Amid speculation about whether she will run again for governor in 2014, former Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink aligned herself Wednesday with President Obama in the debate about the country hitting the so-called “fiscal cliff” on Jan. 1. Sink, in a conference call with reporters, called for congressional Republicans to agree to a […]
Children of illegal immigrants who graduate from Florida high schools could be eligible for in-state college tuition in Florida, even if they too are undocumented, under a bill filed Wednesday by a South Florida Republican. The bill would provide in-state tuition to the so-called “Dream” students, who were brought to the United States as children […]
In room packed with lobbyists who last tilted lances at each other in 2007, a Senate committee on Tuesday approved a pair of industry-backed measures that will make it easier for insurance companies to deny claims in automobile crash injury cases following a new explosion of fraudulent claims.
In response to criticism from court officials and other “stakeholders”, House Speaker Dean Cannon on Wednesday scaled back ambitious court reform proposals by jettisoning a bill making it harder for elected judges to stay in office, while revamping how courts are funded and expanding the Florida Supreme Court’s ability to decide which cases to hear.
A Senate panel on Thursday backed off considerably from a proposal to require state workers to make contributions to their pension fund, exempting many state workers, and cutting back the amount others would have to chip in.