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  • LeMieux wins endorsements of three legislators

     
    Republican U.S. Senate candidate George LeMieux has picked up the endorsement of three more legislators — including veteran state senator — and self-proclaimed maverick – Paula Dockery of Lakeland.  Here's how his release describes them:...
  • Senate committee spanks Elder Affairs over ombudsman firing

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A Senate committee gave a lashing Tuesday to Gov Rick Scott's elder affairs secretary over the firing of the state's top nursing home watchdog and a subsequent federal report that determined Florida had violated the law by “...
  • Dockery, Steinberg try to give the people veto power

     
    TALLAHASSEE — It's a novel expression of the pitfalls of representative democracy. Sen. Paula Dockery, R-Lakeland, and Rep. Richard Steinberg, D-Miami Beach, are sponsoring legislation to allow voters to “veto” legislation that is passed...
  • LeMieux sets up Polk County team with Dockery, Breidenbach

     
    State Sen. Paula Dockery, R-Lakeland, and radio talk show hostess Lynne Breidenbach are among supporters that Republican U.S. Senate candidate George LeMieux has named to his Polk County “victory team.” Others on LeMieux's Polk County campaign...
  • Florida Senate passes its own new map, over complaints of racial ‘packing’

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Over complaints that its work continued decades-old gerrymandering, Senate Republicans rammed through a proposed map for their own 40 seats that more evenly divides population gains over the last decade and maintains an electoral...
  • Prison privatization bill divides GOP Senate

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A prison privatization bill pushed by Senate leadership may be in trouble, with Senate President Mike Haridopolos cutting off debate Tuesday and not saying when the bill would come up for a final vote. The proposal would privatize 28...
  • Judge: Lawmakers, staff don’t have to answer questions about voting-rights bill

     
    By Michael Peltier, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — A federal judge on Friday ruled that four senators and two staff members do not have to testify as part of lawsuit challenging a new Florida election law that opponents say makes it...
  • Dockery says DOC records show private prisons aren’t cheaper

     
    TALLAHASSEE — With the Florida Senate poised today to return to a contentious prison-privatization debate, one critic of the proposal to outsource prisons in 18 southern counties says the Department of Corrections' own calculations on...
  • Gov. Bob Martinez on ‘Central Florida Spotlight’; ‘Flashpoint’ at Seminole Towne Center

     
    Central Florida News 13's "Political Connections" also looks at the Florida Legislature and such issues as prison privatization. News 13's Ybeth Bruzual talks about the defeat of privatization with state Sen. Paula Dockery, R-Lakeland. Dockery also...
  • Alexander says toll-revenue grab isn’t to benefit Heartland

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Senators are taking up the budget, and the Republican leadership is already fending off pointed questions about whether they plan to try and ram through dozens of substantive policy changes in the final hours of session — a...
  • 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...
  • Dockery opines on Senate leadership fight: Egos and $$$

     
    TALLAHASSEE — In her latest Florida Voices column, Sen. Paula Dockery attempts to shed some light on why intra-party Republican leadership fights are so magnetic for the swarm of reporters, lobbyists and politicos that flood the Capitol. The gist:...