Genting http://wlrn.org en Senate Gambling Committee Sets Glacier Pace For New Casino Legislation http://wlrn.org/post/senate-gambling-committee-sets-glacier-pace-new-casino-legislation <p></p><p>Florida's gambling future won’t be settled&nbsp; in the 2013 session of the Florida Legislature -- and maybe not even in the one after that.</p><p>The divide between competing stakeholder visions remains very wide. And, at a hearing before the Florida Senate Gaming Committee on Tuesday, chairman Garrett Richter, R-Naples, said it could be 18 months before the work on developing legislation even begins.</p><p>"I want to do something deliberative and thoughtful," Richter told reporters after the meeting.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 13:30:00 +0000 Rick Stone & Rick Stone 8190 at http://wlrn.org Senate Gambling Committee Sets Glacier Pace For New Casino Legislation Historic? Atrocious? Herald's Home Is Divisive http://wlrn.org/post/historic-atrocious-heralds-home-divisive <p></p><p>The&nbsp;<em>Miami Herald's</em>&nbsp; headquarters on Biscayne Bay has been sold to a developer who wants to tear it down. Historic preservationists are working to stop the demolition, saying the hulking, boxy building is a prime example of Miami Modern architecture from the 50's and 60's. <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/11/27/166023478/battle-lines-drawn-over-old-miami-herald-building">NPR interviewed demolition proponents </a>— including &nbsp;some prominent architects — who say it's a clumsy building with no sense of style and not a "MiMo" design worth saving:</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 12:15:38 +0000 Rick Stone 5394 at http://wlrn.org Historic? Atrocious? Herald's Home Is Divisive Why 2013 Florida Legislature Will Hear No Casino Bills http://wlrn.org/post/why-2013-florida-legislature-will-hear-no-casino-bills <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">The proposal to build mega-casinos in South Florida never made it to a final vote in the last session of the Florida Legislature. N</span>ow it looks like the issue may not be coming up again for at least another year.</p><p>Senate President Don Gaetz is setting up a new committee to examine Florida gambling which he says is both over- and under-regulated. But Gaetz is considered an opponent of gambling and he's in no hurry to pass a casino gambling bill.</p><p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 11:37:13 +0000 Gina Jordan 5209 at http://wlrn.org Why 2013 Florida Legislature Will Hear No Casino Bills