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Mike Haridopolos

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

(Source: CBSMiami) Florida Senate Redistricting Map, original version

Supreme Court To Legislature: Fix Senate Redistricting

Just hours before adjourning the 2012 session of the Florida legislature, lawmakers learned they will barely have time to go home and see the kids before heading back to Tallahassee, after Gov. Scott called a 15-day extraordinary session beginning Wednesday to deal with a redistricting plan rejected by the Florida Supreme Court.

03/10/2012

Florida Legislature. (Source: AP)

Budget Dispute Could Keep Florida Legislature Overtime

Florida budget negotiations have stalled in Tallahassee which means state lawmakers may not end their annual session on time.

CBS4–02/28/2012

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Senate Prison Privatization Bill Voted Down

The Florida Senate voted down a bill Tuesday which would have privatized about 30 prisons in the southern part of the state.

CBS4–02/14/2012

Florida Legislature. (Source: AP)

Critics Claim State Senate’s New Map Favors Incumbents

Plans to redraw the political boundaries of the state Senate and Florida’s congressional delegations passed the upper chamber by broad margin even as opponents bitterly argued the maps are aimed at protecting political incumbents.

CBS4–01/18/2012

(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

(Source: Seminole Hard Rock Casino)

Destination Resort Sponsors Defend Casino Bill

Lawmakers sponsoring the resort casino bill have seen a growing chorus of opposition to bill, and on Thursday they defended it to a roomful of reporters, saying it would better regulate gambling and provide jobs.

CBS4–11/04/2011

(Photo Credit: MIKE CLARKE/AFP/Getty Images)

S. Fla. Lawmakers Gamble On Destination Resorts Bill

Two South Florida lawmakers are betting casino resorts are just what we need to boost the bottom line.

CBS4–10/26/2011

U. S. Senator Bill Nelson

Nelson Trouncing GOP In Fundraising

The chances that a Republican can unseat Senator Bill Nelson in 2012 are shrinking every day. Nelson outraised every Republican challenger that has declared for the 2012 GOP primary.

CBS4–10/21/2011

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