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  • 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...
  • Nelson boasts nearly $2M raised in three months

     
    UPDATE: Not to be outdone, however, Haridopolos announced a haul of $2.6 million from January to March; a sum that would best Nelson's total. WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said today that he raised nearly $2 million for his 2012 re-election...
  • Happy Easter. Legislature heading toward Memorial Day?

     
    By John Kennedy, The Palm Beach Post This week’s cooling-off period between the House and Senate hasn’t served to help frame terms of a budget agreement between the sides, now separated by $3.3 billion in their bottom lines. “We’re...
  • Things that never change: House and Senate secretly negotiating a budget deal

     
    TALLAHASSEE — All this year, House and Senate Republicans have been singing the praises of how open and public their deliberations on important bills and budgets have been — part of an effort to make the Legislature look like it's doing the...
  • No Orange County tollway takeover this year

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The budget deal hatched Tuesday by House Speaker Dean Cannon and Senate President Mike Haridopolos doesn't include the Senate's plans to take over the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority. The budget “allocations”...