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  • Altman: Rick Scott must be stopped

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott's decision today to delay making a final decision on the $1.2 billion SunRail project until midsummer is further infuriating lawmakers who feel the new governor has no respect for lawmakers or their budget-wielding power. Ex
  • Merit-pay systems and the impact of poverty (again)

     
    As the Senate debated the teacher merit-pay bill last week, there was another impassioned discussion about whether a child's economic status should be a factor in the “value-added” system that would judge teacher success. Sen. Gary Siplin, D-...

    Senate passes Ford Motor Co. liability shield bill

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate has voted to shield automakers from some injury-lawsuit payouts in wrecks where a defective part may have caused an injury. The Florida Supreme Court ruled in 2001 that auto-makers could be held solely at fault for...

    Florida Senate praises Space Day, blasts Washington

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Space Day in the state Capitol always brings out aerospace and engineering executives to sell Florida lawmakers on the virtues of investing in the state's space industry. Wednesday was no different. But it has become an increasingly...

    Orlando X-way lobbies, but fails, to avoid state takeover

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Officials with the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority tried to make their case to state Senate budget-writers Thursday to avoid a state takeover of the toll-agency. But they didn't make much of an impression. After fielding...