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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Politicians focus on money, power — not issues at hand

    Politicians focus on money, power — not issues at hand
    Imagine for a moment that you're a crew member of a ship heading directly into stormy seas. Winds howl. Lightning fills the sky. Giant waves begin to swell. You can do one of two things: A) Prepare the ship to weather the storm; or B) Sit around...
  • 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...
  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for April 22

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. SPECIAL SESSION SEEMS IMMINENT AS MEDICAID FIGHT CONTINUES Florida House leaders met behind closed doors Tuesday while Senate leaders held a special hearing in a...
  • Democrats voice opposition to abortion waiting period bill

    As a bill requiring a one-day waiting period for abortions moved toward passage on the Florida House floor Tuesday, Democrats showed their opposition with more than an hour of hostile questions and debate. The bill was amended to add an exception for...
  • Five things for Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    Five things for Tuesday, April 21, 2015
    Here are your stories for Tuesday in Central Florida: Deseret Ranch managers and Osceola County to partner in deciding future; students needs to be subdued with stun gun; Orange County to decide on how to deal with middle school overcrowding; "corpse...
  • State Rep. Larry Metz joins House in opposition to thawing of Cuba relations

    State Rep. Larry Metz joins House in opposition to thawing of Cuba relations
    Florida lawmakers, including state Rep. Larry Metz, R-Yalaha, want President Barack Obama to know they disagree with his decision to open diplomatic relations with Cuba and say Congress should maintain the longstanding embargo on the nation 90 miles to...
  • FSA testing halted because of computer problems, schools say

    FSA testing halted because of computer problems, schools say
    An unnecessary computer update delayed testing for thousands of Florida students Monday and represented another setback for the state’s new computer-based exams. Education Commissioner Pam Stewart told school superintendents in a telephone call...