Cutbacks alter how state treats drug offenders
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS -- State drug treatment programs aimed at keeping addicts out of prison must reduce their beds by nearly a third because of the Florida budget crisis.
McKay retreats on elimination of tax breaks
TALLAHASSEE -- With his tax plan in trouble, Senate President John McKay tried to silence critics Monday by offering to protect dozens of sales tax exemptions, including one for TV and radio broadcasters who are airing anti-tax ads.
Lobbyist to focus on public records
TALLAHASSEE -- Former state Sen. Curt Kiser has added one more client to his lobbying list: the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors.
Inmates' beating testimony can be heard, judge says
STARKE -- The murder trial of four former prison guards was delayed Monday as the judge weighed whether jurors should hear potentially damning testimony from inmates who say the guards beat them.