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  • Aberdeen introduces budget, keeps property tax rate stable

    Aberdeen residents won't see a major change in their tax rates if City Manager Doug Miller's proposed $12.4 million budget for 2013 is approved, while the total amount the city spends could go down by 28 percent. The city council introduced a budget...
  • Soldier's grave is lost no more

    Soldier's grave is lost no more
    In the end, a quaint watercolor painting of a young town full of promise yielded the final key to unlocking a mystery dating back more than 130 years. The artwork, depicting the proposed community of Sanborn as part of a decades-old real estate ad, is an...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Gaetz jumps to defense of Scott’s trust fund raids

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers are so far giving mixed reviews to Gov. Rick Scott's budget-balancing plan for re-directing $8.5 billion from 124 trust funds into the state's general revenue checkbook. Wonkish, yes. But trust funds have been...
  • New bill would prohibit spending public money on stadiums without a public vote

     
    By Tonya Alanez, Sun Sentinel TALLAHASSEE — Sen. Mike Bennett, R-Bradenton filed a bill Thursday that would forbid the use of public money for professional sports teams without a public vote. If approved, it would block recent attempts to use...