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  • New rules needed to govern drones

    New rules needed to govern drones
    Imagine a quiet Sunday afternoon at the beach interrupted by a hovering drone and camera. Sound far-fetched? Delray Beach Mayor Cary Glickstein is one of a growing number of local officials who don't think so. They wonder if laws are keeping pace with...
  • Financial literacy class in high school: Senator will push again to make it a graduation requirement

    Financial literacy class in high school: Senator will push again to make it a graduation requirement
    Senator Dorothy Hukill, R-Port Orange, said today she will try again in the coming year to make sure Florida students don't leave high school without taking a money management class. Hukill pushed unsuccessfully this year to make a semester-long financial...
  • Winter Park may establish special zone for medical marijuana centers

    Winter Park may establish special zone for medical marijuana centers
    With polls indicating that a ballot measure to legalize the medical use of marijuana in Florida is likely to pass, Winter Park commissioners are considering a new ordinance to regulate where so-called medical marijuana treatment centers could be located...
  • Cost of prepaid tuition halved

    Florida on Thursday slashed the price of its prepaid-college-tuition plans by up to half for the coming year, and thousands of families who in recent years purchased higher-priced plans will get refunds. Florida's prepaid-tuition plans — meant to...
  • Timeout needed on high-stakes tests

     Timeout needed on high-stakes tests
    You know the frustration surrounding the high-stakes testing of public school children. What started as a test to assess student performance has morphed into a bludgeon that punishes families, teachers and school districts. Add in the botched...
  • Legislature still doesn't understand fair districts

    As Florida's Republican-controlled Legislature was shutting down after redrawing the boundaries of two gerrymandered congressional districts, House Reapportionment Committee chairman Rep. Richard Corcoran was crowing gleefully to reporters: "If that's a...
  • For House and Senate races: Rader, Williams, Jacobs, Geller and Braynon

    House 81: Kevin Rader more solid, weakness is insurance legislation Since Democrats control just 45 seats in the 120-member Florida House, you wonder why any Democrat would challenge an incumbent. But Kevin Rader, who represents District 81, got...
  • Soto: Hispanics might lose clout

    Soto: Hispanics might lose clout
    As Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis decides the fate of virtually all the Congressional districts in Central Florida, some of the area's Democratic state lawmakers gathered in Kissimmee and Orlando to decry the possibility that Hispanics may lose...
  • Mayo: Crist shows arrogance in Democratic debut

    Here's reprint of my Sunday print column, about Charlie Crist's refusal to debate (or mostly acknowledge) his primary opponent, Nan Rich of Weston, a lifelong Democrat who spent a long time in the Florida Legislature: She's a 72-year-old Jewish...
  • Vivaldi ices opponents in CD9

    Vivaldi ices opponents in CD9
    Updated 9:35 a.m. 8/20/14 with Platt's response. Step up or put up, Peter Vivaldi declared to his competition. Declaring that it's a chance for all the candidates to come together for a good cause -- in a race that has had some particularly nasty...
  • Democratic leaders say their party is unified behind Crist

    Democratic leaders say their party is unified behind Crist
    – They did everything but sing "Kumbaya" as the victors and the vanquished came together Thursday to profess their admiration and respect for one another — and pledge that Democrats would work together to defeat Republicans in November. If...
  • Ugly cash fight over disabled man's $10 million win

    Ugly cash fight over disabled man's $10 million win
    Who would sue a brain-damaged man whose life was ruined when a speeding cop plowed into his car 16 years ago? His former law and PR firms, naturally. The long, sad saga of Eric Brody goes on. He is 34 and still lives in his parents' modest Sunrise...