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  • Amendment 1, Let's be blunt, folks. Tallahassee is ignoring us again.

    Amendment 1, Let's be blunt, folks. Tallahassee is ignoring us again.
    Amendment 1 supporters around the state have been writing editorials to voice their outrage that the Florida Legislature is ignoring their will. Amendment 1 was written primarily to restore funding to Florida Forever, historically budgeted at $300 million...
  • Over objections, Cabinet approves land sale for megamall

    Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet unanimously approved a deal Tuesday to sell state land near Hialeah for American Dream Miami, planned as the nation's largest shopping mall, despite objections that the land should have been put up for bids and that...
  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for April 15

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. CIVIL RIGHTS CASE FILED TO STOP FLORIDA BOY'S CIRCUMCISION A Florida woman who fled with her son to keep his circumcision fight from going forward has filed a...
  • Florida governor signs bill to limit standardized tests

    Florida will scale back the use of high-stakes standardized tests under a bill signed into law on Tuesday by Gov. Rick Scott. The measure followed months of debate, and criticism, over the amount of tests given to public school students, many of which...
  • Senate ramps up Medicaid push, still deadlocked with House

    Senate ramps up Medicaid push, still deadlocked with House
    TALLAHASSEE – Flanked by business executives and advocates, Senate President Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, prodded the House to negotiate with him over a Senate plan to expand Medicaid with what he calls “conservative guardrails.” “&...
  • Scott should support online voter registration

    Scott should support online voter registration
    The proposal is sensible, inclusive and has rare — and refreshing — bipartisan support in the Florida Legislature. Add it up, and it should be a no-brainer. If only things were that simple in Florida government. The proposal, sponsored...
  • Hello, Ruby Tuesday: Restaurant chain opening regional office

    Hello, Ruby Tuesday: Restaurant chain opening regional office
    Restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday is opening a regional administrative office in Orlando, Gov. Rick Scott's office said Monday. The Maryville, Tenn.-based chain plans to employee about 45 people and spend $250,000 on the new space. The new office, which...
  • Gov. Scott signs bill to scale back testing in Florida public schools

    Gov. Scott signs bill to scale back testing in Florida public schools
    Gov. Rick Scott this morning signed a bill that seeks to cut testing in Florida's public schools and said he'd do more "to make sure Florida students are not over tested." Approval of the bill also allows schools to start earlier in August, and the...
  • Florida Senate passes bill to allow beer growlers

    A bill to help Florida's craft brewing industry and allow sales of popular 64-ounce growlers of beer could soon head to the desk of Gov. Rick Scott. The Florida Senate on Tuesday unanimously passed the bill (SB 186) that deals with growlers. It heads...
  • Feud between state Senate, Gov. Scott boils over

    Feud between state Senate, Gov. Scott boils over
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott headed for California on Sunday for a two-day mission to lure jobs to Florida, leaving behind a seemingly intractable budget battle and a growing rift between his administration and the Florida Senate. The feud...
  • Five things for Monday, April 13, 2015

    Five things for Monday, April 13, 2015
    Here are your stories for Monday in Central Florida: fatal race-car crash at the Exotic Driving Experience at Walt Disney World Speedway; feud between Gov. Rick Scott and Florida Senate; Falcon 9 rocket launch; foliage growers in Apopka; and Doggie Art...