| Mar 1, 2014
| 6:48 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott and Florida legislators will be in a giving mood when they start their annual 60-day lawmaking session Tuesday.
With an election in November and a projected $1.3 billion budget surplus, Republican leaders in the House...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 2:36 AM
The senior member of the Florida Legislature from Palm Beach County says he's worried about government encroachment into individuals' privacy – and the public should be "very concerned" as well.
State Sen. Joe Negron, a Stuart Republican whose...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 9:40 AM
For several years, the Maitland-based Nils M. Schweizer Fellows has promoted awareness and preservation of mid-century modern architecture in Central Florida. Now the Brevard Heritage Council highlights mid-century modern on the Space Coast with a "Mad...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 11:27 AM
One of Broward’s top priorities – money for expansion at Port Everglades – is likely to fare well in the annual legislative session that begins Tuesday.
That was the message delivered by state Sen. Joe Negron this week to Broward Days,...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi told a crowd at the University of Florida last week that "no one wants dirty water."
Consider Bondi's deeds, instead of her words. This month Florida's chief legal officer joined 20 of her counterparts — all...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 12:48 PM
Camping can be a road trip or a commando course, a sizzling theme park or a pup tent under the trees.
Many Florida parents take children camping from Day One. Others are new to the campground scene. If your children are ready to graduate from a play...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 1:46 PM
In local public-affairs programming this weekend:
Political strategists John Morgan, a Democrat, and Frank Kruppenbacher, a Republican, preview the governor's race on News 13's "Political Connections" at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday. That should be...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:25 PM
Recently, the Orlando Sentinel reported that House Speaker Will Weatherford was "punting" proposals to revamp water policy in Florida to the leaders who will take over in the Legislature next year.
We've got one message for other lawmakers: Block that...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Recently, the Sentinel reported that House Speaker Will Weatherford was "punting" proposals to revamp water policy in Florida to the leaders who will take over in the Legislature next year.
We've got one message for other lawmakers: Block that punt....
| Feb 8, 2014
| 12:19 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Think of it as a wide-eyed kid let loose in a candy store.
The pile of sweets is $1.3 billion in surplus tax revenues available this year. But divvying up that cash won't be an easy task for Florida lawmakers.
Working with Gov....
| Feb 6, 2014
| 11:33 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- House Speaker Will Weatherford said Thursday there won't be any big water policies adopted this year, punting the potentially tough political confrontation with polluters until two Central Florida lawmakers are running the Legislature next...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 10:53 AM
A whopping 832 manatees were counted on a single day in Broward County during a statewide survey last month, the highest number on the east coast.
The vast majority were bobbing in the water a few miles inland at the cooling lakes of the Florida Power &...