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  • 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...
  • Haridopolos: No new revenue from online sales

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos said Thursday that even though Florida is facing a potential $2 billion budget shortfall next year, one place the state won't be turning to plug the gap is imposing taxes on online sales....
  • Romney endorsed by 24 more Florida legislators

     
    Two dozen Florida legislators announced today they've endorsed Mitt Romney for president, adding to the 12 who had previously sided with the Republican candidate. Locals include Reps. Steve Crisafulli of Merritt Island, Byron Nelson of Apopka and Steve...
  • League of Women Voters, Democratic Party, draw new redistricting maps — then withdraw them

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Groups that backed the Fair Districts anti-gerrymandering reforms passed last year — the League of Women Voters, Democracia, Common Cause and the Florida Democratic Party — have crafted new congressional and state Senate...
  • Florida Senate passes its own new map, over complaints of racial ‘packing’

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Over complaints that its work continued decades-old gerrymandering, Senate Republicans rammed through a proposed map for their own 40 seats that more evenly divides population gains over the last decade and maintains an electoral...
  • Tuesday Morning Reads: Redistricting, guns and Adam Putnam

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Good morning and welcome to this edition of the morning reads. It's a full day today in Tallahassee with the Senate looking at redistricting on the floor today. So to get you read, here are five stories you should be reading this...
  • Senate takes first step toward forcing Amazon to pay tax

     
    With lobbyists for Amazon.com Inc. watching silently, the Florida Senate on Thursday took the first step toward trying to force the Internet giant and other online retailers to collect state sales taxes. The Senate Finance and Tax committee introduced a...
  • Thrasher’s bill banning lawmakers from college jobs dies in committee

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Complaining about the media and ban on gifts from lobbyists, a Senate panel shot down a bill that would have prohibited future lawmakers from also holding jobs or contracts with state colleges and universities. The legislation, SB...
  • LeMieux wins endorsements from 5 more legislators, 2 from CF

     
    Republican U.S. Senate cnadidate George LeMieux has announced the endorsement of five more legislators; his campaign says that 31 lawmakers have now chosen him in his primary fight with U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV of Ft. Myers and Plant City businessman...
  • Clock ticking on parent trigger bill, with vote count uncertain

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Sen. John Thrasher, R-St. Augustine, one of Senate President Mike Haridopolos’ top lieutenants said he has not counted votes to see whether parent trigger will pass the 40-member senate. “The Senate is about ideas,”...
  • 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,...