| Apr 14, 2014
| 5:36 AM
Ask one thing about lobbying in Florida, and several more questions come up.
At issue now – click on the link in the right hand column – is proposed legislation in Tallahassee. It would ban county elected officials and municipal officials...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 1:33 PM
TALLAHASSEE – Southwest Ranches describes itself glowingly as a rural, Old Florida time-warp of a town near Fort Lauderdale, complete with “donkeys braying, roosters crowing, and no sidewalks.”
But the farming community of 7,000 on the...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 8:34 AM
After months of delays, Palm Beach County is speeding up a decision on proposed new rules aimed at stopping deceptive gas price advertising.
In October, concerns about the prices listed on some roadside gas station signs being lower than what...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 7:23 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- A year after passing sweeping reforms on political lobbying and conflicts-of-interests, proposals to impose even stronger ethical requirements on politicians are languishing in the Florida Legislature.
An eclectic group of organizations,...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 1:44 PM
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...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 5:51 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- With HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius stepping down, Florida Senate President Don Gaetz is trying to measure her repalcement's interest in negotiating alternatives to the Medicaid-expansion component of the federal health-care law.
| Jan 27, 2014
| 10:52 AM
Gov. Rick Scott has appointed former state Rep. Mack Bernard to the Florida Elections Commission.
Bernard, 37, is a managing partner with the law firm Bernard Auguste and the corporate counsel for Florida Affordable Housing.
When he served in the...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 1:55 PM
The conviction that divine right is on one’s side can be a laudable motivator in the cause of good, but it can also rob people of perspective, and impel them to act in irrational ways.
The Spanish Inquisition and the Crusades, for example, may...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:07 AM
The specialty license plate spigot has been tightened in the last few years, but there are still drops getting through including two new plates on the road this year and at least four new potential plates being considered by lawmakers.
In 2008, a...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 4:37 PM
In this video, you'll see part of the Q&A session former Gov. Charlie Crist, now a candidate for the Democratic nomination to run for his old job, had with reporters before a Fort Lauderdale fundraiser on Tuesday.
You'll see the video move away from...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 9:23 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- House and Senate leaders said Wednesday they want to further tighten ethics laws on lawmakers and lobbyists, including rules to make certain legislators were living in their districts.
Last year, the Legislature passed a major ethics...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 1:49 PM
Florida's legislative leaders said today they have an ambitious education agenda that includes making college more affordable -- and easier to access for veterans -- increasing "tax-credit scholarships" for children living in poverty and expanding...