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  • Scott will support SunRail. That is, I think he will.

     
    Call me crazy, but I'm betting Gov. Rick Scott's going to support SunRail, the 61-mile commuter-rail system for Central Florida. I could be flat-out wrong, but here's part of my reasoning. If Scott were operating in a vacuum — and, granted, ┬áhe...
  • Sen. Marco Rubio talks to ‘Central Florida Spotlight’; Sen. Bill Nelson on ‘The Agenda’; Rep. Dean Cannon on ‘Facing Florida’

     
    Sen. Marco Rubio is a guest on "Central Florida Spotlight" this weekend. He will discuss government debt and entitlement reform....
  • Five Democratic legislators join Fair Districts lawsuit

     
    The federal judge in Miami who's hearing a lawsuit over implementation of the Fair Districts amendments can expect a crowded courtroom, as the Florida Democratic Party and five Democratic state legislators become the latest group seeking to intervene in...
  • Weatherford named Speaker-To-Be

     
    State House Rep. Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, is set to be Speaker of the House from 2012 to 2014, after a House Republican majority voted Monday to elevate the 31-year-old lawmaker to Speaker Designate. That means he will serve as Speaker Dean...
  • Cannon wants ‘order and respect’ on the House floor during debate

     
    House Speaker Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park, wants some decorum on the floor of the House of Representatives this year — and he's sent a memo to his 119 members spelling out rules of behavior. Among other things, it says questions are appropriate...
  • House pill-mill bill faces tough sledding in the Senate

     
    By Kathleen Haughney, Tallahassee Bureau TALLAHASSEE — A day after House Speaker Dean Cannon called on lawmakers to kill a prescription drug database meant to track people who purchase narcotics from “pill mills,” one of his top...
  • Session Day 2: Cracking down on teachers, felons, unemployed, judges

     
    Day 2 of the Florida legislative session saw the Florida Senate advance a plan to impose a less-contentious merit-pay plan for teachers than the version vetoed by former Gov. Charlie Crist last year. The full Senate is expected to pass the plan Thursday,...
  • > Photos: Another day of protests at session

     
    More protesters converged on Tallahassee, Wednesday, this time to oppose HB 7005 that is is up for a vote by the Florida House of Representatives. The bill would reduce unemployment compensation for workers, cutting benefits from 26 to 20 weeks. Several...
  • Is House judicial reform politicizing the bench?

     
    TALLLAHASSEE – One of the problems the Florida House has with judges is they apparently get re-elected too often. Because Florida Supreme Court justices and appeals court judges stand for “merit retention” after they are appointed by the...
  • Cannon calls on Senate to join House in cutting unemployment benefits

     
    Immediately after his chamber approved legislation to cut unemployment benefits and pass the savings on to businesses, House Speaker Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park, weighs in to praise the plan and call on the Senate — which has so far shown little...
  • Lawmakers’ zeal to cut red tape makes even businesses nervous

     
    In their zeal to slash red tape this spring, Florida lawmakers are going so far that they that they have begun making even the state's businesses nervous. A committee in the Florida House of Representatives on Tuesday unveiled and approved a sweeping plan...