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Thad Altman

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  • Thursday in Tallahassee: budgets, redistricting, and repealing cap-and-trade

     
    TALLAHASSEE — It's the last full day of committee meetings before the long winter break, which will last about three weeks before lawmakers return to the Capitol for a once-a-decade redistricting session in January. In the Senate, Gov. Rick Scott'...
  • Gingrich campaign announces Florida leaders, steering committee

     
    The campaign of Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich officially announced that former Orange County Mayor Rich Crotty and former Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, plus former state health care administrator Alan Levine, would lead his...
  • Online travel issue is back this session

     
    The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Three Republican lawmakers have filed bills that will refuel a debate about the amount of hotel taxes that online travel companies should pay. Rep. Jason Brodeur, R-Sanford, and Senate Majority Leader Andy...
  • House GOP machine grinds over Senate ‘opt in’ for Citizens customers

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida House GOP leadership split Tuesday over a Senate plan to let unregulated “surplus lines” insurers take policies out of the state-run Citizens Property Insurance Corp. — but only if the policyholders...
  • Fair Districts groups ask for map-drawing in the sunshine

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Three of the groups that backed the Fair Districts reforms and are challenging congressional redistricting plans in court now want the Senate's point-man to re-think his crash-course for re-drawing Senate districts. Lawmakers are...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...