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  • Require unanimity from capital case juries: Editorial

     Require unanimity from capital case juries: Editorial
    First lady Mary Todd Lincoln once confessed that her "evil genius Procrastination has whispered me to tarry 'til a more convenient season." Clearly, Tallahassee's overrun with gaggles of evil geniuses speaking in hushed tones. Despite nearly a decade of...
  • Scott backs bill allowing concealed guns without permits in emergencies

    Scott backs bill allowing concealed guns without permits in emergencies
    A measure backed by the National Rifle Association that would allow people to conceal a firearm without a license during an emergency now has the open support of Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida National Guard but is still on hold in the Senate. St....
  • Legislature passes Florida GI Bill

    Legislature passes Florida GI Bill
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature passed a "Welcome Home" Tuesday aimed at reducing education costs for military veterans and efforts to help them find jobs. Among its provisions, HB 7015, which passed the House by a 116-0 vote last week, waives...
  • Negron wants state takeover of Lake O discharges

    Negron wants state takeover of Lake O discharges
    TALLAHASSEE – The chairman of a Senate panel studying the Indian River Lagoon and South Florida waters wants to strip the federal government of the power to decide when to pump polluted waters out of Lake Okeechobee. Sen. Joe Negron, the Stuart...
  • Ways to spend state budget surplus start to pile up

    Ways to spend state budget surplus start to pile up
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers have spent years likening their budget decisions to families at the kitchen table deciding which bills to pay. Now that economic tides are rising, those talks are sounding more like whether to upgrade iPhones and...
  • Gardiner's first heavy lift is Indian River Lagoon

    Gardiner's first heavy lift is Indian River Lagoon
    TALLAHASSEE — Orlando's Andy Gardiner doesn't officially take the job of Senate president until after the 2014 elections, but the local problems demanding his attention are here now. Look to the muck choking off the Indian River Lagoon and killing...
  • A closer look at how a corporate tax loophole works in Florida

     
    Two weeks after the Orlando Sentinel reported that at least a hundred — and potentially far more — big companies have been reducing their Florida corporate-income taxes through an apparent “loophole” in state law, the Florida...
  • Tax loophole saves Florida firms millions

    Recognized across much of the country by its bright-red logo, Circle K has hundreds of convenience stores in Florida, selling everything from coffee and engine oil to ice cream and potato chips.     But for at least a decade, when Circle K's cash...
  • High school sports bill squeaks by Senate 21-18

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A controversial measure that would loosen the Florida High School Athletic Association's rules on athletic eligibility for transfer students squeaked by the Senate Thursday morning by a 21-18 vote and is on its way to the governor's...
  • Cain adds elected officials to Florida campaign team

     
    Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain added 16 elected officials to his Florida campaign team Monday including state Sen. Thad Altman, R-Melbourne, whose district includes eastern Orange and Seminole counties. “Florida is a critical state,...
  • How Senate redistricting proposals would affect Seminole

     
    Mike Ertel, the ever-helpful elections supervisor in Seminole County, has looked at the proposed congressional and Senate redistricting maps put out today by the Senate Reapportionment Committee and produced a quick look at how his home county would be...
  • Thursday in Tallahassee: budgets, redistricting, and repealing cap-and-trade

     
    TALLAHASSEE — It's the last full day of committee meetings before the long winter break, which will last about three weeks before lawmakers return to the Capitol for a once-a-decade redistricting session in January. In the Senate, Gov. Rick Scott'...