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  • Jury duty pay increase coming next year

    Jury duty pay increase coming next year
    Jurors in Illinois will get a bump in pay under a measure Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law Friday in hopes of making civic duty a better investment. The law will make jury pay $25 for the first day of service and $50 for each additional day....
  • Immigration reform will fall short unless state and localities act

    Immigration is again front and center in the domestic political debate. Congress may or may not pass legislation to reform the nation's immigration system, but in the meantime President Barack Obama has taken executive action to make as many as 5...
  • More choices for parents and students

    We're heartened by Gov.-elect Larry Hogan's recent remarks suggesting he wants to make charter schools a priority of his administration. Maryland currently has one of the weakest charter school laws in the nation, which has left parents here with fewer...
  • Property Appraiser Carey Baker elected association president

    TAVARES — Property Appraiser Carey Baker, who knows his way around Tallahassee after a decade as a legislator, will be an important voice in bills related to appraising in his new role. Baker recently was elected president of the Florida Association...
  • Why is Elizabeth Warren so angry about Dodd-Frank?

    Why is Elizabeth Warren so angry about Dodd-Frank?
    Earlier this month, Congress approved a $1.1 trillion spending bill that rolls back a provision of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law. That happened over the ferocious objections of Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and other progressive Democrats....
  • Lawmakers must heed voters on Amendment 1

    Lawmakers must heed voters  on Amendment 1
    Here's a question for Florida lawmakers: What part of "yes" don't you understand? Last month almost three-quarters of state voters said yes to a constitutional amendment requiring lawmakers to spend one-third of the annual revenues from the state's...
  • Banks win Fed extension on Volcker Rule provision

    Banks win Fed extension on Volcker Rule provision
    The Federal Reserve extended by two years the time that big banks have to comply with a new rule that requires them to dispose of investments in hedge funds, private equity firms and other risky operations. The provision is part of the so-called...
  • Deutch vows to fight for undocumented kids

    Deutch vows to fight for undocumented kids
    A local congressman is calling for legislation to ease the plight of thousands of undocumented children from Central America who arrived in South Florida this year. U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton, says the children should be entitled to legal...
  • Pocono Raceway, Pennsylvania homeowners among those benefiting from federal tax 'extender' bill

    Pocono Raceway, Pennsylvania homeowners among those benefiting from federal tax 'extender' bill
    WASHINGTON — From auto racetrack operators to homeowners to those with disabilities, there was something for almost everyone in a retroactive tax bill that Congress sent to the president's desk before ending their two-year session. The bill, which...
  • Apple wins ruling in $1-billion antitrust suit over iTunes updates

    An Oakland jury found Tuesday that Apple did not violate federal antitrust laws when it blocked music downloaded from competitors' software from playing on iPods and other devices, ending a nearly decade-long legal battle that could have cost the...
  • Winter Park ready to review rising legal bills

    Winter Park ready to review rising legal bills
    It says something, Mayor Kenneth Bradley noted, that Winter Park can compare its legal bills to those being paid in much larger cities, including Orlando, and find the price tag is much steeper. “I did a survey of one city that is bigger than ours...