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House passes Rick Scott’s tax cut without two-thirds majority; Democrats promise lawsuit

May 2, 2013 Comments Off on House passes Rick Scott’s tax cut without two-thirds majority; Democrats promise lawsuit Wes Hodge

Florida House Republicans rammed through a 96-page tax bill with no debate Wednesday night and a potentially illegal tax-break for manufacturers which did not get the two-thirds majority required constitutionally …

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House punts on Orange County sick-time bill

May 2, 2013 Comments Off on House punts on Orange County sick-time bill Wes Hodge

House Majority Leader Steve Precourt is refusing to go along with a Senate deal on a local government sick-leave bill, casting some doubt on whether the Orange County-inspired measure can pass the …

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Wasserman Schultz says Scott needs to “get off the sidelines” on health care

May 1, 2013 Comments Off on Wasserman Schultz says Scott needs to “get off the sidelines” on health care Wes Hodge

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, blasted House Speaker Will Weatherford for letting the Tea Party run the agenda in the House and said Gov. Rick Scott needed to “get off the sidelines” and use …

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With no deal on healthcare, Democrats continue into Day 2 of stalling tactics

May 1, 2013 Comments Off on With no deal on healthcare, Democrats continue into Day 2 of stalling tactics Wes Hodge

Democrats in the Florida House continued to use procedural tactics to slow down the legislative process Wednesday, part of a protest against the Legislature’s non-action on healthcare reform. Forcing all …

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House killing Democratic bills, but not those for special-interests

May 1, 2013 Comments Off on House killing Democratic bills, but not those for special-interests Wes Hodge

A showdown over expanding health-care to more than 1 million Floridians slowed the Legislature to a crawl for a second day Wednesday, with the fate of an elections reform, a …

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