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  • Sound off about utility rates, Public Service Commission

     
    Friday's column looked at Tallahassee's too-cozy relationship between utility regulators and the utility execs they are allegedly regulating. In the past few months, legislators have booted off two potential watchdogs who had vowed to side with average...
  • Orange mayor cand. Segal to nab endorsements from top African-American elected officials Friday

     
    A handful of Central Florida's top elected African-American officials are planning to endorse Orange County Commissioner Bill Segal for county mayor on Friday. Among those planning to stump for Segal:  state Sen. Gary Siplin,  state Rep. Geraldine...
  • Thompson rips Cannon-Opolos response to Fair Districts

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Rep. Geraldine Thompson, an Orlando Democrat and second-ranking minority member in the chamber, has released a statement ripping into the plans unveiled by legislative leaders to rocket an amendment on the fall ballot “...
  • Senate tees up competing redistricting amendment

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida voters may find more redistricting questions greeting them at the ballot than they know what to do with. And critics say that may be the point. The Senate Ethics and Elections Committee held a special meeting Thursday to cue...
  • Florida immigration bill could hurt tourism, legislators say

     
    A statewide immigrant coalition that reacted angrily last week to an Arizona-style immigration enforcement bill in Florida, showed today that it has support from state Legislators who are concerned about the economic impact of such a bill on a state...
  • Church hosts Tuesday debate over Fair Districts amendment

     
    The Word of God Church will host a debate over Fair Districts Amendments 5 & 6, on Tuesday from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., at 1733 Mercy Dr., Orlando. State Sen. Gary Siplin will be arguing against the amendments, State Rep. Geraldine Thompson will a...
  • Miami Herald: Scott’s closed, open-door policy

     
    From the Miami Herald's Mary Ellen Klas: On the 22nd floor of the Capitol, where the view overlooking Tallahassee is stunning, and the floor to ceiling windows let the sunshine in, Gov. Rick Scott held his first official event since being sworn in as...
  • Merit-pay systems and the impact of poverty (again)

     
    As the Senate debated the teacher merit-pay bill last week, there was another impassioned discussion about whether a child's economic status should be a factor in the “value-added” system that would judge teacher success. Sen. Gary Siplin, D-...
  • Putnam’s school lunch plan receives approval from senate agriculture committee

     
    A bill that would give Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam’s office the power to decide what to feed kids in schools across the state made it past its first hurdle in the Florida Senate. The senate agriculture committee unanimously approved the...
  • Siplin blasts ethics bill, defends Sansom, and Senate committee shoots it down

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A Florida Senate committee introduced one ethics proposal Tuesday that would bring more scrutiny to the financial investments of legislators and block them from voting on measures that they could financially benefit from. But with...
  • Orlando X-way lobbies, but fails, to avoid state takeover

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Officials with the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority tried to make their case to state Senate budget-writers Thursday to avoid a state takeover of the toll-agency. But they didn't make much of an impression. After fielding...