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  • 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...
  • More on House education bill and its poison pill for Seminole schools

     
    As a follow-up to yesterday's report that a House budget amendment took aim at Seminole County schools –seeking to curb its ability to close schools or cut budgets —  here's a full story on that issue from colleague Aaron Deslatte. He...
  • Andy Gardiner secures 2015-16 Senate presidency

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Orlando Sen. Andy Gardiner on Thursday secured enough signed pledge cards to become the Florida Senate president for the 2015-16 term, ending a three-day attempted coup by two former supporters that had bitterly divided the caucus in...
  • Vogel responds to Rep Brodeur’s criticism

     
      State Rep. Jason Brodeur came down hard on Seminole School Board members and Superintendent Bill Vogel last week in a letter he sent out to constituents.   Now school district officials are defending their actions in a letter from Vogel to Brodeur, ...
  • Local senators split on Parent Trigger

     
    Gee, it was almost like the Old Days, when legislators voted on personal conviction instead of straight party lines. Almost. The 20-20 tie this afternoon in the Florida Senate that at least for now killed the Parent Trigger bill saw local senators split,...
  • What’s in a number? In redistricting, a lot of politics

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The debate over re-drawing the Florida Senate's political lines has come down to numbers, but not just racial breakdowns or election returns. The Senate Reapportionment Committee began its second day of debate Wednesday where it left...