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  • 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...
  • Florida senate insanity … now with bodyguards

     
    In case you've missed it, Tallahassee has been a bit of an insane asylum recently. Sen. Andy Gardiner survived a coup (so far) by veteran Republicans to overthrow his impending presidency. And brass-knuckle fighting for leadership roles has involved at...
  • Fair Districts groups ask for map-drawing in the sunshine

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Three of the groups that backed the Fair Districts reforms and are challenging congressional redistricting plans in court now want the Senate's point-man to re-think his crash-course for re-drawing Senate districts. Lawmakers are...
  • Senate lawyers blast back at redistricting critics

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate's legal team is shooting back at attacks on the chamber's latest attempt to re-draw its political districts, arguing the criticism from voting-rights groups and the Florida Democratic Party is an attempt to re-...
  • Supremes take a more skeptical view of redistricting challenge the second time

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Critics arguing state lawmakers still didn’t get it right when they re-drew Senate districts for the second time ran into a tough crowd Friday:  the Florida Supreme Court, charged with reviewing legislators’ handiwork....
  • The Sentinel as poetry?

     
    So, I get all sorts of book pitches (which is kind of odd, seeing as how I don't write about books). But I thought I would highlight this one because it's a book about, well, the Orlando Sentinel … or rather a book written from the Orlando Sentinel....
  • NAACP objects to court-ordered ‘dismantling’ of minority Senate seats

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Much as it has since the beginning, the legal mandate to preserve minority political districts is going to play a central role in the court fight over the Florida Legislature's once-a-decade redistricting process. The Florida Supreme...
  • Scott’s list of GOP backers: what a difference a month makes

     
    The Rick Scott campaign has released a list of chairs and co-chairs that includes virtually every Republican member of Florida's congressional delegation and the Legislature. But there are a couple of notable exceptions: U.S. Rep. C.W. (Bill) Young of...
  • Haridopolos taps Gardiner for majority leader

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Incoming Senate President Mike Haridopolos announced Tuesday that he was tapping Orlando Sen. Andy Gardiner as majority leader and Mike Bennett of Bradenton as president pro tempore. Bennett is a former rival for the presidency, and...
  • Back off, Seminole school official tells Legislators

     
    I just got back from the Seminole County legislative delegation's annual meeting with local government and community leaders tonight, and one plea was repeated several times:    Back off. School district, county and city officials agreed that the...
  • Scott’s SunRail freeze becomes leverage with Florida Legislature

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott is delaying a final decision about whether to let the $1.2 billion SunRail commuter train in Central Florida move forward until mid-summer, long after the 60-day legislative session ends. The governor has kept $235...