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  • 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...
  • Senate could push for quicker stadium incentive review

    Senate could push for quicker stadium incentive review
    TALLAHASSEE – Central Florida senators are working on a deal to allow Orlando’s soccer stadium to compete for state dollars as soon as this summer without requiring the Legislature to later sign off on the $2 million annual tax break. The...
  • Gambling action back in play

    Gambling action back in play
    Florida's dalliance with Las Vegas-style casinos is back on, with a state leader saying he'll propose a bill next week. Garrett Richter, chairman of the Senate Committee on Gaming, said Monday that he favors destination resorts in Broward and Miami-Dade...
  • Senate unanimously OKs ethics bill

    TALLAHASSEE -- The Senate just unanimously passed major ethics reform as its first bill of the 2013 session. The Senate had no debate on the matter, other than a closing statement by Ethics and Elections Chairman Jack Latvala, R-...
  • 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...
  • Senate passes ethics bill 40-0

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Senate just unanimously passed major ethics reform as its first bill of the 2013 session. There was no debate, other than a closing statement by Ethics and Elections Chairman Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater. “This is solid...
  • Senate Democrats try and fail to ‘upgrade’ Florida’s election system

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate is poised to pass an election reform inspired by last year's criticized elections, but will likely do so without the votes of minority-party Democrats who object the fix doesn't completely solve all the problems....
  • Entertainment tax-credits under the microscope in Tally

     
    Some Florida lawmakers want to place new limits on the state's entertainment-industry incentive program, concerned that too many of the tax breaks are being gobbled up by video-game giant Electronic Arts Inc. “To have such a concentration of it...
  • House advances campaign-finance bill

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Beating back Democratic amendments, a House panel on Monday gave the first affirmative vote for a campaign-finance reform that would outlaw some third-party slush funds and raise campaign contribution limits to candidates to $10,000....
  • Senate sweeping ethics reform clears final committee stop

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A sweeping ethics reform that cracks down on political slush funds, revolving-door lobbying, and Florida's weak ethics enforcement unanimously cleared its last Senate┬ácommittee stop Tuesday. Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, has...
  • Senate budget chief wants to eliminate insurance industry tax break and roll back vehicle tag fees

     
    A top senator said Thursday that he will introduce legislation to eliminate a nearly 30-year-old tax break for insurance companies and use the estimated $220 million in savings to roll back the annual car registration fees paid by the state's drivers. &#...