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  • While lawmakers feud, Gov. Scott visits Ferris wheel, Wawa

    When it became clear that the House and Senate wouldn't agree on a budget, Republican Gov. Rick Scott was in California trying to get shipping companies to move to Florida. And when the Legislature was at the point of no return to either pass a budget or...
  • Gardiner floats June special session to complete budget

    Gardiner floats June special session to complete budget
    TALLAHASSEE - Senate President Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, is suggesting lawmakers return for a special session to finish their work on the budget on June 1. Contrary to Gov. Rick Scott, who wants to begin budget work “immediately,” Gardiner...
  • Gov. Scott: Take up budget without LIP, Medicaid expansion

    Gov. Scott: Take up budget without LIP, Medicaid expansion
    TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott weighed in on the essentially dead legislative session Thursday, saying he will set up a commission to look at taxpayer support for hospitals, as well as how to reduce health care costs and increase access. He...
  • Florida Gov. says he will work on new budget for state

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott is promising to help work on a new state budget. The annual legislative session wrapped up this week without Republican leaders reaching a budget deal. A shutdown of state government could happen if legislators can't pass a budget...
  • Daredevil Nik Wallenda walks 'really wet' Orlando Eye

    Daredevil Nik Wallenda walks 'really wet' Orlando Eye
    Daredevil Nik Wallenda completed his sky-high stroll atop the new Orlando Eye observation wheel in front of hundreds of International Drive observers and a national TV audience. Wallenda's walk was shown on NBC's "Today" show. He described the structure...
  • Controversial alimony bill dies amid acrimony before House adjournment

    An alimony overhaul that brought together people once bitterly divided on the issue has created an even deeper rift between two powerful Republican lawmakers who blame each other for a failure to get the bill passed this year. After a year of wheeling...
  • House leaders failed Fla. by ending session early: Editorial

    House leaders failed Fla. by ending session early: Editorial
    It would be much too charitable to give the Florida House a grade of incomplete for this year's regular legislative session. For ending the session three days early this week, we'd give the House an F — as in failure or fiasco. Think about it:...
  • Florida elections chief not up to the job

    Florida elections chief not up to the job
    You can pay your mortgage online, shop online and otherwise transact life's most personal, consequential business online. But in Florida you cannot register to vote online, and our appointed elections chief is fine with that. Because Secretary of...
  • Florida Legislature approves online voter registration

    Despite the fervent opposition of the state's top election official, the Florida Legislature on Wednesday called for the creation of a statewide system that allows voters to register online. Legislators approved a bill authorizing the system and sent...
  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for April 30

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. FLORIDA SENATE ASKS HOUSE TO RETURN, SAYS SHUTDOWN ILLEGAL Florida state senators are contending that the House decision to abruptly shut down their work this week...
  • Senate passes 'weakened' electric utility regulation bill

    The Florida Senate passed a bill revising rules for the panel that sets Florida electric rates Wednesday and sent it to Gov. Rick Scott, even though its sponsor, Sen. Jack Latvala, said the bill was weakened by political influence from big utility...