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  • With more Digital Domain fallout, both chambers intent on scaling back incentive dollars

     
    TALLAHASSEE –  A new internal investigation has turned up evidence that former Gov. Charlie Crist and legislative leaders were personally involved in pushing a $20 million economic-development project that went bust. The Port St. Lucie-based Digital...
  • Negron’s push to reel insurance break brings out the big-business critics

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate budget chief Joe Negron's push to end a 25-year-old tax break for insurers is drawing the ire of business groups and major political contributors put in the unusual position of defending their tax-advantages before a Republican-...
  • Legislature advancing a menu of tax-incentive reviews

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Before “doubling down” on Gov. Rick Scott's grab-bag of tax breaks for corporations, lawmakers are spending a lot of energy this spring on studies — specifically, mandating higher-quality, better analyses of Florida's...
  • Senate starts moving incentive-transparency act

     
    TALLAHASSEE — With mounting evidence of companies gaming Florida's economic-incentive system, the Florida Senate is advancing a bill that would beef up the state's efforts to evaluate whether its myriad tax-cuts, incentives and breaks are creating...
  • Sports-Breaks-On-Steroids bill takes shape in Senate

     
    TALLAHASSEE – An attempt to give the Miami Dolphins the ability to make stadium improvements morphed Tuesday into a catch-all sports incentive package that could provide tax dollars for everything from Major League Soccer in Orlando to spring...
  • Paved with new money, lawmakers warping through budget work

     
    TALLAHASSEE – In warp-speed fashion, the Florida Senate’s budget committee unanimously passed a $74.3 billion spending plan Wednesday that gives teachers pay-raises, pumps millions of dollars into university construction, and is loaded down...
  • Fair Districts filing suit against Senate redistricting map

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Voting-rights groups are launching a new legal challenge to Florida's newly minted state Senate maps, arguing the districts still intentionally favor Republicans despite the 2010 anti-gerrymandering mandates passed by voters. The...
  • Cannon to headline Plakon fundraiser

     
    Outgoing House Speaker Dean Cannon will be back in Winter Park tomorrow night for a fundraiser to help Rep. Scott Plakon, R-Longwood. Cannon and Winter Park Mayor Ken Bradley are the headliners at the reception for Plakon, who is locked in a tough re-...
  • Gaetz/Gardiner and Co. use FSU-Clemson game to raise coin

     
    TALLAHASSEE — While the game is a sellout, there is apparently room for some like-minded and deep-pocketed Republicans to watch Saturday night's much-hyped Florida State-Clemson football game alongside some of the Legislature's most powerful...
  • Scott and Jindal raising coin at LSU-Florida game

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal plan to raise cash together this Saturday in Gainesville ahead of the top-ten football showdown between No. 4-ranked LSU and the No. 10-ranked Florida Gators. The cash is for...
  • Political consultants, secret donors, and the joke that is Florida campaign-finance law

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Cockroaches have a survival instinct to scurry from the light. And so do some of Florida’s highest-paid elections lawyers and consultants, who have done their darnedest this year to cover up the financing behind their advertising...