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  • Broward Democrats' dinner a sell-out, but no Charlie Crist

    Broward Democrats' dinner a sell-out, but no Charlie Crist
    Former Gov. Charlie Crist won't be at the Broward Democratic Party's annual fundraising dinner Saturday night. It would have been an chance for the party faithful in Broward to do a side-by-side comparison of Crist and Nan Rich, the former Florida...
  • South Florida leaders mourn death of former Gov. Reubin Askew

    South Florida leaders mourn death of former Gov. Reubin Askew
    Comments from South Florida political leaders on the death Thursday of former Gov. Reubin Askew. U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (full statement below). Via Twitter: "My thoughts are with...
  • Condolences on Gov. Reubin Askew's death

    Condolences on Gov. Reubin Askew's death
    TALLAHASSEE -- Statements of condolence are coming in following the death this morning of former Gov. Reubin Askew. Gov. Rick Scott: "Governor Askew served our nation as a veteran, he served Florida’s families as an elected officeholder, and he...
  • Let school districts handle textbook purchases, lawmakers say (No thanks, districts respond)

    Let school districts handle textbook purchases, lawmakers say (No thanks, districts respond)
    A push to "maximize local control" would mean local school districts would decide which textbooks to buy for every class taught in its schools. That's a time-consuming and expensive task that Florida's school systems say they don't want -- but the Florida...
  • Obituary for Gov. Reubin Askew

    Obituary for Gov. Reubin Askew
    TALLAHASSEE -- Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew, who led a growing mega-state through a period of modernization and public corruption, died Thursday morning. He was 85. A family spokesman said he had been admitted to the hospital last Saturday with ...
  • Allow armed 'school safety' employees on every campus, House panel says

    Allow armed 'school safety' employees on every campus, House panel says
    Every Florida school could have an employee carrying a concealed gun, under a bill a House education panel approved Wednesday.  The bill is a reworked version of an armed-teachers bill that died in the Florida Legislature last year. Both are a response to...
  • With 12 days to go, Broward Democrats come up with speaker

    With 12 days to go, Broward Democrats come up with speaker
    A week after their keynoter canceled and 12 days before their big, annual fundraising dinner, Broward Democrats have a speaker. They’ll hear from House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland at the March 15 Unity Dinner. “He’s a...
  • Legislature passes Florida GI Bill

    Legislature passes Florida GI Bill
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature passed a "Welcome Home" Tuesday aimed at reducing education costs for military veterans and efforts to help them find jobs. Among its provisions, HB 7015, which passed the House by a 116-0 vote last week, waives...
  • Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani partner with Florida lobbying, business interests to raise cash for Attorney General Pam Bondi

    Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani partner with Florida lobbying, business interests to raise cash for Attorney General Pam Bondi
    Two big name New York Republicans are teaming up to help Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi raise campaign cash. Donald Trump, the real estate developer and reality TV host, and Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, at the “special...
  • Chan Lowe: Fire away in your own backyard shooting range!

    Chan Lowe: Fire away in your own backyard shooting range!
    I know this defies credibility, but here in the Sunshine State you have carte blanche to set up your own backyard shooting range — whether your spread is a rural acreage up in the Panhandle, or a zero-lot-line tract home in urban South Florida....
  • Florida is a million miles from Medicaid expansion

    Florida is a million miles from Medicaid expansion
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida's lawmaking session is early, but the odds are long the state will join half the nation that has embraced President Barack Obama's optional expansion of Medicaid. That means debates will live on over how to deal with nearly...
  • 3 appointed to Valencia College board of trustees

    3 appointed to Valencia College board of trustees
    Valencia College's board of trustees will get two new members. Gov. Rick Scott's office announced that he has appointed three people to the board that oversees Valencia, one of the nation's largest community colleges. Scott reappointed Maria Grulich,...