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  • Tuesday Morning Reads: Session countdown

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Welcome back to the morning reads after a long holiday break on our side. It was a rather slow time politically in the state capitol, but check the Central Florida Political Pulse for any big stories you have missed in the mean time....
  • Rod Smith defends the redistricting maps his staff drew

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith just put a statement defending proposed Senate and congressional redistricting maps that Senate Minority Leader Nan Rich, D-Weston, had filed — then tabled without a vote. The maps were...
  • Online travel issue is back this session

     
    The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Three Republican lawmakers have filed bills that will refuel a debate about the amount of hotel taxes that online travel companies should pay. Rep. Jason Brodeur, R-Sanford, and Senate Majority Leader Andy...
  • House panel approves bill giving governor more power over workforce boards

     
    The News Service of Florida reports that a bill that would give the governor more control over the state's 24 regional workforce boards has made it through the House Economic Affairs Committee. The panel voted 10-4 to move the measure along, despite...
  • House panel approves bill giving governor more control over workforce boards

     
    The News Service of Florida reports that a bill that would give the governor more control over the state's 24 regional workforce boards has made it through the House Economic Affairs Committee. The panel voted 10-4 to move the measure along, despite...
  • Florida Senate passes its own new map, over complaints of racial ‘packing’

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Over complaints that its work continued decades-old gerrymandering, Senate Republicans rammed through a proposed map for their own 40 seats that more evenly divides population gains over the last decade and maintains an electoral...
  • Hope dims for Rep. Brodeur’s industry-friendly online travel bill

     
    Prospects dimmed Wednesday for the passage this session of industry-friendly online travel legislation pushed by state Rep. Jason Brodeur. The Sanford Republican authored a bill that would allow Internet hotel booking companies to continue to avoid paying...
  • Andy Gardiner secures 2015-16 Senate presidency

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Orlando Sen. Andy Gardiner on Thursday secured enough signed pledge cards to become the Florida Senate president for the 2015-16 term, ending a three-day attempted coup by two former supporters that had bitterly divided the caucus in...
  • A Chronology of an (attempted) Senate Power-Grab

     
    TALLAHASSEE — There is a long story of personal ambitions, conflicting corporate-versus-populist agendas, and shifting allegiances behind the latest palace coup attempt in the Florida Senate. But the seeds for what transpired last night and into...
  • Alexander says toll-revenue grab isn’t to benefit Heartland

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Senators are taking up the budget, and the Republican leadership is already fending off pointed questions about whether they plan to try and ram through dozens of substantive policy changes in the final hours of session — a...
  • Higher ed cuts stall budget talks

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate Budget Chairman JD Alexander just announced to the Senate that budget talks between the House and Senate have stalled. Alexander said the hold-up is over higher education cuts. The Senate plans to cut $400 million from higher...