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  • Higher ed cuts stall budget talks

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate Budget Chairman JD Alexander just announced to the Senate that budget talks between the House and Senate have stalled. Alexander said the hold-up is over higher education cuts. The Senate plans to cut $400 million from higher...
  • Siplin says farewell to the Senate

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Orlando Democrat Sen. Gary Siplin bade farewell to his Senate colleagues Tuesday, taking part in a Senate tradition where departing members give floor speeches during the last two weeks of the legislative session. Siplin has had a...
  • The 2012 Legislature: What didn’t pass (parent trigger, zero tolerance, bus ads, charter school changes)

     
    The most closely watched education bill of the just-wrapped-up Legislative session was, of course, the “parent trigger” bill, which died when the Senate vote on it was a tie (for readers interested in how the Senators voted, you can find...
  • 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...
  • Senate plan to reform car insurance laws devolves into chaos

     
    A Florida Senate plan to reform the state’s car-insurance market devolved into chaos Tuesday, as senators threw more than three dozen amendments at the package – some written from the chamber floor – that at times left some senators...
  • 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,”...
  • Haridopolos talks budget, abortion and PIP

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Mike Haridopolos expressed confidence Monday afternoon that legislative leaders would have a deal on the budget by the end of the day and also said that he hoped they could land a compromise on personal injury...
  • Senate bids farewell to Senate Prez Haridopolos

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate said goodbye to Senate President Mike Haridopolos , who is finishing his last regular session as a member of the Senate. Following a video with tributes from Gov. Rick Scott, former Gov. Jeb Bush, Chief Financial...
  • 2012 session tests the limits of business lobby muscle

     
    TALLAHASSEE – As the clock ticked toward the end of the 2012 lawmaking session, Florida's influential business lobby was desperate for a win. Its lobbyists thought they had a package deal. If the Senate could pass a bill cutting worker's...
  • House debates $70 billion budget into the wee hours

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida House talked into the evening Thursday on its $70 billion budget plan that slashes funding for universities but boosts it for classrooms, charter schools, and hometown projects in the backyards of powerful politicians....
  • What’s in a number? In redistricting, a lot of politics

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The debate over re-drawing the Florida Senate's political lines has come down to numbers, but not just racial breakdowns or election returns. The Senate Reapportionment Committee began its second day of debate Wednesday where it left...