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  • Obama campaign steps up, Rick Scott cooks up, Dems are fired up

     
    A look at some of the political stories making news around the state this weekend … * The Miami Herald reports that Barack Obama is stepping up his campaign here in Florida to the tune of a whopping 8,500 volunteers. * The Associated Press found...
  • Here are the real conservatives in Florida

     
    The American Conservative Union, which has long ranked the most and least conservative members of Congress, has set its sights on the Florida Legislature. You can read the full report here. The group based its ranking on how legislators voted on nearly...
  • Today in Tallahassee: Private prison companies, jobs, sewage, budgets

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers plan to keep discussing prisons, jobs, the courts, drugs and budgets today. The House Economic Affairs Committee leads things off at 8:30 a.m. with a dozen bills on the agenda, including an onsite sewage treatment...
  • Today in Tallahassee: More federal bashing, term-limits, and regulating food for poor people

     
    TALLAHASSEE — House and Senate lawmakers christen Week Four of the 60-day session with a slate of committee hearings on water permitting, climate-change repealing, federal government bashing, and agriculture industry incentives. The House Federal...
  • Senate says state employees should be ready to pee in a cup

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate this morning signed off on a bill that requires the state drug test its employees. “We as policy makers of state government policy, owe it to the taxpayers and to the employees to have the best workplace...
  • The 2012 Legislature: What didn’t pass (parent trigger, zero tolerance, bus ads, charter school changes)

     
    The most closely watched education bill of the just-wrapped-up Legislative session was, of course, the “parent trigger” bill, which died when the Senate vote on it was a tie (for readers interested in how the Senators voted, you can find...
  • Senate bogs down over racial makeup of redistricting map

     
    TALLAHASSEE — An attempt to adopt newly fashioned Senate district lines in response to a court order bogged down Tuesday as lawmakers clamored for political information on how the new lines would look and whether they provided enough protection...
  • Scott signs bill to drug-test state employees

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov.  Rick Scott didn't waste any time reviewing legislation to impose drug-tests on Florida's 117,000-plus state employees. Scott's office announced Monday evening that he had signed HB 1205 into law — likely setting the stage...
  • What’s in a number? In redistricting, a lot of politics

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The debate over re-drawing the Florida Senate's political lines has come down to numbers, but not just racial breakdowns or election returns. The Senate Reapportionment Committee began its second day of debate Wednesday where it left...
  • Mostly inland legislators don’t like ’single payer’ Citizens insurance

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Likening it to a “single payer” socialized system, a cadre of two dozen legislators — most of them from Central Florida and other inland locales — has written an open letter to the new head of the state-run...
  • Patterson skips Senate bid, new House candidate Castor Dentel trashes ‘parent trigger’

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Former state Rep. Pat Patterson,  a DeLand Republican considering a bid for Senate, announced Monday he would run for Volusia County Commission instead — avoiding a costly primary with Rep. Dorothy Hukill, an Ormond Beach...