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  • Florida Legislature passes 'nonpartisan' congressional map

    Florida Legislature passes 'nonpartisan' congressional map
    TALLAHASSEE -- Under court-order to redraw a partisan-tainted congressional map, the Florida Legislature passed a new plan Monday that tweaks seven seats in the hope of avoiding election chaos later this month.   Lawmakers were forced to re-draw the...
  • Legislature will resume map-drawing on Thursday

    Legislature will resume map-drawing on Thursday
    TALLAHASSEE -- After a court found its congressional map unconstitutional, the Florida Legislature will return for a special session Thursday to try to re-design a compliant plan for voters and avert a delay in this fall's elections. House Speaker...
  • Crist appears poised to win Democratic nomination, but Rich perseveres

    Crist appears poised to win Democratic nomination, but Rich perseveres
    Between now and Aug. 26, Florida Democrats need to decide if they'll go with their hearts or their minds in the race for their party's nomination for governor. Tugging at their heartstrings is Nan Rich, a lifelong Democrat and champion of just about...
  • Troy Kishbaugh: Examining new legal issues in medical marijuana

    Troy Kishbaugh: Examining new legal issues in medical marijuana
    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-...
  • Martin Dyckman: Times change, and politicians can also

    Our texts today are not Biblical, but they are definitely topical. A wise man changes his mind often, a fool never -Spanish proverb. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines –...
  • Redistricting has candidates running in limbo

    Redistricting has candidates running in limbo
    Chaos is emerging in Central Florida congressional primaries, yet the affected candidates can do nothing but plod onward while worrying their Aug. 26 election may lead only to a very short term or be canceled, thrown out or challenged in court. Leon...
  • Democratic candidates roll out dueling endorsements from gay rights groups

    Democratic candidates roll out dueling endorsements from gay rights groups
    The candidates for the Democratic nomination for governor rolled out dueling endorsements Thursday from gay rights groups. Nan Rich of Weston, former Democratic leader of the Florida Senate, was endorsed by the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council....
  • Charlie Crist seeks support from black voters in Broward

    Charlie Crist seeks support from black voters in Broward
    Democratic governor candidate Charlie Crist drew a crowd of about 200 to the opening of his  campaign office on Sistrunk Boulevard, the main street of the black community in northwest Fort Lauderdale. And drivers and occupants of cars driving by...
  • Florida Obamacare rates could rise 13 percent next year, state says

    Florida Obamacare rates could rise 13 percent next year, state says
    Monthly premiums for the second year of Obamacare health insurance plans are expected to rise an average of 13 percent, Florida officials announced Monday. The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has completed its analysis of recently submitted health...
  • Gag order on doctors will do harm

    Gag order on doctors will do harm
    Displaying stunningly bad reasoning, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that because states traditionally adopt codes of conduct to regulate doctors, the Florida Legislature can threaten to impose a hefty fine and take away the medical...
  • Florida Legislature's Rocket Redistricting Plan

    Florida Legislature's Rocket Redistricting Plan
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature is preparing a quick-fix this week to remedy its gerrymandered congressional map which would shed the "finger-like appendages" from two Orlando-area districts that a judge found improperly favored Republicans.  And...
  • Florida should review death penalty: Front & Center

    Florida should review death penalty: Front & Center
    Recent bungled lethal-injection executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona have revived vociferous calls to abolish the practice. How might these incidents impact Florida's administration of the death penalty? For perspective, Sentinel editorial-...