336 E. College Avenue
Suite 105
Tallahassee, FL
32301
850-222-5564
Aaron Deslatte
Tallahassee Bureau Chief
My Role

I am responsible for the Orlando Sentinel/Sun Sentinel Tallahassee Bureau, coverage of statewide politics, the Florida Legislature, Office of the Governor, state agencies, courts and industry groups that work in the capital city.
My Biography

A native Missourian, I've worked for newspapers of varying sizes and slants since high school. I have covered politics and government for more than a decade, and been in Tallahassee since the 2004 hurricanes. I am a (sometimes) dues-paying member of Investigative Reporters & Editors, Inc., and the American Political Science Association. I am also a Ph. D. student in the FSU Reubin O'D. Askew School of Public Administration and Policy. So I don't get to schmooze as much as I'd like.
My Interests

Football Saturdays, Jazz Age writers, injuring myself regularly via tennis, St. Louis Cardinals baseball (sometimes), traveling on the cheap (always), and enjoying the scenery in one fascinating state.
My Recent Articles

Soccer, Speedway projects facing more competition for state funds 12/21/2014
TALLAHASSEE — Florida's taxpayer investment in professional sports venues is about to get a lot richer.

Florida could have fracking problem on its hands 1/1/0001
TALLAHASSEE – Florida has a fracking problem. Voters want cheap energy, environmental protection, cleaner water, lower taxes and less government in their lives.

Putnam set for leadership role in conservation debate 12/11/2014
TALLAHASSEE — There are lots of cooks in the kitchen as Florida faces the related tasks of drafting conservation plans along with seemingly incongruous rules for cleaning and preserving water supplies.

UCF downtown campus might be a tough sell in Legislature 12/10/2014
TALLAHASSEE — The University of Central Florida is planning to push for $57.8 million in state funding for its proposed downtown Orlando campus this spring.

Scott's $1 billion tax-cut plan may take time 12/6/2014
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott pledged if voters rewarded him with a second term, he would return the favor with $1 billion in tax cuts and more spending on schools and conservation.