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  • 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...
  • Palm Beach County Commission looking at gas station signs

    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 customers...
  • 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,...
  • Lawmakers increase requests for local projects

    TALLAHASSEE – Florida's economic rebound has rekindled a flurry of hometown projects in the Capitol this year. The competing, $75 billion House and Senate budget plans that legislators will hash out in the next three weeks hold hundreds of requests...
  • Blackstone stepping back from stake in SeaWorld

    Blackstone stepping back from stake in SeaWorld
    The Blackstone Group continues to trim its stake in SeaWorld Entertainment Inc., the Orlando-based theme-park owner it bought in late 2009. After shedding another 19 million shares last week — 1.75 million of which were bought back by SeaWorld...
  • Wednesday: Should warning shots be legal?

    Wednesday: Should warning shots be legal?
            What I really love about the Florida Legislature is they are always looking to add another gun-lovers’  bill to soothe the National Rifle Association, even when the bill is ridiculous or unneeded.   Case in point – the...
  • Prescription narcotics bill poised to pass

    In an absolute bipartisan showing, Rep. Katie Edwards, D-Plantation; Rep. Dave Hood, R- Daytona Beach; and Sen. Rob Bradley, R-Fleming Island, have proposed legislation that would dramatically increase the amount of prescription pain medication needed...
  • Bob Jarvis: Local option still best hope for true gambling reform

    So where do we go from here? That's the question after the Florida Legislature's recent announcement it was again punting on bringing order to the state's chaotic gambling laws. It was apparent from the start that this year's legislative session would...
  • Don Torok: Oppose bill that encourages tobacco use

    Thank you for your recent editorial, "Picking fights won't help e-cigarette ban," in reference to House Bill 169 and e-cigarettes. Your editorial only touched the surface of the real issue and it is an important one for all of the residences in Florida A...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Conference set for Autism Awareness Month

    As one of the speakers at the second annual "Autism in the Classroom Conference," Maryellen Quinn-Lunny is well known as director of the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at Florida Atlantic University. She has worked in special education for 34...