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  • Cannon’s court reform under fire in Senate

     
    TALLAHASSEE — An issue single-handedly thrust on the legislative agenda by House Speaker Dean Cannon — radically re-aligning the Florida Supreme Court — is provoking a fierce lobbying effort in the Senate and threatening to bog down work...
  • Missouri governor signs compromise on voter-approved Prop. B, 'Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act'

     
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri officials pushed through new regulations for the state's dog breeders in a flurry of legislative activity Wednesday that started with Gov. Jay Nixon signing one bill repealing sections of a voter-approved dog-...
  • Metcalfe Introduces Marriage Amendment.

     
    With The Whole Birther Thing ... ... apparently a bust, House State Government Committee Chairman Daryl Got-Pride-Rainbow-Pride-Bar Metcalfe, R-Butler, has turned his attentions to other solutions in search of a problem by introducing a constitutional...
  • Monday Morning Coffee: Bin Laden Reaction From Pennsylvania.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. After a decade of hunting, terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden was brought to ground in Pakistan by U.S. Special Forces last night. All of us remember where we were on that horrible September day in......
  • Property-tax amendment headed to voters

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida voters next year will get to decide whether to give a dramatic property tax benefit to businesses, snowbirds and homeowners facing steeper property taxes thanks to a quirk of Florida tax law. The Florida Senate on Wednesday...
  • House sends state tax cap to voters — fifth amendment headed to the ballot

     
    TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Legislature sent voters a constitutional cap on state revenue Wednesday that would limit their future legislators’ ability to tax and spend. The Florida House of Representatives advanced SJR 958 Wednesday by a vote of...
  • House gives Haridopolos his top wish: health-care freedom amendment

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Legislature is taking a second stab at asking voters to repudiate last year’s sweeping federal health care reform. The House of Representatives on Wednesday voted 80-37 to place SJR 2 — the so-called Health Care...
  • Cannon’s House is a machine

     
    TALLAHASSEE — For the last 59 days as House speaker, Winter Park Rep. Dean Cannon has run a tight ship. Unlike the deliberately paced Florida Senate, the Florida House of Representatives usually starts up its daily session right on time. Cannon...
  • Legislature sends elections-law re-write to governor

     
    TALLAHASSEE – With head-spinning speed, the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature passed a broad election-law overhaul Thursday that shortens the two-week window for early voting and places new restrictions on third-party registration groups....
  • YEMEN: President addresses supporters, vows to resist 'saboteurs'

     
    Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh said on Friday he would confront challenges from opponents, whom he called “saboteurs,” and said they should use the ballot box if they want to end his nearly 33 years in power. “We will confront......
  • Palm Beach County's charter change debate goes on the road in June

     
    The public next month gets another chance to weigh in on proposed changes to Palm Beach County???s charter ??? which serves as the constitution for local government. The county plans a year-long process of public meetings to help craft proposed......