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  • Senate panel votes unanimously to shut down Internet cafes

     
    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...
  • Bill to shutter Internet cafes, adult arcades goes to the gov

     
    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...
  • 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....
  • It's refreshing to see so many rotten bills put down

    It's refreshing to see so many rotten bills put down
    There are so many astoundingly bad things happening in Tallahassee these days that it's easy to get overwhelmed and depressed. But I'm not going to let that happen. Think of today's column as a verbal dose of Prozac — a pick-me-up in the form of...
  • 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. &#...
  • Senate fast-tracks House court reform

     
    TALLAHASSEE — In a gesture to appease House Speaker Dean Cannon, Senate budget chief J.D. Alexander agreed to fast-track a major re-allignment of the Florida Supreme Court on Monday, adding language to another bill that would break the court into...
  • RPOF chair diagnosed with ALS

     
    Republican Party of Florida Chairman David Bitner has been diagnosed with ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, he announced Friday. Bitner, who took the helm of the RPOF in January, formally announced the diagnosis at a press conference at party...
  • 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...
  • Romney wins endorsements from Thrasher, three Fla. congressmen

     
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has picked up the endorsements of heavyweight state Sen. John Thrasher, the former Republican Party of Florida chairman from St. Augustine, and three Sunshine State congressman for his presidential campaign. Here's...
  • 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...