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  • Scott inks $77 billion budget; spares the veto rod

    Scott inks $77 billion budget; spares the veto rod
    TALLAHASSEE РGov. Rick Scott signed a record $77 billion, election-year budget Monday that boosts spending on schools and the environment while sparing hundreds of millions in local projects from the threat of vetoes. The spending plan for the...
  • Florida bans sale of e-cigarettes to minors starting July 1

    Florida bans sale of e-cigarettes to minors starting July 1
    There are so many tasty, sweet and fruity e-cigarette flavors at iVape Palm Beach, you might feel like a kid in a candy store. But the shop's policy is not to sell to anyone under 18, said Shang Le, owner of the Boynton Beach shop. On Tuesday, that...
  • Allen West calls for Obama impeachment, cites prisoner swap

    Allen West calls for Obama impeachment, cites prisoner swap
    Former Congressman Allen West wants his former colleagues in the U.S. House to file articles of impeachment against President Barack Obama. Citing the swap of five Taliban prisoners of war held by the U.S. at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for Sgt. Bowe...
  • It's official: Nan Rich vs. Charlie Crist in Democratic primary

    It's official: Nan Rich vs. Charlie Crist in Democratic primary
    Nan Rich made it official on Tuesday, guaranteeing a Democratic primary for governor. The former Florida Senate Democratic leader from Weston qualified for the ballot on Tuesday in Tallahassee. She’ll face Charlie Crist in the Aug. 26 primary....
  • Floridians need a little more honesty and true tax relief

    Ok, I'll admit it. I like talking about how govenment is supposed to work. From Everglades restoration and judicial diversity to hospital funding and the schoolhouse to jailhouse pipeline — I'm the one accused of killing too many trees in...
  • Chan Lowe: Florida's new "warning shot" law

    Chan Lowe: Florida's new "warning shot" law
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed the “warning shot” bill into law last Friday, as if there were any doubt that he would. Strategically, it made sense for Scott’s re-election bid, because no Crist supporters were going to switch their...
  • Chan Lowe: Rick Scott, the can-do governor

    Chan Lowe: Rick Scott, the can-do governor
    It’s common knowledge that Gov. Rick Scott was against taking federal money for Medicaid expansion before he was for it. ¬† He spurned the funds back when he was still flush with conservative fervor after using his own money to buy himself into...
  • Florida Democrats in Hollywood: schmoozing, strategy -- and money

    Florida Democrats in Hollywood: schmoozing, strategy -- and money
    Former President Bill Clinton cheered Florida Democrats on Saturday with recollections of the economic boom times during his presidency – and the hope his party will prevail in 2014 and beyond. To make that a reality, he helped the state’s...
  • Climate change emerges in Florida governor's race

    Climate change emerges in Florida governor's race
    TALLAHASSEE – Climate change is not a new issue in Florida policymaking circles, but it's making an inconvenient intrusion into Florida's gubernatorial contest. Gov. Rick Scott has been taking heat over the past two weeks because he's repeatedly...
  • Nan Rich endorsed by women's political caucus

    Nan Rich endorsed by women's political caucus
    The National Women’s Political Caucus said Wednesday is it endorsing Nan Rich’s candidacy for the Democratic nomination for governor. “Nan Rich knows Florida and has been a tireless advocate for its women. We are proud to endorse her...
  • As campaign enters new phase, Nan Rich struggles against Charlie Crist

    As campaign enters new phase, Nan Rich struggles against Charlie Crist
    Nan Rich has been running a political marathon: 250 campaign stops, 135,000 miles, 26 months. But even as she prepares to officially qualify for the ballot Tuesday as a candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor, it looks more than ever as...
  • Abortion could play role in Crist-Scott governor race

    Abortion could play role in Crist-Scott governor race
    New Florida legislation making abortions more difficult to obtain could become a lynchpin issue in the Charlie Crist-Rick Scott race for governor. Already, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee,...