Seminole Tribe of Florida
A stalemate between the state and the Seminole Tribe of Florida about the tribe’s right to offer blackjack and other games at its casinos appears to have thawed, according to a top Senate negotiator.
State officials are set to ask a federal appeals court to overturn a decision on utility and rental taxes on Seminole Tribe property.
Despite narrow approval by a House committee Tuesday, odds remain long that lawmakers will sign off on a gambling proposal that could do away with dog racing, pave the way for Las Vegas-style casinos in South Florida and open the door for slot machines in Lee and Palm Beach counties.
Florida’s political parties are getting millions of dollars from various corporations that have a stake in this year’s legislative session.
A new bill, moving in the state Senate, may be bringing slot machines to two Florida counties.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up a dispute about whether the Seminole Tribe of Florida should pay taxes on fuel it buys off tribal lands, handing a victory to the state in a long-running legal battle.
Nearly $850, 000 was raised to pay for the inauguration of Florida Governor Rick Scott, according to Florida Republicans.
Overall contributions to Gov. Rick Scott’s inauguration festivities reached nearly a million dollars, and on Friday the Republican Party released names of four additional donors that helped make it happen.
Florida Governor Rick Scott is taking on his second term promising to stick to the same agenda as in his previous term.
The Seminole Tribe of Florida scored a major victory in court on Monday after a Broward judge dismissed most of a lawsuit brought against them which sought $250 million in damages.