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  • 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...
  • Florida teachers union to announce legal action on voucher bill

    Florida teachers union to announce legal action on voucher bill
    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...
  • Lobbyists launch new tech effort in Tallahassee

    Lobbyists launch new tech effort in Tallahassee
    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...
  • 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...
  • New voucher program for kids with disabilities opens applications today

    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...
  • Judge orders new Central Florida congressional map by Aug. 15, and wants a special election to fill it

    Judge orders new Central Florida congressional map by Aug. 15, and wants a special election to fill it
    TALLAHASSEE -- A judge on Friday gave the Florida Legislature two weeks to design a new congressional map for Central Florida that doesn't conflict with the state's anti-gerrymandering requirements, potentially pushing back the election date for filling...
  • Five candidates compete for Osceola County Commission seat

    Five candidates compete for Osceola County Commission seat
    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...