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  • House gives Haridopolos his top wish: health-care freedom amendment

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Legislature is taking a second stab at asking voters to repudiate last year’s sweeping federal health care reform. The House of Representatives on Wednesday voted 80-37 to place SJR 2 — the so-called Health Care...
  • Arizona-style immigration reform meets Florida-style gridlock

     
    By Kathleen Haughney, Tallahassee Bureau TALLAHASSEE — An attempt by Florida lawmakers to pass an Arizona-style immigration bill appears dead, even as the Florida Senate spent hours Tuesday on an emotional and divisive debate trying to hammer out...
  • Haridopolos hints at immigration bill details

     
    Senate President Mike Haridopolos laid out some of the details related to an immigration bill that he said will come up tomorrow on the Senate floor, but said the final language wouldn't be available until tomorrow. “If you don't break the law,...
  • The Senate president no one expected

     
    TALLAHASSEE — In 2005, there were 26 Republicans roosting over the 40-seat Florida Senate and Mike Haridopolos might have been the least pleased of the lot. He was the only Republican that then-President Tom Lee opted not to make a chairman of a...
  • Cannon’s House is a machine

     
    TALLAHASSEE — For the last 59 days as House speaker, Winter Park Rep. Dean Cannon has run a tight ship. Unlike the deliberately paced Florida Senate, the Florida House of Representatives usually starts up its daily session right on time. Cannon...
  • Sen Prez still wants to see immigration bill pass

     
    Senate President Mike Haridopolos told reporters Friday that he was still hoping the House would take up an immigration bill that the Senate passed earlier this week. “I felt, I hope for that matter that the House would still take up the immigration...
  • Septic tank inspections still on hold, thanks to budget language

     
    Individual bills to repeal a septic tank inspection mandate to protect springs and lakes may have failed this year, but the inspections won’t be starting any time soon. Tucked inside a budget bill is language prohibiting the Department of Health...
  • Protests planned Tues. against ‘anti-middle class’ Fla. lawmakers

     
    Progressive activists are planning another round of protests Tuesday against Republican state lawmakers who they say led attacks on budgets and programs designed to protect the poor, middle class and environment, all while handing out tax breaks to...
  • Jeff Atwater announces he likes Mike too

     
    Mike Haridopolos picked up another endorsement for his U.S. Senate campaign Friday. And while Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater doesn't have quite the national profile of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who came out for the Merritt Island...
  • The dumbest thing the Legislature did?

     
    There are plenty of contenders from this year's session. How about banning droopy pants in school? My nominee is the “Health Care Freedom Amendment.” According to the press release that the House issued upon its passage,  ”SJR 2 is a...
  • Florida Legislature: From Machiavelli to Orwell

     
    There are 120 members of the Florida House of Representatives, with 40 men and women in the Florida Senate. Given the Machiavellian manner in which House Speaker Dean Cannon and Senate President Mike Haridopolos grabbed control of the Legislature and...
  • Simmons wants special session for ed funding

     
    Senate Prek-12 Education Appropriations Chair David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs, said he'd like to see the Legislature come back to Tallahassee for a special session to address funding issues related to the vetoes issued Thursday by Gov. Rick Scott....