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  • 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...
  • Legislature can begin to fix PSC

    Legislature can begin to fix PSC
    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. Sen. John Legg, R-Trinity, and Rep. Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor, have introduced a measure to reform the way the...
  • Pair of lawmakers want to make life easier for utility customers

    Pair of lawmakers want to make life easier for utility customers
    Big utilities such as Duke Energy and Florida Power & Light and the people who regulate them would be held to new standards under a bill filed by two Republican lawmakers. Sen. Jack Latvala (R-Clearwater) and Rep. Kathleen Peters (R- South Pasadena)...
  • Lawmakers seek to cut ties between utilities, regulators

    Lawmakers seek to cut ties between utilities, regulators
    TALLAHASSEE — A group of Pinellas County lawmakers Thursday backed a wide-ranging bill intended to end the appearance of cozy relationships between state utility regulators and power companies. The bill (SB 288), filed by Sen. Jack Latvala, R-...
  • Beer 'growler' bill is back before Legislature

    Beer 'growler' bill is back before Legislature
    TALLAHASSEE — The beer "growler" bill is back on tap for Florida lawmakers. Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, introduced legislation Tuesday for the 2015 session that would end the state's prohibition on 64-ounce beer containers known as "growlers....
  • Sachs defeats Bogdanoff in tight race

    Sachs defeats Bogdanoff in tight race
    Maria Sachs has done it again. In what has been the most closely watched Florida Senate race for two election cycles, state Sen. Sachs has defeated Ellyn Bogdanoff. Two years ago, Sachs faced fellow state Sen. Bogdanoff in an election as the two...
  • Senate sponsor sidelines emergency-evacuation gun bill

    Senate sponsor sidelines emergency-evacuation gun bill
    A bill that would allow gunowers legally to pack a concealed firewarm without a permit during mandatory evacuations was halted after more than an hour of Senate debate Thursday. Senate sponsor Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, requested the bill’s...
  • State senators revive, advance immigrant-tuition bill

    State senators revive, advance immigrant-tuition bill
    A senator’s controversial, presumed-dead quest to secure in-state college tuition for students whose parents immigrated to the country illegally rose from the ashes Wednesday. Under the measure, undocumented students would be eligible to compete...
  • Controversial immigrant-tuition bill gets Senate approval

    Controversial immigrant-tuition bill gets Senate approval
    In a landmark move for undocumented students, state senators agreed to make discounted in-state college tuition rates available to them. “I really believe in what we’re doing here,” the bills sponsor, Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater,...
  • 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...
  • Divisive craft-beer bill passes through Florida Senate

    Divisive craft-beer bill passes through Florida Senate
    A bill that craft-beer breweries view as an affront to their growing industry gained final approval in the Florida Senate Tuesday. The brewers like the part of the bill that would allow them to fill 64-ounce “growler” jugs of beer for...