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Andy Gardiner

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  • Adam Putnam, mental health, machine guns: Letters

    Adam Putnam, mental health, machine guns: Letters
    Putnam on right track I was encouraged by what I read in the Dec. 14 Sentinel article "Putnam set for leadership role in conservation debate." Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is on target in advocating a development of criteria for the purchasing...
  • Senate may consider health coverage for low-income Floridians

    Senate may consider health coverage for low-income Floridians
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, left open the possibility Wednesday that his chamber will consider an expansion of health coverage for low-income Floridians. Gardiner described as "intriguing" a proposal that would...
  • Forecasters see nearly $1 billion in new money for state budget

    Forecasters see nearly $1 billion in new money for state budget
    TALLAHASSEE --  The surplus for next year's state budget is nearing $1 billion, giving lawmakers more room to bankroll their priorities as well as Gov. Rick Scott's call for additional tax cuts and record per-student school funding. At a meeting Monday,...
  • State mistakes lead to tragedies, but relief often elusive

    State mistakes lead to tragedies, but relief often elusive
    Janet Pandrea died on April 2, 2002, from complications due to the chemotherapy she received for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. But the 65-year-old woman did not have cancer. A jury found Coral Springs Medical Center liable for the mistake that ultimately...
  • Putnam set for leadership role in conservation debate

    Putnam set for leadership role in conservation debate
    TALLAHASSEE — There are lots of cooks in the kitchen as Florida faces the related tasks of drafting conservation plans along with seemingly incongruous rules for cleaning and preserving water supplies. Ranchers and developers want to shape any...
  • UCF downtown campus might be a tough sell in Legislature

    UCF downtown campus might be a tough sell in Legislature
    TALLAHASSEE — The University of Central Florida is planning to push for $57.8 million in state funding for its proposed downtown Orlando campus this spring. But even with the Florida Legislature's new leaders hailing from the region and backing...
  • Taxpayers out $307,000 so far in fight over welfare drug tests

    Taxpayers out $307,000 so far in fight over welfare drug tests
    TALLAHASSEE --  Taxpayers are on the hook for at least $307,000, and perhaps much more, to cover legal expenses in Gov. Rick Scott's failed efforts to convince courts that a campaign pledge to drug test welfare recipients is constitutional. A federal...
  • Will gambling pact be renewed? It's a roll of the dice

    Will gambling pact be renewed? It's a roll of the dice
    TALLAHASSEE — Re-upping a lucrative gambling deal between the state and the Seminole Tribe could become a crapshoot when lawmakers return to Tallahassee next year. The so-called compact, signed in 2009 giving the tribe exclusive rights to conduct...
  • Secret emails show how scheming costs you millions

    Secret emails show how scheming costs you millions
    Last week, as my family gathered around a perfectly cooked turkey with crispy, garlic-rubbed skin and moist white meat, I gave thanks. For my family. For our health. And for Chapter 119 of the Florida Statutes. Why that last one? Because that...
  • Legislature faces difficult discussion on gambling deal

    Legislature faces difficult discussion on gambling deal
    Re-upping a lucrative gambling deal between the state and the Seminole Tribe will be a crapshoot when lawmakers return to Tallahassee next year. A portion of the agreement, called a "compact," signed in 2009 giving the tribe exclusive rights to...
  • Expanded health coverage merits push from leaders: Editorial

    Expanded health coverage merits push from leaders: Editorial
    The Florida Legislature's new top officers, Senate President Andy Gardiner of Orlando and House Speaker Steve Crisafulli of Merritt Island, began laying out their policy agendas after they formally took charge of their chambers in Tallahassee this past...