| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:26 PM
Forget about Rick Scott and Charlie Crist duking it out over who makes the better governor. It's the fight over marijuana legalization that serves as the backdrop for the elections in Florida this fall.
With polls showing more than 60 percent of voters...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:43 PM
As a former Florida Legislature staffer and a former public service commissioner, I cherished my duty to guard the public interest and seek a balance between the fiscal interests of consumers and monopoly utilities.
For this reason, I respectfully take...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 7:11 AM
Five things for today in Orlando and Central Florida.
1. Let's start with weather. The National Hurricane Center reports that the tropical wave in the eastern Atlantic organized some last night and could grow into a tropical depression or storm today or...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:29 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's re-drawn congressional map intentionally favors Republicans in violation of the anti-gerrymandering standards voters approved in 2010 and will have to be re-drawn, according to a ruling late Thursday from a Tallahassee judge....
| Jul 20, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The race for Florida Senate District 12 pits two longtime Democratic rivals against each other: incumbent Geraldine Thompson and former state Sen. Gary Siplin.
Two Republicans, Fritz Jackson Seide and Edward DeAguilera, are competing in the Republican...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 7:01 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott is touting his record as a tax-cutter in a new Spanish-language ad paid for by the Republican Party of Florida.
Scott has signed cuts to Florida's corporate income tax while in office -- achieved by raising the floor for...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 5:56 PM
Thank you, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Now, due to your two-to-one ruling, there are two things to which Florida doctors have no right under the First Amendment: to shout “Fire” in a crowded theater, and to ask any questions to a patient...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 7:46 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature's Republican leaders said Tuesday they would re-draw two unconstitutional Orlando-area congressional districts provided the courts allowed the new map to take effect in 2016 instead of in this year's midterm...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 3:03 PM
UPDATED: Local public-affairs programs this weekend will look at soccer, teen driving, Orlando's mayor, the arts community and Florida politics. The lineup:
Greg Warmoth talks to Phil Rawlins, president of Orlando City Soccer Club, on "Central Florida...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 9:07 AM
Lobbyists in Tallahassee have formed a new association, the Florida Technology Council, to lobby for more tech innovation in state government.
The council is headed up by lobbyists Claudia Davant, Jim Rimes and Mike Fischer. Davant is a former president...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 4:09 PM
TALLAHASSEE — A federal appeals court has upheld the state's "docs vs. glocks" law, overturning an earlier court ruling that had blocked part of the measure from being enforced.
In a 2-1 ruling last week, a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S....
| Jul 30, 2014
| 3:50 PM
Three Republicans and two Democrats face off in the Aug. 26 primaries for the District 2 seat on the Osceola County Commission.
On the GOP side, incumbent John "Q" Quiñones is being challenged by former School Board member Julius Melendez and...