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  • Putnam’s school lunch plan receives approval from senate agriculture committee

     
    A bill that would give Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam’s office the power to decide what to feed kids in schools across the state made it past its first hurdle in the Florida Senate. The senate agriculture committee unanimously approved the...
  • Siplin blasts ethics bill, defends Sansom, and Senate committee shoots it down

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A Florida Senate committee introduced one ethics proposal Tuesday that would bring more scrutiny to the financial investments of legislators and block them from voting on measures that they could financially benefit from. But with...
  • Senate budget give wins to private prison vendors and Rick Scott

     
    TALLAHASSEE – The early winners in the Florida Senate’s $69.8 billion budget include private prison vendors, property owners miffed with water-management districts, and Gov. Rick Scott. The Senate’s spending proposal includes several...
  • Is Senate tollroad takeover a bail-out for Bo’s Bridge?

     
    By Dan Tracy, Orlando Sentinel Orlando's main road-building agency shifted into full fighting mode Wednesday as the state Legislature seeks to absorb the authority into the department that runs Florida's Turnpike. The takeover, championed by state Sen....
  • Orlando X-way lobbies, but fails, to avoid state takeover

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Officials with the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority tried to make their case to state Senate budget-writers Thursday to avoid a state takeover of the toll-agency. But they didn't make much of an impression. After fielding...
  • Senate budget panel scraps pension compromise

     
    Lawmakers from both parties squabbled over a new proposal to revamp the Florida Retirement System Thursday that emerged this week, after Senate leadership jettisoned a compromise crafted by the Senate Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee...
  • Affordable housing in the budget cross-hairs

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida House and Senate budget-writers are taking different tracks toward giving Gov. Rick Scott a bigger economic-development arm, and one of the sticking points is whether to abolish a longstanding government fund for affordable-...
  • Senate budget panel whacks medically needy

     
    The Florida Senate Budget Committee approved a measure Friday morning to drastically cut back on the Florida Medically Needy program, which covers people who have experienced catastrophic illness and have no health coverage or who have depleted their...
  • Like House, Senate defeats anti-privatization amendment

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida appears poised to hand more of the nation's third-largest prison system over to a handful of private companies. The Senate Budget Committee took up its $69.8 billion budget  Thursday and voted down an attempt to remove a...
  • Things that never change: House and Senate secretly negotiating a budget deal

     
    TALLAHASSEE — All this year, House and Senate Republicans have been singing the praises of how open and public their deliberations on important bills and budgets have been — part of an effort to make the Legislature look like it's doing the...
  • Senate fast-tracks House court reform

     
    TALLAHASSEE — In a gesture to appease House Speaker Dean Cannon, Senate budget chief J.D. Alexander agreed to fast-track a major re-allignment of the Florida Supreme Court on Monday, adding language to another bill that would break the court into...
  • Cannon’s court reform under fire in Senate

     
    TALLAHASSEE — An issue single-handedly thrust on the legislative agenda by House Speaker Dean Cannon — radically re-aligning the Florida Supreme Court — is provoking a fierce lobbying effort in the Senate and threatening to bog down work...