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  • Backed by Orlando lawmaker, bail bond company lobbies for tax cut

    Backed by Orlando lawmaker, bail bond company lobbies for tax cut
    With the help of an Orlando lawmaker, a local bail bonds company is lobbying the Florida Legislature for a new tax break. The company, Accredited Surety and Casualty Company Inc. of Orlando, wants lawmakers to slash the effective tax rate it and other...
  • Say "no" to guns in schools

    On March 12, staff writer Leslie Postal reported that a committee of the Florida Legislature approved HR 753, which would allow schools to arm at least one employee in an effort to increase safety on Florida's campuses. Ms. Postal further reports that the...
  • Florida's technology governance needs an upgrade

    Florida is not used to coming in last place, but according to one national report card, we are the nation's biggest loser for our poor information-technology-governance structure. Florida is the only state without a chief information officer, and the...
  • Dreamers deserve tuition fairness

     Dreamers deserve tuition fairness
    The Florida Legislature is halfway there on allowing the children of undocumented immigrants — the so-called Dreamers — to pay in-state college tuition rates. Now, lawmakers need to get the other half done. The measure sailed through the...
  • Lawmakers make beer 'growler' bill look better and more popular

    Lawmakers make beer 'growler' bill look better and more popular
    TALLAHASSEE -- A long-brewing lager feud in the Florida Legislature was flattened Monday when House lawmakers amended a beer "growler" bill to allow craft brewers more latitude to have unlimited guest taps in their pubs. The bill, HB 1329, authorizes...
  • Orlando middle-school students are learning a lesson about the Florida Legislature

    Thirteen-year-old Caroline Casola is learning a valuable lesson about the Florida Legislature this spring: It’s a lot easier to kill a bill than to pass one. Casola’s legal studies class at Howard Middle School in downtown Orlando recently...
  • Undocumented students could get tuition break

    Like most high school seniors, Sergio Morales is making plans for college. Morales dreams of becoming a computer engineer and says he would like to finish his degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, but for now he's applied to several...
  • Turning food passions into businesses

    Turning food passions into businesses
    Grandma's jam recipe may be a priceless family heirloom, but is it valuable enough to be a contender in the marketplace? Over the past two decades, private label food products have grown steadily in sales and often compete directly with national...
  • Bills would enhance assisted-living care: My Word

    As Florida's baby boomers continue to age, it's more important than ever that lawmakers pass important assisted-living-facility reforms this session. The forecast for the year 2020 shows people older than 60 will represent 55 percent of Florida's...
  • Lawmakers write state budget with something for nearly everyone

    Lawmakers write state budget with something for nearly everyone
    TALLAHASSEE — Shoppers and motorists will make out as big winners in the Florida Legislature's push during the next six weeks to stretch extra taxpayer dollars to affect the greatest number of people. But businesses could also reap the benefits...
  • Local breweries air gripes on "growler" bill

    Local breweries air gripes on "growler" bill
    If you haven't heard of House Bill 1329 yet, you probably haven't bellied up to the bar at a local brewery or brewpub lately. There's been a lot of noise about the proposed "growler" bill currently making headway through the Florida House, and not all...