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  • Rand Paul to keynote Lincoln Dinner

    Rand Paul to keynote Lincoln Dinner
    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, a likely 2016 presidential candidate, will come to the state of rivals Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio Friday night to deliver the keynote address at the Orange County Republican Party's annual Lincoln Day Dinner. Paul will...
  • Orlando soccer stadium money nears goal line, but squabbling persists

    Orlando soccer stadium money nears goal line, but squabbling persists
    The Orlando City Lions, an expansion Major League Soccer franchise, moved another step closer to securing $2 million in state taxpayer funds to help build a new stadium. But the fight for the funds isn’t over. The money could still be tied up as...
  • Hospitals face big cuts in funding fight

    Hospitals face big cuts in funding fight
    More than $142 million in funding could be cut from Central Florida hospitals next year if the state and federal government don't agree to extend a program that pays for the care of low-income and uninsured patients. Statewide, hospitals could lose $2.2...
  • Economists rank Orlando stadium No. 1 for state money

    Economists rank Orlando stadium No. 1 for state money
    TALLAHASSEE -- State economists on Tuesday gave Orlando's planned $110 million Major League Soccer stadium the top ranking over three sports venues as Florida lawmakers decide how to divvy up sales-tax dollars for stadium-construction projects. The...
  • Showdown looming over Seminole gambling agreement

    Showdown looming over Seminole gambling agreement
    Florida's five-year agreement allowing the Seminole Tribe of Florida to offer blackjack and other table games at its casinos will expire on July 31. By that time, the tribe will have paid the state $1 billion, enjoyed a gambling monopoly that has been the...
  • RPOF names interim staff

    RPOF names interim staff
    The overhaul of the Republican Party of Florida finally has led to an interim staff, though a permanent staff still is in the waiting. Veteran political adviser David Johnson will lead. Since Blaise Ingoglia won the chairmanship in a surprise move...
  • Gardiner seeks to expand state jobs for disabled

    Gardiner seeks to expand state jobs for disabled
    TALLAHASSEE — A bill that would expand job opportunities in state government for Floridians with disabilities sailed through its first legislative committee Tuesday, buoyed by the support of Senate President Andy Gardiner of Orlando. The measure...
  • GOP leaders vow to cut taxes, spend more on public education

    GOP leaders vow to cut taxes, spend more on public education
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida's top Republicans pledged Wednesday to press for tax cuts, more education spending and a review of controversial student testing in this year's legislative session. House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and Senate President Andy...
  • Scott proposes nearly $77 billion state budget

    Scott proposes nearly $77 billion state budget
    TALLAHASSEE — Flush with a significant budget surplus, Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday called on legislators to slash taxes, boost spending on schools, while also spending more on the state's troubled prisons system. Many of the key...
  • Orlando soccer stadium, 3 other projects get 1st OK for sales-tax cash

    Orlando soccer stadium, 3 other projects get 1<sup>s</sup><sup>t</sup> OK for sales-tax cash
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida's economic-development agency Friday gave support to four professional sports facilities, including Orlando's new soccer stadium, that are seeking state sales-tax dollars to help pay for construction projects. It will now...
  • RPOF overhaul: coup by small counties or just Ingoglia's charm?

    RPOF overhaul: coup by small counties or just Ingoglia's charm?
    Orange County GOP Chair Lew Oliver said he saw a hostile revolt within the Republican Party of Florida last weekend when state delegates tossed Gov. Rick Scott's hand-picked state chairman for Blaise Ingoglia, who immediately shook up the party. But other...