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Trey Radel: Media Protection Bill 'Will Be Signed into Law'

Florida Supreme Court Lets Overbooked Public Defenders Off Hook

May 22, 2013 - 6:00pm

In a 5-2 decision, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled that public defender's offices can seek permission from trial courts to stop taking on new cases, if they can demonstrate that their offices are overloaded with clients and cannot provide effective representation to new ones.

Justice Peggy Quince wrote the opinion on behalf of herself and Justices Barbara Pariente, R. Fred Lewis, Jorge Labarga, and James E.C. Perry. Chief Justice Ricky Polston wrote a dissent that was joined by Justice Charles T. Canady.

ALEC Economists: Florida in Top 10 for Economic Outlook

Report Card: Florida Chamber Gives Most (GOP) Legislators an 'A'

May 21, 2013 - 6:00pm

The Florida Chamber of Commerce released its annual legislative report card Wednesday, saying the high grade-average of state legislators reflects the successes the business community had pushing its agenda through the 2013 session.

Florida Tea Parties Mull Joining IRS Lawsuits

May 20, 2013 - 6:00pm

More than 200 Florida tea party groups will soon decide if they are eligible and willing to join either of at least two nationwide class-action lawsuits alleging harassment, intimidation, and discrimination by the Obama administration's IRS.

Florida Voices: 2013-2014 Families First Budget

In Another Rebuke to Will Weatherford, Rick Scott Vetoes Tuition Increases

May 19, 2013 - 6:00pm

In yet another sign of the growing distance between the governor's office and the speaker of the Florida House, Rick Scott today vetoed a 3 percent state university tuition increase, telling reporters Florida's families can't afford for education costs to go up even a single percentage point.

"I worry about the cost of higher education, Scott said at a noon press conference announcing his signing ofthe Legislature's 2013-2014 Florida Families First Budget, after having vetoed nearly $370 million of what had been a $74.5 billion budget.

FACT CHECK: Parent Empowerment Foes Inflating Membership

Turkey Day: Florida TaxWatch Gives Legislature's Budget Mixed Reviews

GOP-Turned-Democrat Outreach Director Slammed Rick Scott for Supporting Medicaid Expansion

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