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  • Senate majority bashes Scott’s high-speed rail scuttling

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A majority of the Florida Senate sent a letter to U.S. Secretary Ray LaHood Thursday, blasting Gov. Rick Scott's decision to scuttle the state's $2.7 billion high speed rail plan and pleading for more time. “This project would...
  • Latvala: The fast train is dead

     
    By Keith Laing, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Though he has expressed dismay that Gov. Rick Scott rejected $2.4 billion in federal money for high speed rail in Florida without consulting him, the chairman of the Senate Transportation...
  • 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...
  • Friday Morning Reads: P5, Carroll talks religion and Garcia’s gambling adventure

     
    TALLAHASSEE — It's Friday, which means attention is starting to turn to weekend football, unless you're a Republican operative in Orlando for the Presidency 5 event. University of Florida is in Lexington to play Kentucky. Florida State is at...
  • USF President Judy Genshaft denies blocking UCF from Big East

     
    USF President Judy Genshaft denies blocking UCF from Big East and BCS...
  • USF President Judy Genshaft is misleading state legislators about UCF

     
    USF President Judy Genshaft is misleading state legislators about UCF...
  • 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...
  • Senate rebels block parental trigger bill from the floor

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Some of the same rebellious Republicans and Democrats who brought the Florida Senate to a grinding halt last year are starting to flex their muscle again as the pace of the legislative assembly line increases in the final days of...
  • Latvala amendment shifts Gardiner’s district

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Sen. Jack Latvala, a St. Petersburg Republican who joined forces with Andy Gardiner during session to beat back a GOP palace coup in the Senate, has filed an amendment to the new Senate redistricting map that moves his former opponent'...
  • 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...