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  • Decoupling surfaces again in legislature, then tanks

    Decoupling surfaces again in legislature, then tanks
     For a minute there, it looked as though decoupling might still make it.  Sen. Eleanor Sobel, D-Hollywood, attempted to amend her greyhound injury reporting bill Tuesday afternoon, suggesting that decoupling be added. That's the idea that card rooms and...
  • Abortion bill on its way to Gov. Scott

    Abortion bill on its way to Gov. Scott
    A bill that would prohibit now-legal abortions prior to the third trimester is headed to Gov. Rick Scott for his signature. The Senate, on a party-line vote of 24-15, passed the bill Friday morning. It would redefine viability and also would eliminate...
  • Senate advances amped-up film incentives bill

    Senate advances amped-up film incentives bill
    TALLAHASSEE – Losing its luster as a location for filming, Florida is poised to green-light a substantially higher investment in the film and entertainment industry. The Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee on Monday passed a proposal to double...
  • Updated: Decoupling, destination casinos and addictions at Senate workshop

    Updated: Decoupling, destination casinos and addictions at Senate workshop
      One only had to sit through a public hearing on gambling to get a taste of how diverse the state's interests are -- and the Florida Senate Gaming Committee did just that Wednesday.  Committee chair Garrett Richter, R-Naples, had proposed four...
  • Electronic Arts defends tax breaks for video games

     
    Video-game giant Electronic Arts Inc. defended its multimillion-dollar use of Florida tax incentives on Monday, even as some senators suggested they want to cut off subsidies for game developers. Craig Hagen, a lobbyist for Electronic Arts, told the...
  • Needle exchange bill is moving in the Senate

     
    By Jennifer Curington TALLAHASSEE — A Senate committee has approved the creation of a needle exchange in Miami-Dade County, a place where drug users can exchange used needles and syringes for unused ones. It’s an approach that medical...
  • Effort to prevent spread of HIV/AIDs faces bleak future

     
    TALLAHASSEE—An effort to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDs among Miami-Dade county drug users cleared its final Senate committee Monday, but is stuck in the House. The legislation would create a pilot program in Miami-Dade county to allow drug users to...
  • Democratic hopes fading in key state Senate race

     
    With less than three weeks remaining until the Nov. 6 election, the Florida Democratic Party has yet to buy any advertising time on Orlando broadcast networks to promote Frank Bruno, the Volusia County politician who was once seen as one of the minority...
  • Senate to move ahead with prison privatization plan

     
    TALLAHASSEE – A Senate panel opened the door Wednesday to give the Senate a second shot at privatizing 29 prisons in South Florida and eliminate some of the obstacles that led a Tallahassee judge to reject a similar plan this summer. The Senate...
  • Florida Senate passes its own new map, over complaints of racial ‘packing’

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Over complaints that its work continued decades-old gerrymandering, Senate Republicans rammed through a proposed map for their own 40 seats that more evenly divides population gains over the last decade and maintains an electoral...
  • Senate ready to vote on school prayer after major changes

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Substantial changes to an already controversial school prayer bill would allow school boards to set out policies for schools to allow student-organized prayer at any school event in a k-12 school. “What we try to do in this...
  • Senate bogs down over racial makeup of redistricting map

     
    TALLAHASSEE — An attempt to adopt newly fashioned Senate district lines in response to a court order bogged down Tuesday as lawmakers clamored for political information on how the new lines would look and whether they provided enough protection...