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  • Let school districts handle textbook purchases, lawmakers say (No thanks, districts respond)

    Let school districts handle textbook purchases, lawmakers say (No thanks, districts respond)
    A push to "maximize local control" would mean local school districts would decide which textbooks to buy for every class taught in its schools. That's a time-consuming and expensive task that Florida's school systems say they don't want -- but the Florida...
  • Tallahassee lobbyists won't be audited until 2015

    Tallahassee lobbyists won't be audited until 2015
    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's 2,000-plus lobbyists will have another year to get their paperwork in order before the state Legislature launches long-delayed audits of their lucrative pay days. A Joint Legislative Auditing Committee on Monday approved draft...
  • Scott seeks $55 millon boost for Florida springs

    Scott seeks $55 millon boost for Florida springs
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott said Tuesday he plans to push lawmakers to budget $55 million for restoration of the Sunshine State's pollution-choked natural springs. The announcement comes as lawmakers gear up to battle over potentially massive springs...
  • Dem Geraldine Thompson helps GOP crusade against Shariah law

     
    Last week, I wrote about how some Florida Republicans were so worried about Muslims infiltrating Florida's court system that they had filed a bill that was so flawed, the Senate's own analysts said it was potentially unconstitutional: ( “Florida...
  • Horse-trading or coincidence? Democratic Sen. Thompson gets money for earmark after voting for Republican-backed bill

     
    Forty-eight hours ago, Sen. Geraldine Thompson stunned activists by casting the deciding vote in favor of a hotly contested bill, sponsored by Republican Sen. Alan Hays, that would restrict courts from invoking international law in certain legal disputes,...
  • Business lobby wins round one in battle over drug prices

     
    One of the longest-running special-interest food fights in the state Capitol was renewed Tuesday morning when a House committee waded back into a debate over whether doctors should be allowed to charge higher prices than pharmacies when they prescribe...
  • Insurers' legislative wish-list and how it affects you

    Insurers' legislative wish-list and how it affects you
    Florida insurance industry representatives know state lawmakers may not end up spending as much time on insurance issues during the legislative session that starts in January as they have in years past. But some have a wish-list of changes they said...
  • Reform Citizens insurance? Once more, with feeling

    Reform Citizens insurance? Once more, with feeling
    You are underwriting insurance for 500 beachfront mansions worth a combined $2.6 billion. If a big hurricane hits Florida and blows them down, you will be taxed to put them back together. This is because the owners buy insurance from state-owned...
  • 2010 Census shows many political winners and losers

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida's political maps have outgrown their usefulness from Central Florida through the Treasure Coast and Republican hotbed of Fort Myers, according to just-released U.S. Census data. Congressional, state House and Senate districts...
  • 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...
  • Parental notification bill clears another committee hurdle

     
    A bill to tighten parental notification provisions for abortions involving a teenager passed another committee hurdle Monday morning as lawmakers rush to push bills through their final committee stop before regular committee meetings end tomorrow. The...