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  • Sen. Alexander says keep western PBC open for sugar growers

     
    From Aaron Deslatte, of our sister paper the Orlando Sentinel: Sen. J.D. Alexander, R-Lake Wales, said Monday he's talked to Gov. Charlie Crist in recent weeks about keeping the majority of U.S. Sugar Corp.'s agricultural lands in the sugar-growing business...
  • Florida senator: $1.7 billion U.S. Sugar deal costs too many jobs

     
    Sen. J.D. Alexander, a wealthy agricultural owner from Lake Wales and influencial lawmaker, is asking Gov. Charlie Crist to slow down the deal he announced this summer to pay $1.75 billion to buy out U.S. Sugar Corp. "For all of...

    Scott wants cash to reward businesses

    Scott wants cash to reward businesses
    The "jobs governor" unveiled his "jobs budget" this week and with it divulged more of his plan to radically change the state's role as a jobs creator. Put aside the fact that Gov. Rick Scott has said "government doesn't create jobs" at the same time...

    House, Senate budget negotiations commence

     
    By John Kennedy, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — House and Senate budget conferees finally huddled Monday after weekend plans to launch discussions collapsed amid a dispute over how to spend $880 million in Medicaid money that may arrive...

    Budget end games begin

     
    By John Kennedy, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Money for libraries, top environmental programs and economic development cash were settled Friday by House and Senate budget negotiators, who also plan to set aside at least $1.2 billion...