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  • Tax cuts, testing, even booze make Legislature's agenda

    Tax cuts, testing, even booze make Legislature's agenda
    TALLAHASSEE — Cable and cellphone bills could be trimmed, the cost of textbooks cut and testing in public schools reduced. Water and land policy may be overhauled, medical marijuana legalized and beer and liquor laws loosened. As state lawmakers...
  • An uphill fight for South Florida's Democratic delegation

    An uphill fight for South Florida's Democratic delegation
    South Florida is the state's most populous region, yet it has almost no political clout in the Legislature. Republicans control both houses and the governor's mansion, so the area's heavily Democratic delegations will face a fight for relevance when...
  • Our to-do list for legislators: Editorial

    When the 2015 session of the Florida Legislature opens Tuesday, Central Floridians will be in an enviable position. Two of their representatives hold the top two posts in the Capitol: Senate President Andy Gardiner of Orlando and House Speaker Steve...
  • Tax cuts, testing, even booze, make Legislature's agenda

    Tax cuts, testing, even booze, make Legislature's agenda
    Cable and cellphone bills could be trimmed, the cost of textbooks cut, and testing in public schools reduced. Water and land policy may be overhauled, medical marijuana legalized, and beer and liquor laws loosened. As state lawmakers gather Tuesday to...
  • Budget, beer, guns, pot and potties on lawmakers' agenda

    Conservation land purchases, beer growlers, tax cuts, guns on state university campuses, medical marijuana and even where transgender people can go to the bathroom will all be issues that will come up during Florida's 2015 legislative session. The only...
  • Medicaid fight may cost Florida $1 billion federal grant

    Florida is scheduled to lose $1 billion in federal health funds at the end of June, a hole in the state budget the Legislature must fill in its upcoming session if a settlement isn't reached between the administrations of Gov. Rick Scott and President...
  • Florida Legislature, homelessness: weekend topics

    Florida Legislature, homelessness: weekend topics
    In local public-affairs programming this weekend: Brent Trotter, CEO and president of the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, talks to Greg Warmoth on "Central Florida Spotlight" at 12:30 p.m. Saturday on WFTV-Channel 9. Trotter discusses the...
  • Court kills challenge to blind-trust law for politicians

    Court kills challenge to blind-trust law for politicians
    TALLAHASSEE — An appeals court Monday tossed out a constitutional challenge to a 2013 law that allows public officials to put their assets into blind trusts, pointing to the "speculative nature" of the case. Jim Apthorp, who served as chief of...
  • Florida environment to get billions, but how to spend it?

    After years of deep cuts to environmental programs, Florida voters last November overwhelmingly approved Amendment 1, which changed the state constitution to earmark billions for conservation. But the measure left it up to the Legislature and governor...
  • Appeals court rejects lawsuit sparked by Florida Gov. Scott

    A state appeals court on Monday tossed out a challenge to a Florida law that allows Gov. Rick Scott to use a blind trust instead of providing a detailed accounting of his finances. The 1st District Court of Appeal on rejected a lawsuit that had been...
  • Mayo: Bathroom tax relief no easy feat

    Mayo: Bathroom tax relief no easy feat
    Quick, somebody get a plunger. My renewed campaign to wipe out sales tax on toilet paper seems a bit stopped up. It's on a roll with readers, as more than 200 of you emailed and called in support. As Joan Garrett of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea put it, "I...