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  • News 13 goes 'Inside Bush v. Gore' with Charles Wells

    News 13 goes 'Inside Bush v. Gore' with Charles Wells
    In local public-affairs programming this weekend: Former Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Wells talks to "Political Connections" at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday on Central Florida News. He talks to Ybeth Bruzual about a book he has written,...
  • Organize Now sends Scott a Mother's Day gift wish

    Organize Now sends Scott a Mother's Day gift wish
    Organize Now, the group leading a push for mandatory paid sick time in Orange County, continues to urge Gov. Rick Scott to veto a bill that would block local governments from enacting such local measures, and now they are enlisting moms to convinve him to...
  • Senate kills parent trigger

    The contentious "parent trigger" bill failed again in the Florida Senate, dying Tuesday on a tie vote just as it did in 2012. The bill aimed to give parents more say in the fate of a struggling school, allowing them, by petition, to select a...
  • Weatherford, Thurston trade jabs, gird for a long week

    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida House's top Republican and Democrat made it clear Tuesday night that the slow procedural slog forced over a fight on Medicaid reform will continue through the end of session this week. Before Tuesday's session ended, House...
  • Saunders: exempt Orange County from Precourt's sick time preemption bill

    Saunders: exempt Orange County from Precourt's sick time preemption bill
    State. Rep. Joe Saunders, D-Orlando, has offered up an amendment to exempt Orange County from a bill that would block local governments from adopting mandatory paid sick time benefits for workers. The so-called pre-emption bill is sponsored by House...
  • Simmons cuts a deal on Citizens Property Insurance reform

    TALLAHASSEE -- Sen. David Simmons said he's cut deal with the House to pass a slimmed down Citizens Property Insurance bill that will mirror the House's less aggressive version -- in exchange for revisiting next year the problems with "wind-only" policies...
  • House punts on Orange County sick-time bill

    House punts on Orange County sick-time bill
    TALLAHASSEE -- House Majority Leader Steve Precourt is refusing to go along with a Senate deal on a local government sick-leave bill, casting some doubt on whether the Orange County-inspired measure can pass the Legislature by Friday. Precourt, R-...
  • House sends governor the Orange-inspired sick-leave bill

    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida House sent Gov. Rick Scott a sick-leave bill which would block local governments from enacting sick-leave policies like the one slated for a public vote in Orange County. The compromise language passed 76-41 by the House...
  • Dolphins, Orlando stadium dreams going down on Legislature's final day

    Dolphins, Orlando stadium dreams going down on Legislature's final day
    TALLAHASSEE -- Backers of a sweeping sports stadium package were working furiously Friday to convince the Florida House to pass tax-breaks for the Miami Dolphins, Orlando soccer boosters, Daytona International Speedway and others. Central Florida Sens....
  • LG Carroll: ‘Mischaracterization’ to say task force is unbalanced

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Lieutenant Gov. Jennifer Carroll kicked off the first meeting of Gov. Rick Scott's public safety task force on the defense. “It is a mischaracterization for anyone to presume this task force is not balanced,” Carroll said....
  • Dwight Bullard: Stand Your Ground panel too gun-friendly

     
    State Rep. Dwight Bullard, D-Miami, is calling on Gov. Rick Scott to change the composition of his Citizen Safety and Protection task force – which meets Tuesday for the first time – by removing a backer of the 2005 “Stand Your Ground&#...