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  • As Cannon vows court reform, House panel takes aim at judicial rulemaking

     
    With Florida’s legislative leaders still chafing from recent defeats before the Florida Supreme Court, Republican lawmakers signaled Wednesday that they want to strip some of the court’s powers. Their target: The court’s authority to write...
  • ‘Dirty Hari’ gets a website and some hand sanitizer

     
    Progress Florida, the St. Petersburg-based website unrelated to the St. Petersburg-based utility with the similar name, has drawn a bead on Senate President Mike Haridopolos, aka “Dirty Hari,” and his nascent U.S. Senate campaign. The group...
  • Dean Cannon on the issues

     
    The editorial board just finished an interview with Dean Cannon, the Winter Park state representative who is speaker of the House this year and next. As speaker, he wields vast power of what will or won't get through that legislative body. Cannon is...
  • Should Florida get back in line for presidential primaries?

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers are poised to re-litigate a partisan clash from four years ago over when to hold the state's presidential primaries — and essentially whether it wants to continue bucking the national parties in exchange...
  • Profiles in cowardice

     
    Follow the bouncing ball… In late 2009, state Sen. Greg Evers, a cotton farmer from the Panhandle, voted against the special session bill that gave the green light to SunRail and high speed rail. Last week, Evers was one of 26 state senators to...
  • Haridopolos won’t stop fundraising, and Bill Nelson has been in office a long time

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Mike Haridopolos enjoys one particular advantage over his Republican rivals in the 2012 U.S. Senate contest ahead: he can use the influence over his powerful post to command serious campaign cash. Unlike other...
  • Anti-federal-health-care amendment clears last Senate committee

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A state constitutional amendment intended to throw a wrench into the federal Affordable Care Act that passed Congress last year appears ready to steam through the Florida Legislature for the second time. The amendment, SJR 2, cleared ...
  • Haridopolos gets off with a stern letter for his ethics breach

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A panel of his peers voted Thursday to levy no fine on Senate President Mike Haridopolos for failing to disclose the names of clients who paid him thousands of dollars for consulting work over the last six years. Instead, the Senate...
  • Guest list: Mike Haridopolos on ‘The Agenda’ — he inspires a classic putdown about laptops; AMA president on ‘Flashpoint’

     
    Senate President Mike Haridopolos, R-Melbourne, will visit "The Agenda" and discuss the coming legislative session. He also talks about his positions on pension reform, merit pay for teachers and block grants for schools. In "The Advocates" segment,...
  • Florida House tentatively approves unemployment benefit cut while jobless workers protest

     
    The Florida House of Representatives tentatively approved Wednesday a plan that would slash unemployment benefits for out-of-work Floridians and pass much of the savings onto businesses. The sweeping legislation would both cut the maximum number of...
  • Fasano questions Scott’s power on drug database

     
    Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey, an ardent backer of the prescription drug monitoring database that Gov. Rick Scott and several lawmakers have put on the chopping block, asked whether the governor had the power to unilaterally reject $1 million...
  • Florida Senate passes revenue cap, but shuns Colorado comparison

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate passed a proposed constitutional amendment Tuesday that would place new handcuffs on the power of future legislators to tax and spend. The Senate voted 27-13 to place a new tax revenue cap for state government before...