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  • Tax credit program for blighted areas to end

    Tax credit program for blighted areas to end
    TALLAHASSEE — After two years of negative reports, lawmakers are prepared to end a decades-old program giving tax breaks to businesses in areas with chronic poverty and unemployment. Enterprise zones, created by the Legislature in 1982 but handled...
  • Florida contractor's mistakes blamed for online testing problems

    Florida contractor's mistakes blamed for online testing problems
    Florida's testing contractor made "very elementary sorts of errors" during the debut of the state's new computer-based testing system earlier this month, according a state senator asked by Florida Senate leaders to investigate the online testing problems....
  • Senate budget plan creates $5B gap with House

    Senate budget plan creates $5B gap with House
    TALLAHASSEE — In a move that creates a $5 billion divide with the House, the Senate released a budget proposal Thursday that banks on expanding health-care coverage for low-income Floridians and extending a critical funding program for hospitals....
  • UCF is ranked third among state universities

    UCF is ranked third among state universities
    The University of Central Florida earned the third highest ranking out of the state's 11 public universities, meaning UCF could receive additional money that can go toward hiring faculty and other needs. UCF received 39 points, below the top score of 44...
  • Presidential primary bill goes to governor

    Presidential primary bill goes to governor
    Florida is maneuvering to give former Gov. Jeb Bush or Sen. Marco Rubio a big home state boost by holding a winner-take-all presidential primary under legislation that now awaits Republican Gov. Rick Scott's signature. The bill approved Wednesday by...
  • 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...