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Uber has a battle in Florida Senate

December 9, 2015

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The Senate isn’t ready to match a House proposal that would prevent local governments from regulating popular app-based transportation services, such as Uber and Lyft. Senate President Andy…


Senate removes Confederate flag from seal

October 20, 2015

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Without a formal vote, the Florida Senate on Monday agreed to strip the Confederate battle flag from its official seal, removing one of the few remaining vestiges of…

Business Health Care Battle

Scott undermines Senate health care plan

June 3, 2015

Senate Appropriations Committee is tired of the games the Scott administration is playing in the legislative battle over health care. On Monday, state Medicaid director Justin Senior appeared before the House Health & Human Services Committee.…


Senate scuttles Conscience Protection bill

April 30, 2015

A controversial bill that would allow private adoption agencies to refuse to place children with same-sex couples appears ready to die Friday with the end of the regular legislative session. House members passed the so-called “conscience…


Breaking news: Florida House flips out Senate, adjourns

April 28, 2015

From News Service of Florida: Amid a bitter impasse with the Senate about the budget and health-care issues, the House adjourned “sine die” about 1:15 p.m. Central. The adjournment came three days before the annual legislative…