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527 Fix Returns, Passes, Heads to Governor

April 29, 2010 - 6:00pm

In stark contrast to the way lawmakers tried earlier this year to rein in shadowy electioneering groups in a broad campaign finance bill that was ultimately vetoed, the House quietly passed and sent to Gov. Charlie Crist on Thursday a second attempt to put some regulations on 527 organizations.

Red Light Camera Bill Gets the Green Light

April 21, 2010 - 6:00pm

A bill that would create a statewide standard for the use of cameras to catch red light runners is ready for a final vote in the House and the president of the Senate said Thursday he's optimistic about the measure.

Economy Brings Back Nursing Home Staffing Debate

March 28, 2010 - 6:00pm

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, March 29, 2010....With money tight, lawmakers are looking at changing the way the number of hours of mandatory daily care for nursing home patients is counted, reducing the number of required hours of care by certified nursing assistants, and having registered nurses pick up some of that care.

Property Insurance De-Reg Gets Through Senate Panel

March 23, 2010 - 7:00pm

Despite a reminder from the governor that he doesn't like the bill, a Senate committee on Wednesday pushed through a plan to allow property insurance companies to raise rates without regulatory approval.

Passage of the measure in the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee followed testy exchanges between members of the divided panel, hostile questions of an insurance company lobbyist and state regulatory officials, and a vote against allowing actual debate on the bill before a vote.

This Car Brought to You By....

March 11, 2010 - 6:00pm

A Nike swoosh or the Golden Arches might one day call to consumers from the back of your car.

The legislation that could allow some companies to stamp their corporate logo on Florida license plates as a way to bring in some cash for the state and save drivers some money - is likely to get a vote in a Senate committee next week.

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