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  • Scott Walker solicited money for conservative group: records

    Scott Walker solicited money for conservative group: records
    Gov. Scott Walker personally solicited millions of dollars in contributions for a conservative group during the 2011 and 2012 recalls, which prosecutors cited as evidence the governor and his campaign violated state campaign finance laws, records made...
  • Charlie Crist is 'courageous,' John Morgan says

    Charlie Crist is 'courageous,' John Morgan says
    Orlando trial lawyer John Morgan is spearheading a move to pass a constitutional amendment that would legalize medical marijuana in the state, putting millions of dollars of his own money and his considerable public-speaking skills behind it. He's also...
  • Bill to legalize Internet poker in California dropped for 2014

    One of two bills that would legalize Internet gambling in California was shelved for the year Wednesday by Democratic state Sen. Lou Correa of Santa Ana, who said there was not enough time left in the legislative session to refine it for a vote....
  • The governorship and gambling: Always lots of action

    The governorship and gambling: Always lots of action
    Don’t look for gambling to be a hot topic in Florida’s race for governor. Charlie Crist visited the SunSentinel’s Editorial Board on Tuesday, and our staff was able to squeeze in a question or two about gambling. Crist said about the...
  • 'The poor door' -- symbol of a truth we all know

    A few words about the "poor door." Maybe you already know about this. Maybe you read on Slate, saw on Colbert or heard on NPR how a developer qualified for tax benefits under New York City's Inclusionary Housing Program by agreeing to add to its new...
  • Poll: Floridians ready to legalize medical marijuana

    Poll: Floridians ready to legalize medical marijuana
    TALLAHASSEE -- Floridians appear ready in a big way to legalize medical marijuana. A Quinnipiac University survey released Monday found 88 percent of voters were in favor of theĀ Amendment 2 question of legalizing medical marijuana on the Nov. 4 ballot....
  • Things that don't change: Lawyers, businesses, giving big in Florida governor's race

    Things that don't change: Lawyers, businesses, giving big in Florida governor's race
    TALLAHASSEE – In the everlasting battle between trial lawyers and the business lobby, not even a corporate outsider in the Governor’s Mansion changes Florida politics. Florida’s gubernatorial race is already living up to the hype as...
  • John Morgan: I've rounded up $6 million for medical marijuana amendment

    John Morgan: I've rounded up $6 million for medical marijuana amendment
    TALLAHASSEE -- Orlando trial lawyer John Morgan has seen casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, and he's raising him. The primary booster for Florida's medical marijuana constitutional amendment says he has rustled up roughly $6 million in donations to pay...
  • Support for marijuana will influence elections

    Forget about Rick Scott and Charlie Crist duking it out over who makes the better governor. It's the fight over marijuana legalization that serves as the backdrop for the elections in Florida this fall. With polls showing more than 60 percent of voters...
  • Ramesh Ponnuru: Buffett, Gates, Adelson don't get immigration

    A trio of billionaires — Sheldon Adelson, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates — say they want to "End the Immigration Impasse," to quote the headline of their recent New York Times op-ed. The article will do nothing to end that impasse, however,...
  • Internet gambling revenue would do little to ease the state's budget deficit

    Internet gambling revenue would do little to ease the state's budget deficit
    Pennsylvania is facing a "growing" $532.5 million budget deficit, The Morning Call reported on Wednesday, and some politicians and some casino moguls see Internet gambling as a way to "help plug" it. A legislative study, it was reported, said revenue...
  • Casino mogul funding campaign against medical marijuana

    Casino mogul funding campaign against medical marijuana
    Well this is rich. A man who is trying to bring one seedy industry to Florida just gave $2.5 million to keep another out. Sheldon Adelson, chairman of the Las Vegas Sands Corp., is the largest contributor (by far) to a group called Drug Free Florida,...