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  • State senators vote to raise speed limits

    State senators vote to raise speed limits
    State senators on Thursday accelerated toward increasing speed limits up to 75 mph on some Florida interstates. Sixteen other states have raised speed limits beyond 70 mph, but Florida would join Maine as the only state east of the Mississippi River...
  • State senators advance controversial 'anti-Sharia' bill

    State senators advance controversial 'anti-Sharia' bill
    A controversial measure dubbed an “anti-Sharia bill” advanced out of the Florida Senate on a 24-14 vote Monday. The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, touted SB 286 as “an American bill.” It would restrict judges...
  • Legislators agree on Central Florida bike trail, other hometown projects

    Legislators agree on Central Florida bike trail, other hometown projects
    TALLAHASSEE -- In a $75 billion budget stuffed with hometown goodies, lawmakers Tuesday agreed to fund the expansion of a bike trail through Central Florida, a gun range in Brevard County, and a raft of other pet projects. Those two projects demonstrate...
  • Beer, bud and budgets: Florida Legislature taking most of its thorny issues into the final innings

    Beer, bud and budgets: Florida Legislature taking most of its thorny issues into the final innings
    TALLAHASSEE -- Good times or bad, the Florida Legislature has historically made a habit of slow-rolling its most cantankerous issues. Although passing a budget is all they're constitutionally required to accomplish by May 2 -- and they had a $1.3...
  • House passes stadium-subsidy bill which would aid Orlando, Miami MLS dreams

    House passes stadium-subsidy bill which would aid Orlando, Miami MLS dreams
    TALLAHASSEE – The Florida House on Friday passed a plan to force future sports stadium projects to jockey against each other when they come to the Legislature seeking taxpayer subsidies. The bill, HB 7095, has immediate ramifications for $600...
  • Senate advances cyber-bullying bill inspired by Polk suicide

    Senate advances cyber-bullying bill inspired by Polk suicide
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s anti-bullying law could be extended beyond the boundaries of schools to online forums under a proposal sparked by a Polk County cyber-bullying case that drew a national media spotlight. Florida already requires public...
  • Day care hit-and-run defendant Robert Corchado planned to flee country, FHP testifies

    Day care hit-and-run defendant Robert Corchado planned to flee country, FHP testifies
    Despite testimony that authorities consider Robert Corchado a "severe threat" to flee the country, a judge on Monday declined to raise the bond of the man accused in the KinderCare crash that killed a 4-year-old girl last week. Orange County Senior...
  • Legislature ready to keep rolling back Florida growth-management rules

    Legislature ready to keep rolling back Florida growth-management rules
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature is poised to press ahead with its four-year push to dismantle state growth-management rules. The Senate Appropriations Committee advanced a bill Thursday which exempts seven new counties and 20 cities from a...
  • About 10 employees, customers held at gunpoint in Publix store robbery

    About 10 employees, customers held at gunpoint in Publix store robbery
    It was 10 p.m. Sunday, time for the Publix Supermarket manager to close the store. But a pair of armed robbers had other plans. One red-hooded robber grabbed the store's manager, pointed a gun to her head and pushed her into a back office so he...
  • Lawmakers have $124 million more to dole out

    Lawmakers have $124 million more to dole out
    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida lawmakers eager to cut taxes and boost spending in an election-year got $124 million more reasons Wednesday. State economists revised Florida's revenue forecast upward by that amount for the fiscal year beginning in July on the...
  • Read House Speaker Will Weatherford's entire speech. Please.

    Read House Speaker Will Weatherford's entire speech. Please.
    TALLAHASSEE --Because you asked for it (not really), here's the entire text of House Speaker Will Weatherford's session-opening speech: Opening Day Speech - 2014 House Speaker Will Weatherford Tuesday, March 4, 2014 Remarks As Prepared Welcome back to...