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  • Dockery: ‘My guess’ is that Scott will sign off on SunRail

     
    By Dan Tracy, Staff Writer One of SunRail’s biggest opponents, state Sen. Paula Dockery, R-Lakeland, is quoted in the Sunshine State News online site as saying she believes the $1.2 billion project will be approved by Gov. Rick Scott. “That&#...
  • Jeb Bush’s group grades lawmakers, gives A+’s to GOP leadership for ed reforms

     
    Former Gov. Jeb Bush's annual Florida Legislature report card holds few surprises. Most Republican state lawmakers earned A's, and most Democrat's earned F's (which I'm thinking some will view as a merit badge rather than an embarrassing bad grade). The...
  • Blistering story on Mica and SunRail

     
    Today the New York Times takes a crack at SunRail with a story that paints it as an expensive giveaway that benefits CSX and other companies with close ties to U.S. Rep. John Mica, R-Winter Park. Cajoling Central Florida motorists to ditch their cars...
  • LeMieux wins endorsements of three legislators

     
    Republican U.S. Senate candidate George LeMieux has picked up the endorsement of three more legislators — including veteran state senator — and self-proclaimed maverick – Paula Dockery of Lakeland.  Here's how his release describes them:...
  • Senate committee spanks Elder Affairs over ombudsman firing

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A Senate committee gave a lashing Tuesday to Gov Rick Scott's elder affairs secretary over the firing of the state's top nursing home watchdog and a subsequent federal report that determined Florida had violated the law by “...
  • Dockery, Steinberg try to give the people veto power

     
    TALLAHASSEE — It's a novel expression of the pitfalls of representative democracy. Sen. Paula Dockery, R-Lakeland, and Rep. Richard Steinberg, D-Miami Beach, are sponsoring legislation to allow voters to “veto” legislation that is passed...
  • LeMieux sets up Polk County team with Dockery, Breidenbach

     
    State Sen. Paula Dockery, R-Lakeland, and radio talk show hostess Lynne Breidenbach are among supporters that Republican U.S. Senate candidate George LeMieux has named to his Polk County “victory team.” Others on LeMieux's Polk County campaign...
  • Florida Senate passes its own new map, over complaints of racial ‘packing’

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Over complaints that its work continued decades-old gerrymandering, Senate Republicans rammed through a proposed map for their own 40 seats that more evenly divides population gains over the last decade and maintains an electoral...
  • Prison privatization bill divides GOP Senate

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A prison privatization bill pushed by Senate leadership may be in trouble, with Senate President Mike Haridopolos cutting off debate Tuesday and not saying when the bill would come up for a final vote. The proposal would privatize 28...
  • Judge: Lawmakers, staff don’t have to answer questions about voting-rights bill

     
    By Michael Peltier, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — A federal judge on Friday ruled that four senators and two staff members do not have to testify as part of lawsuit challenging a new Florida election law that opponents say makes it...
  • 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...