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Tallahassee Bureau ChiefTALLAHASSEE -- Despite national late-night scorn for long lines last election, Senate Democrats locked up against a reform bill Wednesday because it doesn't mandate that Florida counties hold early voting on the Sunday before a general election. The...
Tags: Jack Latvala, Voting, Tampa, Florida Legislature, Rick Scott
Last week, I shared with you the disturbing stories of profoundly disabled children being asked to take standardized tests that defy common sense. A tube-fed 10-year-old being asked questions about which fruit he would like to eat. A 9-year-old...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE – Despite a cash-flush budget that has policymakers considering a grab-bag of corporate and stadium incentives, Florida lawmakers are still raiding a fund created two decades ago to help provide low-income housing. And housing...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — Looks like Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer might get to keep his seat on a new regional toll authority after all. A bill, SB 952, advancing through the Senate would fold the expressway authorities in Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Lake...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE – In warp-speed fashion, the Florida Senate’s budget committee unanimously passed a $74.3 billion spending plan Wednesday that gives teachers pay-raises, pumps millions of dollars into university construction, and is loaded down...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE – 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...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — Senate budget chief Joe Negron's push to end a 25-year-old tax break for insurers is drawing the ire of business groups and major political contributors put in the unusual position of defending their tax-advantages before a Republican-...
Last week, someone told the Rev. Joel Hunter that they hoped his family dies in a fire. Why? Because Hunter had the audacity to speak out against intolerance, specifically intolerance against Muslims. Hunter quickly paid the price, receiving...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE – A new internal investigation has turned up evidence that former Gov. Charlie Crist and legislative leaders were personally involved in pushing a $20 million economic-development project that went bust. The Port St. Lucie-based Digital...
Cycling enthusiasts have long dreamed of having a paved trail through the center of Florida that would give riders a continuous path from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico. Now that vision may become reality. The budget the Legislature passed...
One of Gov. Rick Scott's central selling points to economically rattled voters in 2010 was his direct line to Corporate America. He promised to cut corporate taxes, make Florida's business climate the best in the country and promote the turnaround in...
Tags: Don Gaetz, Government, Orlando, Jeremy Ring, Economic Policy
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE – Florida lawmakers are advancing a sweeping package of reforms of state economic-incentives that would require more rapid and detailed disclosure of the tax-breaks companies have received to fill jobs and closer scrutiny of their...
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