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  • Committee approves 'Stand Your Ground' changes

    Committee approves 'Stand Your Ground' changes
    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...
  • State aims to thwart predators

    Florida lawmakers on Tuesday took the first steps to stop repeat sex offenders by proposing wide-ranging changes, including flagging potential predators when first arrested and keeping closer tabs on them once released. "Children are dead, lives have...
  • Senate fast-tracking ethics reform package

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A Florida Senate panel is fast-tracking a sweeping ethics proposal that would crack down on politicians' lavish lobbyist-funded living, their revolving-door jobs and even their paychecks in cases when they don't pay ethics fines. The...
  • Senate advancing its own campaign-finance reform

     
    TALLAHASSEE – A Senate panel advanced its own campaign-finance bill (SB 1382) Monday in an attempt to provide more transparency to fundraising and crack down on lawmakers' perceived abuses of political slush funds. The House and Senate are playing...
  • Lobbyists’ $212 million haul ‘eye-opening’ for lawmakers

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Telecom companies, Malaysian casino-builder Genting, sugar concerns, and an Internet sweepstakes cafe company led the crop of corporations and interests that poured $212 million into lobbying Florida government last year, new reports...
  • Senate advancing loopholes for lobbyist gift-ban

     
    TALLAHASSEE – While advancing some grandiose ethics and elections reforms this year, Florida lawmakers also want to give themselves some wiggle-room under the last major shakeup to Tallahassee’s political culture – the ban on gifts...
  • Sports-Breaks-On-Steroids bill takes shape in Senate

     
    TALLAHASSEE – An attempt to give the Miami Dolphins the ability to make stadium improvements morphed Tuesday into a catch-all sports incentive package that could provide tax dollars for everything from Major League Soccer in Orlando to spring...
  • The Senate president no one expected

     
    TALLAHASSEE — In 2005, there were 26 Republicans roosting over the 40-seat Florida Senate and Mike Haridopolos might have been the least pleased of the lot. He was the only Republican that then-President Tom Lee opted not to make a chairman of a...
  • Romney announces big-name Florida team

     
    Mitt Romney announced his formal Florida campaign team today. And while it's a reprise of the endorsements the Republican presidential candidate has been announcing over the past couple of weeks, it's an impressive array of the state's Establishment heavy...
  • Weatherford starts assembling House team

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Incoming House Speaker Will Weatherford has already begun assembling his House team, announcing this morning that he has named Tallahassee veteran Kathy Mears as his chief of staff and Ryan Duffy as his chief spokesman. “Kathy is...
  • Mickey Mouse takes sides in contested Senate primaries

     
    Walt Disney World is taking sides in two of the most closely watched Republican state Senate primaries in Florida, according to updated election records, backing Reps. Jeff Brandes and Rachel Burgin. Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, is facing fellow St....