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Proposed Tourist Tax Changes Draw Debate

January 10, 2018 - 7:45pm
Despite objections from parts of the tourism industry, House members Wednesday began moving forward with a bill that would allow local tourist-development taxes to be used for projects such as adding roads or expanding sewer and water systems.

FPL Delays Plan to Recoup Irma Costs

January 3, 2018 - 8:00pm

After saying in October it expected to collect an estimated $1.3 billion, Florida Power & Light has put on hold a plan to bill customers for the costs of restoring electricity after Hurricane Irma.

Brown Asks Appeals Court for Prison Reprieve

January 2, 2018 - 4:30pm
Corrine Brown

Slated to report to prison Jan. 29, former Congresswoman Corrine Brown is asking a federal appeals court to allow her to remain free while she continues to fight her conviction on charges related to a charity scam.

Court Rules Against Insurer on 'Assignment of Benefits'

December 4, 2017 - 6:00pm

With a legislative battle brewing again about the issue, an appeals court has ruled against a property insurer's effort to place restrictions on a controversial practice known as “assignment of benefits.”

Groups Defend Pariente in Supreme Court Appointments Case

November 28, 2017 - 6:00pm
Barbara Pariente

Accusing Gov. Rick Scott of trying to “fan the flames of false controversy,” two groups argued Tuesday that Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente should not be disqualified from a case that could determine the future direction of the court.

School Boards Ask High Court to Block Last Session's Controversial Education Law

November 14, 2017 - 5:30pm

Raising the prospect of “irreversible damage” to the public- education system, nine school boards want the Florida Supreme Court to block a massive education law approved in May.

Weekly Roundup: Session Clock Ticks Amid Latvala Probe

Financial Literacy Requirement Sought for Students

November 8, 2017 - 6:15pm

Florida senators are renewing a push to require high-school students to pass a financial-literacy course before graduation, though at least two lawmakers are concerned about students being squeezed for time during the school day.

Florida TV Tax Fight Taken to U.S. Supreme Court

October 16, 2017 - 8:15pm

Pointing to “protectionism,” a major satellite-television company is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a constitutional challenge to a Florida law that sets different tax rates for cable and satellite TV services.

Dish Network in September filed a 39-page petition in the U.S. Supreme Court, nearly five months after the Florida Supreme Court sided with the state and the cable industry in upholding the law.

Weekly Roundup: Counting Down the Days




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