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  • Florida editorial roundup

    Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: April 19 Miami Herald on online voting registration: Online voting registration is an idea whose time has come. And why not? It's favored by all 67 election supervisors in the state, most legislators and the...
  • Florida House approves 24-hour waiting period for abortions

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. The Florida House gave final approval Wednesday to a contentious bill that would require women to wait at least 24 hours and make two trips to the doctor before having an abortion. The bill, HB 633, was watered down one day earlier,...
  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for April 23

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. JURORS HEAR MORE WITNESS TESTIMONY IN DAY 3 OF FAMU HAZING TRIAL Another former band member says she recalls seeing two of three defendants charged with...
  • Bill tightening utilities regulation clears state House

    The panel that sets electric rates in Florida would face tighter regulations under a bill that passed the Florida House. The bill would set a 12-year term limit for members of the Florida Public Service Commission, who are appointed by the governor,...
  • City Council moves municipal election to November, Stuart votes no

    City Council moves municipal election to November, Stuart votes no
    The City Council has voted to move Orlando’s municipal election up by five months, from next April to this upcoming November. The only commissioner who voted against the change was Robert Stuart. Mayor Buddy Dyer noted that the move came at the...
  • Florida Legislature passes bill to outlaw ticket quotas

    The "Waldo Bill" — inspired by a city considered one of the nation's worst speed traps — is about to become law in Florida. Law enforcement agencies across the state would be banned from setting quotas for writing speeding tickets under a...
  • State utility regulators confirmed by Florida Senate

    The Florida Senate is confirming two appointments to the panel that regulates Florida utilities. The Senate voted 33-1 Wednesday to confirm former State Rep. Jimmy Patronis and Julie Brown to the Florida Public Service Commission. The five-member...
  • Senators seek to revive funding for Orlando soccer stadium

    Senators seek to revive funding for Orlando soccer stadium
    TALLAHASSEEĀ  — Backers of Florida's professional sports franchises are mounting a drive in the waning moments of this year's session of the Legislature to help out the Orlando City Lions, two other pro teams and Daytona International Speedway. A...
  • Florida Senate revives push to help pro sports teams

    Backers of Florida's professional sports franchises are mounting a drive in the waning moments of this year's session of the Florida Legislature to help out three teams and Daytona International Speedway. A Florida Senate panel on Tuesday tacked a...
  • Special session seems imminent as Medicaid fight continues

    With time running out, Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday injected himself into the state's ongoing budget showdown, telling Republican legislators that he would call them back into a special session if they fail to reach a deal soon. Scott made his...
  • Bear hunt, rail, Medicaid and FCAT: Letters

    Bear hunt, rail, Medicaid and FCAT: Letters
    Bear hunt critics ignored I attended the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission meeting on April 15 about the proposed black bear hunt. Twenty-five people spoke against the hunt; 15 spoke for it. The commissioners told the audience they had...