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  • Senate bogs down over racial makeup of redistricting map

     
    TALLAHASSEE — An attempt to adopt newly fashioned Senate district lines in response to a court order bogged down Tuesday as lawmakers clamored for political information on how the new lines would look and whether they provided enough protection...
  • Senate committee advances map, method for picking numbers gets Biblical

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Senate Reapportionment Committee voted 21-6 to advance its new Senate districts map to the floor, and will hold a mini-lottery later today to assign numbers to the districts — thus settling the thorny debate over how to divvy...
  • Did USF President Judy Genshaft lie to lawmakers about blocking UCF from Big East?

     
    Did USF President Judy Genshaft lie to lawmakers about blocking UCF from Big East?...
  • A Chronology of an (attempted) Senate Power-Grab

     
    TALLAHASSEE — There is a long story of personal ambitions, conflicting corporate-versus-populist agendas, and shifting allegiances behind the latest palace coup attempt in the Florida Senate. But the seeds for what transpired last night and into...
  • Shades of 2011 Senate melt down visible in start of budget debate

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Last spring, on the last night of session, relations between the House and Senate totally broke down over budget talks. The Senate had voted down a House bill that accompanied the budget deregulating several professions, including...
  • What’s in a number? In redistricting, a lot of politics

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The debate over re-drawing the Florida Senate's political lines has come down to numbers, but not just racial breakdowns or election returns. The Senate Reapportionment Committee began its second day of debate Wednesday where it left...
  • AIF endorsements skip over most hotly contested Central Florida races

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The influential business lobbying group Associated Industries of Florida has released its first batch of endorsements for the 2012 elections, and avoided taking a side in virtually every high-profile Orlando-area contest. The group's...
  • Florida Chamber backs Siplin, Brooks, Pena in Central Florida legislative races

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Chamber of Commerce, the most well-heeled business lobby in the Capitol, has issued its legislative endorsements, and the roster includes a few head-turners in Central Florida. The Chamber is endorsing Victoria Siplin,...
  • Siplin: Lawmakers can’t do away with my district

     
    TALLAHASSEE — As the politically cantankerous redistricting process cranks up, Senate lawmakers are starting to quarrel over the publicly drawn maps the chamber is reviewing — and they haven't even drawn any lawmaker-submitted maps yet. During...
  • 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...