| Apr 22, 2014
| 1:06 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Mired in a spat between property owners, the business lobby and local governments, a Senate panel on Tuesday gutted a proposal once hailed as a major step to protect Florida's dying springs.
In a series of amendments, the Senate...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 6:46 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature is poised to press ahead with its four-year push to dismantle state growth-management rules.
The Senate Appropriations Committee advanced a bill Thursday which exempts seven new counties and 20 cities from a...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 5:47 PM
Who can be against building, modernizing or repairing schools? It's good for children and creates jobs.
It improves learning and stimulates the economy.
It's like motherhood and apple pie. Who dares dump on that?
Well, behind closed doors in the...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 7:20 AM
When it comes to understanding the politics roiling the issue of in-state college tuition for the children of illegal immigrants in Florida, it helps to consult a map. One should also remember Former U.S. House Speaker Tip O’Neill’s dictum...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 10:08 AM
The horrific traffic crash last Saturday at 1 a.m. on the New Jersey Turnpike that killed one person and left comedian Tracy Morgan in critical condition at a hospital near Trenton calls attention to the danger of tired truck drivers. Investigators...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 7:06 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake — who has gained a national reputation for welcoming Hispanic families to Baltimore — joined a growing chorus of Maryland officials Tuesday raising concerns over a proposal to turn a vacant office building in the...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 11:34 AM
A state Senate panel approved legislation Wednesday aimed at preventing embattled Clippers owner Donald Sterling from writing off fines levied by the NBA as a business expense on his state income tax returns.
The Senate Governance and Finance...
| May 23, 2014
| 11:10 PM
Nearly 200 proposals were shelved in the Legislature on Friday, including controversial measures that would have provided healthcare coverage to people in the country illegally, imposed a tax on oil drilled from the ground and created a voluntary...
| May 29, 2014
| 10:36 AM
As a growing number of lawmakers from both parties call for the resignation of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki, the retired general's fate is likely to be tied to his next meeting with President Obama, which could come as early as Friday....
| May 15, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Next week, the Senate Appropriations Committee will decide whether to allow special interests — rather than science — to determine which foods can be provided through the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children...
| May 22, 2014
| 10:54 AM
Stepping up Congress’ efforts to root out misconduct at the Department of Veterans Affairs, lawmakers Thursday moved to boost funding for a nationwide investigation into whether VA employees covered up long waits for medical care and authorize...