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Miami HeraldSorry, grandma and grandpa. The AARP is blocking Florida residents from participating in its Perfect Path to Retirement $50,000 Giveaway and its forthcoming Grandparents Day Photo Contest because, the group says, of a new state law cracking down on...
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Legislature ended its 2013 session Friday by passing an elections do-over and the largest budget in state history. Lawmakers sent Gov. Rick Scott an elections reform package in response to the national scorn Florida...
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Legislature ended its 2013 session Friday by passing an elections do-over and the largest budget in state history, but without delivering tax subsidies to the Miami Dolphins, Orlando soccer boosters and a cadre of other...
TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Legislature used its next-to-last day Thursday to pass a watered-down texting-while-driving ban, a plan to slim down the state-run Citizens Property Insurance and legislation that strips local governments of the power to...
TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill late Wednesday that would inject more cash into elections as part of a broader reform that eliminates some political slush funds politicians have used to support their "filet mignon" lifestyles. The...
Tallahassee Bureau ChiefTALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott will have to decide today whether to sign a sweeping campaign-finance bill that jacks up the contribution limits for statewide candidates from $500 to $3,000 and bans the slush funds lawmakers have used to wine and dine....
Miami HeraldSenate President Don Gaetz often introduces House Speaker Will Weatherford, as the "taller, smarter, better-looking version of the Weatherford-Gaetz" duo. Weatherford, who at 33 is young enough to be Gaetz's son, calls the 65-year-old "a wonderful partner...
TALLAHASSEE – As the Legislature heads to the final days of the 2013 session, hope is fading fast for a deal to expand health care to about 1 million of the state's poorest citizens. If no compromise is reached, roughly two-thirds of those people...
Tags: Medicaid, Mike Fasano, Poverty, Politics, Executive Branch
Tallahassee Bureau ChiefTALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature might be done trying to kill the music. The Senate killed a bill Friday (SB 634) that would make it a crime for people to play music in their vehicles that can be heard more than 25 feet away. The bill is a...
TALLAHASSEE – As the Florida Legislature heads into the final stretch of the 2013 session, it's do-or-die time for many of lawmakers' top priorities, including a controversial remedy for failing public schools and a state health care plan to...
Tags: Politics, Jeb Bush, Executive Branch, Tampa, PTA
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE – South Florida senior arcades are likely going out of business. Lawmakers sent a measure to Gov. Rick Scott Thursday that would outlaw Internet cafes, senior arcades and maquinitas. “There is nothing in this bill that is going...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — Despite pleas from senior citizens and arcade owners, a Florida Senate panel voted unanimously Tuesday to shutter Internet cafes, adult arcades and South Florida maquinitas. “We do not allow gambling in the state of Florida...
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