Backroom Briefing: Gambling Foes At Odds Over PollFloridians overwhelmingly back the current Seminole gaming "compact" and support what they know of a bigger gambling deal Gov. Rick Scott has asked lawmakers to approve, according to a Florida Chamber of Commerce poll released Thursday.
Board Backs Stewart On Test Scores, School GradesThe Florida Board of Education voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to back Commissioner Pam Stewart on proposals about test scores and school grades, turning aside concerns from business and education-reform groups.
Two Major Business Group Back Seminole CompactTwo of the Capitol's most influential business lobbies, in a new television ad, are urging an extension of a state gambling agreement with the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
Scott Goes Gaga For WawaThere will be more Wawas in Florida, just don't expect to find one in a Wawa, Florida.
Florida Ports Want Help In Luring Shipping FirmsThe top lobbying group for Florida's seaports wants the state to establish a marketing campaign to help lure cargo-shipping companies from major ports in other areas of the country.
Scott Drives $9.9 Billion Transportation BudgetGov. Rick Scott's drive to attract more people and businesses to Florida means the need for lots of cement and asphalt.
Minimum Wage To Top $8, But Debate ContinuesFlorida's lowest-paid workers will get a raise Jan. 1, but a higher minimum wage sought by state and national Democrats doesn't appear on the immediate legislative horizon.
Lawmakers Have Money To Spend Or Give BackSome recovery in Florida's economy has helped give lawmakers a chance to focus on new items rather than the budget.
Performance Could Alter University Funding Lawmakers will consider a plan this spring that would fund the state's 12 universities based in part on performance, a move that could see some universities lose money and others gain it.
Scott Continues Pushing Citizens DepopulationGovernor Rick Scott continued to make his push to depopulate Citizens Insurance Friday in front of a friendly crowd at the Florida Chamber of Commerce.
A Closer Look At Florida's Amendment 3This November's ballot is the longest in South Florida history. The reason: 11 constitutional amendments, some as long as a half of page. On the ballot, Amendment 3 is titled State Government Revenue Limitation. In simple English that means a new formula for the state budget.
Senate Committee Approves Casino Resort Bill Clearing the first legislative hurdle, a Senate committee Monday approved a controversial bill that would allow up to three resort casinos in Florida.