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  • Governor wants to kill pill mill database

    Governor wants to kill pill mill database
    Gov. Rick Scott has proposed abolishing a long-awaited computer database that would track every Florida prescription for narcotic drugs, the state's main weapon against pill mills. Documents accompanying Scott's budget proposal Monday ask the Legislature...
  • Laws aim to tighten PSC, utility ethics requirements

    Laws aim to tighten PSC, utility ethics requirements
    Sweeping measures aimed at restoring confidence in the state's utility regulation are gaining steam. A broad bill to strengthen ethics requirements is set to be debated early in the legislative session that starts March 2. The proposals would beef up...
  • FDLE looks into contact between regulators and FPL

    The state's top law enforcement agency is investigating the Florida Public Service Commission, after complaints alleged PSC staff and officials had improper relationships with the utilities they regulate. State legislators and other officials on...
  • Want to recall Rick Scott? Sorry, that's not how it works

    Want to recall Rick Scott? Sorry, that's not how it works
    In a moment, we'll run through some of the outrageous things happening in Tallahassee. But first, a quick note to all those Rick Scott-haters who are dying for a recall election: Shut up. And I mean that in the nicest possible way. Yes, the guy...
  • Scott, Bondi name pill-mill task force

    Scott, Bondi name pill-mill task force
    Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday that the state would set aside $800,000 for a statewide drug strike team to help law-enforcement shut down so-called "pill mills" as part of an overall effort to crack down on Florida's prescription drug-abuse problems....
  • Three ways the Florida Legislature could raise your property insurance premiums

    Three ways the Florida Legislature could raise your property insurance premiums
    Lawmakers in Tallahassee are seriously considering three bills that could raise your property insurance premiums. The bills are intended to reduce fraudulent or inflated claims, draw new insurers to the state and strengthen the insurance market. State...
  • Atwater puts former foe in key position

     
    By Aaron Deslatte, Tallahassee bureau: Senate Republican President-designate Jeff Atwater, R-North Palm Beach, has turned to the man he ousted from the job to serve in the powerful post of rules chairman. Atwater's office announced Thursday that Miami...
  • House, Senate budget negotiations commence

     
    By John Kennedy, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — House and Senate budget conferees finally huddled Monday after weekend plans to launch discussions collapsed amid a dispute over how to spend $880 million in Medicaid money that may arrive...
  • Senate works to fix PSC bill “glitches”

     
    By Julie Patel, Tallahassee Bureau A sweeping measure that aims to eliminate conversations like those between some regulators and utility employees last year has been changed to allow such conversations in some cases. Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey,...
  • Crist’s buddies and 527s

     
    By John Kennedy, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Supporters of Gov. Charlie Crist are taking steps to armor his independent U.S. Senate campaign against an expected massive spending campaign by the national Democratic and Republican...
  • Haridopolos for…U.S. Senate?

     
    State Sen. Mike Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island, hasn't even taken over as president of the Florida Senate — there's the slight formality of an election season to go through first — but he's already making noises as if he were planning to take...