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Florida gaming compact falls victim to ‘a lot of factions’

Florida gaming compact falls victim to ‘a lot of factions’

TALLAHASSEE — An agreement that would have guaranteed the state $3 billion in gambling revenues from the Seminole Tribe over seven years is all but dead this session and so is companion legislation to expand slot machines and let race tracks o...
Updated: 2 months ago

Utility relocation bill heads to governor’s desk

“It’s not just the expense of having to relocate the utilities, but what is going to happen to our transportation dollars? How many projects would we be able to undertake?” Tampa Councilwoman Lisa Montelione asked in a previous s...
Updated: 2 months ago
House gambling plan could get overhaul

House gambling plan could get overhaul

TALLAHASSEE — House Finance and Tax Chairman Matt Gaetz is pushing changes that would match up a House gambling proposal with an even more-expansive Senate bill, but aligning the two packages may not be enough to keep the measure rolling in th...
Updated: 2 months ago

Senators delve into insurance controversy

TALLAHASSEE — An effort is underway in the Florida Senate to further regulate a controversial practice that property insurers say is leading to rate increases.
Updated: 2 months ago
Partial microbiome restoration in C-section babies reported

Partial microbiome restoration in C-section babies reported

It may be possible to partially restore the immune system boost babies miss when they are born via caesarian section.
Updated: 3 months ago
Study: hypertension drug positively impacts autism

Study: hypertension drug positively impacts autism

A medicine commonly prescribed to control high blood pressure and treat other heart-related problems may help people suffering from autism spectrum disorders improve their conversational skills, a newly published study suggests. ...
Updated: 3 months ago
Oldsmar track may get $10 million in Seminole revenue

Oldsmar track may get $10 million in Seminole revenue

TALLAHASSEE – Tampa Bay Downs would get $10 million a year in tribal revenue to pay out to thoroughbred horse owners under legislation approved by the House Regulatory Affairs Committee Tuesday that rewrites gambling laws in Florida.
Updated: 3 months ago

Legislature may repeat early session start in 2018

TALLAHASSEE — If all goes as planned, Florida lawmakers will get to enjoy springtime outside of Tallahassee this year.
Updated: 3 months ago

Fracking regulation bill stalls in state Senate

TALLAHASSEE — A plan to create statewide fracking regulations and strip local say from the process has stalled in a Senate committee after the chairman demanded the Florida Department of Environmental Protection explain the science behind the ...
Updated: 3 months ago
Tamp area tops in key tourism industry benchmarks

Tamp area tops in key tourism industry benchmarks

TAMPA — Crediting strong growth in hotel occupancy and profitability, Visit Tampa Bay said Monday it outpaced its competitors around the nation in key industry benchmarks.
Updated: 3 months ago