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  • Unabridged version of Sen. Don Gaetz on Senate Republican primaries

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Incoming Senate President Don Gaetz put out a nearly 1,000-word statement tonight on the five GOP candidates that emerged from primaries — some of them hard-fought and dirty ones — in which he hailed the victors … and...
  • Tuesday Morning Reads: Gambling dollars, Jack Latvala and FAMU

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Good morning and happy Tuesday to you. Here are the top stories we're reading this morning. * The head of the state university system is telling FAMU to let in fewer low performing students, the Orlando Sentinel reports. * As...
  • Scott signs foreclosure bill

    Scott signs foreclosure bill
    Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Friday designed to speed up foreclosures in Florida, but critics say the measure is unfair to homeowners. HB 87 requires homeowners to respond more quickly to foreclosure filings and gives community associations more power in...
  • Senate unanimously OKs ethics bill

    TALLAHASSEE -- The Senate just unanimously passed major ethics reform as its first bill of the 2013 session. The Senate had no debate on the matter, other than a closing statement by Ethics and Elections Chairman Jack Latvala, R-...
  • PSC Commissioner Lisa Edgar survives confirmation fight

    TALLAHASSEE -- Public Service Commissioner Lisa Edgar survived an unexpected confirmation fight in the Florida Senate by a 26-13 vote. Edgar, who has was first appointed to the commission in 2005, was reappointed by Gov. Rick Scott in 2012. But many...
  • Andy Gardiner secures 2015-16 Senate presidency

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Orlando Sen. Andy Gardiner on Thursday secured enough signed pledge cards to become the Florida Senate president for the 2015-16 term, ending a three-day attempted coup by two former supporters that had bitterly divided the caucus in...
  • Senate rebels block parental trigger bill from the floor

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Some of the same rebellious Republicans and Democrats who brought the Florida Senate to a grinding halt last year are starting to flex their muscle again as the pace of the legislative assembly line increases in the final days of...
  • Latvala amendment shifts Gardiner’s district

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Sen. Jack Latvala, a St. Petersburg Republican who joined forces with Andy Gardiner during session to beat back a GOP palace coup in the Senate, has filed an amendment to the new Senate redistricting map that moves his former opponent'...
  • Senate bogs down over racial makeup of redistricting map

     
    TALLAHASSEE — An attempt to adopt newly fashioned Senate district lines in response to a court order bogged down Tuesday as lawmakers clamored for political information on how the new lines would look and whether they provided enough protection...
  • Senate committee advances map, method for picking numbers gets Biblical

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Senate Reapportionment Committee voted 21-6 to advance its new Senate districts map to the floor, and will hold a mini-lottery later today to assign numbers to the districts — thus settling the thorny debate over how to divvy...
  • Did USF President Judy Genshaft lie to lawmakers about blocking UCF from Big East?

     
    Did USF President Judy Genshaft lie to lawmakers about blocking UCF from Big East?...
  • What’s in a number? In redistricting, a lot of politics

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The debate over re-drawing the Florida Senate's political lines has come down to numbers, but not just racial breakdowns or election returns. The Senate Reapportionment Committee began its second day of debate Wednesday where it left...