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  • FSU presidency: John Thrasher will be interviewed first, a divided search committee decides

    FSU presidency: John Thrasher will be interviewed first, a divided search committee decides
    State Sen. John Thrasher, R-St. Augustine, will be interviewed first for the top job at Florida State University, the university's presidential search committee decided today. By a 15 to 9 vote, the panel followed the recommendation of its search...
  • Crist's 'fairness' pledge could draw fight from GOP lawmakers

    Crist's 'fairness' pledge could draw fight from GOP lawmakers
    TALLAHASSEE — On his first day back as governor, Charlie Crist says he wants to raise the minimum wage and stop job discrimination against women and gays. But there's a catch: The Legislature might say no. Last week, the Democrat pledged a...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Senate committee approves 'Stand Your Ground' fixes

    Senate committee approves 'Stand Your Ground' fixes
    TALLAHASSEE -- Lawmakers advanced changes to Florida's controversial "stand your ground" law Tuesday in the wake of the George Zimmerman trial and a summer of protests after his acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. But gun-rights groups...
  • 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...
  • Committee approves 'Stand Your Ground' changes

    Committee approves 'Stand Your Ground' changes
    TALLAHASSEE -- Lawmakers advanced changes to Florida's controversial "stand your ground" law Tuesday in the wake of the George Zimmerman trial and a summer of protests after his acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. But gun-rights groups...
  • State aims to thwart predators

    Florida lawmakers on Tuesday took the first steps to stop repeat sex offenders by proposing wide-ranging changes, including flagging potential predators when first arrested and keeping closer tabs on them once released. "Children are dead, lives have...
  • Thrasher on Medicaid: We’re looking for ideas

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A leading Senate Republican said that the Senate is looking for ways to get health care for the the more than 800,000 low-income uninsured Floridians who would qualify for Medicaid if the state expanded the program under the Affordable...
  • Parks, beaches may be next target for smoking bans

     
    By Jennifer Curington, Staff Writer TALLAHASSEE— Local governments would get the authority to ban smoking at beaches, parks, sports facilities and other outdoor areas under a bill moving through the Florida Legislature – but enforcement...
  • Senate budget chief wants to eliminate insurance industry tax break and roll back vehicle tag fees

     
    A top senator said Thursday that he will introduce legislation to eliminate a nearly 30-year-old tax break for insurance companies and use the estimated $220 million in savings to roll back the annual car registration fees paid by the state's drivers. &#...