In The News: March 27, 2014

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Florida Public Employees


March 27, 2014

Florida House of Representatives: Daily Actions of the House


Florida_House_Public_EmployeesFlorida House of Representatives: Press Release – Florida House Introduces Additional Tax Cuts for Floridians

Tallahassee, Fla.—The Florida House Finance and Tax Subcommittee today passed PCB FTSC 14-05 relating to Economic Development as part of the Legislature’s Work Plan 2014 initiative to cut taxes and fees by $500 million. The bill provides a broad range of tax cuts and spending aimed at providing savings to Floridians and encouraging economic development in the state.


TBOTBO:  Pasco Housing Authority director resigns

DADE CITY — Pasco County Housing Authority Executive Director Dianne Morris resigned Wednesday from the position she held for two years, but no one on the authority will explain what led to her abrupt decision.


News_Herald_Florida_Public_EmployeesNews Herald: Florida lawmakers study medical tourism

Bean has proposed legislation to require Visit Florida, the public-private partnership charged with attracting tourism to the state, to market Florida as a health care destination.


Resignation_Scott' Another resignation rocks Rick Scott campaign

Gonzalo Sanabria, a longtime Miami-Dade Expressway Authority board member, announced Thursday he was resigning from his appointed post to protest the “disparaging and disrespectful” treatment of Mike Fernandez, the former co-finance chairman of Gov. Rick Scott’s campaign.


Red_light_Camera_florida_public_employeesWLRN: Red-Light Camera Ban Creeps To A Halt In The Florida Legislature

Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, knew his bill was in trouble, so he suggested changes. He proposed an amendment that would prevent cameras from ticketing drivers who make right turns on red “if the vehicle is traveling less than 15 miles per hour, is not involved in a crash, and no pedestrians are in the crosswalk.”


Many_Diaz_Jr_Florida_Public_EmployeesFPE:  Manny Diaz’ Bogus Charter School Task Force

Two days ago, Scathing Purple Musings reported on Rep. Manny Diaz (R-Miami) curious deflection of questions from House colleagues on his charter school bill with references to a task force.

Read Florida school voucher bill gets second chance

The proposal was given a second chance on Wednesday, thanks to a procedural maneuver by a state representative.

Current_florida_public_employeesThe Florida Current: House, Senate budgets incredibly close – will Democrats get extremely loud?

House Democratic leaders took shots at their chamber’s $75.3 billion budget during a House Appropriations Committee meeting Monday, saying that with a $1.2 billion projected surplus lawmakers should put more money into education, efforts to reduce waiting lists for critically needy disabled patients, environmental projects and affordable housing programs.


Scott_Tuition_Crist_Florida_public_EmployeesTampa Bay Times: Scott visits Tampa high school, blames Crist for college tuition increases

Those two facts shared the same orbit Wednesday at a Tampa high school, where the governor chatted with teens about college plans while blaming his opponent, former Gov. Charlie Crist, for the debt they will incur.


FPE:  March 27, 2014 – Legislative Calendar, Florida Senate And House of Representatives

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