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Mike Fasano

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  • 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...
  • Consumer advocates slam property insurance bill

     
    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...
  • 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...
  • Enterprise Florida goes after Integrity Florida. Hard.

     
    TALLAHASSEE – The fledgling government watchdog group Integrity Florida came out swinging last week with a scathing report accusing public-private jobs agency Enterprise Florida of “pay-to-play” tactics with vendors and failing to create...
  • The real scheme behind voter crackdowns

     
    There's a lot hubbub these days about cracking down on voting rolls, purging names and more.  Some of the concerns are legitimate. Others are overhyped conspriacy theories. Some, the result of confusion. I want more info. And it looks like we have...
  • 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...
  • Republican legislative candidates maneuvering in leadership races

     
    It’s the one vote that candidates for the Florida Legislature can cast even before they are elected: Whom to support for the powerful posts of speaker of the House or president of the Senate. And some of the Republican candidates in Central Florida&...
  • Citizens board backs off immediate rate hikes

     
    By Michael Peltier, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Citizens Property Insurance Corp. will explore charging new customers potentially much higher rates but backed away from final approval Thursday following pushback from consumers,...
  • 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...