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  • Here are the real conservatives in Florida

     
    The American Conservative Union, which has long ranked the most and least conservative members of Congress, has set its sights on the Florida Legislature. You can read the full report here. The group based its ranking on how legislators voted on nearly...
  • U.S. Rep. Dan Webster on ‘Central Florida Spotlight’

     
    "Facing Florida With Mike Vasilinda" talks to Florida's Insurance Consumer Advocate Robin Westcott about auto insurance fraud. The program starts at 12:30 p.m. Sunday on WFTV and repeats at 4:30 p.m. Sunday on WRDQ. Florida Retail Federation CEO Rick...
  • Beary, Nelson, Brummer to co-host Adams fundraiser

     
    State Rep. Sandy Adams — up against freshman Democratic U.S. Rep. Suzanne Kosmas, who's sitting on nearly $1.3 million in campaign cash — is bringing former Orange County Sheriff Kevin Beary out of retirement to help raise money for her on...
  • Scott’s list of GOP backers: what a difference a month makes

     
    The Rick Scott campaign has released a list of chairs and co-chairs that includes virtually every Republican member of Florida's congressional delegation and the Legislature. But there are a couple of notable exceptions: U.S. Rep. C.W. (Bill) Young of...
  • Haridopolos taps Gardiner for majority leader

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Incoming Senate President Mike Haridopolos announced Tuesday that he was tapping Orlando Sen. Andy Gardiner as majority leader and Mike Bennett of Bradenton as president pro tempore. Bennett is a former rival for the presidency, and...
  • Back off, Seminole school official tells Legislators

     
    I just got back from the Seminole County legislative delegation's annual meeting with local government and community leaders tonight, and one plea was repeated several times:    Back off. School district, county and city officials agreed that the...
  • Scott’s SunRail freeze becomes leverage with Florida Legislature

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott is delaying a final decision about whether to let the $1.2 billion SunRail commuter train in Central Florida move forward until mid-summer, long after the 60-day legislative session ends. The governor has kept $235...
  • Senate starts abortion bill work

     
    The Florida Senate has begun taking up some of the abortion bills that passed the House yesterday. First up: A measure, HB 97, that prohibits the sale of insurance policies covering abortions if they are offered through a health-insurance exchange that...
  • Orlando’s Awake the State rally slams Scott, local state GOP pols

     
    More than 200 protesters rallied outside Orlando’s chamber of commerce building downtown Tuesday night to denounce Gov. Rick Scott and local GOP state lawmakers who they say took part in “the most anti-middle class Legislature in Florida...
  • Right turn cameras enforce right-turns-on-red differently city to city

     
    If a driver blasts straight through a red light, or even if he turns left, the camera evidence used by many cities in Florida is usually pretty clear cut: In court, the hearing officer, defendant and others watch a still picture projected overhead just...
  • Richter: Scott has signed the insurance bill

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Whoops. Sen. Garrett Richter, R-Naples, has put out a statement thanking Gov. Rick Scott for signing a heavily lobbied insurance bill that among other changes, will allow insurers to raise rates up to 15 percent to cover their...
  • Simmons wants special session for ed funding

     
    Senate Prek-12 Education Appropriations Chair David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs, said he'd like to see the Legislature come back to Tallahassee for a special session to address funding issues related to the vetoes issued Thursday by Gov. Rick Scott....