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State Politics

Conservatives: Time to reform sentencing like neighboring states

More than a dozen conservative groups sent an appeal to House Speaker Richard Corcoran, Senate President Joe Negron and the chairs of several legislative committees Friday, urging them to get behind legislation reforming the state’s minimum mandatory sentencing law, which they have concluded are “costly to taxpayers” and “harm families and communities.”

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'I want my whole damn dollar'

House Democratic Leader Janet Cruz of Tampa rallies a crowd in the Florida Capitol supporting legislation meant to deter employers from paying men and women lower wages than men.
Michael Auslen Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau
'I want my whole damn dollar' 0:38

'I want my whole damn dollar'

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Will Florida lawmakers’ education priorities be used for leverage in 2017?

Florida House speaker: 'Hell, no' to property tax increase 0:52

Florida House speaker: 'Hell, no' to property tax increase

Florida lawmakers want to reform school assessment schedule 1:07

Florida lawmakers want to reform school assessment schedule