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R.I.P.: Bills that died because of House adjournment

April 29, 2015

From Peter Schorsch of Water legislation State Sen. Charlie Dean’s massive water legislation package – SB 618 – will no longer see adoption into state law this year, in a session that was purported to…


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…


Florida Cabinet slows down agency appointments

March 7, 2015

Capitol watchers were given a glimpse this week of the next chapter in the showdown between the governor and Cabinet members over department-head appointments. Aides to Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, Attorney General Pam Bondi and…


2014 State Roundup: A year of change and stability

December 29, 2014

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA In some ways, the state of Florida has remained remarkably stable over the past year. Gov. Rick Scott and the entire Cabinet won re-election. Republicans maintain control of…