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  • 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...
  • Simmons: Legislature likely to offer stadium money

    Simmons: Legislature likely to offer stadium money
    The Florida Legislature likely will take up a funding plan for the Orlando City Lions’ soccer stadium and three other sport venues, but it might wind up that only three of the four get funding, state Sen. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs said...
  • Hays' bill to shield information in college job searches advances

    Hays' bill to shield information in college job searches advances
    A bill sponsored by state Rep. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, that would provide secrecy for applicants in the early stages of searches to fill high-ranking college and university jobs easily passed a Senate committee this week. The Senate Higher Education...
  • Lawmakers must put teeth in no-texting law: Editorial

    With all the measures in which the Sunshine State nationally lags, we'd be guilty of a barefaced whopper if we feigned shock that Florida pulls up the rear in highway safety. Even so, it's appalling we were among the worst states in the yearly Advocates...
  • Jeff Ashton, Alan Grayson: Weekend guests

    Jeff Ashton, Alan Grayson: Weekend guests
    Here's the guest list for local public-affairs programs this weekend: Orange-Osecola State Attorney Jeff Ashton joins host Lisa Bell on "Flashpoint" at 8 a.m. Sunday on WKMG-Channel 6. Ashton discusses his new policies on domestic violence, his position...
  • PIP insurance could continue to get green light

    PIP insurance could continue to get green light
    A report released from the state Office of Insurance Regulation indicates that the growth of fraud in personal-injury protection, or PIP, claims has been halted. Legislators appear unlikely to change a law designed to reduce fraud in the state's "no-...
  • Auto-insurance fraud no longer growing, report says

    Auto-insurance fraud no longer growing, report says
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater hopes lawmakers continue to show patience with a 2012 law designed to reduce fraud in the state's "no-fault" auto-insurance system. And he may get his wish, as legislators don't appear...
  • Lots of cooks in Amendment 1 conservation kitchen

    Lots of cooks in Amendment 1 conservation kitchen
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida environmentalists want lawmakers to steer $80 million a year into protecting Florida’s springs and $150 million into buying new environmentally threatened landscapes. But dividing $757.7 million next year between...
  • A more seasoned Scott settles in for second term

    A more seasoned Scott settles in for second term
    TALLAHASSEE – When Gov. Rick Scott is sworn in for a second term Tuesday, he'll stick to his campaign-themed goals to continue cutting taxes and regulations and to compete for new companies for Florida. There will be no controversial pledges to...