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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 'Zombie apocalypse' in the Florida Senate?

    'Zombie apocalypse' in the Florida Senate?
    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...
  • State senators advance controversial 'anti-Sharia' bill

    State senators advance controversial 'anti-Sharia' bill
    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...
  • Single-gender schools get the go-ahead from Florida Legislature

    Single-gender schools get the go-ahead from Florida Legislature
    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...
  • For second year, Enterprise Florida can't spend all the taxpayer cash it gets

    For second year, Enterprise Florida can't spend all the taxpayer cash it gets
    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...
  • Seminole educators ask Scott to fix "nonsensical" testing requirements for new "scholar" diploma

    Seminole educators ask Scott to fix "nonsensical" testing requirements for new "scholar" diploma
    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...
  • Beer, bud and budgets: Florida Legislature taking most of its thorny issues into the final innings

    Beer, bud and budgets: Florida Legislature taking most of its thorny issues into the final innings
    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...
  • Florida lawmakers litter budget with hometown projects

    Florida lawmakers litter budget with hometown projects
    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...
  • House panel proposes education savings account for disabled and gifted students (state money parents could tap for options outside public schools)

    House panel proposes education savings account for disabled and gifted students (state money parents could tap for options outside public schools)
    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...
  • Charlie Crist says no debates, Nan Rich asks again

    Charlie Crist says no debates, Nan Rich asks again
    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...