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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...
  • Sick-leave fight cranks up again

    Sick-leave fight cranks up again
    TALLAHASSEE -- The year-long fight over imposing earned-sick leave requirements on businesses in Orange County is cranking back up. The Florida Legislature passed a sick-leave bill last spring which blocks local governments from enacting sick-leave...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • What we think: If 'stand your ground' stands, give it makeover

    After months of controversy over Florida's "stand your ground" law, some fixes for its worst flaws could finally be on the way. This month a state Senate panel approved a measure that would modify the law that became notorious for delaying George...
  • 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...
  • House passes Orange-inspired sick-leave bill

     
    TALLAHASSEE — In a move inspired by Orange County's fight last year over paid sick-time, the Florida House voted mostly along party lines Thursday to block local governments from adopting their own stronger worker wage and sick-leave protections....
  • Hartage eyes a return to Orange County Commission

     
    The race for next year’s open Orange County District 6 post may soon get a familiar and formidable name: former Commissioner Homer Hartage. Hartage, a Democrat, left the board in 2006 and has been working on a business venture since then. Yet he&#...
  • 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...