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  • 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...
  • State House Dists. 30, 31: Editorial

    State House Dists. 30, 31: Editorial
    This year, the Florida Legislature, buoyed by a rare surplus, raised a ship that for several years had been sinking in red ink. Yet, the state remains far from safe harbor. Nurturing economic diversity, improving schools and brightening prospects for...
  • LWV signals it intends to keep fighting new congressional maps

    LWV signals it intends to keep fighting new congressional maps
    TALLAHASSEE -- The groups that successfully sued to have Florida's congressional districts invalidated by a court are pledging to keep the legal fight going until lawmakers craft a radically different plan. The Legislature on Monday passed a new version...
  • Sen. Dist. 12, House Dist. 47: Editorial

     Sen. Dist. 12, House Dist. 47: Editorial
    For a representative democracy to work well, citizens need to trust that the candidates they elect as their proxies will be strong and effective voices that speak up for their interests. That's the critical choice voters face in battles for the Florida...
  • Veterans and voting, GOP, and Siplin: Letters

    Veterans and voting It is a shame to see things our American veterans fought for, gave their lives for and suffered lifelong injuries for being taken away from them. They fought for the American dreams and freedoms of all Americans, regardless of race...
  • Fed sentence: rehab for ex-lawmaker Dawson

    Fed sentence: rehab for ex-lawmaker Dawson
    Former state legislator Mandy Dawson was freed from federal detention to enter a residential drug treatment program Monday after pleading guilty to violating probation by using cocaine. Dawson, 58, has been in custody since her arrest in June...
  • Nan Rich says there's no way she'd run for County Commission if she loses governor primary

    Nan Rich says there's no way she'd run for County Commission if she loses governor primary
    Nan Rich doesn’t like discussing the “what if” question, as in what if she loses the race for the Democratic nomination for governor in the Aug 26 primary. The former Florida Senate Democratic leader from Weston is the underdog, behind...
  • Best for Broward Circuit Court: Feren, McLawrence, Bailey and Schulman,

    Best for Broward Circuit Court: Feren, McLawrence, Bailey and Schulman,
    Broward County is the 17th Judicial Circuit. Circuit Court judges are a rung above County Court judges and handle serious criminal cases including homicide, burglary and child abuse. They hear civil cases involving more than $15,000. The judges...
  • In 'Bizarro World,' gun laws actually make sense

    Last week, I woke up in Bizzaro World. I'm sure the good folks of Boston, or just about anyone who has ever visited Beantown, would dispute that characterization. But, I was in town for a National Association of Black Journalists convention, and the...
  • 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...
  • Gov. Bobby Jindal to headline state GOP dinner set for Disney World

    Gov. Bobby Jindal to headline state GOP dinner set for Disney World
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will be the featured speaker at the Republican Party of Florida's 2012 Victory Dinner on Sept. 13 at Walt Disney World's Grand Floridian resort. “I look forward to standing with my fellow conservative leaders in Florida...
  • Florida Legislature: Don't talk to congressional members, political consultants

    Florida Legislature: Don't talk to congressional members, political consultants
    TALLAHASSEE -- In advance of a rapid-fire redistricting special session slated to start Thursday, HouseĀ and Senate Republican leadersĀ have ordered staff to have no contact with congressional members, lobbyists or political consultants. Those three...