SFWMD’s last minute move to extend sugarcane lease triggers hearing demand

By Katherine Lewin FloridaBulldog.org Nineteen years ago, the South Florida Water Management District bought 16,158 rural acres south of Lake

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Lauren’s Kids racks up six-figure donations via auto tag registration renewals

By Francisco Alvarado FloridaBulldog.org In January, Broward County car owners who received their auto tag renewal notices also got a

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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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House committee OK’s proposal to keep BP oil funds in Northwest Florida

A House panel has approved legislation to make sure settlement money from the 2010 BP oil spill stays in the

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House committee OK’s bill requiring septic tank inspection during home sales

A bill that would require septic tanks to be inspected when a home sells advanced through its first House committee

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Report: Senate could consider changing way nursing homes are paid

A change how the state’s nursing homes that accept Medicaid are paid is still being mulled in the Senate. According

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Can Florida universities and colleges rival rest of nation?

Setting up a debate over the future of Florida’s colleges and universities, the state Senate passed an ambitious proposal Thursday

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Florida Senate says yes to more help for college students

College students in Florida could soon get extra help under an ambitious proposal passed by the Florida Senate. The Florida

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Florida House faults universities over salaries and spending

A top Florida House Republican says that state universities are spending way too much money inappropriately and that they don’t

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Senate considers Joe Negron’s higher education legislation

The Excellence in Higher Education Act, a top priority for Senate President Joe Negron, has been set up for a vote by the full

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Bill to expand juvenile civil citations advances in Senate, law enforcement continues to resist

Legislation to create a statewide civil citation program for juveniles statewide advanced in a Florida Senate Committee Wednesday. but members

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Capitol Reax: Opening Day of the 2017 Legislative Session

The 2017 Legislative Session kicked off Tuesday with Gov. Rick Scott’s penultimate “State of the State” address, and speeches from

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Florida Senate convenes in Tallahassee, adopts compromise budget rules

The Florida Senate is in session. Senators convened at 9:30 with a prayer and the traditional singing of the national

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Just imagine huge can of worms opened by religious liberty bill

The Hillsborough County public school district has straightforward rules in its student handbook about religion. It says students can talk

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Dorothy Hukill, recovering from cancer, watching from home as Senate convenes

Sen. Dorthy Hukill wasn’t in Tallahassee for opening day of the 2017 Legislature, but that doesn’t mean she wasn’t on the

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Guns, gambling and taxes: Legislators return to work

Once the Florida Legislature kicks off its 60-day Session March 7, legislators are expected to pass, or kill, dozens of

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Business groups oppose tax break swap

A coalition of Florida business groups is giving the thumbs-down to state Sen. Anitere Flores’ proposal to pay for a cut in

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Richard Corcoran to pick Darryl Rouson, Tom Lee to constitution panel

House Speaker Richard Corcoran is expected to announce that Sen. Darryl Rouson, Rep. Chris Sprowls, and Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco will be among his nine

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Florida’s legislative leaders talk issues, personalities

Florida Senate President Joe Negron and House Speaker Richard Corcoran are Republican lawyers. But the similarities start to drift from

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Final push for fundraising before 2017 Session kicks off

Think of it as the last hurrah before the 2017 Legislative Session. Members of the House and Senate can’t raise

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2017 Legislative Session preview: Oscar Braynon on juvenile justice, incentives and Chance the Rapper

This is the first legislative session that South Florida’s Oscar Braynon II will be the Senate’s Democratic Leader. The 40-year-old,

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Legislature may agree on 2017 budget rule compromise

House and Senate leaders have tentatively brokered a rules deal to avoid a meltdown over how requests to fund hometown projects

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Joe Negron, Pulse mother and doctor, a DREAMer, among Trump address to Congress guests

As is traditional, Florida’s congressional delegation is using its invite tickets to President Donald Trump‘s first address to a joint

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Email insights: Sugarcane farmers blast Everglades Foundation for ‘fake economics’

Florida Sugarcane Farmers are the latest group to give its take on the hottest buzzword in American politics – “fake

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Richard Corcoran, Rick Scott still holding on constitutional panel picks

With the 2017 Legislative Session fast approaching, House Speaker Richard Corcoran and Gov. Rick Scott still have not released their

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Anitere Flores wants to replace one tax cut with another

In a move sure to ire the insurance industry, state Sen. Anitere Flores is proposing a cut in the state

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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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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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Don Gaetz, Chris Smith among Joe Negron’s constitutional review panel picks

Former Florida Senate President Don Gaetz and former Senate Democratic Leader Chris Smith are among those tapped by current Senate

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