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  • Steve Crisafulli officially tapped as next House Speaker

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Brevard Rep. Steve Crisafulli formally took the reins for departed and controversial ex-lawmaker Chris Dorworth on Monday when he was voted in as the Republicans' choice for House speaker after the 2014 elections. For the soft-spoken...
  • Paved with new money, lawmakers warping through budget work

     
    TALLAHASSEE – In warp-speed fashion, the Florida Senate’s budget committee unanimously passed a $74.3 billion spending plan Wednesday that gives teachers pay-raises, pumps millions of dollars into university construction, and is loaded down...
  • Sports-Breaks-On-Steroids bill takes shape in Senate

     
    TALLAHASSEE – An attempt to give the Miami Dolphins the ability to make stadium improvements morphed Tuesday into a catch-all sports incentive package that could provide tax dollars for everything from Major League Soccer in Orlando to spring...
  • Players change in school-choice fight – but not the objective

    TALLAHASSEE – Florida education interest-groups are waging a multi-front fight this fall over traditional public-school alternatives like charters and voucher programs. Gov. Rick Scott's 2013 "college and career first" education agenda unveiled...
  • Orlando Sentinel Voter Guide

    Orlando Sentinel Voter Guide
    Be prepared for Election Day with poll locations, our candidate endorsements and a guide to the amendments! FIND YOUR PRECINCT Information about voting locations is available at these websites: Lake County: http://elections.lakecountyfl.gov Orange...
  • 25 most powerful people in Central Florida

    25 most powerful people in Central Florida
    They control some of the largest work forces in town. They can affect your health care, your daily commute, even your kids' education. Some of them have direct lines to the White House. They are Central Florida's power players. And you deserve to...
  • 'Transparency' is a virtue -- except when it's not

    'Transparency' is a virtue --  except when it's not
    TALLAHASSEE – There's an obvious reason why Florida politicos spend so much time talking about the cleansing effect of transparency without ever hopping in the tub. Whether in war, business or politics, informational advantages are powerful forces...
  • Scott to get fewer tax-incentive dollars, more qualifiers

    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott will get a slimmed-down tax-incentive toy box with tougher standards for evaluating the economic benefit of projects. But will the Dolphins get $350 million to shape up Sun Life Stadium and lure another Super Bowl? Can...
  • Scott's vows on growth falling short

    One of Gov. Rick Scott's central selling points to economically rattled voters in 2010 was his direct line to Corporate America. He promised to cut corporate taxes, make Florida's business climate the best in the country and promote the turnaround in...
  • Florida legislators join anti-Islamic crusade

    Florida legislators join anti-Islamic crusade
    Last week, someone told the Rev. Joel Hunter that they hoped his family dies in a fire. Why? Because Hunter had the audacity to speak out against intolerance, specifically intolerance against Muslims. Hunter quickly paid the price, receiving...
  • Ora. Co. Comm. backs keeping Mayor Jacobs on X-way board

     
    The Orange County Commission voted 7-0 today to send a resolution objecting to Tallahassee leaders that objects to the state House effort to remove Orange's sole elected official from the local toll road agency: Mayor Teresa Jacobs. Commissioners were...
  • Senate lawyers blast back at redistricting critics

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate's legal team is shooting back at attacks on the chamber's latest attempt to re-draw its political districts, arguing the criticism from voting-rights groups and the Florida Democratic Party is an attempt to re-...