Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics
Winner of the week
Andy Gardiner. The governor last week signed into law the "Gardiner Scholarship," a top priority of Senate President Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando. It expands scholarships for children with autism, Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities.
Loser of the week
Marion Hammer. Florida's mighty NRA lobbyist usually gets her way in Tallahassee. But a bill to allow concealed weapons permit holders to bring firearms onto university campuses appears to have died last week, as Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, R-Miami, refused to allow a hearing on it