Florida’s ‘cash register justice’ leaves many felons still ineligible to vote despite passage of Amendment 4

By Claire Goforth Ten years ago, Rosemary McCoy never would have imagined that today she’d be in a Jacksonville library,

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Bye-Bye to Florida’s blind trust law and the protections it gave to Rick Scott and his vast wealth

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org To little notice last week, the Legislature voted unanimously to repeal Florida’s failed blind trust statute

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Florida prison chief: State losing corrections staff to ‘Wal-Mart,’ creating insecurity in system

More than three-quarters of Florida’s corrections officers have less than two years’ experience. In some state prisons, a single CO

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Law enforcement officials say that Anitere Flores bill to mandate civil citations for juveniles still ‘a non-starter’ for them

There are a number of bills floating in the Florida Legislature this year that deal with criminal justice reform, but

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Capitol Reax: Uber, Lyft, PCI, and the League of Southeastern Credit Unions sound off on the day’s news

The Senate Banking & Insurance Committee approved a bill to regulate transportation network companies, like Uber and Lyft. The bill

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Bill regulating ride-sharing in Florida advances in Senate Committee

Legislation to provide statewide regulations for transportation network companies (TNC’s) advanced in its latest committee stop in the Florida Senate Tuesday.

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Criminal justice reform task force and other reform bills advance in Florida Senate

A raft of bills that would reform Florida’s criminal justice system sponsored by St. Petersburg Republican Jeff Brandes were approved by the

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Joe Henderson: After Enterprise Florida fight, Rick Scott has little political capital left

Rick Scott went to Tallahassee in 2011 as an outsider. He often has operated like one as well, and not

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Potential CFO candidate Jeremy Ring tells his story in Tampa

Broward County Democrat Jeremy Ring isn’t an official candidate for Chief Financial Officer in 2018 yet, but he talked the

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House committee passes military Occupational Opportunity Act

A House subcommittee unanimously passed a bill to help service members and spouses find and keep jobs when they relocate

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Could anti-Donald Trump quotes hurt Pat Neal’s chances of becoming CFO?

Not surprisingly, Donald Trump hasn’t been too keen in hiring those associated with the “Never Trump” movement of conservative policy who surfaced

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Florida Campaign for Criminal Justice Reform formed as legislative session formally begins

There are numerous criminal justice reform bills already moving in committees in the Florida House and Senate this year, and

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Parenting plan bill that skip courts, lift court overload gets unilateral support in Senate committee

A bill heard by a Florida Senate committee Monday seeks to streamline the process of setting up a parenting plan

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Bill to allow law enforcement officers who wear body cameras to review footage advances in Florida Senate committee

Legislation that would allow law enforcement officers to review video taken from body cameras before writing a report or before

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Veterans group releases priorities ahead of 2017 Legislative Session

Veterans advocacy group Concerned Veterans for America announced its priorities for the 2017 Legislative Session, including support for bills that

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Jeff Brandes and Kathleen Peters file legislation to limit the release of sewage discharges

Following the dumping of millions of gallons of raw and partially treated sewage into Tampa Bay, Clam Bayou and other

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Florida House splitting legislation on incentives, tourism funding

In a letter to fellow members, state Rep. Jose Felix Diaz says House leadership now is planning to bifurcate its legislation to eliminate Enterprise

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It’s official: John Legg not running in 2018

It’s time for the Leggs to enjoy it being “Quiet Uptown.” Former state Sen. John Legg said Monday he will

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A Capitol Adventure

People don’t come to Florida’s Capitol without an agenda, and when they want to share it with the world, you

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Gainer’s bill would strip Tri-Rail of funding, contracting authority

A new bill from state Sen. George Gainer would strip Tri-Rail of state funding unless its board rescinds a controversial $511 million contract,

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Floridians for Ridesharing Coalition pushes for statewide bill to get passed this year

Last year in the Florida Legislature, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill to create statewide regulations regarding ridesharing,

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Jeff Brandes bills keep Enterprise Florida, but with tight leash

State Sen. Jeff Brandes‘s new economic development proposal would continue operations of the embattled Enterprise Florida and state Department of

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Bill to kill business incentives, Enterprise Florida cleared for House floor

A House bill that would abolish the Enterprise Florida economic development organization, eliminate a throng of business incentive programs, and strip the VISIT FLORIDA

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Ridesharing bill advances 21-1 in Florida House Committee

A bill to create statewide regulations for ridesharing companies easily advanced in its last committee stop Tuesday in the Florida

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Task force would seek to remake Florida’s criminal justice system

Florida’s state lawmakers increasingly are embracing criminal justice reform policies that break with the state’s “tough on crime” past. But

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Impressive roster of GOP state leaders lineup for Ed Hooper Tallahassee fundraiser

Clearwater Republican Ed Hooper is assembling an impressive number of high-profile state lawmakers for a Tallahassee reception next month. Hooper,

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Jeff Brandes calls for investigation of Tri-Rail contract

Saying that testimony before his committee convinced him that inadequate time was set aside to decide what is now a

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Tri-Rail defends its $500M contract before Senate committee

The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority took its best shot Thursday at defending its decisions to throw out five proposals

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New group seeks to steer medical marijuana between control, free market

As at least one key lawmaker pushes to open Florida’s coming medical marijuana industry to a free market and the current

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