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Identifying the positive traits of great bosses

My goal is to point out certain aspects of actions that show a good leadership characteristic. Read full story


House, Senate agree on environmental budget

The deal struck by Senate Appropriations Chairman Tom Lee, R-Brandon, and House Appropriations Chairman Richard Corcoran, R-Land O' Lakes, was announced after a 34-hour break in public budget negotiations between the two sides. The Legislature is working to resolve its budget differences by the scheduled Saturday end of a special session --- 10 days before Florida has to have a spending plan in place to avoid a government shutdown. Read full story


Justices say House adjournment violated Constitution

The decision by House leaders to end their legislative session more than three days early violated the state Constitution, a majority of the Florida Supreme Court said Friday, while ruling that it was too late to order lawmakers to return to Tallahassee. Read full story


House alters, approves online registration bill

Before heading home Tuesday, the House approved a bill that would allow Floridians to register to vote online, a proposal opposed by Gov. Rick Scott’s elections chief. Read full story


Uber bill parked in the House

Proposals to create new insurance requirements for app-based transportation services like Uber, which offers service in Pensacola, and Lyft appear to be idling as the legislative session nears the end. Read full story


House targets High School Athletic Association

Legislation that would overhaul the Florida High School Athletic Association easily passed the state House on Wednesday, sending the proposal toward an uncertain future in the Senate. Read full story


House panel OKs guns in schools

A measure that would allow school employees and volunteers to carry guns on campus was approved by a House panel Wednesday as lawmakers continue to discuss the meeting place between firearms and education. Read full story


House water policy starts to flow

A business-backed plan to address the state’s water resources received initial support in a House committee Wednesday, though it continues to draw questions from environmentalists and Democrats. Read full story