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  • Think healthcare.gov., only worse

    Think  healthcare.gov., only worse
        State officials threw in the towel, admitted defeat and pulled the plug on a planned web portal that would have allowed new businesses to register with all the state agencies they need to legally operate in Florida. But, the state couldn’...
  • State abandons plan for one-stop business registration website

    State abandons plan for one-stop business registration website
    Envisioning all the whiz-bang capabilities of a modern statewide government registration website is easy. Actually building that website to perform all the promised tasks? Not as easy. But unlike the federal government, ridiculed after rolling out a...
  • Beer, movies, guns: The issues you aren't reading about this year

    Beer, movies, guns: The issues you aren't reading about this year
    Medicaid, Medicaid, Medicaid. Right now, you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a politician who's talking about health care. Well, I have two points to make about that: First, you shouldn't be swinging around dead cats. Especially not in this...
  • Bill would curb local preference on government contracts

    Bill would curb local preference on government contracts
    A bill that aims to end favoritism for local contractors who bid on state-funded construction jobs has advanced further in the Legislature this year than similar legislation in the past. Presently, Florida cities and counties may rank local...
  • Legislature votes to repeal old law that bans gay adoptions

    Legislature votes to repeal old law that bans gay adoptions
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida's nearly four-decades old ban on gay adoption, which has already been struck down by the courts and is no longer enforced, could be repealed under a bill now headed to the governor's desk. The ban was first put in place the...
  • Respect will of voters on Amendment 1

    Respect will  of voters on Amendment 1
    The biggest winner in last year's elections in Florida wasn't a politician — it was a proposal. Amendment 1 dedicates a third of revenues from a state tax on real-estate transactions to land and water conservation over the next two decades. More...
  • Reacting to outcry, state Senate limits school testing

    TALLAHASSEE — Responding to the ongoing backlash about Florida's standardized testing, the Florida Senate on Thursday passed a sweeping bill that would place limits on the use of tests in the state's public schools. The vote followed two days of...
  • Old maritime tool could become Florida's latest concealed weapon

    Old maritime tool could become Florida's latest concealed weapon
    Floridians soon could get another choice of self-defense weaponry. The Legislature appears ready to lift a ban on slungshot, a weighted ball, usually lead, tied to the end of a rope by a knot that completely covers the lead ball. The weapons were...
  • Protect land, respect will of voters on Amendment 1

    The biggest winner in last year's elections in Florida wasn't a politician — it was a proposal. Amendment 1 called for dedicating a third of revenues from a state tax on real-estate transactions to land and water conservation every year for the...
  • Florida may promote 3rd graders who fail standardized tests

    Florida may promote 3rd graders who fail standardized tests
    TALLAHASSEE — Amid continued backlash over Florida's testing regimen, the state may stop holding back third grade students who fail the state's standardized tests. If Florida lawmakers agree to the change, it would mark a major departure from a...
  • Some in Senate seek more cash for Florida Forever land program

    TALLAHASSEE — Several senators want their chamber to allocate more than a proposed $2 million for land purchases in the Florida Forever program, after voters last year overwhelmingly backed an increase in money for conservation efforts. But for...