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  • Bipartisan pair of lawmakers goes after mandatory sentences for drugs

     
    By Tonya Alanez, Sun Sentinel   An unlikely pair of South Florida legislators wants to eliminate mandatory prison terms for drug trafficking that they say stifle judges' ability to weigh the facts of each case, forcing them to impose sentences as steep as...
  • Florida Senate passes revenue cap, but shuns Colorado comparison

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate passed a proposed constitutional amendment Tuesday that would place new handcuffs on the power of future legislators to tax and spend. The Senate voted 27-13 to place a new tax revenue cap for state government before...
  • Lawsuit shield for nursing homes gets stalled

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A Florida Senate committee unexpectedly ran aground Monday on a bill that would give tighter lawsuit-protections to corporate owners in nursing-home negligence lawsuits. The bill, SB 1396, would place a $250,000 non-economic cap on...
  • Drug database repeal flounders in Senate committee

     
    An attempt to repeal a controversial prescription drug database in the Senate failed  Monday after members of the Senate Health Regulation shot down the attempt by committee chair Sen. Rene Garcia, R-Miami to amend a bill related to pain clinics. Garcia...
  • Bogdanoff asks for Senate confirmation of future Supreme Court justices

     
    A Senate panel voted Tuesday to subject future Supreme Court nominees to Senate confirmation, significantly altering the process by which justices are now appointed to the court. The bill, SJR 1664 by Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale, proposed a...
  • Legislative business from Tuesday: The barking tree frog

     
    The Senate Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee gave the OK to name the barking tree frog as the official state amphibian in Florida. State Sen. Steve Oelrich, R-Cross Creek, ticked off many positive attributes of the frog, including its...
  • Jewish leaders praise new law tightening rules on investments in Sudan, Iran

     
    Jewish community leaders in Palm Beach County are filled with praise for a state law, which went into effect Friday, tightening the noose on investment in companies that do business in Iran and Sudan. The new law adds to a......
  • Friday Morning Reads: Casinos, driver handbooks and foreclosures

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Greetings to you and happy Friday. It's the end of a busy week in the capital city and we've got some good morning reads for you today. * The Sun-Sentinel reports that as lawmakers put the finishing touches on a destination casino...
  • Scott supports giving any destination casinos, existing pari-mutuels the same tax rate

     
    TALLAHASSEE– Gov. Rick Scott who thus far has been vague on his views on gaming expansion in Florida opened up a little bit on the subject on a Tallahassee radio show, saying he thought the South Florida pari-mutuels and any new casinos should...
  • Builders and contractors — no surprise– are pro destination casinos

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Board of Directors for Associated Builders and Contractors Florida East Coast Chapter is lining up in support of the destination casino proposal due out any day now. “We support the project not just because the project will...
  • Bogdanoff’s anti-bullying bill deserves support

     
    Unlike her casino expansion bill that, quite naturally, is being debated from the Panhandle to the Keys, Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff's bill that would strengthen the state's anti-bullying statute deserves widespread praise. It expands the definition of...