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  • Mike Bennett sets a new standard for hypocrisy

     
    This is too rich. State Sen. Mike Bennett has set a new standard for hypocrisy in the Florida Legislature, and that already was a pretty high bar. In justifying his vote for a bill that's designed to sway elections for Republicans (under the guise of...
  • Legislature races to re-enact growth-management changes

     
    TALLAHASSEE — With their latest growth-management handiwork tied up in a court fight, lawmakers in the House and Senate are rushing to provide some clarity on whether local governments and developers will have to provide for roads and infrastructure...
  • Scott slips in a secret: he may have a deal

     
    By John Kennedy, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott joined the Senate Republican caucus for appetizers Tuesday night a block from the Capitol, hinting that he would soon announce that he'd landed his first big business deal,...
  • Lawmakers revive push for greater oversight of blood banks

     
    Legislation to impose stricter oversight on Florida’s blood banks was resurrected Tuesday in the state Capitol, a year after a similar measure died amid opposition from the industry. The Florida Senate’s Health Regulation Committee approved a bil...
  • Florida Arizona-style immigration law lacks legislative support

     
    BY MARC CAPUTO, Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau Gov. Rick Scott's campaign pledge to bring an Arizona-style immigration law to Florida faces an uncertain future in the Legislature, with the bill's chief Senate sponsor expressing doubts about the...
  • Bennett files immigration reform

     
    By Kathleen Haughney, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — The first crack at an Arizona-style immigration overhaul has been filed in the Florida Senate, with a proposal that would let law enforcement officers ask suspected illegal aliens to...
  • Maxwell: Florida senators financing redistricting lawsuit

     
    Sentinel columnist Scott Maxwell wanted to do a little sleuthing into who was financing the lawsuit against the Amendment 6 congressional redistricting amendment filed by U.S. Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart and Corrine Brown. From Maxwell:  Voters deserve...
  • Haridopolos taps Gardiner for majority leader

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Incoming Senate President Mike Haridopolos announced Tuesday that he was tapping Orlando Sen. Andy Gardiner as majority leader and Mike Bennett of Bradenton as president pro tempore. Bennett is a former rival for the presidency, and...
  • Scott’s list of GOP backers: what a difference a month makes

     
    The Rick Scott campaign has released a list of chairs and co-chairs that includes virtually every Republican member of Florida's congressional delegation and the Legislature. But there are a couple of notable exceptions: U.S. Rep. C.W. (Bill) Young of...
  • Haridopolos for…U.S. Senate?

     
    State Sen. Mike Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island, hasn't even taken over as president of the Florida Senate — there's the slight formality of an election season to go through first — but he's already making noises as if he were planning to take...
  • Sink takes a last shot at Patterson, asks Cretul to revive seniors bill

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink has sent a letter to House Speaker Larry Cretul asking him to withdraw a bill that would crack down on people who scam seniors out of their retirements by getting them to invest in annuities or reverse...
  • Crist’s PSC picks learn what happens when you mess with the bull

     
    By Julie Patel, Tallahassee Bureau The Florida Senate on Tuesday refused to confirm two of Gov. Charlie Crist's appointees to the Public Service Commission. The Senate voted against confirming commissioners David Klement of Bradenton and Benjamin “...