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  • Redistricting Redux in the courtroom

    Redistricting Redux in the courtroom
    TALLAHASSEE -- The authors and critics of Florida's re-drawn congressional map were back in a courtroom Wednesday haggling over the same seat that sparked their two year legal fight: the African-American-leaning district of Rep. Corrine Brown, D-...
  • Redistricting Q&A: Explaining Florida's latest scandal

    Redistricting Q&A: Explaining Florida's latest scandal
    Last week, my family took one last summer fling. Think National Lampoon's "Vacation" in the mountains of North Carolina. I dutifully played the part of Clark Griswold, steering the Maxwell Family Truckster to a theme park, water park, horseback riding,...
  • Sanctions on Russia, love, and Robinson: Letters

    Sanctions on Russia? President Obama "demanded" that Russia stop supporting separatists in Ukraine after the downing of an airliner by a missile he said was fired from rebel territory. That very likely was a missile supplied by Russia, regardless from...
  • Crist's promise of 'First Day of Fairness' draws an Obama-like smackdown from GOP

    Crist's promise of 'First Day of Fairness' draws an Obama-like smackdown from GOP
    TALLAHASSEE -- Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist is courting voters with what he calls a "First Day of Fairness." Republicans backing incumbent Gov. Rick Scott are blasting him for "lifting a dangerous page from President Obama's playbook."...
  • Crist's 'fairness' pledge could draw fight from GOP lawmakers

    Crist's 'fairness' pledge could draw fight from GOP lawmakers
    TALLAHASSEE — On his first day back as governor, Charlie Crist says he wants to raise the minimum wage and stop job discrimination against women and gays. But there's a catch: The Legislature might say no. Last week, the Democrat pledged a...
  • Parents of disabled kids sign up for new scholarships

    Parents of disabled kids sign up for new scholarships
    In public school, Jen Goodwin's 11-year-old son, who has Asperger's syndrome, made solid academic gains but struggled with a "loud and overwhelming" campus. In a smaller private school, the boy thrived socially but started to lose ground academically....
  • Scott inks $77 billion budget; spares the veto rod

    Scott inks $77 billion budget; spares the veto rod
    TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott signed a record $77 billion, election-year budget Monday that boosts spending on schools and the environment while sparing hundreds of millions in local projects from the threat of vetoes. The spending plan for the...
  • Profile features softer side of Ellyn Bogdanoff

    Profile features softer side of Ellyn Bogdanoff
    Former state Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale, has long been known for her tenacious style. A softer side of Bogdanoff was on display in a recent rundown of her rematch against Democratic state Sen. Maria Sachs. They’re set for do-over of...
  • Senate adds sweetener to stadium bill for Orlando, Miami, Daytona projects

    Senate adds sweetener to stadium bill for Orlando, Miami, Daytona projects
    TALLAHASSEE -- A proposal to give tax subsidies annually to more professional sports stadiums got sweeter for Central Florida Thursday, as lawmakers added language allowing projects already underway to get ahead of the line for tax dollars. Both the...
  • Florida Legislature's $75 billion budget talks are all wet

    Florida Legislature's $75 billion budget talks are all wet
    TALLAHASSEE – Inking a $75 billion spending plan for Florida government will require some last-minute trading over wetlands, springs, Everglades, lakes and other water-related hometown projects. With legislative budget negotiators closing in on...
  • Sports stadium package for MLS, Daytona nears House vote

    Sports stadium package for MLS, Daytona nears House vote
    TALLAHASSEE -- With time running out on Florida's lawmaking session, another professional sports tax-break package is headed for a photo finish. The Legislature is poised to pass a plan that could open the door for Orlando and Miami Major League...
  • Negron blocks in-state tuition bill for undocumented students

    Negron blocks in-state tuition bill for undocumented students
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Senate's budget chairman announced Thursday he was blocking a proposal to give in-state tuition to undocumented college students whose parents immigrated to the country illegally. The bill, SB 1400, sponsored by Sen. Jack...