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Mike Fasano

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  • House gets ethics bill moving again

     
    TALLAHASSEE – A week after delaying a vote, a House committee advanced an ethics reform on Tuesday that would make it harder for ex-lawmakers to score high-paying jobs thanks to their political contacts. The House State Affairs Committee OK'd the...
  • Scott team goes to bat defending its economic-incentives

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott's jobs team is going before House and Senate economic-development budget committees Wednesday to defend how it's spent tax-dollars, arguing its use of hundreds of millions of dollars  in tax-incentives has helped lead...
  • Lawmakers get insurance grades

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Policyholders of Florida, an insurance consumer advocacy group, has graded the state's lawmakers based on how often they supported property owners during the past year. In the Florida Senate, seven lawmakers — Mike Fasano, R- New...
  • 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...
  • Tax incentives are questioned — except when lawmakers want more

    Tax incentives are questioned — except when lawmakers want more
    TALLAHASSEE — There's sort of a politico cognitive dissonance occurring this year in Florida's Capitol when it comes to corporate welfare. The Legislature is in a full-throated "show me the jobs" mood over Gov. Rick Scott's plans to give $278...
  • Neglecting elderly should never be an option

    Imagine for a moment that your pet dog, Rufus, is sick. Doggy Doctor Inc. is happy to take Rufus for a week — but only if you promise not to pop in to see what kind of care he's getting. Would you leave him? Of course, not. You care too much...
  • Consumer advocates, biz duel pre insurance vote

    Consumer advocates, biz duel pre insurance vote
    TALLAHASSEE -- On the eve of a Senate vote to dramatically overhaul Citizens' Property Insurance by letting rates go up and trying to shift more policies to the private market, consumer advocate came out against the bill essentially saying the bad...
  • Emotional anecdotes can spark bills with unforeseen results

     
    TALLAHASSEE– State Rep. Brad Drake got the idea for a bill permitting executions by firing squads from a constituent having breakfast at a Panhandle Waffle House. His Senate colleague, Mike Fasano, wants pets to have domestic-violence protection...
  • Fasano clashes with Haridopolos over privatization

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Outspoken Senate Criminal Justice Appropriations Chair Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey, just released a public letter he sent to Senate President Mike Haridopolos questioning the president's moves in an effort to privatize 29 prisons in...
  • Senate prison privatization moves forward

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Over the protests of corrections workers and with minimal public testimony, the Senate Budget Committee voted Wednesday to send to the floor the most sweeping prison privatization plan in the country. The committee met for two hours...
  • Prison privatization bill divides GOP Senate

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A prison privatization bill pushed by Senate leadership may be in trouble, with Senate President Mike Haridopolos cutting off debate Tuesday and not saying when the bill would come up for a final vote. The proposal would privatize 28...