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  • Embattled election supervisors get their day in Tally

     
    TALLAHASSEE – County election supervisors taking heat for last fall’s elections woes pointed the finger Monday at two sources of confusion and angst outside of their control — the length of last fall’s ballot and limits on early...
  • As campaign-finance reform heats up, debunking Integrity Florida’s figures

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida lawmakers are about to embark on a political journey to reform Florida’s campaign-finance system, so it’s important to know where we are before policymakers set a course for where to go next. Florida’s...
  • Ethics and campaign-finance marriage gets a bit complicated

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Legislature's much-ballyhooed marriage between campaign-finance and ethics reforms may be heading for a rocky patch. On Tuesday, the Senate moved away from the House on its campaign-finance bill (SB 1382) when the chamber's...
  • Senate tax-incentives super-bill emerges

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida lawmakers are advancing a sweeping package of reforms of state economic-incentives that would require more rapid and detailed disclosure of the tax-breaks companies have received to fill jobs and closer scrutiny of their...
  • 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...
  • 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 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-...
  • Partisan endorsements

     
    So, I return from vacation to find some e-mails featuring endorsements by two interest groups – Associated Industries of Florida and the Florida Consumer Action Network. AIF is a business group, and all of its endorsements were for Republicans. FCAN...
  • GOP likely to strengthen its hold on Florida Legislature

     
    By John Kennedy, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Florida Republicans look poised to tighten their grip on the Legislature in next week’s elections, with at least one Senate Democratic seat expected to flip to the GOP and the party...
  • Scott slips in a secret: he may have a deal

     
    By John Kennedy, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott joined the Senate Republican caucus for appetizers Tuesday night a block from the Capitol, hinting that he would soon announce that he'd landed his first big business deal,...
  • Gaetz jumps to defense of Scott’s trust fund raids

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers are so far giving mixed reviews to Gov. Rick Scott's budget-balancing plan for re-directing $8.5 billion from 124 trust funds into the state's general revenue checkbook. Wonkish, yes. But trust funds have been...