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  • Scott seeks tax break for college books

    Scott seeks tax break for college books
    TALLAHASSEE — College students wouldn't pay sales taxes on their textbooks under a proposal announced Thursday by Gov. Rick Scott. Scott, during a visit to the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, said he wants to exempt all textbooks...
  • A more seasoned Scott settles in for second term

    A more seasoned Scott settles in for second term
    TALLAHASSEE – When Gov. Rick Scott is sworn in for a second term Tuesday, he'll stick to his campaign-themed goals to continue cutting taxes and regulations and to compete for new companies for Florida. There will be no controversial pledges to...
  • Scott's $1 billion tax-cut plan may take time

    Scott's $1 billion tax-cut plan may take time
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott pledged if voters rewarded him with a second term, he would return the favor with $1 billion in tax cuts and more spending on schools and conservation. Now, Scott and lawmakers are sorting out priorities for a...
  • Amendment 3 heads off judicial crisis: My Word

    There is a constitutional crisis looming on the horizon, which could result in a bitter partisan battle over control of the Florida Supreme Court, a battle that could leave the court without three of its seven justices for a protracted period of time....
  • Amendment 3 could reshape Florida's high court

    Amendment 3 could reshape Florida's high court
    TALLAHASSEE — It may be the most important Florida constitutional change nobody's talking about. Besides whether to legalize medical marijuana and devote more tax dollars to conservation, voters will also be asked Nov. 4 whether the next...
  • Primary decides nearly half of legislative seats

    Primary decides nearly half of legislative seats
    TALLAHASSEE — The winners of almost half of the 120 Florida House seats have already been decided — or are all but decided. After Tuesday's primary elections, 46 seats have been won, either by candidates running unopposed or by candidates...
  • Senate adds sweetener to stadium bill for Orlando, Miami, Daytona projects

    Senate adds sweetener to stadium bill for Orlando, Miami, Daytona projects
    TALLAHASSEE -- A proposal to give tax subsidies annually to more professional sports stadiums got sweeter for Central Florida Thursday, as lawmakers added language allowing projects already underway to get ahead of the line for tax dollars. Both the...
  • Lobbying: connections, appearances & results

    Lobbying: connections, appearances & results
    Ask one thing about lobbying in Florida, and several more questions come up. At issue now – click on the link in the right hand column – is proposed legislation in Tallahassee. It would ban county elected officials and municipal officials...
  • Broward Democrat 'disgusted' with fellow party members over Tallahassee abortion vote

    Broward Democrat 'disgusted' with fellow party members over Tallahassee abortion vote
    Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter took to twitter Tuesday to express great concerns over the latest abortion restrictions moving through the Florida Legislature. Ritter, a former member of the Florida House of Representatives, aimed some of her...
  • Sen. Lee: "Let's just eliminate dog racing"

    Sen. Lee: "Let's just eliminate dog racing"
    During Tuesday’s Senate Committee on Gaming meeting, Sen. Tom Lee, R-Bradenton, asked pointed questions of track representatives, and I wondered where he was going with it.  The meeting resulted in Sen. Eleanor Sobel’s bill requiring Florida...
  • Senate committee approves 'Stand Your Ground' fixes

    Senate committee approves 'Stand Your Ground' fixes
    TALLAHASSEE -- Lawmakers advanced changes to Florida's controversial "stand your ground" law Tuesday in the wake of the George Zimmerman trial and a summer of protests after his acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. But gun-rights groups...