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  • 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...
  • The Elections Bill – and how to speak up

     
    Today's column looked at the legislature's crackdown on voting — specifically the obviously biased attempt to crack down on early voting, but not absentee voting, even though GOP elections officials say absentee voting is much more susceptible to...
  • UNF prisons expert blasts state privatization proposal

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A University of North Florida criminology expert who specializes in prison privatization issues is blasting the state's privatization plans for facilities in an 18-county area of South Florida. Michael Hallett, chair of UNF's...
  • 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...