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  • Tax breaks that still get lawmakers excited: Soccer, space, defense

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Here's a formula for defusing the Florida Legislature's public squeamishness this year over its historic pattern of awarding major tax breaks to major corporations: wrap it in sports, space or national defense. A Senate committee...
  • Casselberry Chamber straw poll: few surprises

     
    Seminole County reporter Martin Comas reports the following: There were few surprises Thursday night when Mitt Romney, Connie Mack IV and other Republican candidates came out ahead in a straw poll conducted from those attending a political hob nob...
  • John Mica, Sandy Adams on ‘Central Florida Spotlight’

     
    On the public-affairs front this weekend: U.S. Reps. John Mica and Sandy Adams, who are running for the same congressional seat in the Aug. 14 Republican primary, are guests this weekend on WFTV-Channel 9's “Central Florida Spotlight.” ...
  • Cannon to headline Plakon fundraiser

     
    Outgoing House Speaker Dean Cannon will be back in Winter Park tomorrow night for a fundraiser to help Rep. Scott Plakon, R-Longwood. Cannon and Winter Park Mayor Ken Bradley are the headliners at the reception for Plakon, who is locked in a tough re-...
  • Is Senator Simmons an A or F legislator?

     
      There seems to be a big difference off opinion on what kind of job Sen. David Simmons is doing in the state Legislature. Last night the Florida School Boards Association named him Outstanding Legislator of the Year. Today, Fund Education Now, a...
  • Come see Orange-Seminole legislative candidates in Longwood

     
    There's a big candidates forum scheduled for next week in Longwood, with eight candidates for  legislative seats that include parts of Orange and Seminole counties scheduled to appear. The Tri-County League of Cities and the Florida League of Cities are...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...