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  • Today in Tallahassee: Prisons, guns, and more growth deregulation

     
    TALLAHASSEE –  A day after the Senate passed its legislative and congressional redistricting plans, the chamber is taking it easy today. Senate President Mike Haridopolos scrapped Wednesday's slated floor time (in case Democrats wanted to debate the...
  • Senate passes congressional maps 34-6

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate passed its version of a new congressional map late Tuesday afternoon by a 34-6 vote. Senate President Mike Haridopolos called it one of the Senate's “finest hours” and hailed it as a bipartisan product...
  • Senate plan to reform car insurance laws devolves into chaos

     
    A Florida Senate plan to reform the state’s car-insurance market devolved into chaos Tuesday, as senators threw more than three dozen amendments at the package – some written from the chamber floor – that at times left some senators...
  • Patterson skips Senate bid, new House candidate Castor Dentel trashes ‘parent trigger’

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Former state Rep. Pat Patterson,  a DeLand Republican considering a bid for Senate, announced Monday he would run for Volusia County Commission instead — avoiding a costly primary with Rep. Dorothy Hukill, an Ormond Beach...
  • Former RPOF finance chair signs affidavit saying Crist, LeMieux approved Greer fundraising

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Former Florida Republican finance chairman Harry Sargeant III – a South Florida billionaire entangled in his own financial scandal – has signed a sworn statement that former Gov. Charlie Crist and George LeMieux first...
  • 2012 session tests the limits of business lobby muscle

     
    TALLAHASSEE – As the clock ticked toward the end of the 2012 lawmaking session, Florida's influential business lobby was desperate for a win. Its lobbyists thought they had a package deal. If the Senate could pass a bill cutting worker's...
  • Haridopolos suggests universities trade majors ‘like baseball cards’

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Like his House counterpart, Senate President Mike Haridopolos said Tuesday that higher ed reforms are on the Legislature's agenda for the next couple of years, especially as the state tries to cut dollars from universities in tight...
  • Top lawmakers opine on Scott’s budget proposal

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott released his budget proposal earlier today, calling for a major boost in education and cuts to health care providers. House Speaker Dean Cannon “It is important that we send the right signals to the business...
  • Haridopolos: Get ready for more cuts

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Mike Haridopolos said Thursday that the state is facing another multibillion-dollar budget shortfall, and the public can expect another year of deep cuts to state spending. Speaking with reporters, he refused to rule...
  • Friday Morning Reads: Casinos, driver handbooks and foreclosures

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Greetings to you and happy Friday. It's the end of a busy week in the capital city and we've got some good morning reads for you today. * The Sun-Sentinel reports that as lawmakers put the finishing touches on a destination casino...
  • Lawmakers begin another round for Eric Brody

     
    TALLAHASSEE– The last time Senate President Mike Haridopolos talked about Eric Brody, he was near tears. “He deserved better,” said the senate president, not long after an 11th hour standoff between the House and Senate ended the 2011...
  • Who holds the best hand: The Mouse or the Malaysian?

     
    TALLAHASSEE — It could be the biggest political interest-group slug-fest of 2012: Mega-wealthy resort casino developers who want to plant a flag in South Florida versus the Sunshine State's traditional titans of family friendly tourism. That would...