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  • Scott at odds with House, Senate

    Gov. Rick Scott sent a message Tuesday to House Speaker Will Weatherford and Senate President Don Gaetz that his priorities need to get more attention.  “I’m sure that the speaker of the house and the senate president would like to have a...
  • Senate votes 39-0 to pass vehicle fee roll back

    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Senate voted 39-0 Wednesday to roll back vehicle registration fee increases, saying the higher fees were put into law at a time the state was struggling to pay the bills and should now be reversed. But to make sure the...
  • Scott, lawmakers at odds going into session's last week

    Scott, lawmakers at odds going into session's last week
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott should be at the high tide of his influence, dropping the hammer on fellow Republican legislators thwarting his agenda. The governor has made it clear he wants $2,500 pay raises for teachers and a $141 million...
  • House passes Medicaid alternative plan

    TALLAHASSEE -- Firmly sticking a wedge between the House and Senate, the House passed a controversial low income health insurance bill that would reject federal money and instead use state dollars to give health care stipends to 115,700. The plan, which...
  • Lawmakers agree to 3 percent tuition increase

    TALLAHASSEE --  Florida lawmakers agreed late Friday night to hike tuition at the state’s colleges and universities by 3 percent next year, defying Gov. Rick Scott’s call to keep tuition level. “We want to make sure every student can...
  • Republican legislative candidates maneuvering in leadership races

     
    It’s the one vote that candidates for the Florida Legislature can cast even before they are elected: Whom to support for the powerful posts of speaker of the House or president of the Senate. And some of the Republican candidates in Central Florida&...
  • Gaetz/Gardiner and Co. use FSU-Clemson game to raise coin

     
    TALLAHASSEE — While the game is a sellout, there is apparently room for some like-minded and deep-pocketed Republicans to watch Saturday night's much-hyped Florida State-Clemson football game alongside some of the Legislature's most powerful...
  • Senate releases committee list

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Senate has released its Committee list for the 2013 legislative session. In key positions: Senate President Pro Tempore Garrett Richter will head the new committee on gambling. Appropriations Chairman Joe Negron, R-Stuart, will...
  • And the legislative budget games begin: Senate wants bigger reserves

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Just when you thought Florida was out of the financial ditch, state lawmakers want to pull it back in — at least rhetorically. The Senate Appropriations Committee opened its first post-2012 elections hearing Wednesday with...
  • Florida Chamber backs Siplin, Brooks, Pena in Central Florida legislative races

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Chamber of Commerce, the most well-heeled business lobby in the Capitol, has issued its legislative endorsements, and the roster includes a few head-turners in Central Florida. The Chamber is endorsing Victoria Siplin,...
  • Top-10 ECOs last quarter: Chamber, House GOP, Senate GOP, Pro-voucher group

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The stealthy groups paying for the direct-mail and ads in Florida primaries are called Electioneering Communication Organizations under state law, and are known as 527 groups in other states. They are traditionally utilized to either...
  • AIF endorsements skip over most hotly contested Central Florida races

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The influential business lobbying group Associated Industries of Florida has released its first batch of endorsements for the 2012 elections, and avoided taking a side in virtually every high-profile Orlando-area contest. The group's...