Latvala is the rare politician who says exactly what is on his mind, even if he knows it will tick people off.

A plan proposed by Senator Jack Latvala would help rebuilding coastal areas and better distribute funding. 

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 brought boxing gloves for House Speaker House Speaker Richard Corcoran in the ongoing battle of 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.