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  • Live-Blog: The last day of the 2011-12 legislative session.

     
    Today is the final day of the 2011-12 legislative session. State lawmakers are expected to work through the night today to try to wrap up any unfinished business before they depart for an Election Season break With the cancellation of......
  • And the legislative budget games begin: Senate wants bigger reserves

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Just when you thought Florida was out of the financial ditch, state lawmakers want to pull it back in — at least rhetorically. The Senate Appropriations Committee opened its first post-2012 elections hearing Wednesday with...
  • McManus: Head-in-the-sand Congress

    McManus: Head-in-the-sand Congress
    Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) , a former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is hopping mad. Sensenbrenner considers himself the father of the Patriot Act, the 2001 law that gave the federal government new powers to investigate potential...
  • No elbow room in hot Senate chamber

     
    Yo! The other day when the 3H’s descended on Pennsylvania, my wife asked me if the Capitol was air conditioned. I said I guess so, it seems cooler inside. Then I stepped into the Senate Rules Committee chamber for the......
  • Kathleen Kane sworn in as PA's new state Attorney General.

     
    Vowing to roll up her sleeves and “just get it done,” Kathleen G. Kane was sworn into office as Pennsylvania’s new attorney general on Tuesday, becoming the first woman and the first Democrat to serve as the state’s top law......
  • Gardiner says new Expressway board will keep Dyer

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Looks like Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer might get to keep his seat on a new regional toll authority after all. A bill, SB 952, advancing through the Senate would fold the expressway authorities in Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Lake...
  • Negron’s push to reel insurance break brings out the big-business critics

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate budget chief Joe Negron's push to end a 25-year-old tax break for insurers is drawing the ire of business groups and major political contributors put in the unusual position of defending their tax-advantages before a Republican-...
  • In week three, Scott takes a bow on teacher-pay

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Senate's budget-writers signaled Wednesday they're likely to go along with Gov. Rick Scott's push to give teachers $480 million in new money for raises, although they plan to tie the money to student-learning gains. Instead of ...
  • Corbett’s Medicaid Mire Campaign Fodder?

     
    Yo, If you see smoke coming from the Capitol on Tuesday, don’t panic. It’s senate Democrats trying to light a fire under Public Welfare Department to get Gov. Tom Corbett to accept Medicaid expansion that is being offered under the......
  • Senate’s $74.3 billion budget differs over education issues

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Senate's released its $74.3 billion budget, and it looks a lot like the House's $74.4 billion spending plan in a lot of places — with the exception of education funding where the Senate takes an approach closer to Gov. Rick...
  • Some not wild about proposed new name for California Fish and Game

     
    The California Department of Fish and Game could get a new name -- the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, with the official nickname Cal Wild in logos and ads....