Garrett Richter

Lottery Terminal Bill Clears Senate PanelA bill that would allow people to buy lottery tickets using "point-of-sale" credit card machines has cleared another hurdle.
Powdered Alcohol Ban Approved Amid QuestionsA key Senate committee approved a bill Thursday that would ban the sale and use of powdered alcoholic beverages in Florida, though some lawmakers questioned why the state doesn't instead take a regulatory approach.
House Speaker: "Lights Are Out" On GamblingHouse Speaker Will Weatherford put a lid on any gambling legislation this session, including a proposal backed by the Senate's first family that would require tracks to report greyhound injuries and deaths.
Weatherford: 'Lights Dimming' On Florida Gambling BillOdds are getting longer against stand-alone casinos in Florida in the near future as a stalemate between Gov. Rick Scott and House Speaker Will Weatherford appears to deepen.
Lawmaker: Shift Florida Lottery Into Gaming CommissionAs lawmakers look at overhauling the state's gambling landscape, a new gaming commission could include a shift of management for the 25-year-old Florida Lottery.
State Gambling Bill Delayed Two WeeksThe rollout of a comprehensive gambling bill for the state has been delayed.
Backers Of Broward Casino Look To Score A new proposal pitched to the Senate Gaming Committee Monday may make the Florida Panthers the first major-league sports team linked with a casino.
Florida Has Become A Top Spot For Gamblers When you take into account casinos operated by the Seminole and Miccosukee tribes, the numerous pari-mutuel facilities, day-cruise and cruise ships who call the state their home port, Florida is considered one of the nation's top spots for gamblers.
Genting Group Withdraws Push For Gambling Initiative On BallotIn a surprising move, Casino giant Genting is backing off its efforts to get statewide gambling legalization initiative on the ballot to focus on offering support to legislators as they effort tomake a broad examination of gaming in the state.
Citizens Property Chief Wants To Look Into Taking It Private South Florida homeowners whose property is covered by state run Citizens Property Insurance take note - the Chairman of the ‘insurer of last resort’ has thrown out the idea of taking the agency private.
Gov. Scott's Corporate Tax Cut Proposal ShelvedThe future of Governor Rick Scott’s signature corporate tax cut proposal is in doubt after leading senators sent mixed signals and a skittish committee temporarily postponed consideration of the measure at its last scheduled meeting on Monday.
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