| 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...
| Aug 17, 2013
I'm reminded of a story U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel once told me that shows the difference between legislators and the unfortunate folk who have to live with their handiwork.
As a state representative, Frankel worked hard to bring home the bacon. In one...
| Aug 29, 2013
When is a unanimous vote not unanimous?
Floridians recently learned the answer to that riddle after a now-disputed vote by the Florida Sheriff's Association on the state's controversial "stand your ground" law.
House Speaker Will Weatherford —...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 2:32 PM
Seizing on big changes in both politics and journalism, the website Media Trackers is making life uncomfortable for some South Florida Democrats.
The group brought its brand of advocacy-activist journalism to the Sunshine State 16 months ago at...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 1:32 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Twenty-seven state lawmakers have filed petitions with the state asking for a special session on the Stand Your Ground law.
That is five short of the 32 needed under the law to trigger a formal poll by the Secretary of State's office...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 7:08 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Think what you will about the protesters outside Gov. Rick Scott's office who want Florida lawmakers to address their long list of grievances: from racial profiling and voter disenfranchisement to "stand your ground."
| Jul 19, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Jean Enright hopes to make the leap from an obscure job as a Port of Palm Beach commissioner to the U.S. House of Representatives. She faces a big obstacle: The longtime incumbent, U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, doesn't have any intention of getting out of the...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 8:13 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- TALLAHASSEE – Florida Senate Democratic Leader Chris Smith of Fort Lauderdale and state Rep. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, were featured on Fox News show “Justice with Judge Janine” Sunday night to debate the Stand Your Ground...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 8:44 AM
There’s nothing like a surging Miami Heat to unite South Florida’s politicians.
Judging from the volume and passion of their tweets, U.S. Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Miami, and U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, a Democrat who represents Broward and...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 7:35 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court delivered historic rulings advancing same-sex marriage on Wednesday, but they won't send couples shopping for rings, cakes and flowers for weddings in the Sunshine State.
For gays and lesbians in Florida who hope to marry, the law...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 3:47 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage drew cheers from South Florida gay and lesbian couples, scorn from conservative Christians, and underscored fault lines on the issue within the Republican Party.
Here are reports from throughout the...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 9:52 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Are they champions for middle-class families and job killers at the same time?
Florida lawmakers routinely get chaffed and praised by Florida's powerful business lobby following the legislative session in report cards released by the...