| Apr 14, 2014
| 5:36 AM
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...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 10:38 AM
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.
| Apr 9, 2014
| 7:18 AM
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...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 2:02 PM
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...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 1:46 PM
Some of Florida’s biggest businesses are leaning on state lawmakers to pass new limits on civil lawsuits this session, hoping to capitalize while a friendly governor is in office.
The business lobby is targeting two measures in particular. One...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 8:50 AM
Walt Disney World is trying again this year to toughen the state's ticket-fraud laws, this time with the help of the lawmaker who killed the proposal last year as well as an influential Orlando Republican who will become Senate president next year....
| Jan 15, 2014
| 9:03 AM
TALLAHASSEE – Frustrated Florida lawmakers questioned the head of the state’s jobs agency Wednesday over the state’s problem-plagued unemployment benefits system.
One lawmaker suggested Florida should "freeze out" the company that...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 6:38 AM
TALLAHASSEE – Confronting a congested future, Florida lawmakers are once again advancing a plan to restructure the toll agencies for most of Central Florida into a larger, more powerful body that would oversee mass-transit and roadways.
| Dec 17, 2013
| 6:58 AM
Walt Disney World spends millions of dollars to influence Florida elections, but one of Mickey Mouse’s most recent campaign contributions really stands out.
State records show that Disney gave $50,000 on Nov. 27 to an outfit known as “...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 6:30 AM
TALLAHASSEE – Seminole County Sheriff Don Eslinger is one of four people that Gov. Rick Scott is considering to become Florida's next lieutenant governor, the Tampa Bay Times reported Tuesday.
Scott has been searching for a new No. 2 for several...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 4:56 PM
When it comes to insurance rates, homeowners in Florida have been getting hammered.
We're talking increases of 10 percent, 20 percent, even 50 percent in a single year.
And state officials simply let it happen.
Until now, anyway.