| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:26 PM
Forget about Rick Scott and Charlie Crist duking it out over who makes the better governor. It's the fight over marijuana legalization that serves as the backdrop for the elections in Florida this fall.
With polls showing more than 60 percent of voters...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:29 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's re-drawn congressional map intentionally favors Republicans in violation of the anti-gerrymandering standards voters approved in 2010 and will have to be re-drawn, according to a ruling late Thursday from a Tallahassee judge....
| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:43 PM
As a former Florida Legislature staffer and a former public service commissioner, I cherished my duty to guard the public interest and seek a balance between the fiscal interests of consumers and monopoly utilities.
For this reason, I respectfully take...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 7:01 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott is touting his record as a tax-cutter in a new Spanish-language ad paid for by the Republican Party of Florida.
Scott has signed cuts to Florida's corporate income tax while in office -- achieved by raising the floor for...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 7:11 AM
Five things for today in Orlando and Central Florida.
1. Let's start with weather. The National Hurricane Center reports that the tropical wave in the eastern Atlantic organized some last night and could grow into a tropical depression or storm today or...
| May 30, 2014
| 1:57 PM
A sweeping lawsuit that argues Florida failed to adequately fund its public education system should be amended so that the state's support of voucher programs and charter schools can also be challenged, attorneys for the plaintiffs said today. They have...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 7:24 AM
Former Congressman Allen West wants his former colleagues in the U.S. House to file articles of impeachment against President Barack Obama.
Citing the swap of five Taliban prisoners of war held by the U.S. at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for Sgt. Bowe...
| May 14, 2014
| 1:08 PM
The Florida Education Association -- the statewide teachers union -- today urged Gov. Rick Scott to veto a bill that would expand the state's largest school voucher program and create a new, state-funded program for disabled youngsters who are not...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM
| May 22, 2014
| 2:01 PM
It’s common knowledge that Gov. Rick Scott was against taking federal money for Medicaid expansion before he was for it.
He spurned the funds back when he was still flush with conservative fervor after using his own money to buy himself into...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 6:46 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature is poised to press ahead with its four-year push to dismantle state growth-management rules.
The Senate Appropriations Committee advanced a bill Thursday which exempts seven new counties and 20 cities from a...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 6:02 AM
A bill that expands Florida's Tax-Credit Scholarship program -- which provides kids from low-income families scholarship vouchers they use to attend private school -- likely will get a vote today in the Florida Senate. A collection of advocacy groups,...