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River wreckers? Central Florida's Econlockhatchee River has been designated an Outstanding Florida Water, making it "worthy of special protection" under state law. Do state lawmakers even care? A bill up for consideration in the Senate today...
Tags: Alan Hays, Wetlands, Politics, Andy Gardiner
Low-lying Wedgefield's fight to be exempted from Orange County's wetlands rules is taking place in the Florida Legislature this spring with scant information about the potential environmental consequences of the legislation. That's because the state...
To the growing alarm of environmentalists, Florida lawmakers are trying to strip Orange County of its ability to protect wetlands in Wedgefield, a suburban community set among soggy pine and cypress forests along the Econlockhatchee River. Arguing that...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTwo weeks after the Orlando Sentinel reported that at least a hundred — and potentially far more — big companies have been reducing their Florida corporate-income taxes through an apparent “loophole” in state law, the Florida...
Recognized across much of the country by its bright-red logo, Circle K has hundreds of convenience stores in Florida, selling everything from coffee and engine oil to ice cream and potato chips. But for at least a decade, when Circle K's cash...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — It's the last full day of committee meetings before the long winter break, which will last about three weeks before lawmakers return to the Capitol for a once-a-decade redistricting session in January. In the Senate, Gov. Rick Scott'...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelThe campaign of Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich officially announced that former Orange County Mayor Rich Crotty and former Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, plus former state health care administrator Alan Levine, would lead his...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelThe News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Three Republican lawmakers have filed bills that will refuel a debate about the amount of hotel taxes that online travel companies should pay. Rep. Jason Brodeur, R-Sanford, and Senate Majority Leader Andy...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — The Florida House GOP leadership split Tuesday over a Senate plan to let unregulated “surplus lines” insurers take policies out of the state-run Citizens Property Insurance Corp. — but only if the policyholders...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — A controversial measure that would loosen the Florida High School Athletic Association's rules on athletic eligibility for transfer students squeaked by the Senate Thursday morning by a 21-18 vote and is on its way to the governor's...
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