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  • If you overlook the lies, Scott's budget is interesting

    If you overlook the lies, Scott's budget is interesting
    After spending more than 24 hours studying Rick Scott's budget proposal, one thing is clear: Rick Scott lied. But, hey, it's becoming increasingly clear that not everyone views the truth as that big of a deal. And some people thought Scott's budget...
  • The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida

    The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida
    They control some of the largest workforces, biggest budgets and loudest bully pulpits in town. And they can impact everything from your morning commute to your family's health care and entertainment options. They are Central Florida's power players....
  • Slimy political tricks, truly charitable treats

    Slimy political tricks, truly charitable treats
    Time for another round of hugs and slugs — this time in the spirit of Halloween, spotlighting some of the worst tricks and best treats of the past week. We start with a super-sized hug for the folks at Shepherd's Hope — one of Central...
  • 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...
  • Dockery says DOC records show private prisons aren’t cheaper

     
    TALLAHASSEE — With the Florida Senate poised today to return to a contentious prison-privatization debate, one critic of the proposal to outsource prisons in 18 southern counties says the Department of Corrections' own calculations on...
  • Claims bill for Eric Bordy to get hearing Friday

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Sunrise man Eric Brody, who was left brain injured and in a wheelchair from a car accident 14 years ago with a Broward sheriff’s deputy, will get his time before the Florida House Friday. The House Civil Justice Subcommittee is...
  • Senate map needs to be redrawn

     
    “I honestly cannot find a Republican outside of the Senate who doesn’t think that your map is going to be thrown out, it’s just because of the strategy you employed versus the one the house did,” said a reporter last Thursday...
  • 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...