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Mike Fasano

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...