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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...
  • Workforce boards could lose local control

    Workforce boards could lose local control
    Workforce One and Workforce Alliance, workforce boards in Broward and Palm Beach counties, could lose local control, if proposed state legislation continues to gain steam. Florida's latest legislative session kicked off on Tuesday. Gov. Rick Scott and...
  • Targeting the disabled — A heartless, impractical move

    Targeting the disabled — A heartless, impractical move
    Late last week, Gov. Rick Scott blindsided tens of thousands of disabled Floridians and their caregivers by signing an executive order to immediately cut their funding. Yet that very same day, the governor made time for a photo op — for the Special...
  • SunRail back on track after Amtrak backs down

    SunRail back on track after Amtrak backs down
    Amtrak backed off its demands Wednesday for an ironclad insurance deal with SunRail, clearing the tracks for the Central Florida commuter train to roll again toward a startup in 2013. The national carrier dropped its opposition to the $1.2 billion...
  • Term limits for you, not for me — what hypocrites!

    Term limits for you, not for me — what hypocrites!
    (An earlier version of this column had an incorrect title for Senate Majority Leader Andy Gardiner.) Today, we continue looking at foolish bills your legislators have filed in Tallahassee — and highlight some good ones. Let's start with a real...
  • Residents take to streets; Dorworth took to Facebook

    Residents take to streets; Dorworth took to Facebook
    It's alive! Citizen activism and public interest, that is. When Florida legislators swung through town this week, hundreds of Central Floridians poured into the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre to demand that politicians treat them, their money and...
  • Orlando Sentinel Voter Guide

    Orlando Sentinel Voter Guide
    Be prepared for Election Day with poll locations, our candidate endorsements and a guide to the amendments! FIND YOUR PRECINCT Information about voting locations is available at these websites: Lake County: http://elections.lakecountyfl.gov Orange...