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  • Support for marijuana will influence elections

    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...
  • Judge rules Florida congressional map violates Fair Districts standards

    Judge rules Florida congressional map violates Fair Districts standards
    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....
  • Solar energy column missed the mark

    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...
  • Scott trumpets corporate income tax cuts in new Spanish language ad

    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...
  • Five things for Tuesday, July 29

    Five things for Tuesday, July 29
    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...
  • Lawsuit challenging Florida school funding seeks to broaden, cites vouchers, charters, pre-K as evidence of state failures

    Lawsuit challenging Florida school funding seeks to broaden, cites vouchers, charters, pre-K as evidence of state failures
    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...
  • Allen West calls for Obama impeachment, cites prisoner swap

    Allen West calls for Obama impeachment, cites prisoner swap
    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...
  • Teachers union urges Scott to veto voucher-expansion bill

    Teachers union urges Scott to veto voucher-expansion bill
    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...
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  • Chan Lowe: Rick Scott, the can-do governor

    Chan Lowe: Rick Scott, the can-do governor
    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...
  • Legislature ready to keep rolling back Florida growth-management rules

    Legislature ready to keep rolling back Florida growth-management rules
    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...
  • Voucher bill slated for Senate vote as education advocacy groups urge defeat

    Voucher bill slated for Senate vote as education advocacy groups urge defeat
    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,...