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  • 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...
  • 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 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....
  • Paved with new money, lawmakers warping through budget work

     
    TALLAHASSEE – In warp-speed fashion, the Florida Senate’s budget committee unanimously passed a $74.3 billion spending plan Wednesday that gives teachers pay-raises, pumps millions of dollars into university construction, and is loaded down...
  • 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-...
  • 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 committee stop Tuesday. Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, has...
  • Bogdanoff asks for Senate confirmation of future Supreme Court justices

     
    A Senate panel voted Tuesday to subject future Supreme Court nominees to Senate confirmation, significantly altering the process by which justices are now appointed to the court. The bill, SJR 1664 by Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale, proposed a...
  • Repealing Florida’s growth-management law just got a lot easier

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The business lobby quest to repeal Florida's once-heralded growth management law just got a little easier as the clock winds down on the lawmaking session. As part of the ongoing budget negotiations between House and Senate...