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  • 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...
  • Weatherford: No big water policy this year

    Weatherford: No big water policy this year
     TALLAHASSEE -- House Speaker Will Weatherford said Thursday there won't be any big water policies adopted this year, punting the potentially tough political confrontation with polluters until two Central Florida lawmakers are running the Legislature next...
  • Weatherford: Scott's speech was the best ever

    Weatherford: Scott's speech was the best ever
    TALLAHASSEE -- House Speaker Will Weatherford used his opening-day speech to urge his membership to focus on "policy, not politics" over the two-month session. Two hours later, Gov. Rick Scott gave what amounts to a campaign-speech on the House floor,...
  • Florida small-town speed trap on its way to oblivion

    Florida small-town speed trap on its way to oblivion
    TALLAHASSEE -- Say goodbye to Hampton, Florida. Lawmakers said Monday they plan to file legislation this spring abolishing the tiny town of 477 people in the wake of a scathing audit that found widespread financial mismanagement and led last week to the...
  • High-ranking U.S. military officer goes on trial for sex charges

    High-ranking U.S. military officer goes on trial for sex charges
    (Reuters) - Army Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair's court-martial on a sexual assault charge that could send him to prison for life got under way on Tuesday, one of the few such proceedings against a top U.S. military officer in recent decades....
  • Florida businesses can demand your social media logins. Should that be legal?

    Florida businesses can demand your social media logins. Should that be legal?
    TALLAHASSEE -- Do employers who demand access to their workers' Facebook or Twitter accounts go too far? Some Florida lawmakers think so, and are advancing a measure that tries to ban employers from requiring that workers or prospective employees turn...
  • Gov. Rick Scott goes to bat for tuition bill

    Gov. Rick Scott goes to bat for tuition bill
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott is going on the offensive following a key Senate panel's decision Tuesday not to take up a tuition-reduction bill that would also grant discounted in-state college rates to undocumented immigrant students. The measure...
  • Sports stadium package for MLS, Daytona nears House vote

    Sports stadium package for MLS, Daytona nears House vote
    TALLAHASSEE -- With time running out on Florida's lawmaking session, another professional sports tax-break package is headed for a photo finish. The Legislature is poised to pass a plan that could open the door for Orlando and Miami Major League...
  • Ethics bills languishing in Florida Legislature

    Ethics bills languishing in Florida Legislature
    TALLAHASSEE -- A year after passing sweeping reforms on political lobbying and conflicts-of-interests, proposals to impose even stronger ethical requirements on politicians are languishing in the Florida Legislature. An eclectic group of organizations,...
  • Bill curbing student discipline over gun play heads to Gov. Scott

    Bill curbing student discipline over gun play heads to Gov. Scott
    A bill that would curb schools’ abilities to discipline, suspend and expel students for simulating guns or wearing clothing depicting firearms is on its way to Gov. Rick Scott for his signature. State senators gave final approval, 32-6, to the so-...