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October 9, 2015

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Broken breaks: Tax breaks that are difficult to change

Time can render some tax breaks unequal or unfair. But once enacted, they're difficult to change or eliminate. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2015

Florida lawmakers' 'sprinkle fund'

For as long as the Florida Legislature has been developing and passing budgets, one of the perks of being Senate president or House Speaker has been the ability to hold back a bit of anticipated tax revenue for the leaders to allocate at the end of budget negotiations. Read more »
Published on 8/27/2015

Act of revenge? How the ‘revenge porn' bill ended up so flawed

The revenge porn law makes it a first-degree misdemeanor to “sexually cyberharass” someone. Read more »
Published on 7/24/2015

Ducks in a row: Jacksonville's leaders want more clout in Tallahassee

During the 2008 election cycle, six freshmen lawmakers from the Jacksonville area entered the Florida Legislature. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2015

An exit interview with Gray Swoope

Gray Swoope reflects on his four-year tenure as the state's main economic recruiter. Read more »
Published on 3/25/2015

Universal Studios' high-crime zone incentive money grab

While legal, the theme park's use of an anti-crime incentives program isn't sitting well with sponsors of the bill. Read more »
Published on 11/26/2014

Principle -- or just bile?

An effort to compensate a teenager injured by a Broward deputy turns into a legal morass. Read more »
Published on 10/28/2014

Roundup of August primary battles for the Florida Legislature

The subplot thickens: Primaries this month will set the stage for leadership battles in the state House and senate. Read more »
Published on 7/28/2014

Medical marijuana: Smoke, no mirrors

As medical marijuana heads to the ballot in Florida, Ben Pollara isn't taking anything for granted as he spearheads an effort to get the measure passed. Read more »
Published on 5/28/2014

Kitchen is the mission for Florida's top chef

From promoting Florida's bounty abroad to teaching kids about healthy eating, state chef Justin Timineri has a full plate. Read more »
Published on 11/15/2013

Crime & punishment: Changes at Florida Dept. of Corrections

The Smart Justice movement has spurred criminal justice overhauls in some states, including Georgia. In Florida, reform is happening in fits and starts. Read more »
Published on 8/12/2013

High hopes for Democratic Chairwoman Allison Tant

Florida Democrats are counting on new party Chairwoman Allison Tant to close the fundraising gap. Read more »
Published on 6/13/2013

Florida's Debt Debate

Gov. Rick Scott makes good on a promise to cut the state's debt level, but some say the move is ill-timed. Read more »
Published on 1/31/2013

Guiding Principles

Elected to office at age 23, Andrew Gillum says he felt unprepared at times for what lay ahead. So he created a program that supports other young officials. Read more »
Published on 10/18/2012

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