| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:21 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida lawmakers eager to cut taxes and boost spending in an election-year got $124 million more reasons Wednesday.
State economists revised Florida's revenue forecast upward by that amount for the fiscal year beginning in July on the...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 1:19 PM
A senator’s controversial, presumed-dead quest to secure in-state college tuition for students whose parents immigrated to the country illegally rose from the ashes Wednesday.
Under the measure, undocumented students would be eligible to compete...
| May 23, 2014
| 8:16 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Business-backed Florida TaxWatch Friday singled out nearly $121 million in pet projects lawmakers included in the budget they passed earlier this month as "turkeys" which bypassed normal review processes.
The group is asking Gov. Rick...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 7:20 AM
When it comes to understanding the politics roiling the issue of in-state college tuition for the children of illegal immigrants in Florida, it helps to consult a map. One should also remember Former U.S. House Speaker Tip O’Neill’s dictum...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 11:27 AM
One of Broward’s top priorities – money for expansion at Port Everglades – is likely to fare well in the annual legislative session that begins Tuesday.
That was the message delivered by state Sen. Joe Negron this week to Broward Days,...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Here are some quick takes from state Sen. Joe Negron, who was in Fort Lauderdale this week to speak to Broward Days, the organization that brings business and government together to advocate for the county in Tallahassee.
Negron, a Stuart Republican,...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 1:52 PM
Sunrise Mayor Mike Ryan wanted to know whether he and his fellow commissioners can ban backyard gun ranges in their city without running afoul of state law.
The answer came this week in a two-page letter that refers to previous Attorney General opinions...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 9:52 AM
Broward Days Inc. will get $5,000 from the county, despite concerns about the direction the non-profit civic activism group is taking.
The County Commission vote to grant the $5,000 was split 6-3 last week, with Commissioners Sue Gunzburger and Stacy...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Flush with cash in state coffers, Florida lawmakers are pouring money into cleaning the mucky, polluted waters surrounding the Everglades.
But the Legislature is poised to adjourn May 2 without addressing some of the most persistent polluters of...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:46 PM
TALLAHASSEE – The chairman of a Senate panel studying the Indian River Lagoon and South Florida waters wants to strip the federal government of the power to decide when to pump polluted waters out of Lake Okeechobee.
Sen. Joe Negron, the Stuart...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Last week: We’re outraged and we’re not going to take it. So said Sen. Eleanor Sobel, at her tri-county delegation town hall meeting commenting on the deaths of 20 children in four months under the un-watchful eye of the Department of...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Last week: Governor Scott is asking Florida businesses the best way to return taxes to residents and fuel further economic growth. Eliminate the sales tax on commercial leases. Invest in the reform of the homeowner’s insurance market. Target and...