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  • Insurance bill for Uber takes first Senate step

    Insurance bill for Uber takes first Senate step
    TALLAHASSEE - Both Uber and taxicab companies offered some backseat driving tips Monday to lawmakers pushing a bill to require insurance for companies like Uber that match passengers with drivers through a cell phone app.
  • Lawmakers struggle with Ubers, Airbnbs of the world

    Lawmakers struggle with Ubers, Airbnbs of the world
    TALLAHASSEE — The cost of hailing a ride with your cellphone or booking a private-home room for the night could rise under bills pending in the Legislature this year, even as lawmakers struggle to adapt state laws to new business technologies and...

    Online testing proceeding smoothly today, education commissioner says

    Online testing proceeding smoothly today, education commissioner says
    The troubles that plagued the roll out of Florida's new computer-based test seem to be solved, and the state is confident the system can handle an increased testing load in the next month, Education Commissioner Pam Stewart said this morning. "Today...

    Gardiner: Talk about health plan: Front & Center

    Gardiner: Talk about health plan: Front & Center
    First elected to the Florida Legislature in 2000, Republican Andy Gardiner of Orlando will spend his final two years in the state Capitol as the Senate's president. Gardiner and the House's top officer, Republican Steve Crisafulli of Merritt Island,...

    Leaders seek to tighten domestic-violence laws

    Leaders seek to tighten domestic-violence laws
    Orange County leaders are pushing to close what they call a troubling loophole in Florida law that allows people arrested on domestic-violence charges to harass and threaten their alleged victims from jail — often pressuring them into dropping...