| Mar 20, 2014
| 1:26 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- A plan to merge Central Florida's road-building agencies into one major tolling authority was amended Thursday by the state Senate to address the past pay-to-play culture tainting Orlando's expressway authority.
The bill, SB 230, would...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 9:48 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- A House lawmaker said Monday that Osceola County officials are still hesitant to embrace a plan to merge its tollway authority with those in neighboring Orange, Seminole and Lake counties.
Rep. Bryan Nelson, R-Apopka, got his merger bill,...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 3:24 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Despite an indictment of one board member, a legislative plan to blow up Metro Orlando's expressway authority and impose new ethical rules on its successor has stalled in the Florida House days before the Legislature adjourns.
The plan to...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:46 PM
TALLAHASSEE – The chairman of a Senate panel studying the Indian River Lagoon and South Florida waters wants to strip the federal government of the power to decide when to pump polluted waters out of Lake Okeechobee.
Sen. Joe Negron, the Stuart...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 1:13 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Orlando Republican Andy Gardiner was formally elected as his party's designate for Senate president in a ceremony on the Senate floor Tuesday.
"Andy Gardiner is young, with 1,000 victories ahead of him. He is tested by life, tempered by...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 8:22 AM
One of Gov. Rick Scott's central selling points to economically rattled voters in 2010 was his direct line to Corporate America.
He promised to cut corporate taxes, make Florida's business climate the best in the country and promote the turnaround in...
| May 4, 2013
| 9:54 AM
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...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 3:44 PM
It's only a half-mile, but the bicycle path that the state has committed to build next summer in downtown Titusville could be the beginning of a trail that cuts through the heart of Central Florida and connects the east and west coasts.
"This is the...
| Feb 19, 2013
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...
| Feb 5, 2013
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...
| Apr 2, 2013
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...