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  • Don't allow teachers to carry guns at school

    MIAMI -- When my youngest son graduated from Coral Reef High School -- the very same school President Obama recently visited to talk about education -- I breathed a sigh of relief that probably echoed throughout the auditorium in which his cap-and-...
  • 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...
  • Politicians enjoy winter in South Florida – for raising money

    Politicians enjoy winter in South Florida – for raising money
    It's the height of season, and not just for snowbirds enjoying Florida while it's still cold up north. In the political world, it's the season for raising money. "This is high hunting season in the fundraising business," said Mark Foley, a Palm Beach...
  • Senate passes $395 million motorist fee cut

    Senate passes $395 million motorist fee cut
    TALLAHASSEE -- With no resistance, the Florida Senate passed a nearly $400 million tax-cut Tuesday designed to roll back some fee increases lawmakers raised in 2009 in the midst the Great Recession. Republican Gov. Rick Scott has pitched the nearly $400...
  • Nan Rich gets National Organization for Women endorsement

    Nan Rich gets National Organization for Women endorsement
    The National Organizatin for Women is supporting former Florida Senate Democratic Leader Nan Rich of Weston for her party's nomination for governor. According to a news release from the Rich campaign, National NOW President Terry O’Neill announced...
  • 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...
  • Lawmakers want 'buffer' around state testing periods (no district tests two weeks before or after FCAT, EOCs)

    Lawmakers want 'buffer' around state testing periods (no district tests two weeks before or after FCAT, EOCs)
    The nearly 2 million Florida students who take the state's standardized tests should not take other exams required by their school district two weeks before or after they take the state's, the Florida Senate's education committee decided Tuesday. The...
  • Las Vegas rodeo took Osceola, taxpayers for a ride

    Las Vegas rodeo took Osceola, taxpayers for a ride
    Let's kick off today's Friday Files with a recap of the story about Osceola County and the National Finals Rodeo: It started when the Las Vegas-based rodeo wanted more money to stage its annual event. Vegas said no. So the rodeo turned to Osceola....
  • Raucous race for Apopka mayor sparks intense voter interest

    Raucous race for Apopka mayor sparks intense voter interest
    When John Land was elected mayor of Apopka at age 29, Harry S. Truman was president and a gallon of gas was 17 cents. Since then, the United States has elected 11 presidents, including two Bushes and the first African-American. Believed to be the...
  • The Sun Sentinel's Take: At last, some leadership on gambling

    Give Garrett Richter, chair of the Florida Senate Gaming Committee, credit. The Republican from Naples did his job in crafting a bill to better regulate gambling. And in the process, he has managed to drag reluctant leaders of the Florida House off the...
  • Lawmakers look to improve data security, protect student privacy

    Lawmakers look to improve data security, protect student privacy
    Some lawmakers want to tighten data security so student information isn't leaked and schools don't collect personal details they shouldn't. The forbidden information would include a family's religious affiliation and voting record (none of which is...