| Apr 2, 2014
| 6:26 AM
A new scholarship program that would allow students with significant disabilities to attend private school or access private services won approval from a Florida Senate budget panel today. The revised version of the bill creates a new choice option for...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 7:02 PM
Gov. Rick Scott last year used a visit to an Orange County school to announce plans to give Florida teachers raises. He returned to to the same campus on "victory tour" a few months later, touting the money the Florida Legislature had earmarked...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 2:02 PM
Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter took to twitter Tuesday to express great concerns over the latest abortion restrictions moving through the Florida Legislature.
Ritter, a former member of the Florida House of Representatives, aimed some of her...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 8:53 AM
Original post | 10:40 a.m.
Updated | 11:47 a.m.
Alex Lewy, who’s been running for the state House of Representatives for more than a year, is dropping out and also resigning his seat on the Hallandale Beach City Commission.
Lewy is taking a...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 5:36 AM
Ask one thing about lobbying in Florida, and several more questions come up.
At issue now – click on the link in the right hand column – is proposed legislation in Tallahassee. It would ban county elected officials and municipal officials...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 1:33 PM
TALLAHASSEE – Southwest Ranches describes itself glowingly as a rural, Old Florida time-warp of a town near Fort Lauderdale, complete with “donkeys braying, roosters crowing, and no sidewalks.”
But the farming community of 7,000 on the...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 8:34 AM
After months of delays, Palm Beach County is speeding up a decision on proposed new rules aimed at stopping deceptive gas price advertising.
In October, concerns about the prices listed on some roadside gas station signs being lower than what...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 7:23 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- A year after passing sweeping reforms on political lobbying and conflicts-of-interests, proposals to impose even stronger ethical requirements on politicians are languishing in the Florida Legislature.
An eclectic group of organizations,...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 1:44 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Senate's budget chairman announced Thursday he was blocking a proposal to give in-state tuition to undocumented college students whose parents immigrated to the country illegally.
The bill, SB 1400, sponsored by Sen. Jack...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 5:51 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- With HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius stepping down, Florida Senate President Don Gaetz is trying to measure her repalcement's interest in negotiating alternatives to the Medicaid-expansion component of the federal health-care law.
| 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...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 1:55 PM
The conviction that divine right is on one’s side can be a laudable motivator in the cause of good, but it can also rob people of perspective, and impel them to act in irrational ways.
The Spanish Inquisition and the Crusades, for example, may...