Revised Lake Okeechobee bill heads to the Senate floor

From The Associated Press: “Top Florida Republicans have taken a big step toward making their plan of building a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee an easier-to-swallow proposal for its opponents. A Senate budget committee on Wednesday approved drastic changes to the project, which seeks to divert toxic algae blooms … Click here to read more

Florida primaries eyed: Representation of few, or the many?

From The Associated Press: “It took just 14,496 votes to win his closed Democratic primary for one of Florida’s 27 congressional seats. Now Darren Soto is virtually assured of going to Capitol Hill, unlikely to face a strong Republican challenge this November in his safely Democratic district. The state senator snared the votes of just 2 percent of the Orlando area district’s 750,000 residents … Click here to read more

Stuart News, TCPalm.com, AP and others join in motion to access Justin Bieber arrest video

The Stuart News, TCPalm.com, AP and other media outlets urged a judge Tuesday to grant access to police videos made shortly after pop singer Justin Bieber’s arrest last month on driving under the influence and other charges, according to The Charlotte Observer. The news organizations said in a motion filed in Miami-Dade County court that the 19-year-old has no legal basis … Click here to read more