| Feb 7, 2014
| 6:21 PM
The casino-hotel talk in Tallahassee has gone on for more than two years, so what's one more week?
Sen. Garrett Richter, head of the Senate committee on gaming, had planned to release a draft of a comprehensive gambling bill on Monday. But he announced...
| Feb 9, 2014
Cigarettes should be kept away from children. That holds true even for these newfangled electronic versions that have users trendily "vaping" nicotine rather than puffing it.
So it's good that such South Florida cities as Weston, Lighthouse Point and...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 6:59 AM
We'd bet money (and even our first born) these won't generate the interest of Common Core or evolution. But the Florida Department of Education still wants to hear the public's thoughts on proposed standards for financial literacy, guidelines for what...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 12:13 PM
Some lawmakers want to tighten data security so student information isn't leaked and schools don't collect personal details they shouldn't. The forbidden information would include a family's religious affiliation and voting record (none of which is...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 2:22 AM
After months of running a largely invisible campaign to regain his old job, former Gov. Charlie Crist has suddenly emerged from stealth mode.
• On Monday, his campaign issued a web video meant to counter a video attack from Gov. Rick Scott's...
| Feb 10, 2014
When talking about his plans for education in Florida, former Gov. Jeb Bush would say, "Reform is never finished and success is never final."
Last week state Florida Senate President Don Gaetz invoked that aphorism to apply it to another area where it...
| Feb 9, 2014
For nearly a century, the Florida League of Cities has worked tirelessly for our member cities, for locally elected leaders and for the local citizens they represent.
During that time, we have steadfastly supported tough ethics standards, guidelines...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 2:26 PM
Former state Rep. Eric Eisnaugle stepped down last year when his Florida House of Representatives district was merged with Steve Precourt's, and then stepped up, seeking to reclaim the seat when Precourt resigned earlier this month.
But Eisnaugle may...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 8:03 AM
Democratic candidate for governor Nan Rich said Thursday that same-sex marriage is a “critical human rights issue for Florida” and called on Republican state leaders, Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi, not to defend the state&...
| Feb 8, 2014
Soon after taking office last year, I was surprised when one of our young prosecutors told me she was leaving the Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office to take a job that was too good to pass up: A 300 percent raise from a private law firm down the...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Another Republican -- former Orange County School Board member Vicky Bell -- has filed her intend to run for the Florida House of Representatives District 44 seat that Steve Precourt vacated in his aborted attempt to become Orlando-Orange County...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 10:52 AM
Gov. Rick Scott has appointed former state Rep. Mack Bernard to the Florida Elections Commission.
Bernard, 37, is a managing partner with the law firm Bernard Auguste and the corporate counsel for Florida Affordable Housing.
When he served in the...