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  • ‘Docs v. Glocks’ goes to Governor

     
    TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Legislature passed a watered-down version of a bill that has pitted the gun industry against the medical community over whether doctors should be allowed to ask patients about their firearms. The measure (HB 155) cleared...
  • Scott signs Docs v. Glocks, Medicaid, growth management bills

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Despite physician groups threatening a court fight, Gov. Rick Scott has signed a watered-down version of a bill that pitted the gun industry against the medical community over whether doctors should be allowed to ask patients about...
  • Lawmakers rush to draft ‘Caylee’s Law’ legislation

     
    Now that Casey Anthony has been acquitted of killing her two-year-old daughter — but sent back to jail for lying to police about Caylee's whereabouts — Florida legislators are pushing and shoving to file bills that make it a felony to fail...
  • Lyndsey Cruley is Haridopolos’ new Senate mouthpiece

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Mike Haridopolos has hired House Majority Office press guru Lyndsey Cruley to be his new press secretary. Cruley has been handling media for the Legislature's redistricting hearings, and is a 2009 graduate of Florida...
  • Senate creating a Casey Anthony Committee

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos said Friday he was creating a select committee to probe the legislative response to the Casey Anthony murder trial verdict, and the panel will start holding hearings next month. In the days...
  • Wednesday morning reads: Redistricting re-runs, Bitner’s RPOF status, and Floridians living in sin

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Football (the live sort, not TiVO) is almost upon us. But until that glorious day, we must contain ourselves with the sport that is politics. Here are the top-five stories you should be reading this morning: *Conflicting reports this...
  • Prison privatization bill divides GOP Senate

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A prison privatization bill pushed by Senate leadership may be in trouble, with Senate President Mike Haridopolos cutting off debate Tuesday and not saying when the bill would come up for a final vote. The proposal would privatize 28...
  • Attorney General, lawmakers push for outlawing new synthetic drugs K2, Jazz

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Attorney General Pam Bondi is pushing for lawmakers to ban several new synthetic drug compounds that she says are being marketed to teens as incense, bath salts and other products. Last year, lawmakers, led by Bondi's efforts, banned...
  • Senate committee advances map, method for picking numbers gets Biblical

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Senate Reapportionment Committee voted 21-6 to advance its new Senate districts map to the floor, and will hold a mini-lottery later today to assign numbers to the districts — thus settling the thorny debate over how to divvy...
  • New Senate map doesn’t impact leadership contest, slightly erodes GOP advantage

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Interest groups anxious to make decisions about where to play in legislative elections have been expecting multiple head-to-head match-ups when the Senate unveiled new districts Saturday. They're bound to be disappointed/relieved...
  • AIF endorsements skip over most hotly contested Central Florida races

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The influential business lobbying group Associated Industries of Florida has released its first batch of endorsements for the 2012 elections, and avoided taking a side in virtually every high-profile Orlando-area contest. The group's...