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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ora. Co. Comm. backs keeping Mayor Jacobs on X-way board

     
    The Orange County Commission voted 7-0 today to send a resolution objecting to Tallahassee leaders that objects to the state House effort to remove Orange's sole elected official from the local toll road agency: Mayor Teresa Jacobs. Commissioners were...
  • With Gardiner opposing it, House passes bill taking Jacobs off Expressway authority

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Without debate, the House passed a wide-ranging transportation bill Monday that would remove Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs from the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority board — a move that she says is retaliation for ...
  • Florida Supreme Court invalidates Senate redistricting plan

     
    TALLAHASSEE — On the last day of a once-a-decade redistricting legislative session, the Florida Supreme Court officially ordered overtime Friday by finding that the re-drawn state Senate map failed to follow new anti-gerrymandering standards. The...
  • Local senators split on Parent Trigger

     
    Gee, it was almost like the Old Days, when legislators voted on personal conviction instead of straight party lines. Almost. The 20-20 tie this afternoon in the Florida Senate that at least for now killed the Parent Trigger bill saw local senators split,...
  • House vote breakdown on transp. bill that takes Jacobs off X-Way

     
    The full House voted 97-16 for a transportation bill today that included an amendment by state Rep. Mike Horner, R-Kissimmee, that would effectively remove orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs from the region's toll agency. However, Senate Majority Leader...
  • Senate committee advances map, method for picking numbers gets Biblical

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Senate Reapportionment Committee voted 21-6 to advance its new Senate districts map to the floor, and will hold a mini-lottery later today to assign numbers to the districts — thus settling the thorny debate over how to divvy...
  • What’s in a number? In redistricting, a lot of politics

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The debate over re-drawing the Florida Senate's political lines has come down to numbers, but not just racial breakdowns or election returns. The Senate Reapportionment Committee began its second day of debate Wednesday where it left...