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  • Today in Tallahassee: Prison privatization, university gigs, and a presidential breather?

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Week Three of the 2012 legislative session begins with a handful of Senate hearings, some PIP talk, and a bit of presidential politics as eyes turn south toward tonight's Republican presidential debate in Tampa. The biggest event of...
  • Monday Morning Reads: Ethics, budgets and texting while driving

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Happy Monday and welcome back to work. It's likely to be a busy start to the week, so we'll get moving on the top five stories you should be reading this morning. * The Sun-Sentinel writes that undecided voters may be the key to...
  • Jimbo Fisher, family honored at Capitol for work with Kidz1stFund

     
    As she spoke to the modest gathering of reporters and onlookers, Candi Fisher turned to her left and gave a public thank you to the man in the dark suit standing behind her. She called him: “my hero.” In 1990, at the age of 8, Christopher Byrd...
  • Thrasher’s bill banning lawmakers from college jobs dies in committee

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Complaining about the media and ban on gifts from lobbyists, a Senate panel shot down a bill that would have prohibited future lawmakers from also holding jobs or contracts with state colleges and universities. The legislation, SB...
  • Andy Gardiner secures 2015-16 Senate presidency

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Orlando Sen. Andy Gardiner on Thursday secured enough signed pledge cards to become the Florida Senate president for the 2015-16 term, ending a three-day attempted coup by two former supporters that had bitterly divided the caucus in...
  • A Chronology of an (attempted) Senate Power-Grab

     
    TALLAHASSEE — There is a long story of personal ambitions, conflicting corporate-versus-populist agendas, and shifting allegiances behind the latest palace coup attempt in the Florida Senate. But the seeds for what transpired last night and into...
  • Shades of 2011 Senate melt down visible in start of budget debate

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Last spring, on the last night of session, relations between the House and Senate totally broke down over budget talks. The Senate had voted down a House bill that accompanied the budget deregulating several professions, including...
  • Senate rebels block parental trigger bill from the floor

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Some of the same rebellious Republicans and Democrats who brought the Florida Senate to a grinding halt last year are starting to flex their muscle again as the pace of the legislative assembly line increases in the final days of...
  • Clock ticking on parent trigger bill, with vote count uncertain

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Sen. John Thrasher, R-St. Augustine, one of Senate President Mike Haridopolos’ top lieutenants said he has not counted votes to see whether parent trigger will pass the 40-member senate. “The Senate is about ideas,”...
  • Senate bogs down over racial makeup of redistricting map

     
    TALLAHASSEE — An attempt to adopt newly fashioned Senate district lines in response to a court order bogged down Tuesday as lawmakers clamored for political information on how the new lines would look and whether they provided enough protection...
  • New Senate map doesn’t impact leadership contest, slightly erodes GOP advantage

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Interest groups anxious to make decisions about where to play in legislative elections have been expecting multiple head-to-head match-ups when the Senate unveiled new districts Saturday. They're bound to be disappointed/relieved...