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  • 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...
  • Higher ed funding, road-building, remain key House-Senate sticking points

     
    TALLAHASSEE — With time running out on the 2012 session, Florida House and Senate leaders said Monday that they remained at odds on a few key issues, and tops among them is how deeply to cut Florida's colleges and universities. The House earlier...
  • A Chronology of an (attempted) Senate Power-Grab

     
    TALLAHASSEE — There is a long story of personal ambitions, conflicting corporate-versus-populist agendas, and shifting allegiances behind the latest palace coup attempt in the Florida Senate. But the seeds for what transpired last night and into...
  • Shades of 2011 Senate melt down visible in start of budget debate

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Last spring, on the last night of session, relations between the House and Senate totally broke down over budget talks. The Senate had voted down a House bill that accompanied the budget deregulating several professions, including...
  • 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,”...