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  • 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...
  • Consumer advocates, biz duel pre insurance vote

    Consumer advocates, biz duel pre insurance vote
    TALLAHASSEE -- On the eve of a Senate vote to dramatically overhaul Citizens' Property Insurance by letting rates go up and trying to shift more policies to the private market, consumer advocate came out against the bill essentially saying the bad...
  • Court bans part of PIP law

    TALLAHASSEE -- A Tallahassee judge has temporarily banned part of a massive auto insurance overhaul passed by the Legislature in an attempt to drive down personal injury protection rates. Circuit Court Judge Terry Lewis issued the ban on a part of the...
  • Grayson debates…Grayson at Tiger Bay, Webster a no-show

     
    U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, put on a one-man political show at Friday’s Tiger Bay Club congressional debate. But the podium for his opponent, former state Sen. Dan Webster, stood empty while Grayson fielded questions from the audience for nearly....
  • Siplin: Lawmakers can’t do away with my district

     
    TALLAHASSEE — As the politically cantankerous redistricting process cranks up, Senate lawmakers are starting to quarrel over the publicly drawn maps the chamber is reviewing — and they haven't even drawn any lawmaker-submitted maps yet. During...
  • Senate advancing a re-tooled property tax amendment for 2012

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Sen. David Simmons is advancing a re-worked and slightly less generous commercial property tax constitutional amendment  than the version the Florida Legislature last spring voted to place on the 2012 ballot. The amendment (HJR 381)...
  • Here are the real conservatives in Florida

     
    The American Conservative Union, which has long ranked the most and least conservative members of Congress, has set its sights on the Florida Legislature. You can read the full report here. The group based its ranking on how legislators voted on nearly...
  • How Senate redistricting proposals would affect Seminole

     
    Mike Ertel, the ever-helpful elections supervisor in Seminole County, has looked at the proposed congressional and Senate redistricting maps put out today by the Senate Reapportionment Committee and produced a quick look at how his home county would be...
  • Today in Tallahassee: Private prison companies, jobs, sewage, budgets

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers plan to keep discussing prisons, jobs, the courts, drugs and budgets today. The House Economic Affairs Committee leads things off at 8:30 a.m. with a dozen bills on the agenda, including an onsite sewage treatment...
  • Brodeur, House Republicans, smack down Seminole schools over closures

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida House is advancing an education budget with a warning shot to school districts and specifically to Seminole County schools: try to raise taxes, and we'll take away your salaries and ability to close schools. The House...
  • Brodeur and Dorworth feel heat over schools, file bill – and expose their own hypocrisy

     
    Two Seminole County Republicans are trying to jam a bizarre, targeted – and hypocritical — amendment into the state budget. The story broke today. (You can read it here: “Seminole County schools hit by state budget amendment.”) The...