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  • Tap former soccer cash to fund arts center goal: Editorial

    Tap former soccer cash to fund arts center goal: Editorial
    As the writer Erol Ozan eloquently noted, "Dancing is creating a sculpture that is visible only for a moment." Perhaps the desire for an enduring home for those ephemeral moments moved Chuck Steinmetz and Margery Pabst Steinmetz this month to give $12...
  • Scott's vetoes were callous: Our Take

    Scott's vetoes were callous: Our Take
    Cruel cuts After a legislative session in which he helped torpedo a bipartisan plan to provide private health insurance to 800,000 poor Floridians, Gov. Scott apparently felt the need to underscore his callousness with his veto pen. The $461 million...
  • Florida poised to authorize bear hunt despite protests

    Florida poised to authorize bear hunt despite protests
    Wildlife officials don't know how many black bears live in Florida, but they say there are enough to justify the first hunt in 21 years. The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission Wednesday is expected to authorize the hunt despite mounting...
  • Florida governor signs budget, vetoes nearly $500 million

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday ended the state's biggest budget crisis in more than two decades by signing a more than $78 billion budget into law, but he may have created another divide with some of his fellow Republicans. Scott signed the budget...
  • Tallahassee gives state a real budget mess

    Tallahassee gives state a real budget mess
    As of last week, the Florida Legislature looked worse than Gov. Rick Scott on the new state budget. As of Tuesday, it's more like a tie. On Friday, the Legislature approved a $78.7 billion budget. As required by a 1992 constitutional amendment, the...
  • Scott vetoes money for rail quiet zones, care for disabled

    More than $66 million in state funding dedicated to projects and programs in South Florida died Tuesday with the stroke of a pen. Gov. Rick Scott signed the Florida Legislature's $78.7 billion budget Tuesday, using his line-item veto to cut $461...
  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for June 23

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. GOV. SCOTT SIGNS BUDGET, VETOES NEARLY $500 MILLION Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a new budget into law Tuesday, but not before vetoing nearly $500 million...
  • Florida's Governor Says He's Coming To Connecticut To Recruit Companies

    Florida's Governor Says He's Coming To Connecticut To Recruit Companies
    HARTFORD — Florida's governor is coming to Connecticut in an attempt to poach companies, and on Monday state businesses repeated their call to the state legislature to ease taxes. Florida released a radio advertisement Monday that was broadcast...
  • Governors' trade missions have uneven record of success

    Governors across the country have been packing their bags for all-expenses-paid trade missions abroad, spending taxpayer dollars on costly trips that have an uneven track record of yielding any tangible benefits for their states. Last week alone,...
  • Conservative group tells Scott: Veto last-minute additions to budget

    Conservative group tells Scott: Veto last-minute additions to budget
    TALLAHASSEE -- A conservative-advocacy group is telling Gov. Rick Scott it'll have his back if he vetoes projects crammed into the state budget just before the nearly $80 billion package was completed last week. "We are making everyone aware that we are...
  • Gov. Scott tours Florida celebrating $400 million tax cuts

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott visited Miami on Monday as part of what he's billing as a seven-city "victory tour," celebrating $400 million in tax cuts the legislature approved as part of the state's new budget. In his brief speech held in Doral at Sergio's...