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  • Primary decides nearly half of legislative seats

    Primary decides nearly half of legislative seats
    TALLAHASSEE — The winners of almost half of the 120 Florida House seats have already been decided — or are all but decided. After Tuesday's primary elections, 46 seats have been won, either by candidates running unopposed or by candidates...
  • Immigrant tuition bill slated for a vote in Florida with GOP push

    As Republicans look to improve their standing with Latinos, some GOP strategists had pointed to a bright spot in the Florida Legislature, where their members were pushing a bill granting in-state college tuition to some students who are in the country...
  • Decoupling surfaces again in legislature, then tanks

    Decoupling surfaces again in legislature, then tanks
     For a minute there, it looked as though decoupling might still make it.  Sen. Eleanor Sobel, D-Hollywood, attempted to amend her greyhound injury reporting bill Tuesday afternoon, suggesting that decoupling be added. That's the idea that card rooms and...
  • Brevard lawmaker doesn't live in district, opponent contends

    Brevard lawmaker doesn't live in district, opponent contends
    Space Coast Rep. Tom Goodson is being accused by his Republican primary challenger of not living in the district he represents, a claim his campaign has labeled as "desperate political attacks." And as lawmakers have moved to tighten residency...
  • Tuesday Morning Reads: House Dems, lobbyist audits and Internet cafes

    TALLAHASSEE -- Good morning and happy Tuesday. Here's what we're reading this morning.   * Orlando Sentinel reports that the stae is retreating from Common Core exams being developed by PARCC in favor of a Florida-designed assessment.   * Sun...
  • PSC Commissioner Lisa Edgar survives confirmation fight

    TALLAHASSEE -- Public Service Commissioner Lisa Edgar survived an unexpected confirmation fight in the Florida Senate by a 26-13 vote. Edgar, who has was first appointed to the commission in 2005, was reappointed by Gov. Rick Scott in 2012. But many...
  • Legislature ready to keep rolling back Florida growth-management rules

    Legislature ready to keep rolling back Florida growth-management rules
    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...
  • Gaetz, Weatherford want more ethics reform, including residency requirements for lawmakers

    Gaetz, Weatherford want more ethics reform, including residency requirements for lawmakers
    TALLAHASSEE -- House and Senate leaders said Wednesday they want to further tighten ethics laws on lawmakers and lobbyists, including rules to make certain legislators were living in their districts. Last year, the Legislature passed a major ethics...
  • Latvala targets local pols living outside their districts

    Latvala targets local pols living outside their districts
    TALLAHASSEE – The Legislature could be cracking down on politicians who opt to run for office without ever moving into the cities, counties or even school districts they represent. The Senate’s Ethics and Elections Committee on Monday passed...
  • Joe Negron on Senate presidency, not running for Congress and partisan sniping

    Joe Negron on Senate presidency, not running for Congress and partisan sniping
    Here are some quick takes from state Sen. Joe Negron, who was in Fort Lauderdale this week to speak to Broward Days, the organization that brings business and government together to advocate for the county in Tallahassee. Negron, a Stuart Republican,...
  • Scott signs foreclosure bill

    Scott signs foreclosure bill
    Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Friday designed to speed up foreclosures in Florida, but critics say the measure is unfair to homeowners. HB 87 requires homeowners to respond more quickly to foreclosure filings and gives community associations more power in...