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  • Shades of 2011 Senate melt down visible in start of budget debate

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Last spring, on the last night of session, relations between the House and Senate totally broke down over budget talks. The Senate had voted down a House bill that accompanied the budget deregulating several professions, including...
  • Higher ed cuts stall budget talks

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate Budget Chairman JD Alexander just announced to the Senate that budget talks between the House and Senate have stalled. Alexander said the hold-up is over higher education cuts. The Senate plans to cut $400 million from higher...
  • Siplin says farewell to the Senate

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Orlando Democrat Sen. Gary Siplin bade farewell to his Senate colleagues Tuesday, taking part in a Senate tradition where departing members give floor speeches during the last two weeks of the legislative session. Siplin has had a...
  • Senate leadership open to talks on Trayvon Martin case

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Mike Haridopolos and his successor Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, said they are open to looking at town halls or potential hearings on the Trayvon Martin case after the November elections when lawmakers will begin...
  • Connie Mack IV announces U.S. Senate money team

     
    U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV, R-Fort Myers, has announced his state finance steering committee for his bid for the U.S. Senate, including Florida Sen. President Mike Haridopolos and Florida Sen. John Thrasher. Also key on the team are big fundraisers...
  • Bondi joins the anti gambling train

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Attorney General Pam Bondi is lending her voice to the gambling debate. Her office just released an advisory saying the attorney general would participate in an anti gambling press conference at noon today. The legislation to bring...
  • House advances three congressional maps

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A House committee advanced three options for new congressional maps Monday that would create a new Hispanic-leaning seat in Central Florida and make the statewide playing field slightly more Democratic. The maps (named House...
  • Palm Beach County lobbying trip takes aim at Florida Legislature

     
    Palm Beach County government and business leaders converge on Tallahassee Wednesday for a day-long lobbying blitz aimed at the Florida Legislature. Timed with the beginning of the legislative session, the lobbying trip seeks to push for local issues...
  • RNC to rap Florida knuckles over primary moves: “lower priority” hotels, seats at GOP Tampa

     
    Florida may be in position to define the GOP presidential candidate with its Jan. 31 primary but it looks like it'll cost Florida Republicans a little pizazz next summer: less-than best hotels and floor seats for the home crowd at the GOP National...
  • Firefighters, governor part of Palm Beach County's Tallahassee lobbying swing

     
    Firefighters and the governor are adding some extra attention to Palm Beach County???s annual lobbying push in Tallahassee. Palm Beach County government and business leaders have converged on Tallahassee today for a lobbying swing intended draw the...
  • The 2012 Legislature: What didn’t pass (parent trigger, zero tolerance, bus ads, charter school changes)

     
    The most closely watched education bill of the just-wrapped-up Legislative session was, of course, the “parent trigger” bill, which died when the Senate vote on it was a tie (for readers interested in how the Senators voted, you can find...
  • Senate rebels block parental trigger bill from the floor

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Some of the same rebellious Republicans and Democrats who brought the Florida Senate to a grinding halt last year are starting to flex their muscle again as the pace of the legislative assembly line increases in the final days of...