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  • Lobbying: connections, appearances & results

    Lobbying: connections, appearances & results
    Ask one thing about lobbying in Florida, and several more questions come up. At issue now – click on the link in the right hand column – is proposed legislation in Tallahassee. It would ban county elected officials and municipal officials...
  • Florida lawmakers litter budget with hometown projects

    Florida lawmakers litter budget with hometown projects
    TALLAHASSEE – Southwest Ranches describes itself glowingly as a rural, Old Florida time-warp of a town near Fort Lauderdale, complete with “donkeys braying, roosters crowing, and no sidewalks.” But the farming community of 7,000 on the...
  • Palm Beach County renews push for gas station sign rules

    Palm Beach County renews push for gas station sign rules
    After months of delays, Palm Beach County is speeding up a decision on proposed new rules aimed at stopping deceptive gas price advertising. In October, concerns about the prices listed on some roadside gas station signs being lower than what...
  • Ethics bills languishing in Florida Legislature

    Ethics bills languishing in Florida Legislature
    TALLAHASSEE -- A year after passing sweeping reforms on political lobbying and conflicts-of-interests, proposals to impose even stronger ethical requirements on politicians are languishing in the Florida Legislature. An eclectic group of organizations,...
  • Negron blocks in-state tuition bill for undocumented students

    Negron blocks in-state tuition bill for undocumented students
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Senate's budget chairman announced Thursday he was blocking a proposal to give in-state tuition to undocumented college students whose parents immigrated to the country illegally. The bill, SB 1400, sponsored by Sen. Jack...
  • Gaetz tries to re-kindle Medicaid expansion talks with feds

    Gaetz tries to re-kindle Medicaid expansion talks with feds
    TALLAHASSEE -- With HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius stepping down, Florida Senate President Don Gaetz is trying to measure her repalcement's interest in negotiating alternatives to the Medicaid-expansion component of the federal health-care law. "As you...
  • Former Palm Beach County legislator named to state Elections Commission

    Former Palm Beach County legislator named to state Elections Commission
    Gov. Rick Scott has appointed former state Rep. Mack Bernard to the Florida Elections Commission. Bernard, 37, is a managing partner with the law firm Bernard Auguste and the corporate counsel for Florida Affordable Housing. When he served in the...
  • Chan Lowe: The truth about charter schools

    Chan Lowe: The truth about charter schools
    The conviction that divine right is on one’s side can be a laudable motivator in the cause of good, but it can also rob people of perspective, and impel them to act in irrational ways.   The Spanish Inquisition and the Crusades, for example, may...
  • New specialty license plates hit Florida roads

    New specialty license plates hit Florida roads
    The specialty license plate spigot has been tightened in the last few years, but there are still drops getting through including two new plates on the road this year and at least four new potential plates being considered by lawmakers. In 2008, a...
  • Video: Q&A with former Gov. Charlie Crist

    Video: Q&A with former Gov. Charlie Crist
    In this video, you'll see part of the Q&A session former Gov. Charlie Crist, now a candidate for the Democratic nomination to run for his old job, had with reporters before a Fort Lauderdale fundraiser on Tuesday. You'll see the video move away from...
  • Gaetz, Weatherford want more ethics reform, including residency requirements for lawmakers

    Gaetz, Weatherford want more ethics reform, including residency requirements for lawmakers
    TALLAHASSEE -- House and Senate leaders said Wednesday they want to further tighten ethics laws on lawmakers and lobbyists, including rules to make certain legislators were living in their districts. Last year, the Legislature passed a major ethics...
  • Fl legislative leaders want to lower college tuition and expand choice and career education

    Fl legislative leaders want to  lower college tuition and expand choice and career education
    Florida's legislative leaders said today they have an ambitious education agenda that includes making college more affordable -- and easier to access for veterans -- increasing "tax-credit scholarships" for children living in poverty and expanding...