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  • Stronger reform needed for Florida utility regulations

    Stronger reform needed for Florida utility regulations
    If you need further confirmation that legislators too often fail to represent the people who elect them, look no further than this year's weak-kneed attempt to reform something that touches every single one of us: The way our monthly light bill is...
  • Senators seek to revive funding for Orlando soccer stadium

    Senators seek to revive funding for Orlando soccer stadium
    TALLAHASSEEĀ  — Backers of Florida's professional sports franchises are mounting a drive in the waning moments of this year's session of the Legislature to help out the Orlando City Lions, two other pro teams and Daytona International Speedway. A...
  • Feud between state Senate, Gov. Scott boils over

    Feud between state Senate, Gov. Scott boils over
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott headed for California on Sunday for a two-day mission to lure jobs to Florida, leaving behind a seemingly intractable budget battle and a growing rift between his administration and the Florida Senate. The feud...
  • Supermarket, liquor store compromise may hinge on a door

    Supermarket, liquor store compromise may hinge on a door
    TALLAHASSEE — The need for a wall between vodka and vegetables would remain in Florida, but a revised Senate bill would open the door to reduced travel time for shoppers between the liquor and grocery aisles. The Senate Regulated Industries...
  • Emergency gun-carrying bill heads to Senate floor

    TALLAHASSEE — After a similar measure died on the Senate floor nearly a year ago, the odds continued to improve Thursday for an NRA-supported measure that would allow more people to carry concealed weapons during emergency evacuations. The Senate...
  • NCJW promotes sex trafficking hotline

    NCJW promotes sex trafficking hotline
    Members of the Palm Beach County NCJW POAST Coalition (Partner Organizations Against Sex Trafficking) are spearheading efforts to get HB 369 and its Senate companion bill SB 534 heard in their respective houses and passed in this legislative session....
  • Beer battle comes to head again in Tallahassee

    Beer battle comes to head again in Tallahassee
    TALLAHASSEE — Wary craft beer brewers are hoping efforts in the Legislature to allow them to operate more freely will go down smoothly the second time around. "I know the beer side of things,'' said Ron Raike, brewmaster of Titusville-based...
  • Ties between utilities, regulators questioned

    Ties between utilities, regulators questioned
    A measure intended to curb appearances of cozy ties between state regulators and electric utilities easily passed its first Senate test Tuesday. The Senate Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities Committee gave unanimous support to the proposal (SB...
  • Deputy's widow seeks expanded survivor benefits

    Deputy's widow seeks expanded survivor benefits
    When Orange County Deputy Scott Pine joined the Sheriff's Office in May 2011, the husband and father had important financial decisions to make for his family. Because he was joining the Florida Retirement System, Pine had to choose between a pension...
  • Additives put beer 'growler' bill on hold

    Additives put beer 'growler' bill on hold
    TALLAHASSEE — A heartier beer "growler" bill didn't go down as smooth as some might have expected Wednesday. The measure (SB 186) was temporarily put on hold at the Senate Regulated Industries Committee, where some proposed changes failed an...
  • Reform PSC, restore consumers' confidence: Editorial

    Reform PSC, restore consumers' confidence: Editorial
    Florida's major power companies have become political powers. It's time to rein them in, and the Legislature can make a start in 2015. State Sen. John Legg, R-Trinity, and Rep. Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor, have introduced a measure to reform the way...