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  • Thrasher's Senate resignation sets off special-election dominoes

    Thrasher's Senate resignation sets off special-election dominoes
    An open state Senate seat and two House seats being vacated in the wake of former state Sen. John Thrasher becoming Florida State University's president may not have new occupants until midway through the upcoming 2015 legislative session. Gov. Rick...
  • Gov. Rick Scott goes to bat for tuition bill

    Gov. Rick Scott goes to bat for tuition bill
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott is going on the offensive following a key Senate panel's decision Tuesday not to take up a tuition-reduction bill that would also grant discounted in-state college rates to undocumented immigrant students. The measure...
  • Negron blocks in-state tuition bill for undocumented students

    Negron blocks in-state tuition bill for undocumented students
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Senate's budget chairman announced Thursday he was blocking a proposal to give in-state tuition to undocumented college students whose parents immigrated to the country illegally. The bill, SB 1400, sponsored by Sen. Jack...
  • Lawmakers hammer out water differences at night

    Lawmakers hammer out water differences at night
    TALLAHASSEE – Lawmakers trying to divide $1.3 billion in surplus cash haggled through the weekend over hometown water and education projects, health-care needs and hundreds of other dueling spending priorities. The Republican-controlled...
  • FSU did well in choice of new president

    FSU did well in choice of new president
    Florida State University has a new president. State Sen. John Thrasher, a powerful Republican lawmaker and big-time FSU alum, has been selected to lead the university and help vault it into the nation's top tier. The former House speaker and chair of...
  • John Thrasher chosen as FSU president

    John Thrasher chosen as FSU president
    Over the objections of some faculty and students, state Sen. John Thrasher was chosen Tuesday as Florida State University's next president. The university's board of trustees voted 11-2 to hire Thrasher after an all-day meeting in Tallahassee, with...
  • Broward Democrat 'disgusted' with fellow party members over Tallahassee abortion vote

    Broward Democrat 'disgusted' with fellow party members over Tallahassee abortion vote
    Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter took to twitter Tuesday to express great concerns over the latest abortion restrictions moving through the Florida Legislature. Ritter, a former member of the Florida House of Representatives, aimed some of her...
  • Charlie Crist unveils jobs 'plan' aimed at appealing to middle class

    Charlie Crist unveils jobs 'plan' aimed at appealing to middle class
    Democratic candidate for governor Charlie Crist rolled out his “Fair Shot Florida” plan for “middle class jobs and opportunity” on Tuesday – much of which consists of issues he’s talked about before. Crist said he...
  • Primary decides nearly half of legislative seats

    Primary decides nearly half of legislative seats
    TALLAHASSEE — The winners of almost half of the 120 Florida House seats have already been decided — or are all but decided. After Tuesday's primary elections, 46 seats have been won, either by candidates running unopposed or by candidates...
  • Thrasher ready to take reins at FSU

    Thrasher ready to take reins at FSU
    TALLAHASSEE — Sen. John Thrasher, tapped this week to be Florida State University's next president, says he's already making plans to meet with university officials and doesn't expect any difficulties with upcoming talks on an annual contract that...
  • Decoupling surfaces again in legislature, then tanks

    Decoupling surfaces again in legislature, then tanks
     For a minute there, it looked as though decoupling might still make it.  Sen. Eleanor Sobel, D-Hollywood, attempted to amend her greyhound injury reporting bill Tuesday afternoon, suggesting that decoupling be added. That's the idea that card rooms and...