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  • Florida tougher on predators — but more action needed

     Florida tougher on predators — but more action needed
    It's difficult to say what's more disturbing about the system for protecting Floridians from sexual predators: It could be the fact that Sun Sentinel reporters Sally Kestin and Dana Williams found that during the past 14 years, 594 known deviants...
  • Lawmakers want more tax incentive transparency

    Lawmakers want more tax incentive transparency
    Two Democratic lawmakers are raising objections to Gov. Rick Scott's jobs agency over the "usefulness" of a legislatively ordered online portal for disclosing economic-development incentives. Sen. Eleanor Sobel, D-Hollywood, and Rep. José Javier...
  • Democratic lawmakers file incentive transparency bills

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Two Democratic lawmakers plan to push bills to force the state to provide more data on its use of economic incentives to entice companies to add jobs or re-locate in the Sunshine State. Rep. José Javier Rodríguez, D-Miami, filed HB 563...
  • Senate fast-tracking ethics reform package

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A Florida Senate panel is fast-tracking a sweeping ethics proposal that would crack down on politicians' lavish lobbyist-funded living, their revolving-door jobs and even their paychecks in cases when they don't pay ethics fines. The...
  • Senate tax-incentives super-bill emerges

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida lawmakers are advancing a sweeping package of reforms of state economic-incentives that would require more rapid and detailed disclosure of the tax-breaks companies have received to fill jobs and closer scrutiny of their...
  • Sen. Sobel calls for across-the-state rights for domestic partners

     
    TALLAHASSEE—A bill that would establish a statewide domestic partner registry – which would allow long-time couples to own property together and make health-care decisions for each other – comes back before a Senate committee Tuesday...
  • Domestic partnership bill postponed

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A bill to create a statewide domestic partnership bill has been postponed again. The culprit this time? A scheduling conflict. At least, that's the official reason. Sen. Eleanor Sobel, D-Hollywood, the sponsor of the legislation (SB...
  • Sen. Gaetz said he won’t stop controversial bills from being heard

     
    TALLAHASSEE–Senate President Don Gaetz said Tuesday he wouldn’t stop Senate committees from taking up controversial legislation, including a domestic partner registry proposal or gun control measures. He said he would vote “no”...
  • Nurse practitioners and physicians assistants want to be included in Baker Act

     
    TALLAHASSEE–Nurse practitioners and physician assistants are seeking the right to order the involuntary commitment of a patient for mental-health evaluation, something that today requires the approval of a physician or a law enforcement officer. The...
  • Nurse practitioners, physicians assistants efforts to change Baker Act likely to fail

     
    TALLAHASSEE–A bill that would allow nurse practitioners and physician assistants to order a person involuntarily committed may be dead for the year, as senators amended it to require a study of the issue instead. At the bill’s first Senate...
  • Senate won’t put forth legislation on exchange

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Don Gaetz said Wednesday that the Senate will not pursue legislation this spring to create a state-run health insurance exchange in the future. “I appreciate the Committee’s thorough consideration of this...
  • Eyeball wars comes to an end

     
    TALLAHASSEE – A decades-long battle between the optometrists and the ophthalmologists nicknamed the “eyeball wars” may be at an end. The Senate sent a measure to the governor Thursday that effectively ended a long battle between two...