| Jun 28, 2014
| 6:32 PM
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...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 11:09 AM
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....
| Jun 14, 2014
| 6:52 PM
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...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 7:18 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Yes, this is click bait. But you can blame the Florida Senate.
Sen. Dwight Bullard, D-Miami, has filed an amendment to a concealed-weapons bill (SB 296) headed for the Senate floor which would allow people to carry their weapons without a...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 9:02 AM
A controversial measure dubbed an “anti-Sharia bill” advanced out of the Florida Senate on a 24-14 vote Monday.
The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, touted SB 286 as “an American bill.”
It would restrict judges...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 8:33 AM
Florida school districts are encouraged to create more single-gender schools, under a bill the Florida Senate passed today. The bill, approved last month by the House, wants schools with boys-only or and girls-only classes to be open to interested...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 9:38 AM
TALLAHASSEE – Florida lawmakers are beefing up the cash for Gov. Rick Scott to dole out to companies willing to re-locate or create new jobs here.
But the governor’s jobs agencies in charge of closing those deals couldn’t spend more...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 6:40 AM
Seminole County school leaders pleaded with Gov. Rick Scott this week to fix Florida's confusing "scholar" diploma rules and the resulting "senseless retroactive testing" of students. In a letter sent this week, they asked him to exempt this year's...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 7:49 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Good times or bad, the Florida Legislature has historically made a habit of slow-rolling its most cantankerous issues.
Although passing a budget is all they're constitutionally required to accomplish by May 2 -- and they had a $1.3...
| 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...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 11:25 AM
Parents of some Florida students could swap a seat in a public school for a state-funded savings account they could use to purchase private educational services, under a proposal a House subcommittee outlined today. The still-in-draft-stages plan seems...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 10:06 AM
Democratic candidate for governor Nan Rich has renewed her call for her primary opponent Charlie Crist to debate, even though he’s repeatedly said he has no intention of doing so.
Rich, the former Florida Senate Democratic leader from Weston, said...