Cooling a hot issue, Fla. lawmakers pass voting-reform law

OK, OK, enough already. Tired of being the butt of late-night jokes, the Florida Legislature on Friday passed an election overhaul bill that aims to cut out […]

Fla. Democrats want another bite at the Medicaid apple

TALLAHASSEE – The battle lines haven’t changed. With Florida state House Republicans holding firm against Medicaid expansion under Obamacare, Florida’s 2013 legislative session had barely ended when […]

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Fla. lawmakers wrap up session in a defensive stance

It is finished. For now at least. With a final flurry of laws that included election reform, streamlining regulations development and medical procedures, the Florida Legislature wrapped […]

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Fla. ‘Anti-Sharia bill’ officially dead

The effort to keep foreign laws out of Florida courts is over for the 2013 session. The controversial bill, popularly known as the “Anti-Sharia bill,” was sponsored […]

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Bill to ban texting while driving in Fla. heads to governor

In politics, sometimes close is close enough. A slightly watered-down version of an anti-texting while driving bill arrived at the Florida Senate on Thursday, but its sponsor […]

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Technicality kills ‘Anti-Sharia bill’ in Florida Senate?

The “Anti-Sharia” law came one vote short. After a long debate Thursday, opponents of a bill sponsored in the House by Rep. Larry Metz, R-Groveland, and Sen. […]

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Oh, the humanity: Sequestration spoils seniors’ poolside breakfasts

With its chairwoman in Tallahassee Wednesday, the Democratic National Committee must have Florida more on its mind than usual. Here’s an unintentionally funny email blast from the […]

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Wasserman Schultz wags finger at GOP in Tally, lambastes Rick Scott

Debbie Wasserman Schultz knows how to win friends and influence people: Be insulting. Be snide. Be threatening. Who could resist? Not content with making a hash of […]

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Stalemate: Fla. GOP says Dems ‘grandstanding’ over single issue

TALLAHASSEE – Point made. Now, let’s get this session over with. That was the message Tuesday from two key Republicans about House Democrats’ decision to slow down […]

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Fla. House Dems stall session to protest Medicaid, GOP furious

TALLAHASSEE — The progressive party is slowing progress in the Florida Legislature. Florida House Democrats are protesting Republican resistance to federal funding for Obamacare Medicaid expansion by […]

Pam Bondi recruits Fla. seniors at Tallahassee rally

TALLAHASSEE — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi appealed for help from the Sunshine State’s senior citizens Tuesday for help in stopping cyber-criminals trying to separate the elderly […]

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Senate tie shoots down ‘parent trigger’ again in Florida

TALLAHASSEE – When it comes to “parent trigger,” history repeats itself. A tie vote in the Florida Senate on Tuesday effectively killed a measure to give parents […]