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Mike Fasano

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  • 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&...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Anti-prison privatization faction attempt to gut bill fails

     
    TALLAHASSEE — An attempt to kill the prison privatization bill failed Monday with the Senate striking down an amendment that would have gutted the plan to privatize more than two dozen correctional facilities in South Florida and instead do a...
  • Legislative pork – a look at Siplin, Haridopolos & the sausage

     
    In case you missed it, today's paper carried an insightful little story about the debates over turkeys and pet projects in the state budget. Several things worth noting about this story: First, it still happens. These guys want you to think they are...
  • Legislature nears halfway point as houses divided

     
    TALLAHASSEE — On one side of the Florida Capitol rotunda Friday, House lawmakers were busily passing redistricting maps. They had already crafted a $69 billion budget teed up for final passage next week and hours earlier killed the most heavily...
  • Thursday Morning Reads: Water, budgets and politics

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Good morning and happy Thursday. Things are humming right along here in Tallahassee and we don't want to keep you in suspense any longer, so here are your morning reads. * The House Appropriations Committee has a budget, the Sentinel...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...