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Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE – An attempt to give the Miami Dolphins the ability to make stadium improvements morphed Tuesday into a catch-all sports incentive package that could provide tax dollars for everything from Major League Soccer in Orlando to spring...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — Senate budget chief Joe Negron's push to end a 25-year-old tax break for insurers is drawing the ire of business groups and major political contributors put in the unusual position of defending their tax-advantages before a Republican-...
Last week, someone told the Rev. Joel Hunter that they hoped his family dies in a fire. Why? Because Hunter had the audacity to speak out against intolerance, specifically intolerance against Muslims. Hunter quickly paid the price, receiving...
Tags: Islam, David Simmons, Politics, Justice System, Alan Hays
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE – A new internal investigation has turned up evidence that former Gov. Charlie Crist and legislative leaders were personally involved in pushing a $20 million economic-development project that went bust. The Port St. Lucie-based Digital...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE – Florida lawmakers are advancing a sweeping package of reforms of state economic-incentives that would require more rapid and detailed disclosure of the tax-breaks companies have received to fill jobs and closer scrutiny of their...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — Brevard Rep. Steve Crisafulli formally took the reins for departed and controversial ex-lawmaker Chris Dorworth on Monday when he was voted in as the Republicans' choice for House speaker after the 2014 elections. For the soft-spoken...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelA coalition of progressive groups released its upcoming legislative agenda, and killing bills that block local wage and benefit measures sits near the top of it's list. “Florida’s low-income earners should be protected from corporate...
One of Gov. Rick Scott's central selling points to economically rattled voters in 2010 was his direct line to Corporate America. He promised to cut corporate taxes, make Florida's business climate the best in the country and promote the turnaround in...
Tags: Elections, Government, Rick Scott, Politics, Business
Taking Names the Blog - Orlando SentinelOver two days, we revealed this year's list of “The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida” — as chosen by a panel of leaders from the business, nonprofit and political communities. Below is the full list of 25 - with nutshell...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — With mounting evidence of companies gaming Florida's economic-incentive system, the Florida Senate is advancing a bill that would beef up the state's efforts to evaluate whether its myriad tax-cuts, incentives and breaks are creating...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — Two Democratic lawmakers plan to push bills to force the state to provide more data on its use of economic incentives to entice companies to add jobs or re-locate in the Sunshine State. Rep. José Javier Rodríguez, D-Miami, filed HB 563...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott's jobs team is going before House and Senate economic-development budget committees Wednesday to defend how it's spent tax-dollars, arguing its use of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax-incentives has helped lead...
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