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In May 2013, longtime Tallahassee lobbyist Wayne Watters adds a personal note to a poster-sized get-well card for Ken Plante at the Capitol in Tallahassee. Plante, a former senator and lobbyist, died Saturday night from ALS.SCOTT KEELER | Times (2013)

Former state Sen. Ken Plante dies after battle with ALS

TALLAHASSEE — Former state Sen. Ken Plante died Sunday night after a three-year battle with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease. Plante, 75, was hospitalized last week as his condition worsened. A Republican born in Orlando, Plante was elected to the Senate from Winter Park  …

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    Former Gov. Jeb Bush paid a visit to Ken Plante at his home last month when Bush was in Tallahassee for a fundraiser.

    Ken Plante, 75, dies after three-year battle with ALS

    Former state Sen. Ken Plante died Sunday night after a three-year battle with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

 Plante, 75, was hospitalized last week as his condition worsened....

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    Maniscalco supporter: What Toledo campaign consultant said doesn't match what I saw

    Asked Wednesday night whether he knew Auston Molina, whose name had surfaced in connection with a new political action committee Moving Tampa Forward, Jackie Toledo campaign consultant Anthony Pedicini said, “No, I don’t think I do.”...

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    Florida education news: Fund raising, overcrowding, opting out and more

    FIXING A HOLE: Hernando County community and parent groups raise money to pay for projects the school district can't afford....

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