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Last summer, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill helped inspire a series of conferences dedicated to weaning the state off fossil fuels. Solar contractors called for policies that would encourage small-scale installations, like rooftop solar panels. Utilities called for incentives to develop large-scale projects, along the lines of a measure that failed last year. Renewable energy advocates called for policies that would do both. This past winter, bills were introduced in the legislature that would have helped accomplish that. So far this session, though, they've gone nowhere.
During yesterday's annual meeting of the Pasco County Legislative Delegation, county commissioners discussed the state's recently implemented prescription drug database, which aims to lower the number of pill mills and drug overdoses in Florida.
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum refused to endorse his Republican primary opponent Rick Scott for governor (at least,…
The congressional showdown over payroll tax cuts and unemployment benefits continues after the GOP-led House voted Tuesday against a Senate bill approved over the weekend.
The Florida Senate is finishing up its work for today and won't be meeting over the weekend, as was recently threatened by Senate President Mike Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island. That means lawmakers will have until next week to figure out what will happen with its immigration-enforcement measure.