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  • New diverse faces, challenges, emerge in Tallahassee

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Legislature's new class of legislators are taking the oath in Tallahassee today, and a host of challenges await them. All told, 44 new House members and 15 new senators are taking office, some new and some re-treads. In the...
  • Senate releases committee list

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Senate has released its Committee list for the 2013 legislative session. In key positions: Senate President Pro Tempore Garrett Richter will head the new committee on gambling. Appropriations Chairman Joe Negron, R-Stuart, will...
  • Weatherford, Gaetz, promising to change the Capitol culture

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The two men taking the reins of the Florida Legislature this week are a character-study of shifting political eras. Incoming House Speaker Will Weatherford is the epitome of how term limits have accelerated the race to power: The...
  • Surprise! Americans for Prosperity doesn’t like Obamacare

     
    The folks at Americans for Prosperity — the David Koch-supported group that poured millions of dollars into ads in Florida in a fruitless effort to deny re-election to President Barack Obama and  Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson – is now...
  • Gaetz talks ethics, higher ed and voting in speech

     
    TALLAHASSEE — State Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, was officially sworn in as the Senate President for 2012-2014 and promised to make changes in the state leading to stricter ethical guidelines for lawmakers, improved elections and a better higher...
  • Florida Senate President blasts Miami Dolphins owner

    Florida Senate President blasts Miami Dolphins owner
    11:20 a.m. | Original post 12:34 p.m. | Updated with response from Florida Jobs First Florida Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, slammed the political tactics employed by Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross on Friday, suggesting that the...
  • Florida closer to regulating parasailing after latest accident

    Florida closer to regulating parasailing after latest accident
    Visitors and residents love the quiet and the spectacular view that comes from parasailing over the Atlantic Ocean off the Broward and Palm Beach county coasts. But the experience can also turn deadly. "I thought the worst thing that could happen is you...
  • Orlando's Sen. Thompson: Florida boycott threat should spur special session

    Citing fears of a potential boycott of Florida and the economic damage it would do to low-income service workers, state Sen. Geraldine Thompson, D-Orlando, called Thursday for a special session of the Legislature to reconsider the state's "stand your...
  • Senate unanimously passes high-speed ethics reform

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Trying to clamp down on rampant perceived excesses of power, a Florida Senate committee on Tuesday began fast-tracking the most sweeping ethics reform proposal the state has witnessed in decades. If passed by the full Legislature...
  • 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...
  • Weatherford: Unlike the Senate, House wants to kill CCEs, repeal campaign-limits

     
    TALLAHASSEE — House Speaker Will Weatherford said Tuesday he didn't think the Senate's proposals to shape up campaign-finance abuses of lawmaker-controlled slush funds went far enough. So, the House will go a leaping step further, and propose to...
  • 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...