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Would you like to get $60,000 a year for doing nothing? Would that $60,000 be a nice little cushion as you head into retirement? For the average person, that money would pay the house payment and the car payment for a year, and plenty of food, with...
Tags: Justice System, Broward County, Trials, Criminals, Punishment
With insurance industry lobbyists looking on in approval, the Florida House of Representatives moved Friday to save a $220 million-a-year tax break for the industry – and make Florida drivers wait a little longer to save money on their...
Sun SentinelShameless plug alert: I'll be appearing on TV this Sunday, taking part in a roundtable discussion about the last week of the Florida Legislature's 2013 session on Facing South Florida with Jim DeFede. The show airs at 11:30 a.m. this Sunday (April 28)...
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Tallahassee Bureau ChiefTALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Senate passed a bill to further restrict the diet of the state-run Citizens Property Insurance Corp Thursday, but not before decrying its policyholders as benefiting from "welfare for the wealthy." Sen. David Simmons' bill, SB...
Admittedly, a medical marijuana bill’s chances of being passed by the Florida Legislature this year are about as thin as a leaf of ZigZag rolling paper, but if it does pass, it will be because the most powerful lobby in the state got involved. ...
TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Senate voted 39-0 Wednesday to roll back vehicle registration fee increases, saying the higher fees were put into law at a time the state was struggling to pay the bills and should now be reversed. But to make sure the...
Tags: Joe Negron, Politics, Insurance
Community-college officials say they might have to cut or restrict dual-enrollment programs if the Florida Legislature does not provide more money for the program that allows high-school students to take courses for free at public colleges and...
Tallahassee Bureau ChiefTALLAHASSEE -- Despite national late-night scorn for long lines last election, Senate Democrats locked up against a reform bill Wednesday because it doesn't mandate that Florida counties hold early voting on the Sunday before a general election. The...
Backed by the president of the state Senate, a small Florida county is challenging the state’s tourism industry over how it can spend its hotel taxes. Okaloosa County, a coastal Panhandle community whose economy relies on tourists visiting its...
Tags: Don Gaetz
Florida Senate Bill 1164, designed to loosen Florida High School Athletic Association regulations on athletic eligibility and transfers, was passed by the Senate education committee in a 5-2 vote on Monday despite public opposition. It next goes to the...
Sun SentinelPalm Beach Gardens business leader Elizabeth Fago Smith will join the Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees, and based on all that's been going on, she may have her hands full. Gov. Rick Scott announced the appointment Wednesday, one day after...
Gov. Rick Scott is to sign a multi-pronged education bill Monday morning that will scale back graduation requirements for some students and encourage all teenagers to learn "high-tech" job skills in high school. Scott is to sign SB 1076 -- what his...
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