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  • Gator to Gator, Foley and Alexander agree to deep-six sports agent de-regulation

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Senate Budget Chairman J.D. Alexander said Saturday he wouldn’t support a plan to de-regulate sports agents in Florida, one profession among 22 that Republican lawmakers want to de-regulate under the auspices of job-creation. The bill has gotten
  • The Senate president no one expected

     
    TALLAHASSEE — In 2005, there were 26 Republicans roosting over the 40-seat Florida Senate and Mike Haridopolos might have been the least pleased of the lot. He was the only Republican that then-President Tom Lee opted not to make a chairman of a...

    Hispanic caucus comes against immigration bill

     
    The Florida Hispanic Caucus this week stated its opposition to the immigration reform bills before the Legislature. The Senate version passed Wednesday with a 23-16 vote. All three Hispanics in the Florida Senate voted Wednesday against the immigration...

    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...

    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...