| Aug 8, 2014
| 9:00 PM
This year, the Florida Legislature, buoyed by a rare surplus, raised a ship that for several years had been sinking in red ink. Yet, the state remains far from safe harbor. Nurturing economic diversity, improving schools and brightening prospects for...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 4:09 PM
TALLAHASSEE — A federal appeals court has upheld the state's "docs vs. glocks" law, overturning an earlier court ruling that had blocked part of the measure from being enforced.
In a 2-1 ruling last week, a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S....
| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:33 AM
The Florida Education Association will announce Wednesday legal action it plans over passage of a multi-pronged bill that expanded the state's largest school voucher program. A spokesman for the teachers union would not provide more specifics today except...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 12:24 PM
For a representative democracy to work well, citizens need to trust that the candidates they elect as their proxies will be strong and effective voices that speak up for their interests. That's the critical choice voters face in battles for the Florida...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Veterans and voting
It is a shame to see things our American veterans fought for, gave their lives for and suffered lifelong injuries for being taken away from them. They fought for the American dreams and freedoms of all Americans, regardless of race...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 3:03 PM
UPDATED: Local public-affairs programs this weekend will look at soccer, teen driving, Orlando's mayor, the arts community and Florida politics. The lineup:
Greg Warmoth talks to Phil Rawlins, president of Orlando City Soccer Club, on "Central Florida...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 3:50 PM
Three Republicans and two Democrats face off in the Aug. 26 primaries for the District 2 seat on the Osceola County Commission.
On the GOP side, incumbent John "Q" Quiñones is being challenged by former School Board member Julius Melendez and...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 6:13 AM
Florida's newest scholarship program starts taking applications today, offering parents whose children have certain disabilities a chance to receive state money they can use for private school, therapy or other services. The new Personal Learning...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 9:07 AM
Lobbyists in Tallahassee have formed a new association, the Florida Technology Council, to lobby for more tech innovation in state government.
The council is headed up by lobbyists Claudia Davant, Jim Rimes and Mike Fischer. Davant is a former president...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 10:13 AM
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will be the featured speaker at the Republican Party of Florida's 2012 Victory Dinner on Sept. 13 at Walt Disney World's Grand Floridian resort.
“I look forward to standing with my fellow conservative leaders in Florida...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Thirty three Central Florida elementary schools must extend their day by an hour when school starts next month, a plan some say will boost reading skills but others fear will leave young students sapped and overworked.
The 33 schools — on campuses...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 9:43 AM
Troy Kishbaugh is chair of GrayRobinson's Health Care Practice Group and a member of the firm's new Regulated Products Group, which will advise clients on medical marijuana. The Legislature has authorized the production, sale and use of low-THC so-...