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  • Budget constraints could pinch UCF downtown plans

    Budget constraints could pinch UCF downtown plans
    TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott's desires to reduce debt, cut taxes and pay for school construction projects could hinder efforts to secure state funding for a proposed UCF downtown campus. The campus, which could serve 13,000 students and would...
  • Odds are gambling will be hot topic at state Capitol

    Odds are gambling will be hot topic at state Capitol
    Remember the name Dana Young. She could be the woman who changes the face of Florida. The Republican lawmaker from Tampa is pushing a gambling bill, and, boy, it's a doozy. Young might not qualify as a feminist, but she's no shrinking violet. Since...
  • It's personal: Help for disabled a legislative priority

    It's personal: Help for disabled a legislative priority
    A gene didn't flip on the way it was supposed to, so a specific kind of protein didn't go to the brain. And with that, Matthew Sommer's fate was written for him before he was born. "He'll never be able to hold down a job, drive a car or get married. He...
  • Senate pushes Medicaid expansion plan

    Senate pushes Medicaid expansion plan
    TALLAHASSEE — Prompted by Sen. President Andy Gardiner, senators on Tuesday gave their most vocal backing yet of an alternative plan to expand Medicaid while imposing work and co-pay requirements. But the proposal already faces staunch opposition...
  • Scott back on TV with 'Let's Get to Work' message

    Just two months into his final term as governor, Rick Scott is campaigning on television again with a new commercial touting his accomplishments and legislative plans. His Let's Get to Work PAC, which largely supported both of his gubernatorial...
  • Lawmakers must keep commitment to stadiums: Editorial

    Lawmakers must keep commitment to stadiums: Editorial
    Think of the 60,000-plus fans who will converge on the Citrus Bowl today to cheer on the Orlando City Lions as a glorious, giant funeral parade. Doubts about whether this region would get excited about Major League Soccer are officially dead. Yet some...
  • Too many specialty license plates muck up system

    Too many specialty license plates muck up system
    To the Florida Legislature, specialty license plates are like potato chips. Our lawmakers know they get carried away. So much so that they tried to put themselves on a diet. No more specialty plates until 2017, they told themselves last year. And then...
  • Gardiner touts non-Obamacare health-insurance proposal

    Gardiner touts non-Obamacare health-insurance proposal
    TALLAHASSEE  --  Pointing to a need to provide affordable health care to low-income residents, Senate President Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, sent a memo to senators touting a plan that would set up a new state marketplace for insurance coverage. The memo...
  • Hospitals fret amid state-federal Medicaid fight

    Hospitals fret amid state-federal Medicaid fight
    A standoff between the state and federal governments over Medicaid funds for low-income and uninsured people has Orlando hospital leaders feeling like they are in limbo. "We are sitting in the middle of the road while chicken is being played between the...
  • Greyhound-racing industry could get more scrutiny

    Greyhound-racing industry could get more scrutiny
    In an opening-day victory for animal-rights activists, the Florida Senate unanimously passed a bill Tuesday requiring dog tracks to report all injuries of racing greyhounds. The bill, if also passed in the Florida House, would make the number and type of...
  • Scott's shell game: Blame the feds: My Word

    Scott's shell game: Blame the feds: My Word
    You've probably seen people on cruises who go down the buffet line, skip the main course, and go right to the dessert. It is an image that lingers as one reflects on how Gov. Rick Scott and our House leadership prepared for the start of the 2015...