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  • Senate fast-tracks House court reform

     
    TALLAHASSEE — In a gesture to appease House Speaker Dean Cannon, Senate budget chief J.D. Alexander agreed to fast-track a major re-allignment of the Florida Supreme Court on Monday, adding language to another bill that would break the court into...
  • Property-tax amendment headed to voters

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida voters next year will get to decide whether to give a dramatic property tax benefit to businesses, snowbirds and homeowners facing steeper property taxes thanks to a quirk of Florida tax law. The Florida Senate on Wednesday...
  • House gives Haridopolos his top wish: health-care freedom amendment

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Legislature is taking a second stab at asking voters to repudiate last year’s sweeping federal health care reform. The House of Representatives on Wednesday voted 80-37 to place SJR 2 — the so-called Health Care...
  • Cannon’s House is a machine

     
    TALLAHASSEE — For the last 59 days as House speaker, Winter Park Rep. Dean Cannon has run a tight ship. Unlike the deliberately paced Florida Senate, the Florida House of Representatives usually starts up its daily session right on time. Cannon...
  • Florida Legislature: From Machiavelli to Orwell

     
    There are 120 members of the Florida House of Representatives, with 40 men and women in the Florida Senate. Given the Machiavellian manner in which House Speaker Dean Cannon and Senate President Mike Haridopolos grabbed control of the Legislature and...
  • Cannon fires shot at Scott vetoes

     
    House Speaker Dean Cannon just released a statement that criticizes Gov. Rick Scott's logic in shifting some of the vetoed dollars back to education.  Among the projects Scott vetoed was a $400,000 study of the court system that Cannon championed. Here'...
  • DOJ has approved FairDistricts amendments

     
    By Mark Matthews and Aaron Deslatte, Staff Writers TALLAHASSEE – Although their fate is still unsettled in federal court, the U.S. Department of Justice has approved the language of the “FairDistricts Florida” constitutional amendments...
  • Cannon and Haridopolos make nice, calling post-session split ‘way overblown’

     
    By Dan Tracy, Staff Writer Florida House Speaker Dean Cannon once again endorsed state Senate President Mike Haridopolos this morning in his bid to win the Republican nomination to take on U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in 2012. Meeting at a downtown Orlando...
  • FairDistricts leaders ask for changes in redistricting meetings

     
    Fair Districts, a grassroots group that successfully pushed for new constitutional provisions last year that dictate redistricting, is asking the Legislature to revamp the procedures it has set out for 26 redistricting hearings that are set to be held...
  • Cannon: House will appeal Fair Districts ruling

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Despite public criticism over using tax dollars to fight a publicly supported redistricting reform, House Speaker Dean Cannon said Thursday the House will appeal a U.S. district judge's ruling upholding Amendment 6, which imposed new...
  • Read the official rationale for SunRail

     
    Here's Florida Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad’s prepared text, announcing that Gov. Rick Scott had signed off on Central Florida's $1.2-billion commuter rail project: Good morning, thank you for joining me today.  As you all know, SunRail is...