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  • Lawmakers must put teeth in no-texting law: Editorial

    With all the measures in which the Sunshine State nationally lags, we'd be guilty of a barefaced whopper if we feigned shock that Florida pulls up the rear in highway safety. Even so, it's appalling we were among the worst states in the yearly Advocates...
  • Primary decides nearly half of legislative seats

    Primary decides nearly half of legislative seats
    TALLAHASSEE — The winners of almost half of the 120 Florida House seats have already been decided — or are all but decided. After Tuesday's primary elections, 46 seats have been won, either by candidates running unopposed or by candidates...
  • Legislature passes Florida GI Bill

    Legislature passes Florida GI Bill
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature passed a "Welcome Home" Tuesday aimed at reducing education costs for military veterans and efforts to help them find jobs. Among its provisions, HB 7015, which passed the House by a 116-0 vote last week, waives...
  • Medical marijuana bill clears Florida Senate

    Medical marijuana bill clears Florida Senate
    Epileptic children who suffer from debilitating seizures would be able to legally turn to a non-smokable, low-THC variety of medical marijuana for relief under a measure given final approval by state senators Monday. Named after a Colorado child, the...
  • Negron wants state takeover of Lake O discharges

    Negron wants state takeover of Lake O discharges
    TALLAHASSEE – The chairman of a Senate panel studying the Indian River Lagoon and South Florida waters wants to strip the federal government of the power to decide when to pump polluted waters out of Lake Okeechobee. Sen. Joe Negron, the Stuart...
  • Everglades Caucus proposed to push restoration in Florida Legislature

    Everglades Caucus proposed to push restoration in Florida Legislature
    The long-suffering Everglades may get a louder voice in the Florida Legislature thanks to a new coalition of lawmakers launched Monday from South Florida. State Rep. Steve Perman, D-Boca Raton, started the new Everglades Legislative Caucus, which pledges...
  • Tax loophole saves Florida firms millions

    Recognized across much of the country by its bright-red logo, Circle K has hundreds of convenience stores in Florida, selling everything from coffee and engine oil to ice cream and potato chips.     But for at least a decade, when Circle K's cash...
  • Amendment sponsor Altman actually agrees with part of FEA suit

     
    Tallahassee- A proposed constitutional amendment regarding public funds being used by religious groups came under attack today when the Florida Education Association sued to block the state from putting the amendment on the ballot, but the amendment...
  • Orlando redistricting hearing packs the house — with the House

     
    The Florida Legislature's redistricting whistle-stop tour is in Orlando this afternoon and has drawn a crowded house, and that's just counting the House members present. By our less-than-scientific tally, there appear to be at least 39 40 House and Senate...
  • Day 3 of legislative committee meetings — Drugs, Medicaid and press conferences

     
    TALLAHASSEE — It's the third day of September committee meetings in Tallahassee. The House and Senate committees continue to receive updates on some of the big pieces of legislation that passed last spring and forge ahead with a new agenda. * The...
  • Cain adds elected officials to Florida campaign team

     
    Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain added 16 elected officials to his Florida campaign team Monday including state Sen. Thad Altman, R-Melbourne, whose district includes eastern Orange and Seminole counties. “Florida is a critical state,...