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  • An emboldened Scott and enlarged GOP majority will get to work in Tally

    An emboldened Scott and enlarged GOP majority will get to work in Tally
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott stood on a stage and pledged to bring Floridians together after squeaking out another 1.1 percent victory over an outmatched Democratic opponent. But in reality, Floridians voted for business as usual in the State Capitol....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 5-year water, land plan possible

    TALLAHASSEE -- Lawmakers might lay out future water and land preservation efforts in a five-year plan updated annually, similar to how transportation projects are prioritized. The proposal will go before lawmakers during committee weeks leading up to the...
  • Time to expand health coverage in Florida

    Time to expand health coverage in Florida
    By turning down more than $50 billion from Washington over the next decade to expand health care coverage, Florida's Republican legislative leaders have been stubborn, not smart. They've let their aversion to the Affordable Care Act, where the funding...