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  • Gaetz/Gardiner and Co. use FSU-Clemson game to raise coin

     
    TALLAHASSEE — While the game is a sellout, there is apparently room for some like-minded and deep-pocketed Republicans to watch Saturday night's much-hyped Florida State-Clemson football game alongside some of the Legislature's most powerful...
  • House Speaker Dean Cannon jumps from legislating to lobbying

     
    Now that his time as speaker of the Florida House of Representatives has ended, Dean Cannon is making his next career move: lobbying the state government that he spent the past two years helping to lead. The Republican lawyer, who had represented the...
  • And the legislative budget games begin: Senate wants bigger reserves

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Just when you thought Florida was out of the financial ditch, state lawmakers want to pull it back in — at least rhetorically. The Senate Appropriations Committee opened its first post-2012 elections hearing Wednesday with...
  • Top GOP senator says senate wants to find solution for low-income uninsured

    TALLAHASSEE -- A leading Senate Republican said that the Senate is looking for ways to get the more than 800,000 low-income uninsured population, who would qualify for Medicaid if the state expanded the program under the Affordable Care Act, health  care....
  • Panel sends bill to shutter adult arcades to full Senate

    Panel sends bill to shutter adult arcades to full Senate
    TALLAHASSEE -- Despite pleas from senior citizens and arcade owners, a Florida Senate panel voted unanimously Tuesday to shutter Internet cafes, adult arcades and South Florida maquinitas. "We do not allow gambling in the state of Florida unless enacted...
  • Arcades, Internet cafe bill sent to gov in 36-4 Senate vote

    Arcades, Internet cafe bill sent to gov in 36-4 Senate vote
    TALLAHASSEE – South Florida senior arcades are likely going out of business. Lawmakers sent a measure to Gov. Rick Scott Thursday that would outlaw Internet cafes, senior arcades and maquinitas. "There is nothing in this bill that is going to...
  • Gambling Committee start hammering away on destination resorts bill

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A panel of Florida lawmakers got its first chance to start picking away at a controversial gambling bill that would bring three destination casino resorts to Florida, and the overriding message for sponsor Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-...
  • Connie Mack IV announces U.S. Senate money team

     
    U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV, R-Fort Myers, has announced his state finance steering committee for his bid for the U.S. Senate, including Florida Sen. President Mike Haridopolos and Florida Sen. John Thrasher. Also key on the team are big fundraisers...
  • Bondi joins the anti gambling train

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Attorney General Pam Bondi is lending her voice to the gambling debate. Her office just released an advisory saying the attorney general would participate in an anti gambling press conference at noon today. The legislation to bring...
  • League of Women Voters, Democratic Party, draw new redistricting maps — then withdraw them

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Groups that backed the Fair Districts anti-gerrymandering reforms passed last year — the League of Women Voters, Democracia, Common Cause and the Florida Democratic Party — have crafted new congressional and state Senate...
  • Senate to move ahead with prison privatization plan

     
    TALLAHASSEE – A Senate panel opened the door Wednesday to give the Senate a second shot at privatizing 29 prisons in South Florida and eliminate some of the obstacles that led a Tallahassee judge to reject a similar plan this summer. The Senate...