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  • Florida contractor's mistakes blamed for online testing problems

    Florida contractor's mistakes blamed for online testing problems
    Florida's testing contractor made "very elementary sorts of errors" during the debut of the state's new computer-based testing system earlier this month, according a state senator asked by Florida Senate leaders to investigate the online testing problems....
  • 'Chasm' of more than $4 billion divides Florida Legislature

    Florida's Republican-led Legislature has a budget "chasm" of more than $4 billion that is dividing the House and Senate with six weeks left to go in the annual session. The two chambers on Friday released their initial spending plans for the coming...
  • Fix, don't nix, red-light camera law: Editorial

    Fix, don't nix, red-light camera law: Editorial
    The good news: The red-light camera controversy has grabbed the attention of Florida lawmakers. The bad news: They're focusing on the wrong issue. Lawmakers meeting in Tallahassee seem most concerned about local governments making money off red-...
  • Florida lawmakers tussle over state's ban on gay adoption

    MIAMI One week after Florida's first openly gay lawmaker announced the state might finally strike its unconstitutional 1977 gay-adoption ban, conservatives have quietly crafted a legislative amendment that would allow private agencies to deny adoptions...
  • We must review and improve state's death-penalty process

    We must review and improve state's death-penalty process
    Earlier this week the Florida Senate Criminal Justice Committee voted 5-0 to pass Senate Bill 664, a bill that would require, in capital-case penalty-phase proceedings, that a jury vote unanimously, rather than by a simple majority, to recommend sentences...
  • Citizens Property Insurance Corp. shrinks to fewest policies ever

    Citizens Property Insurance Corp. shrinks to fewest policies ever
    A multi-pronged approach to put more homeowner policies into the hands of private insurers has gotten Citizens Property Insurance Corp. to its smallest size since its creation more than a decade ago. The "depopulation" steps have reduced the policy...
  • Florida House member tells story of using her gun to prevent rape

    Florida House member tells story of using her gun to prevent rape
    State Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda says she favors allowing guns on Florida university campuses because she once used her gun as a student to prevent being raped. The Democrat from Tallahassee told her story Wednesday in a state House committee...
  • Florida House: Crime victims can secretly record attackers

    Someone who is raped or assaulted would be allowed to secretly record their attacker under a bill passed by the Florida House. The House on Wednesday passed the bill sparked by a Florida Supreme Court decision from last year. The court threw out the...
  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for March 19

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. FLORIDA APPROVES PRESIDENTAL PRIMARY DATE CHANGE Florida is moving the date of its presidential primary election. The Florida Legislature on Wednesday sent to Gov....
  • Public exemption bills throw long shadows over Sunshine Week

    Public exemption bills throw long shadows over Sunshine Week
    Looking at the growing list of proposed exemptions for consideration during the 2015 legislative session, I kept hearing the lyrics to the Four Tops "It's the Same Old Song" running through my mind. Our legislators, it seems, are quick to respond to...
  • Florida House votes to scale back school testing

    Florida House votes to scale back school testing
    TALLAHASSEE — The House unanimously approved legislation Wednesday aimed at lowering the number and importance of tests administered to Florida public-school students, shifting debate on this year's highest-profile education issue to the Senate....