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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

Big money flows to both sides of governor's race 4/18/2014
TALLAHASSEE — Voters bombarded with fact-stretching commercials this fall can bank on one facet of Florida's gubernatorial contest that will remain constant: big-money interests and short political memories.

Democrats' voting-rights bills go nowhere fast 4/11/2014
TALLAHASSEE — It was an entirely predictable result. With three weeks left before the Florida Legislature calls it quits, a raft of Democratic-sponsored bills making it easier to vote is basically parked in the dead-letter office of the Capitol.

Osceola's objections won't stop expressway merger 4/4/2014
TALLAHASSEE — Atlee Mercer says he thought he had a deal to preserve the Osceola Expressway Authority for six more years, long enough to kick-start major road projects tied to what could become the largest planned development in the country.

School choice gets helping hand in Florida Legislature 3/29/2014
TALLAHASSEE — Florida Republicans are ramping up a decades-long effort to build the physical and fiscal infrastructure for taxpayer-funded alternatives to the public-school system. Look no further than the not-yet-dead school-voucher expansion and the millions of dollars being poured into construction of charters.

Can gambling, vouchers and springs bills ever be killed? 3/21/2014
TALLAHASSEE — When Florida policymakers set major goals for a two-month lawmaking session in an environmentally and economically fragile megastate, it is inevitable that entropy takes hold and things start falling apart.