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  • 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 State
  • Doing before Knowing: How to privatize prisons in Florida

    TALLAHASSEE — Florida's former prisons chief, Edwin Buss, was asked to sign off on a “business case” for privatizing 29 South Florida prisons more than two months after the Legislature had already mandated the move, according to a...

    Florida’s fiscal outlook: OK, minus the second recession

    TALLAHASSEE — Florida Senate budget-writers are getting a sober debriefing from one of the state's top economists on the budgetary outlook for the next year or so. The bottom line (with the mother of all caveats): the state's economy, and tax...

    Senate prison privatization moves forward

    TALLAHASSEE — Over the protests of corrections workers and with minimal public testimony, the Senate Budget Committee voted Wednesday to send to the floor the most sweeping prison privatization plan in the country. The committee met for two hours...

    Private prisons are a hard bargain to quantify

    TALLAHASSEE — Florida's Republican-dominated Legislature is fast-tracking the most sweeping prison privatization plan in the country. Lawmakers had to respond after a circuit judge last summer dared to declare their last attempt had...