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  • House cuts the 'expansion' out of voucher expansion

    House cuts the 'expansion' out of voucher expansion
    TALLAHASSEE – A plan to further expand Florida’s school-voucher program on Wednesday was stripped of the actual “expansion” in the cap on how much tax money could be used to support low-income students in private schools. But the...
  • Senate advances amped-up film incentives bill

    Senate advances amped-up film incentives bill
    TALLAHASSEE – Losing its luster as a location for filming, Florida is poised to green-light a substantially higher investment in the film and entertainment industry. The Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee on Monday passed a proposal to double...
  • Bill that eases sentences in drug cases goes to governor

    Bill that eases sentences in drug cases goes to governor
    Possession of seven hydrocodone painkillers without a valid prescription would no longer send people to state prison for mandatory three-year sentences under a bill given final approval Friday by state representatives. The measure seeks to differentiate...
  • Police: Man charged with DUI after running 5 red lights

    Police: Man charged with DUI after running 5 red lights
    Police didn't have to look far to find a motorist from Chicago who ran five lights in front of an on-duty police officer following him early Thursday in west suburban Riverside, police said. Michael Velazquez, 21, of the city's Ravenswood neighborhood,...
  • Abortion bill on its way to Gov. Scott

    Abortion bill on its way to Gov. Scott
    A bill that would prohibit now-legal abortions prior to the third trimester is headed to Gov. Rick Scott for his signature. The Senate, on a party-line vote of 24-15, passed the bill Friday morning. It would redefine viability and also would eliminate...
  • Senate adds sweetener to stadium bill for Orlando, Miami, Daytona projects

    Senate adds sweetener to stadium bill for Orlando, Miami, Daytona projects
    TALLAHASSEE -- A proposal to give tax subsidies annually to more professional sports stadiums got sweeter for Central Florida Thursday, as lawmakers added language allowing projects already underway to get ahead of the line for tax dollars. Both the...
  • Trial begins for man charged with sending letters with powder, shotgun shells

    Trial begins for man charged with sending letters with powder, shotgun shells
    A River Forest man allegedly obsessed over taxes and oil prices waged a “campaign of terror” by sending more than two dozen threatening letters and packages, some containing powder or shotgun shells, to city officials and others, prosecutors...
  • Report: Poor planning led to River Forest diplomat's death in Afghanistan

    Report: Poor planning led to River Forest diplomat's death in Afghanistan
    A U.S. mission to deliver books to a school in Afghanistan that ended in the death of a young foreign service officer from River Forest was plagued by poor planning that “failed at all levels,” according to a scathing Army report obtained by...
  • Relief for taxpayers now includes Daytona Speedway

    Relief for taxpayers now includes Daytona Speedway
    TALLAHASSEE – In the quest to provide “broad tax relief” to Floridians, one particular taxpayer has cut to the head of the line: the birthplace of NASCAR. A Senate plan to help Gov. Rick Scott to his election-year goal of $500...
  • House passes school-voucher expansion

    House passes school-voucher expansion
    TALLAHASSEE – The Florida House passed a plan Friday to expand the state's school-voucher program, although it no longer raises the cap on how much tax money could be used to support low-income students in private schools.   Instead, the bill, HB...
  • Lawmakers look to conservation amendment for springs cash

    Lawmakers look to conservation amendment for springs cash
    TALLAHASSEE -- The next Senate president said Wednesday his chamber had backed off a plan to devote at least $378 million a year to cleaning up pollution-choked springs because Florida voters this fall could make the decision for them. Sen. Andy...