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Chris Smith (New Jersey Politician)

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  • Tampa-area Sen. Joyner to be next Senate Dem leader

    TALLAHASSEE -- Senate Democrats have chosen Sen. Arthenia Joyner, D-Tampa, to be the next Senate Democratic leader to succeed Sen. Chris Smith, D-Fort Lauderdale, in 2014. The Florida Democratic Party announced the news this afternoon as lawmakers...
  • Divided Florida Senate passes response to 2012 elections 'fiasco' over Democratic objections

    TALLAHASSEE -- Despite national late-night scorn for long lines last election, Senate Democrats locked up against a reform bill Wednesday because it doesn't mandate that Florida counties hold early voting on the Sunday before a general election. The...
  • Senate waters down Orange-inspired sick-leave bill, removes 'living wage' preemption

    TALLAHASSEE -- In response to Orange County's legal fight over sick-time, the Senate is ditching a connected legislative push to nullify "living wage" laws on the books in several cities and counties. Sen. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs, pushed an...
  • Gaetz: Counties to blame for election fallout?

     
    TALLAHASSEE — New Senate President Don Gaetz wants to usher in ethics reform and greater health-care access, but he also pledged Tuesday to get to the bottom of this month's election fiasco — and he is pointing a finger at South Florida...
  • New diverse faces, challenges, emerge in Tallahassee

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Legislature's new class of legislators are taking the oath in Tallahassee today, and a host of challenges await them. All told, 44 new House members and 15 new senators are taking office, some new and some re-treads. In the...
  • Human rights activists doubt China will protect Chen Guangcheng

     
    Human rights activists cast doubt Wednesday on whether China would hold to its assurances to protect escaped dissident Chen Guangcheng, worried for his safety after his departure from the U.S. Embassy....
  • Monday Morning Reads:Courts, guns and lawyers

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Good morning and happy Monday. Apologies for the late post, so without further fanfare, here are the top five stories we're reading this morning. * SunRail could create 100,000 jobs over time, the Orlando Sentinel writes. * The Trayvon...
  • LG Carroll: ‘Mischaracterization’ to say task force is unbalanced

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Lieutenant Gov. Jennifer Carroll kicked off the first meeting of Gov. Rick Scott's public safety task force on the defense. “It is a mischaracterization for anyone to presume this task force is not balanced,” Carroll said....
  • Sun Sentinel Election Results

    Sun Sentinel Election Results
    Get the latest results for today's federal, state and county races. President 5852 of 6088 precincts reporting Barack Obama 49.9% 3,977,167 Mitt Romney 49.2% 3,924,092 Gary Johnson 0.5% 42,123 Jill Stein 0.1% 8,382 Roseanne Barr 0.1% 7,708...
  • Florida’s million-dollar club: A Cross, a Mouse, sugar cane and shopping carts

     
    TALLAHASSEE — They are some of the biggest brand names in Florida politics, and this summer they're pumping millions of dollars into a myriad of stealthy political funds — all with the aim of influencing the outcome of a few key legislative...
  • Palm Beach County's 5 hottest political races

     
    Democrats and Republicans, political operatives and elected officials, Broward and Palm Beach county residents all agree: In the South Florida battleground of white-hot 2012 election contests, none is hotter than the showdown between two incumbent state...
  • AIF endorsements skip over most hotly contested Central Florida races

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The influential business lobbying group Associated Industries of Florida has released its first batch of endorsements for the 2012 elections, and avoided taking a side in virtually every high-profile Orlando-area contest. The group's...