Alex Sink Calls on GOP to Raise Taxes on Wealthy

Alex Sink

  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 […]

GOP Bill Gives In-State Tuition to Some Immigrant Kids

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 […]

Senate Panel Passes Personal Injury Protection Bills

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.

Cannon Backs Away from Radical Court Reforms

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.