Dean Cannon

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

GOP Consultant Asks U.S. Supreme Court To Block Records Release

A Republican consultant trying to keep hundreds of pages of redistricting-related documents secret is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to halt the release of the records in the latest twist in a legal battle over Florida’s congressional districts.

05/28/2014

texting-and-driving

New Killer More Dangerous Than Driving Drunk

There’s a new killer in Florida, more dangerous than drunk driving. It’s already outlawed in 44 states but it’s still legal in Florida. It’s the “new” drinking and driving, known as texting and driving, but should it be outlawed in Florida?

CBS4–11/16/2012

Ray Sansom mug shot

Former House Speaker To Fla.: “Reimburse Me”

Former House Speaker Ray Sansom is suing the state, saying he should be reimbursed for the costs of defending himself against corruption charges that were eventually dropped.

CBS Miami–07/28/2012

(Source: AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Fla. Republican Chairman Embroiled In Criminal Charges

Even as embattled Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer fights criminal charges related to his former tenure, he is also suing two law firms in connection with his downfall as the party’s leader.

CBS Miami–07/28/2012

Florida Capitol

FSU, UF Tuition Bill Headed To Gov. Scott

A bill that would allow Florida State University and the University of Florida raise tuition above the current 15 percent a year cap is on its way to Gov. Rick Scott’s desk for his signature.

CBS4–03/08/2012

Florida Legislature. (Source: AP)

Florida House Kills Lawmaker Immunity Bill

The Florida House of Representatives has killed a controversial bill that would have granted state lawmakers absolute immunity in civil lawsuits.

CBS4–02/20/2012

(Source: CBS4)

Fla. House Outlines Budget Allocations

Thursday, the Florida House released their overall budget allocations for the coming year where lawmakers will have to close a nearly $2 billion shortfall.

CBS4–01/19/2012

(Source: AP)

Budget Gap Could Stymie Legislature

State economists said Thursday that there should be modest growth in tax collections this year, but not nearly enough to make a difference with the state’s nearly $2 billion deficit.

CBS4–01/12/2012

Rick Scott

Fla. Gov. Scott Has Same Goals, New Realistic Approach

Gov. Rick Scott is going into his second legislative session with the same priorities — creating jobs and making the state more business friendly — but this time around his goals are more realistic.

CBS4–12/23/2011

Governor Rick Scott

Gov. Scott To Release His Budget Next Week

As state lawmakers get ready to battle over spending cuts to make up for a $2 billion shortfall, Gov. Rick Scott is readying to release his 2012-13 budget recommendations.

CBS4–11/30/2011

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