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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...
  • Feud between state Senate, Gov. Scott boils over

    Feud between state Senate, Gov. Scott boils over
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott headed for California on Sunday for a two-day mission to lure jobs to Florida, leaving behind a seemingly intractable budget battle and a growing rift between his administration and the Florida Senate. The feud...
  • Dancing on graves of poor people

    Dancing on graves of poor people
    Legislators must accomplish just one task during their annual 60-day legislative session — pass a state budget. But this year, it's hard to see how the Florida House and Senate are ever going to get there. The Senate, long considered the more...
  • Uninsured deserve lawmakers' compassion: My Word

    Uninsured deserve lawmakers' compassion: My Word
    As a pastor of a Central Florida church, I hear daily from many of those I serve about the problems they face. But few stories are more moving and demanding of compassion than those of people living under the darkening shadow of chronic illness. One...
  • Weekly champ: Andy Gardiner; chump: Richard Corcoran

    Weekly champ: Andy Gardiner; chump: Richard Corcoran
    Champ Andy Gardiner: The president of the Florida Senate, the Orlando Republican has built bipartisan support in his chamber for a plan to put billions of federal dollars to use expanding health coverage to 800,000 working poor Floridians. Gardiner...
  • House moves to allow religious adoption agencies to refuse gay couples

    House moves to allow religious adoption agencies to refuse gay couples
    TALLAHASSEE – Under pressure from social conservative groups, the Florida House acted Wednesday to allow faith-based adoption agencies to deny adoptions to gay couples. The House debated HB 7111 ahead of a vote Thursday, with Republicans rejecting...
  • Scott's backpedaling on Medicaid bad news: My Word

    Scott's backpedaling on Medicaid bad news: My Word
    Just when it looked as if Florida might do the right thing and accept federal money to provide health-care coverage for about 800,000 of the state's working poor, Gov. Rick Scott throws a wrench in the works. Scott, who in 2013 backed taking some $51...
  • Political role reversals: Republicans bash Kochs, Orlando Dems support GOP budget

    To kick of this week, I thought we’d start with some political stories from last week that you may have missed. GOP vs. Koch Bros. We start with the Koch Brothers, who are increasingly getting bad-mouthed ... by Florida Republicans.  That...
  • In Legislature, practical Republicans battle obstructionists

    In Legislature, practical Republicans battle obstructionists
    There is a war raging in Tallahassee. It is not, however, between Republicans and Democrats. It is between Republicans and other Republicans. Between the practical and the ideologues. Between the solutionists and the obstructionists. Between...
  • Reacting to outcry, state Senate limits school testing

    TALLAHASSEE — Responding to the ongoing backlash about Florida's standardized testing, the Florida Senate on Thursday passed a sweeping bill that would place limits on the use of tests in the state's public schools. The vote followed two days of...
  • House budget chief: No dancing with Senate on Medicaid expansion

    House budget chief: No dancing with Senate on Medicaid expansion
    TALLAHASSEE – In the most adamant remarks yet from House leaders, Rep. Richard Corcoran, R-Land O’Lakes, said Thursday the chamber “won’t dance” with the Senate on Medicaid expansion. “We’re not dancing this...