amendment and the Florida Constitution during the suspension and then refuse to reinstate Warren? → Read More

Medicaid coverage to end in April for nearly 1 million in Florida

As pandemic protections end, advocates warn a “looming tidal wave” of people will lose coverage. → Read More

DeSantis announces new head of Florida State Guard

The previous director of the State Guard died last year. → Read More

DeSantis inauguration was overbooked, leaving big donors without seats

The CEO of Publix, lobbyists and lawmakers were relegated to the “mosh pit.” → Read More

Here are some of the people who attended Gov. DeSantis’ 2nd inauguration address

Among those in the crowd: current and former elected officials, media personalities and lobbyists. → Read More

DeSantis blasts ‘woke’ ideology in inauguration address

Tuesday marks the start of his second term. → Read More

Will rates go down? Answering questions from Florida’s insurance session

How many homeowners might be kicked out of Citizens Property Insurance? → Read More

Florida’s insurance commissioner quits amid state’s property insurance crisis

David Altmaier did not say whether he was leaving for another opportunity. → Read More

Florida Legislature passes property insurance overhaul

“What this bill signifies to me is hope,” one lawmaker said. But it has no guarantees that homeowners’ rates will go down. → Read More

Lower insurance rates not coming soon, Florida lawmakers say

Senators are moving quickly, but questions went unanswered. → Read More

Florida insurance company execs saw big payouts in years without hurricanes

Excessive payouts to insurers’ affiliate companies have been repeatedly cited for insolvencies in the past. → Read More

Florida lawmakers reveal major proposed changes to property insurance laws

The proposed legislation is set to be voted on next week. → Read More

Miami judge rejects another DeSantis voter fraud case

Statewide prosecutors said they would appeal. → Read More

Why Andrew Warren might lose his lawsuit against DeSantis — and why he might not

Was Warren’s pledge not to prosecute abortions considered official conduct? Or was it free speech? → Read More

Andrew Warren’s chief of staff undercuts argument in DeSantis lawsuit

Warren’s chief of staff said he thought Warren’s pledge not to prosecute abortion crimes was policy. → Read More

Tampa woman takes plea deal in DeSantis voter fraud case

Romona Oliver was facing two felonies. She pleaded no contest to one, and the other was dropped. → Read More

Prosecutors drop charges against DeSantis’ voter fraud suspect

Prosecutors cited Tampa resident Tony Patterson’s sentence in a separate criminal case for the dismissal. → Read More

DeSantis warns that Nicole could cause Florida flooding, tornadoes

The most recent tornado was recorded this morning in St. Johns County. → Read More

Florida CFO, attorney general and agriculture commissioner will all be Republicans

The GOP made a clean sweep on Tuesday, taking total control of the Florida Cabinet. → Read More

Florida legislative races a disaster for Democrats, GOP wins 15 of 21 local seats

Republicans appeared to win enough seats to secure supermajorities in the House and Senate. → Read More