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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Common Core: Retired military leaders to urge Florida lawmakers to stick with standards (while GOP committe urges an end to implementaion)

    Common Core: Retired military leaders to urge Florida lawmakers to stick with standards (while GOP committe urges an end to implementaion)
    Two retired U.S. Army generals are to be in Tallahassee tomorrow, urging Florida's legislative leaders to stay the course on Common Core.  At a Capitol press conference, they plan to argue the new academic standards will better prepare Florida students...
  • 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...