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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...

    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...