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  • Term limits? Who needs 'em

    By Aaron Deslatte, Tallahassee Bureau TALLAHASSEE -- Will Florida voters re-visit term limits for state legislators? That's what Sen. Mike Bennett, R-Bradenton, is pitching. The chairman of the Senate Community Affairs Committee amended language changing the c
  • Stadium homeless shelter bill is grandstand play

    When I first heard about Sen. Mike Bennett's proposed bill that would punish tax-subsidized sports palaces if they weren't moonlighting as homeless shelters, I smiled wickedly and thought: brilliant. As a fierce critic of public funding for sports...

    Look at what lawmakers are up to now

    The rail ruckus is making all the headlines right now in Tallahassee. But below the radar, your state reps have been busy filing a slew of bills for the spring session — about everything from gay adoption and term limits to both the designs and...

    Follow the money: Pols try to undermine your vote

    Follow the money: Pols try to undermine your vote
    My question seemed simple enough: Whose money was it? Sure, I knew the names of the politicians who opposed the fair-districting amendments, which we overwhelmingly approved at the polls earlier this month. I knew that Dean Cannon and Mike Haridopolos...

    Term limits for you, not for me — what hypocrites!

    Term limits for you, not for me — what hypocrites!
    (An earlier version of this column had an incorrect title for Senate Majority Leader Andy Gardiner.) Today, we continue looking at foolish bills your legislators have filed in Tallahassee — and highlight some good ones. Let's start with a real...