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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Senate passes Ford Motor Co. liability shield bill

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate has voted to shield automakers from some injury-lawsuit payouts in wrecks where a defective part may have caused an injury. The Florida Supreme Court ruled in 2001 that auto-makers could be held solely at fault for...
  • Liberal magazine connects dots between Koch brothers and Dorworth’s union bill

     
    A high-brow liberal magazine is reporting links between the Florida “Labor and Employment” bill introduced last session by state Rep. Chris Dorworth, R-Lake Mary, and a national campaign organized through the Koch brothers-funded American...
  • 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...
  • Romney announces support from Florida legislators

     
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has announced the endorsements of his Republican presidential campaign by a slew of Florida legislators. Here's the list, as released by his campaign: Members Of Florida Legislature Endorsing Mitt Romney: State...
  • CPAC-Florida conference schedule released for 9/23 conservativefest

     
    Ten presidential candidates, four U.S. Senate candidates in Florida, several governors and enough conservative talkers to fill a convention center — almost all Republicans or further right — pack the schedule released today for the...
  • Don Gaetz named Senate President Designate

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Senate Republican caucus unanimously named Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, as its next President for the term of 2012-2014. “This is our time to fix our own future,” Gaetz said following his nomination. Senate...
  • Nine-member committee named to set presidential primary date

     
    Finally. Gov. Rick Scott, House Speaker Dean Cannon and Senate President  Mike Haridopolos this morning named the nine members of a committee established by the Legislature this spring to settle on a date for a Florida presidential primary. The group is...
  • Presidential primary committee punting date until S.C. decides

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A panel tasked by the Florida Legislature with setting a date for the 2012 presidential primary is holding off until next week in the hope of finding out when other key states like South Carolina will land. Florida wants to stage its...