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  • Buddy Dyer: most-wanted guest

    Buddy Dyer: most-wanted guest
    Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer will talk to three local public-affairs programs this weekend. The lineup: Dyer and Florida Citrus Sports CEO Steve Hogan are Greg Warmoth's guests on "Central Florida Spotlight" at 12:30 p.m. Sunday on WFTV-Channel 9. Dyer...
  • Florida still draws gobs of cash from Uncle Sam

    Florida still draws gobs of cash from Uncle Sam
    TALLAHASSEE – The struggle over whether to expand Florida's Medicaid program to 900,000 uninsured won't pick up much traction in the Capitol next year. Even though a new lobbying push by social-service advocates is underway, the reasons for its...
  • New Florida House speaker discusses legislative priorities

    New Florida House speaker discusses legislative priorities
    Rep. Steve Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island, formally moved into one of the most-powerful jobs in the state Tuesday, becoming the House speaker. First elected in 2008, Crisafulli has chaired the House Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee, was deeply...
  • New Florida lawmakers caution about belt-tightening ahead

    New Florida lawmakers caution about belt-tightening ahead
    TALLAHASSEE – New Florida Senate President Andy Gardiner on Tuesday called the conservation-spending amendment passed this month by voters “the new reality.” But that reality might require cutting spending on programs like...
  • New Central Florida leaders taking over Legislature

    New Central Florida leaders taking over Legislature
    TALLAHASSEE — For the second time in four years, Central Florida is once again taking hold of the gavel in the state Legislature. Although they took different paths to get there, House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island, and Senate...
  • 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....
  • Conservation amendment faces future political fights

    Conservation amendment faces future political fights
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida voters delivered a message to politicians last week that the state's polluted natural places need an urgent salvage mission. At least that's how the Florida senators who pushed for water-quality reform last session are...
  • Forget fans, ads: Look at records in governor's race

    Forget fans, ads: Look at records in governor's race
    Our governor's race has already made national news for being one of the nation's nastiest and costliest. Last week, we added stupidest ... in true Florida style. A two-man debate proceeded with just one man on stage for about five minutes while the...
  • Medical marijuana not snuffed out yet in Florida

    Medical marijuana not snuffed out yet in Florida
    The day after Amendment 2 failed, supporters of medical marijuana began preparing for rounds two and three: Business groups and sympathetic lawmakers plan to push new laws next spring, and John Morgan vows another statewide referendum effort in 2016....
  • UCF's Hitt: $200M downtown campus is a key goal

    UCF's Hitt: $200M downtown campus is a key goal
    University of Central Florida President John Hitt made it official Tuesday, announcing to community and business leaders that UCF will push to build a campus in downtown Orlando that could ultimately cost as much as $200 million. UCF has been studying...
  • Crist's promise of 'First Day of Fairness' draws an Obama-like smackdown from GOP

    Crist's promise of 'First Day of Fairness' draws an Obama-like smackdown from GOP
    TALLAHASSEE -- Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist is courting voters with what he calls a "First Day of Fairness." Republicans backing incumbent Gov. Rick Scott are blasting him for "lifting a dangerous page from President Obama's playbook."...