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  • Florida gov. may find it tough getting tax cut plans passed

    This was supposed to be a year of budgetary plenty in Tallahassee. Florida's gradually rebounding economy is helping swell the state's bank accounts and Republican Gov. Rick Scott has grand plans to spend it on boosting school spending and slashing taxes...
  • Gov. Scott suspends new 11th-grade language arts exam

    Gov. Scott suspends new 11th-grade language arts exam
    Gov. Rick Scott, as he announced last week, today suspended Florida's new 11th-grade language arts exam, calling the test "unnecessary." Scott's action came in an executive order he signed today. The order says he is using his gubernatorial powers to...
  • Democratic candidate will drop out of lawsuit against gov

    One-time Democratic candidate George Sheldon is dropping out of a lawsuit that contends Florida Gov. Rick Scott is failing to report his actual wealth. Sheldon ran unsuccessfully last year for attorney general. Last October he sued Scott and said he...
  • Add health coverage, fill budget hole: Editorial

    Add health coverage, fill budget hole: Editorial
    Gov. Rick Scott's budget proposal may have sprung a leak this week. A top federal health official said the Obama administration was not planning to pony up $1.3 billion next year, which Scott had banked on, to extend a program that reimburses hospitals in...
  • Horrors at reform school demand criminal inquiry

    Horrors at reform school demand criminal inquiry
    Prison scandals are flaring up across Florida. With at least 320 inmate deaths last year, the situation is so bad that the U.S. Department of Justice is looking into the matter. There are credible allegations of excessive force by prison guards and...
  • It's official _ All-Star Game to be played in Miami in 2017

    The Miami Marlins held a festive news conference Friday in anticipation of hosting the 2017 All-Star Game, with a color guard, video highlights, a speech by Gov. Rick Scott and the introduction of more than half a dozen former All-Stars with ties to the...
  • MLB announces Marlins will host 2017 All-Star Game

    MLB announces Marlins will host 2017 All-Star Game
      MIAMI – Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred Friday officially placed one of the sport’s crown jewel events in South Florida. Manfred joined Miami Marlins executives, current and former players, Florida Governor Rick Scott...
  • Everglades advocates say another sugar land deal would help Lake O

    Everglades advocates say another sugar land deal would help Lake O
    As damaging Lake Okeechobee water discharges to the coast increase this week, a chance to reroute more lake water south to help the Everglades could be slipping away, according to environmental advocates. Fishermen, business owners and others Thursday...
  • Astros, Nationals plan to move to Palm Beach County in 2017

    Astros, Nationals plan to move to Palm Beach County in 2017
    Central Florida's spring baseball menu will lose two big items in 2017. The Houston Astros and Washington Nationals will move to a shared Palm Beach facility that year, Gov. Rick Scott's office announced Wednesday. The Astros have trained at Osceola...
  • Astros and Nationals to leave Spring Training homes in Central Florida

    Astros and Nationals to leave Spring Training homes in Central Florida
    The Houston Astros and Washington Nationals are leaving Central Florida but staying in the state according to a deal announced by Governor Rick Scott's office. The Astros and Nationals each agreed to a 30-year deal to remain in the state and will do...
  • 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...