Negron Land-Buying Plan Draws Panhandle FoesThe plan to buy 60,000 acres of farmland south of Lake Okeechobee to help reduce toxic algae blooms is meeting resistance.
Sen. Negron To Pursue Money To Buy Everglades LandLawmakers will be asked next year to approve bonding a big chunk of environmental preservation money to buy Everglades land.
Next Senate President Puts Focus On UniversitiesSen. Joe Negron announced Monday he will take a four-day "listening tour" of state universities.
House Panel Passes Gambling DealA House panel has overwhelmingly supported a trio of gambling bills that would ratify a $3 billion deal between the state and the Seminole Tribe, do away with greyhound racing while allowing dog tracks to keep operating other games, and open the door for slot machines in Palm Beach County.
Senators Ready To Weigh In On Fantasy SportsWith some other states saying daily fantasy-sports games are a type of gambling, Florida senators this week will wade into the debate with a bill that would regulate the industry.
Senate Moves To Cut Ties With Businesses Boycotting IsraelThe Florida Senate has unanimously passed a bill which takes aim at businesses that boycott Israel.
Two State GOP Lawmakers Want To Regulate Fantasy SportsA pair of Republican lawmakers want to regulate the daily fantasy sports industry, which is the subject of a federal probe and lawsuits in Florida and other states focused on whether the popular online games are illegal gambling.
Emergency Precautions Could Shrink Boat FeesA state senator is proposing a reduction in annual registration fees for boaters who purchase emergency locator devices for their vessels.
Gaetz, Book Bring In Campaign CashIn the halls of the Florida Capitol, the names Gaetz and Book are almost universally recognized.
Senate Adds Study To Budget, New Uber Rules Put On HoldLocal governments would be prohibited from crafting new rules while the state studies the "potential positive" impacts of Uber and other transportation network services, under a provision added to the criminal and civil-justice portion of the budget Monday.
Negron Zeros In On Dispute Over Juvenile Detention CostsFlorida's long-running conflict between the state and counties over how to share juvenile-detention costs is flaring again --- and a powerful lawmaker is unhappy about what is happening.
State Senators Cruise In Primaries Incumbent senators easily won primary contests Tuesday, dominating races that never seriously threatened their bids for re-election.

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