Jack Latvala

New Proposal Would Help Firefighters Battle CancerA new bill wants to protect firefighters who may eventually be diagnosed with cancer.
Senate Still Skeptical About Scott Corporate Cash DemandsState senators still aren't buying Gov. Rick Scott's argument that Florida's business recruitment agency is running short of the cash needed to close corporate relocation deals.
Gaetz, Book Bring In Campaign CashIn the halls of the Florida Capitol, the names Gaetz and Book are almost universally recognized.
Scott Keeps Pressure On Lawmakers For Business IncentivesGov. Rick Scott continues putting pressure on lawmakers to attract more companies to Florida and has advised business owners to do the same.
Lawmakers Say Complaints Continue About Unemployment WebsiteFloridians continue to report problems with the state's 2-year-old unemployment benefits website, according to lawmakers.
Budget Votes Finally Send Lawmakers HomeAfter two sessions, 108 days and one rancorous health-care debate, the final gavels fell Friday in the House and Senate following approval of a $78.7 billion budget that settled few of the issues dividing the Capitol.
Public Records Exemption Passed For Tax CollectorsThe Florida Senate voted 38-0 on Tuesday to approve a public-records exemption that would prevent the release of taxpayers' email addresses obtained by county tax collectors for the purpose of sending tax notices.
Answers Sought After Reports Of 'Climate Change' BanAn environmental group wants Florida's inspector general to check out reports of an unwritten policy prohibiting state agencies from using the terms "climate change" and "global warming."
Craft Brewers Wary Of Claims About Ending Ban On 'Growlers'An effort that would allow small craft brewers to pour beer into half-gallon containers may advance during the 2015 legislative session without becoming part of a package of other beverage issues.
State Senators Cruise In Primaries Incumbent senators easily won primary contests Tuesday, dominating races that never seriously threatened their bids for re-election.
Lawmakers Reach Out To Undocumented ImmigrantsImmediately after the Senate passed HB 755 late Friday afternoon, Senate Rules Chairman John Thrasher left the chamber, dashed up the stairs and handed a sheet of paper to a small cluster of people outside the public gallery.
Emergency Concealed Weapon Measure Muzzled In SenateA National Rifle Association-backed measure aimed at allowing people to carry concealed weapons without licenses during emergency evacuations has been holstered for this year.
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