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  • 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,...
  • Altman: Rick Scott must be stopped

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott's decision today to delay making a final decision on the $1.2 billion SunRail project until midsummer is further infuriating lawmakers who feel the new governor has no respect for lawmakers or their budget-wielding...
  • Merit-pay systems and the impact of poverty (again)

     
    As the Senate debated the teacher merit-pay bill last week, there was another impassioned discussion about whether a child's economic status should be a factor in the “value-added” system that would judge teacher success. Sen. Gary Siplin, D-...
  • Senate passes Ford Motor Co. liability shield bill

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate has voted to shield automakers from some injury-lawsuit payouts in wrecks where a defective part may have caused an injury. The Florida Supreme Court ruled in 2001 that auto-makers could be held solely at fault for...
  • Florida Senate praises Space Day, blasts Washington

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Space Day in the state Capitol always brings out aerospace and engineering executives to sell Florida lawmakers on the virtues of investing in the state's space industry. Wednesday was no different. But it has become an increasingly...
  • Orlando X-way lobbies, but fails, to avoid state takeover

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Officials with the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority tried to make their case to state Senate budget-writers Thursday to avoid a state takeover of the toll-agency. But they didn't make much of an impression. After fielding...
  • Senate budget panel scraps pension compromise

     
    Lawmakers from both parties squabbled over a new proposal to revamp the Florida Retirement System Thursday that emerged this week, after Senate leadership jettisoned a compromise crafted by the Senate Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee...
  • House approves tax incentives for space businesses

     
    With 7,000 layoffs expected at Kennedy Space Center this summer after the space shuttle is retired, there's growing concern about the future of what used to be known as “America's Spaceport.” Today, the Florida House passed HB 873, an...
  • Scott lawyer admits he misled Supremes on high-speed rail

     
    By John Kennedy, The Palm Beach Post In a remarkable admission, Rick Scott’s legal counsel Thursday told the Florida Supreme Court that he misled justices on the amount of money already spent on the state’s high-speed rail project — a...
  • Amendment sponsor Altman actually agrees with part of FEA suit

     
    Tallahassee- A proposed constitutional amendment regarding public funds being used by religious groups came under attack today when the Florida Education Association sued to block the state from putting the amendment on the ballot, but the amendment...
  • Orlando redistricting hearing packs the house — with the House

     
    The Florida Legislature's redistricting whistle-stop tour is in Orlando this afternoon and has drawn a crowded house, and that's just counting the House members present. By our less-than-scientific tally, there appear to be at least 39 40 House and Senate...
  • Day 3 of legislative committee meetings — Drugs, Medicaid and press conferences

     
    TALLAHASSEE — It's the third day of September committee meetings in Tallahassee. The House and Senate committees continue to receive updates on some of the big pieces of legislation that passed last spring and forge ahead with a new agenda. * The...