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  • Scott signs stadium bill that helps Orlando MLS, Daytona Speedway

    Scott signs stadium bill that helps Orlando MLS, Daytona Speedway
    TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Friday that could provide an taxpayer infusion for Orlando's planned soccer stadium and other sports stadium projects statewide. The bill, HB 7095, passed the Florida Legislature on the last day of...
  • Florida to ban sale of e-cigarettes to minors, starting July 1

    Florida to ban sale of e-cigarettes to minors, starting July 1
    There are so many tasty, sweet and fruity e-cigarette flavors under the counter at Smoke This Too in Wilton Manors, you might feel like a kid in a candy store. But the shop's policy is not to sell the electronic cigarettes to anyone under 18, said...
  • Legislature will resume map-drawing on Thursday

    Legislature will resume map-drawing on Thursday
    TALLAHASSEE -- After a court found its congressional map unconstitutional, the Florida Legislature will return for a special session Thursday to try to re-design a compliant plan for voters and avert a delay in this fall's elections. House Speaker...
  • Florida Legislature's Rocket Redistricting Plan

    Florida Legislature's Rocket Redistricting Plan
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature is preparing a quick-fix this week to remedy its gerrymandered congressional map which would shed the "finger-like appendages" from two Orlando-area districts that a judge found improperly favored Republicans.  And...
  • New Florida law requires car seats through age 5, making boosters a state mandate

    New Florida law requires car seats through age 5, making boosters a state mandate
    Until this week, Florida was one of only two states in the nation that didn't have a law requiring car seats for kids who'd outgrown baby seats but were still too small for seat belts. But a law -- pushed by advocates for more than a decade -- signed by...
  • Chan Lowe: Docs vs. Glocks the law of the land

    Chan Lowe: Docs vs. Glocks the law of the land
    Thank you, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Now, due to your two-to-one ruling, there are two things to which Florida doctors have no right under the First Amendment: to shout “Fire” in a crowded theater, and to ask any questions to a patient...
  • SunRail adds, then drops, third car to evening run

    SunRail adds, then drops, third car to evening run
    Two months after opening for business, the SunRail commuter train has added, then dropped, a third car to its most popular late afternoon run. "When we saw that third car … cheers went up," SunRail rider Alice Sproul wrote in an email last week...
  • Appeal court upholds 'docs vs. glocks' gun law

    Appeal court upholds 'docs vs. glocks' gun law
    TALLAHASSEE — A federal appeals court has upheld the state's "docs vs. glocks" law, overturning an earlier court ruling that had blocked part of the measure from being enforced. In a 2-1 ruling last week, a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S....
  • Challenger pushes liberal causes in Democratic primary

    Michael Etienne is trying to make some points by challenging U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson in the Democratic primary in District 24, which straddles Broward and Miami-Dade counties. But he doesn't expect to win. The Democrat-dominated district —...
  • Floridians need a little more honesty and true tax relief

    Ok, I'll admit it. I like talking about how govenment is supposed to work. From Everglades restoration and judicial diversity to hospital funding and the schoolhouse to jailhouse pipeline — I'm the one accused of killing too many trees in...
  • Chan Lowe: Florida's new "warning shot" law

    Chan Lowe: Florida's new "warning shot" law
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed the “warning shot” bill into law last Friday, as if there were any doubt that he would. Strategically, it made sense for Scott’s re-election bid, because no Crist supporters were going to switch their...
  • Florida Democrats in Hollywood: schmoozing, strategy -- and money

    Florida Democrats in Hollywood: schmoozing, strategy -- and money
    Former President Bill Clinton cheered Florida Democrats on Saturday with recollections of the economic boom times during his presidency – and the hope his party will prevail in 2014 and beyond. To make that a reality, he helped the state’s...