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Leon County (Florida)

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  • Thursday Morning Reads: The gambling bill, ALFs and Connie Mack

     
    TALLAHASSEE– More than a hundred lobbyists throughout the state's capital city yesterday were waiting on one thing — the destination casino bill. It's finally here and we have stories on that, Connie Mack's decision to enter the U.S. Senate...
  • Scott administration will not appeal prison privatization case

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott has decided not to appeal a recent court ruling that knocked down the state's plans to privatize 29 prisons in South Florida, a major setback for companies like Boca Raton-based GEO and Nashville-based Corrections...
  • Thursday Morning Reads: Fla may have a 12th public university

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Happy Thursday and welcome to the work day. Here are five stories you should be reading this morning. * The Orlando Sentinel reports that USF-Polytechnic will become the state's 12th public university. From the story: A branch campus...
  • PBA loses to Teamsters in union election

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Corrections officers across Florida will now be represented in collective bargaining by the Teamsters, choosing the organization over the Police Benevolent Association, which has been their bargaining agent for more than three decades....
  • Judge removes ‘religious freedom’ amendment from the ballot

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A Florida judge has removed a constitutional amendment from the 2012 election ballot that would have deleted the state's ban on using taxpayer money “in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any...
  • Bondi submits new ballot summary for ‘religious freedom’ amendment

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Attorney General Pam Bondi on Tuesday submitted replacement summary language for a 2012 amendment that would strip a century-old prohibition on state funds for religious institutions from Florida's constitution. Last week, Leon...
  • Wednesday Morning Reads: Slot referendum is a go & food stamp usage is up

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Halfway through the week and hopefully most of you are cycling out for vacation days to celebrate your chosen holiday or to spend time getting some R&R. But for those of you toiling away in the government and politics world, or for th....
  • Gingrich campaign announces Florida leaders, steering committee

     
    The campaign of Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich officially announced that former Orange County Mayor Rich Crotty and former Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, plus former state health care administrator Alan Levine, would lead his...
  • Ads on school buses? Senate panel says “yes” (again)

     
    State lawmakers are trying again to pass a law that would allow school districts to raise money by selling ad space on their school buses. A similar effort last year failed, but new bills filed in both the Florida House and Senate are pushing the issue...
  • Health reorg plan wins easy vote; DOH, counties say slow down

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A massive, 152-page bill that would totally reorganize the Department of Health and place more responsibility with local health departments passed a House committee, despite protestations from the counties and the DOH that the...
  • Florida Legislature’s redistricting work moves to the courtroom

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers ended months of debate Thursday by passing new boundaries for congressional and legislative districts – the first step in a legal shootout that could determine congressional and state government control for...