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  • Today in Tallahassee: Budgets, Abortions, and ObamaCare

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Lawmakers return to a full slate of committee hearings and floor action today on environmental bills, health-care and higher education budget proposals, and abortion bills. But the House (11 a.m.) and the Senate (8 a.m.) go into...
  • Haridopolos: Redistricting next week; no budget allocations

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Mike Haridopolos told his caucus the Senate planned to take up new redistricting maps as soon as next Friday once the House passes them. “We've made some progress with the House and we may have the opportunity to...
  • Prison privatization bill divides GOP Senate

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A prison privatization bill pushed by Senate leadership may be in trouble, with Senate President Mike Haridopolos cutting off debate Tuesday and not saying when the bill would come up for a final vote. The proposal would privatize 28...
  • Haridopolos unsure if Internet cafe bills will ever match up

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Mike Haridopolos said Wednesday that he is unsure how the future of the Internet Cafe bill will play out as the House and Senate pursue very different courses on the issue. “My guess is the House and Senate...
  • Legislature nears halfway point as houses divided

     
    TALLAHASSEE — On one side of the Florida Capitol rotunda Friday, House lawmakers were busily passing redistricting maps. They had already crafted a $69 billion budget teed up for final passage next week and hours earlier killed the most heavily...
  • Legislative pork – a look at Siplin, Haridopolos & the sausage

     
    In case you missed it, today's paper carried an insightful little story about the debates over turkeys and pet projects in the state budget. Several things worth noting about this story: First, it still happens. These guys want you to think they are...
  • Sen Prez: House ‘led some folks on’ in gambling debate; Internet cafe issue in question

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Mike Haridopolos said Wednesday that it was the House's “choice” to kill a destination casino resort bill, but that they had “led some folks on.” “Given all the signals they were sending,...
  • Haridopolos: Private prison vote is next week

     
    TALLAHASSEE — After delaying a vote on prison privatization for more than a week because of a split vote, Senate President Mike Haridopolos said the Senate would take up the measure next week. Haridopolos and budget chairman JD Alexander, R-Lake...
  • Anti-prison privatization faction attempt to gut bill fails

     
    TALLAHASSEE — An attempt to kill the prison privatization bill failed Monday with the Senate striking down an amendment that would have gutted the plan to privatize more than two dozen correctional facilities in South Florida and instead do a...
  • Democrats urge Cannon to take up claims bills

     
    Senate President Mike Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island, made clear before the session started that his top priority was passage of two claims bills that died during a pre-midnight meltdown on the 2011 session's last night. A tearful Haridopolos apologized to...
  • Dem leader pushes for passage of Brody, Dillon bills

     
    TALLAHASSEE — House Democratic leader Ron Saunders released a public letter to House Speaker Dean Cannon and House Civil Justice Committee Chair Eric Eisnaugle urging them to pass claims bills for Sunrise man Eric Brody and former Brevard resident...