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  • Siplin blasts ethics bill, defends Sansom, and Senate committee shoots it down

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A Florida Senate committee introduced one ethics proposal Tuesday that would bring more scrutiny to the financial investments of legislators and block them from voting on measures that they could financially benefit from. But with...
  • Brevard man’s compensation claim advances, but not without controversy

     
    TALLAHASSEE — It's been three decades since William Dillon was convicted of murder — thanks to a lying jailhouse witness, a discredited dog handler and a bloody shirt he never wore. It's been three years since DNA evidence freed him from the...
  • Expedia tax bill on life support after Finance and Tax meeting

     
    A plan to shield online-travel companies such as Expedia and Orbitz from paying higher taxes on the hotel rooms they sell is in trouble in the state Capitol, after running into unexpectedly stiff opposition Wednesday before a House committee. By a...
  • PPP: Nelson’s numbers aren’t great – until you look at the competition

     
    Public Policy, the Democrat-affiliated pollster, is out with a new survey on U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, and the numbers don't look great for the two-term Democrat.  Just 38 percent of voters approve of the job he's doing, the survey found, compared to 34...
  • No tax cuts for now, Haridopolos says

     
    Senate President Mike Haridopolos said Wednesday that his budget proposal is focused on cutting spending, not tax cuts or new increases. Haridopolos said the Senate's top budget priority is to close the gap on a $3.8 billion budget shortfall next year, by...
  • Rick Scott: A lesson in how not to govern.

     
         I wrote this column last week about Rick Scott shaping up to be a one-term wonder, citing a Public Policy poll. I admitted it was a Democratic polling outfit but had proven reliable. Some readers jumped on this. Well, Quinnipiac University just...
  • A few notes from the Senate budget discussion so far

     
    The Senate is in the midst of a two day-long discussion on the $69.8 billion budget proposal that cuts public school spending by $423 per student, increases state college tuition by 8 percent, privatizes prisons and whacks the program that pays for...
  • Battle joined: LeMieux takes on Haridopolos

     
    It's no surprise that George LeMieux, who became Florida's accidental senator after former Gov. Charlie Crist picked him to finish out the term of former Sen. Mel Martinez, wants to return to the Senate. See my December blog showing LeMieux telegraph ...
  • The easy (symbolic) path to economic prosperity

     
    Elected officials loooovveee symbols — almost as much as a $2,500-a-head fund raiser. For example, when Mike Haridopolos became president of the Florida Senate last year, he removed the heavy wooden doors to his office — with reporters looking...
  • House steaming toward passing Florida-style tax cap

     
    TALLAHASSEE – House lawmakers are advancing a proposed constitutional amendment that has already cleared the Senate to put new limits on the power of future legislators to tax and spend. The House Appropriations Committee advanced HJR 7221 Tuesday...
  • Haridopolos kicks off run with $2.6M

     
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate candidate Mike Haridopolos began his campaign with a bang, announcing today that he had raised $2.6 million from January to March — a sum that outpaces two-term U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla. Earlier today, Nelson...