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  • Senate advances amped-up film incentives bill

    Senate advances amped-up film incentives bill
    TALLAHASSEE – Losing its luster as a location for filming, Florida is poised to green-light a substantially higher investment in the film and entertainment industry. The Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee on Monday passed a proposal to double...
  • Abortion bill on its way to Gov. Scott

    Abortion bill on its way to Gov. Scott
    A bill that would prohibit now-legal abortions prior to the third trimester is headed to Gov. Rick Scott for his signature. The Senate, on a party-line vote of 24-15, passed the bill Friday morning. It would redefine viability and also would eliminate...
  • Decoupling surfaces again in legislature, then tanks

    Decoupling surfaces again in legislature, then tanks
     For a minute there, it looked as though decoupling might still make it.  Sen. Eleanor Sobel, D-Hollywood, attempted to amend her greyhound injury reporting bill Tuesday afternoon, suggesting that decoupling be added. That's the idea that card rooms and...
  • Updated: Decoupling, destination casinos and addictions at Senate workshop

    Updated: Decoupling, destination casinos and addictions at Senate workshop
      One only had to sit through a public hearing on gambling to get a taste of how diverse the state's interests are -- and the Florida Senate Gaming Committee did just that Wednesday.  Committee chair Garrett Richter, R-Naples, had proposed four...
  • Electronic Arts defends tax breaks for video games

     
    Video-game giant Electronic Arts Inc. defended its multimillion-dollar use of Florida tax incentives on Monday, even as some senators suggested they want to cut off subsidies for game developers. Craig Hagen, a lobbyist for Electronic Arts, told the...
  • Needle exchange bill is moving in the Senate

     
    By Jennifer Curington TALLAHASSEE — A Senate committee has approved the creation of a needle exchange in Miami-Dade County, a place where drug users can exchange used needles and syringes for unused ones. It’s an approach that medical...
  • Effort to prevent spread of HIV/AIDs faces bleak future

     
    TALLAHASSEE—An effort to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDs among Miami-Dade county drug users cleared its final Senate committee Monday, but is stuck in the House. The legislation would create a pilot program in Miami-Dade county to allow drug users to...
  • Democratic hopes fading in key state Senate race

     
    With less than three weeks remaining until the Nov. 6 election, the Florida Democratic Party has yet to buy any advertising time on Orlando broadcast networks to promote Frank Bruno, the Volusia County politician who was once seen as one of the minority...
  • Insurance reform hits a hurdle in the Senate

     
    By Julie Patel, Sun Sentinel A property insurance bill that would allow certain rate hikes and change sinkhole coverage hit a hurdle at a Senate budget committee meeting Tuesday. The committee debated parts of the bill and added a provision to require...
  • Budget committee postpones abortion insurance bill

     
    Lawmakers passed on a contentious bill that prohibits insurance purchased with state or federal funds from providing coverage for an abortion unless the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest, or a physician certifies in writing that the procedure is...
  • Browning, Gaetz, cut an early-voting deal

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Senate leaders plan to amend a controversial elections bill to shrink Florida’s 14-day window for early voting to eight days but allow most counties the option of keeping the polls open longer hours. Early voting locations...