| Dec 18, 2013
Back in late summer, Florida legislators promised to do something about the epidemic of sexual predators who, after serving their time, go on to attack again.
Lawmakers said they were shocked by a Sun Sentinel investigation that found 594 known deviants...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 5:44 PM
Florida senators filed a package of bills to crack down on violent sex predators Tuesday, promising to make sex offender reform the centerpiece of the upcoming legislative session.
The senators propose longer prison sentences, stricter community...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:27 PM
Two Democratic lawmakers are raising objections to Gov. Rick Scott's jobs agency over the "usefulness" of a legislatively ordered online portal for disclosing economic-development incentives.
Sen. Eleanor Sobel, D-Hollywood, and Rep. José Javier...
| Sep 29, 2013
It's difficult to say what's more disturbing about the system for protecting Floridians from sexual predators:
It could be the fact that Sun Sentinel reporters Sally Kestin and Dana Williams found that during the past 14 years, 594 known deviants...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Last week: We’re outraged and we’re not going to take it. So said Sen. Eleanor Sobel, at her tri-county delegation town hall meeting commenting on the deaths of 20 children in four months under the un-watchful eye of the Department of...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Last week: This week we continued to follow the developments in Syria as the U.S. Congress decides whether to approve military strikes. The use of chemical weapons, particularly against innocent civilians is unacceptable. We cannot stand by as...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 10:16 AM
State legislators promise to overhaul sex offender laws in response to a Sun Sentinel investigation last week that found Florida has failed to stop hundreds of rapists and child molesters from attacking again.
In the Florida Senate and House, leading...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 9:28 AM
Democrats who run the Broward Legislative Delegation are holding a “town hall” meeting on Tuesday to complain about the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature’s decision not to expand health care in the state.
Gov. Rick Scott...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 4:37 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Two Democratic lawmakers plan to push bills to force the state to provide more data on its use of economic incentives to entice companies to add jobs or re-locate in the Sunshine State. Rep. José Javier Rodríguez, D-Miami, filed HB 563...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 4:35 PM
TALLAHASSEE — A Florida Senate panel is fast-tracking a sweeping ethics proposal that would crack down on politicians' lavish lobbyist-funded living, their revolving-door jobs and even their paychecks in cases when they don't pay ethics fines. The...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 4:35 PM
TALLAHASSEE – Florida lawmakers are advancing a sweeping package of reforms of state economic-incentives that would require more rapid and detailed disclosure of the tax-breaks companies have received to fill jobs and closer scrutiny of their...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 4:36 PM
TALLAHASSEE—A bill that would establish a statewide domestic partner registry – which would allow long-time couples to own property together and make health-care decisions for each other – comes back before a Senate committee Tuesday...