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  • Could a PIP special session be in the works?

    TALLAHASSEE -- Could a special session on no-fault auto insurance be in the works? Maybe. Senate Banking and Insurance Chairman David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs, told the Sun-Sentinel that should an appeals court strike down reforms the state made...
  • As healthcare law rolls out, its effects will depend on your state

    WASHINGTON — Colorado residents shopping for health insurance next year will be able to compare health plans using a star system that ranks insurance companies on quality. In Oregon and Maryland, consumers will save as much as 30% on some plans...
  • Scott's property-tax promise backfired

    Scott's property-tax promise backfired
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott was following a well-read playbook when he campaigned in 2010 to kick-start the economy in part with deep property-tax cuts. It just didn't come off as scripted. Capping out-of-control property-tax spikes was once a...
  • Lawmakers to consider changes to 'Stand Your Ground'

    TALLAHASSEE — For a month this summer, protesters enraged by the acquittal of George Zimmerman turned the normally sleepy Florida Capitol into center stage of a contemporary social-justice showdown. They slept outside Gov. Rick Scott's office....
  • Committee approves 'Stand Your Ground' changes

    Committee approves 'Stand Your Ground' changes
    TALLAHASSEE -- Lawmakers advanced changes to Florida's controversial "stand your ground" law Tuesday in the wake of the George Zimmerman trial and a summer of protests after his acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. But gun-rights groups...
  • Does repealing 'stand your ground' stand a chance in Florida?

    Does repealing 'stand your ground' stand a chance in Florida?
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder made an impassioned call this week to overturn "stand your ground" laws in states across the nation in the wake of George Zimmerman's acquittal in Trayvon Martin's shooting death. But is there any hope of that happening...
  • Florida Transportation Secretary calls for pedestrian safety action

     Florida Transportation Secretary calls for pedestrian safety action
    Declaring that Florida is not safe for pedestrians or bicyclists, Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad said Tuesday that his department is changing its road design and engineering principals on the state's dangerous roads. Prasad...
  • Bill seeks subsidy for proposed Orlando soccer stadium

     
    By David Royse, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Up to two Major League Soccer franchises would be eligible for subsidies given to other pro sports teams in Florida under a bill filed in the Legislature, a nod to Orlando's bid to bring an...
  • How long will it take to vote? News 13 explains

     
    In local public-affairs programming this weekend: ***”Flashpoint” looks at the Florida amendments on the Nov. 6 ballot. Moderator Lauren Rowe will talk to state Sen. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs; Deirdre Macnab, president of the League...
  • As race nears end, Plakon closes with anti-stalking ad

     
    Republican Rep. Scott Plakon, locked in a close race with Democrat Karen Castor Dentel, is putting his original television ad back on the air for the final few days of the campaign in House District 30. The spot focuses on legislation Plakon, R-Longwood,...
  • Sen. David Simmons: Dorworth’s troubles may have hurt other Seminole Republicans

     
    While the potential loss of future Republican House Speaker Chris Dorworth, R-Lake Mary, has understandably drawn all the attention, it wasn't the only eyebrow-raising result last night in Seminole County. In a neighboring state House district, for...