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  • Don't hand lawmaker veto over sports rebates: Editorial

    Don't hand lawmaker veto over sports rebates: Editorial
    Orlando scored a big victory a year ago in Tallahassee. That's when the Florida Legislature voted overwhelmingly to set aside funding for another round of state sales-tax rebates for sports facilities, making the city's planned soccer stadium eligible for $30 million in upgrades.
  • Talks, but no progress in health-care budget impasse

    TALLAHASSEE — The Senate and the House are talking but not changing their tunes. With only a week left in the regular session, Florida lawmakers remain locked in a dispute Friday over health-care spending, putting billions of dollars on the line...

    Florida House calls for changes in the state's prisons

    Florida may start a pilot program that brings body cameras into one state prison under a bill passed by the Florida House. The House passed a comprehensive prisons bill on Friday and sent it over to the state Senate. The legislation comes in the wake of...

    Lawmakers approve limits on police videos

    Lawmakers approve limits on police videos
    TALLAHASSEE  — Florida may soon place limits on who is allowed to access video taken by body cameras worn by law enforcement officers. The Florida Legislature on Friday sent to Gov. Rick Scott a bill that would keep confidential police videos that...

    Scott on wrong side on health care

    Scott on wrong side on health care
    Gov. Rick Scott went to war last week — on the wrong side. The governor should have been strong-arming House leaders, demanding that they expand health care coverage to nearly 1 million Floridians. Instead, Scott was threatening members of the...