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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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......
  • 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...