An overhaul of how Florida manages its beaches would change the state's system for distributing money to coastal communities, encourage long-term planning and increase the minimum commitment to rebuild shores to $50 million each year, under a plan proposed by Senator Jack Latvala. 

State Sen. Jack Latvala brought boxing gloves for House Speaker House Speaker Richard Corcoran as they presented their sides in the ongoing battle of business incentives and tourism marketing.

The strong anti-subsidy stance is putting the House at odds with the Senate, where Appropriations Chair Jack Latvala says the cash has brought and kept teams.

On a quiet Sunday afternoon, Republican Sen. Jack Latvala of Clearwater invited a group of friends over for drinks, appetizers and political conversation. The topic around the pool patio was Latvala's interest in running for Florida governor next year. 

State Sen. Jack Latvala opposed a bill to regulate the use of fracking in the 2016 Session, and in the upcoming Session, he’ll support legislation that would do so again.