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  • Lawmakers mull changes to class-size fine calculations

    Lawmakers mull changes to class-size fine calculations
    Lake County school officials scrambled in January after learning the district could face a $1.2 million fine for violating the state's class-size requirements. Superintendent Susan Moxley tempered the ensuing storm of criticism by explaining that the...
  • Lawmakers push 'Small Business Saturday' tax holiday

    Lawmakers push 'Small Business Saturday' tax holiday
    TALLAHASSEE - After passing a glut of sales tax holidays last year, lawmakers are preparing for another this year, this one targeting small businesses. Bills from Sen. Rene Garcia, R-Miami, and Rep. Jay Fant, R-Jacksonville, would eliminate the sales...
  • Senate may consider health coverage for low-income Floridians

    Senate may consider health coverage for low-income Floridians
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, left open the possibility Wednesday that his chamber will consider an expansion of health coverage for low-income Floridians. Gardiner described as "intriguing" a proposal that would...
  • Controversial immigrant-tuition bill gets Senate approval

    Controversial immigrant-tuition bill gets Senate approval
    In a landmark move for undocumented students, state senators agreed to make discounted in-state college tuition rates available to them. “I really believe in what we’re doing here,” the bills sponsor, Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater,...
  • Florida Legislature sends Gov. Rick Scott a low-grade medical marijuana bill

    Florida Legislature sends Gov. Rick Scott a low-grade medical marijuana bill
    TALLAHASSEE – On the final day of session, the Florida Senate sent Gov. Rick Scott a plan to legalize a low-THC version of medical marijuana that could be used by cancer patients and children with degenerative seizures. Scott has already pledged...
  • Nine-member committee named to set presidential primary date

     
    Finally. Gov. Rick Scott, House Speaker Dean Cannon and Senate President  Mike Haridopolos this morning named the nine members of a committee established by the Legislature this spring to settle on a date for a Florida presidential primary. The group is...
  • Presidential primary committee punting date until S.C. decides

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A panel tasked by the Florida Legislature with setting a date for the 2012 presidential primary is holding off until next week in the hope of finding out when other key states like South Carolina will land. Florida wants to stage its...
  • Friday Morning Reads: P5, Carroll talks religion and Garcia’s gambling adventure

     
    TALLAHASSEE — It's Friday, which means attention is starting to turn to weekend football, unless you're a Republican operative in Orlando for the Presidency 5 event. University of Florida is in Lexington to play Kentucky. Florida State is at...
  • George LeMieux announces Miami campaign team

     
    Republican U.S. Senate candidate George LeMieuxannounced the formation of a “Miami-Dade County Victory Team” Thursday including State Sen. Rene Garcia, R-Miami. “South Florida is a pivotal component in Republican politics and my Miami-...
  • Obama, Romney to speak to convention of Hispanic elected officials

     
    Both President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are confirmed speakers at the 29th annual convention of the The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. More than 1,000 elected and appointed officials are...
  • Three GOP senators oppose RPOF merit retention fight

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Three more Republican officials have come out to oppose the Republican Party of Florida's unique decision last month to go after the Supreme Court justices facing merit retention votes this fall. Justices Fred Lewis, Barbara Pariente...