| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:39 PM
A majority of Broward County commissioners say they support a bailout of the Florida Panthers, arguing the county would be in a financial bind if the National Hockey League team moves away.
The county commission support, voiced informally Tuesday for...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 6:49 AM
Fort Lauderdale has been silent so far on the Florida Panthers hockey team's request for about $80 million in hotel bed taxes to help keep the team afloat.
But Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler brought up the Panthers' request at the Feb. 18 conference...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Below: A chronology of today's Florida Panthers / Broward County Commission meeting, with highlights of all that was said. Bottom line: A majority of commissioners support giving more hotel taxes to the team.
The Broward County Commission is holding...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 6:53 PM
The Florida Panthers professional hockey team says it's losing more than $20 million a year and needs more public funds to survive.
The struggling team is asking for a rewrite of its contract with Broward County. Under the team's proposal, the county...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Last week: The passing of E. Clay Shaw was sad for our community — not just because he was a great statesman but because he embodied a bygone era when congressional leaders worked for the betterment of the country with a bipartisan spirit rather...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 5:40 PM
It's an age-old Florida question: Disney World or Busch Gardens?
Before I had a kid, I never had to ask (or go).
But now that I have a 7-year-old, I finally made the pilgrimage to both places this year (over the strenuous objection of my Ghost of...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 11:53 AM
WASHINGTON -- Anybody in Florida who makes a living from tourism stands to gain from a surge of foreign visitors – and their spending money – if an immigration bill passed by the U.S. Senate last week becomes law.
| May 15, 2013
| 4:51 AM
UPDATE: A free tour of El Galeón is the hottest ticket in town.
By Tuesday, history-hungry South Floridians had snapped up 20,000 free tickets to tour the 170-foot replica, according to Nicki Grossman, president of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 1:40 PM
While drawing this, I was thinking about how much it would cost the taxpayers of Broward County to effect a cosmetic name change for their bustling metropolitan political entity.
Think of all the letterhead that would have to be reprinted, the fancy...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 8:04 AM
The man who lives in the waterfront Fort Lauderdale home where Alabama/ex-Dolphins coach Nick Saban once lived doesn't particularly care who wins Monday's college championship matchup between Alabama and Notre Dame.
"I'm not even going," said developer...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 1:19 PM
A possible conflict with Miami's massive boat show is not enough to sink South Florida's hopes of hosting the 50th Super Bowl, officials working to secure the landmark game contend.
The concern was raised in a media report that the NFL may schedule...
| May 22, 2012
| 1:58 PM
Es una novedosa forma de atraer turistas latinoamericanos: hacer equipo con el cantante Tony Bennett en su nuevo álbum de duetos con artistas de América Latina e invitarlos a grabar videos de las mismas canciones en el condado de Broward.
La oficina de...