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  • Steve Crisafulli officially tapped as next House Speaker

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Brevard Rep. Steve Crisafulli formally took the reins for departed and controversial ex-lawmaker Chris Dorworth on Monday when he was voted in as the Republicans' choice for House speaker after the 2014 elections. For the soft-spoken...
  • Progressives: saving local wage, benefit efforts high on agenda

     
    A coalition of progressive groups released its upcoming legislative agenda, and killing bills that block local wage and benefit measures sits near the top of it's list. “Florida’s low-income earners should be protected from corporate...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • ‘Under-performing’ county election chiefs will get summoned to Tally

     
    TALLAHASSEE — In the wake of national backlash, Secretary of State Ken Detzner told lawmakers Tuesday that much of the fault for Florida's apparent snail's pace in counting ballots last month belonged with five “under-performing”...
  • Trail would let cyclists ride coast-to-coast across Florida

    Trail would let cyclists ride coast-to-coast across Florida
    Cycling enthusiasts have long dreamed of having a paved trail through the center of Florida that would give riders a continuous path from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico. Now that vision may become reality. The budget the Legislature passed...