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  • Legislative leaders: Our goals include tax cuts, water quality

    Legislative leaders: Our goals include tax cuts, water quality
    Over the past several months, we've each reviewed dozens of pieces of legislation. We've met with members of our respective chambers, hundreds of constituents, and countless organizations representing Floridians from every area of the state, each bringing...
  • Florida Legislature, homelessness: weekend topics

    Florida Legislature, homelessness: weekend topics
    In local public-affairs programming this weekend: Brent Trotter, CEO and president of the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, talks to Greg Warmoth on "Central Florida Spotlight" at 12:30 p.m. Saturday on WFTV-Channel 9. Trotter discusses the...
  • Hold onto the silverware — lawmakers are gathering in Tallahassee

    Hold onto the silverware —  lawmakers are gathering in Tallahassee
    Legally, Florida lawmakers must accomplish just one task during the annual two-month legislative session, which begins Tuesday in Tallahassee. They must pass a state budget. But given the pent-up issues facing Florida after last year's do-little,...
  • Simmons: Legislature likely to offer stadium money

    Simmons: Legislature likely to offer stadium money
    The Florida Legislature likely will take up a funding plan for the Orlando City Lions’ soccer stadium and three other sport venues, but it might wind up that only three of the four get funding, state Sen. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs said...
  • Florida lawmakers to tackle troubled mental-health system

    Florida lawmakers to tackle troubled mental-health system
    After years of neglect, Florida's "dysfunctional" mental-health system is likely to be a top priority for lawmakers in the upcoming legislative session, with both advocates and politicians calling for major reform. "I don't want to jinx anything,"...
  • Orlando City stadium tax quest goes to extra time

    Orlando City stadium tax quest goes to extra time
    A panel of lawmakers decided Thursday to put off final approval of the $2 million in state taxpayer funds sought by the Orlando City Lions for a new soccer stadium. Instead, the decision of how to dole out a pot of $7 million to Orlando City and three...
  • Soccer venue scores on return on investment: Editorial

    Soccer venue scores on return on investment: Editorial
    Even before the Orlando City Lions roar onto the field next month for their maiden season, the newest Major League Soccer franchise hopes for a big assist. With the team expected to turn dirt as early as late April on a new soccer stadium in the...
  • 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...