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  • Workforce boards could lose local control

    Workforce boards could lose local control
    Workforce One and Workforce Alliance, workforce boards in Broward and Palm Beach counties, could lose local control, if proposed state legislation continues to gain steam. Florida's latest legislative session kicked off on Tuesday. Gov. Rick Scott and...
  • New condo bills take aim at delinquent owners

    New condo bills take aim at delinquent owners
    The Florida Legislature won't be in session for five weeks, but lawmakers and lobbyists are already drafting new condominium and homeowners reform legislation. The question is: Will the changes most wanted by condominium and homeowners also stand a chance...
  • Fasano questions Scott’s power on drug database

     
    Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey, an ardent backer of the prescription drug monitoring database that Gov. Rick Scott and several lawmakers have put on the chopping block, asked whether the governor had the power to unilaterally reject $1 million...
  • Insurance reform hits a hurdle in the Senate

     
    By Julie Patel, Sun Sentinel A property insurance bill that would allow certain rate hikes and change sinkhole coverage hit a hurdle at a Senate budget committee meeting Tuesday. The committee debated parts of the bill and added a provision to require...
  • Lauren Book back at it, walking for sexual violence survivors

     
    The daughter of s a prominent Florida lobbyist is walking 1,000 miles across Florida to persuade lawmakers to pass a bill that would assist survivors of sexual violence and give prosecutors more tools to go after offenders. Lauren Book, who was sexually...
  • Siplin blasts ethics bill, defends Sansom, and Senate committee shoots it down

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A Florida Senate committee introduced one ethics proposal Tuesday that would bring more scrutiny to the financial investments of legislators and block them from voting on measures that they could financially benefit from. But with...
  • Senate budget give wins to private prison vendors and Rick Scott

     
    TALLAHASSEE – The early winners in the Florida Senate’s $69.8 billion budget include private prison vendors, property owners miffed with water-management districts, and Gov. Rick Scott. The Senate’s spending proposal includes several...
  • Like House, Senate defeats anti-privatization amendment

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida appears poised to hand more of the nation's third-largest prison system over to a handful of private companies. The Senate Budget Committee took up its $69.8 billion budget  Thursday and voted down an attempt to remove a...
  • Senate fast-tracks House court reform

     
    TALLAHASSEE — In a gesture to appease House Speaker Dean Cannon, Senate budget chief J.D. Alexander agreed to fast-track a major re-allignment of the Florida Supreme Court on Monday, adding language to another bill that would break the court into...
  • Fasano: House doesn’t like pill mill compromise offer

     
    Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey, is still holding out hope for the Legislature to pass a bill related to the prescription drug abuse problem ravaging the state, but said the House isn't on board with his latest compromise offer. Fasano said he had...
  • Major property insurance changes approved, including provisions allowing higher rates

     
    By Julie Patel, Staff Writer The state Legislature approved major home insurance changes late Thursday. If signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott, SB 408 wil: Allow insurers to raise premiums by up to 15 percent a year for reinsurance costs; Shorten the...