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  • DEO head navigates issues from technology to long-term unemployment

    DEO head navigates issues from technology to long-term unemployment
    Jesse Panuccio, executive director of Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, has survived two tough years as executive director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. That included controversy over Connect, the agency’s online...
  • Florida Legislature opts to re-draw Central Florida congressional map

    Florida Legislature opts to re-draw Central Florida congressional map
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature's Republican leaders said Tuesday they would re-draw two unconstitutional Orlando-area congressional districts provided the courts allowed the new map to take effect in 2016 instead of in this year's midterm...
  • 5 seek to replace Rep. Nelson in Florida House

    5 seek to replace Rep. Nelson in Florida House
    Five Republicans, all first-time office-seekers, are vying to succeed Bryan Nelson in Florida House District 31. The five include the son of a former state legislator; the former president of the Lake County teachers union; an Apopka businesswoman; a...
  • Apopka Chamber President resigns

    Apopka Chamber President resigns
    Apopka-Area Chamber of Commerce President Paul Seago will step down at the end of the month to join No Casinos, an organization opposed to the expansion of gambling in Florida. He joined the Apopka chamber in 2008 when his predecessor, Andy Gardiner...
  • 'Skip' Campbell enters Coral Springs mayor race

    The mayor's race is back on in Coral Springs, and the move also marks the attempted political comeback of Walter "Skip" Campbell, a popular former state senator. "I'm trying to stay engaged, trying to stay informed and trying to stay involved," said...
  • 3 new Central Florida breweries set to open soon

    3 new Central Florida breweries set to open soon
    Mention the Sunshine State and the first beverage that comes to a tourist's mind may be orange juice — but not for long. In Central Florida, 2014 is shaping up to be the year of beer thanks to a crop of new microbreweries. According to the...
  • Put brakes on issuing specialty license plates: Editorial

    Put brakes on issuing specialty license plates: Editorial
    If ever there were a moratorium big enough to drive a truck through, it's the one the Florida Legislature imposed in 2008 to curb the number of specialty license plates. Back then, lawmakers said there were too many tags. Now, there are even more. Since...
  • Judge Steven Feren faces election challenge from lawyer John Contini

    Broward Circuit Judge Steven Feren was no stranger to politics when he first ran for a seat on the bench six years ago. Feren, 63, had already served more than a decade as mayor of Sunrise, and before that, he was in the Florida House of Representatives...
  • Watch closely to ensure reforms protect children

    With regard to recent reports about the 477 children who died even after they were known by the Department of Children and Families to potentially be at risk: In all cases, DCF knew from prior investigations that the children would be in danger of...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Scripps Research Institute eyes pact with USC

    Scripps Research Institute eyes pact with USC
    The Scripps Research Institute is considering a partnership with the University of Southern California, but Scripps' president says the arrangement wouldn't jeopardize the Jupiter campus. "Any agreement with USC would maintain Scripps's unique...