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J.D. Alexander

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  • Affordable housing in the budget cross-hairs

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida House and Senate budget-writers are taking different tracks toward giving Gov. Rick Scott a bigger economic-development arm, and one of the sticking points is whether to abolish a longstanding government fund for affordable-...
  • Senate budget panel whacks medically needy

     
    The Florida Senate Budget Committee approved a measure Friday morning to drastically cut back on the Florida Medically Needy program, which covers people who have experienced catastrophic illness and have no health coverage or who have depleted their...
  • Like House, Senate defeats anti-privatization amendment

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida appears poised to hand more of the nation's third-largest prison system over to a handful of private companies. The Senate Budget Committee took up its $69.8 billion budget  Thursday and voted down an attempt to remove a...
  • Things that never change: House and Senate secretly negotiating a budget deal

     
    TALLAHASSEE — All this year, House and Senate Republicans have been singing the praises of how open and public their deliberations on important bills and budgets have been — part of an effort to make the Legislature look like it's doing the...
  • Senate fast-tracks House court reform

     
    TALLAHASSEE — In a gesture to appease House Speaker Dean Cannon, Senate budget chief J.D. Alexander agreed to fast-track a major re-allignment of the Florida Supreme Court on Monday, adding language to another bill that would break the court into...
  • Cannon’s court reform under fire in Senate

     
    TALLAHASSEE — An issue single-handedly thrust on the legislative agenda by House Speaker Dean Cannon — radically re-aligning the Florida Supreme Court — is provoking a fierce lobbying effort in the Senate and threatening to bog down work...
  • 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...
  • 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...