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  • Lawmakers finally ready to vote on $79B state budget

    Lawmakers finally ready to vote on $79B state budget
    TALLAHASSEE — Following a drawn out, contentious battle that saw the state flirt with a partial government shutdown, the Florida Legislature is poised on Friday to approve a nearly $79 billion budget and go home. Legislators increased money for...
  • Florida set to approve nearly $80 billion budget

    Following a drawn out, contentious battle that saw the state flirt with a partial government shutdown, the Florida Legislature is poised on Friday to approve a nearly $80 billion budget. The final budget is full of winners and losers. Legislators bumped...
  • Court sides with satellite TV providers in battle over tax

    A Florida appeals court is ruling the state's communication services tax treats satellite TV providers unfairly. The 1st District Court of Appeal ruled Thursday the tax is unconstitutional because cable TV companies are taxed at a different rate than...
  • Price tag for Orlando's solo election date: $104K

    Price tag for Orlando's solo election date: $104K
    The city of Orlando's recently-rescheduled municipal elections have a price tag: $104,000. That estimate, by City Clerk Celeste Brown, accompanies a contract set for City Council approval on Monday, including the cost of vote tabulation machines and...
  • Does Florida abortion bill empower women?

    Does Florida abortion bill empower women?
    Talk about pandering to the ultra right wing. That’s what this 24-hour wait for abortions in Florida is all about. The bill, signed as expected by Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday, will make things tougher for low income and rural women who don’...
  • Florida must be ready if high court kills subsidies: Editorial

    Florida must be ready if high court kills subsidies: Editorial
    As the 2015 hurricane season began this month, Gov. Rick Scott declared that "every family, visitor, and business should take the time to make a plan in case of disaster." That's good advice. But a disaster of another kind could strike later this month,...
  • We don't need armed students on campuses

    A new Texas law allowing college students to carry concealed guns is part of a dangerous national trend. Texas has just joined Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Oregon, Utah and Wisconsin on the list of states authorizing concealed handguns for...
  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for June 11

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. STILL NO BAIL FOR FLORIDA DOCTOR TIED TO NJ SEN. MENENDEZ There's still no final decision on bail in a Medicare fraud case for a prominent Florida eye doctor...
  • Baseball stadium deal gets Gov. Scott's OK

    Baseball stadium deal gets Gov. Scott's OK
    Gov. Rick Scott Wednesday lifted a legal hurdle to using West Palm Beach land to build a new spring training baseball stadium. The governor signed a change to state law, approved by the Florida Legislature in April, that allows building on a portion...
  • House committee passes bill deregulating new hospitals

    A Florida House committee on Wednesday passed a bill strongly supported by Gov. Rick Scott that would do away with what he calls the unnecessary red tape before new hospitals can be built. But the measure is unlikely to pass in the Senate. A so-called...
  • Jeb Bush braces for all-out campaign for president

    Jeb Bush braces for all-out campaign for president
    Jeb Bush is down — a bit — but by no means out. In fact, he's about to go all in. A formal announcement that he's an official presidential candidate is set for June 15 in Kendall, days after he returns from a visit next week to Germany,...