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  • The Sun Sentinel's Take: At last, some leadership on gambling

    Give Garrett Richter, chair of the Florida Senate Gaming Committee, credit. The Republican from Naples did his job in crafting a bill to better regulate gambling. And in the process, he has managed to drag reluctant leaders of the Florida House off the...
  • Scott, Florida Dems decry House action on flood insurance

    Scott, Florida Dems decry House action on flood insurance
    To the dismay of Florida Democrats and Gov. Rick Scott, the U.S. House voted 225 to 193 on Tuesday to reject an attempt to delay most rate hikes in flood insurance for four years.    “Today I spoke with House Speaker John Boehner and encouraged...
  • State may lower tuition for undocumented students

    State may lower tuition for undocumented students
    Ana Guevara wants to finish college, get a good job and live the American dream, but she said Florida is making that nearly impossible for her. A native of Nicaragua, Guevara, 20, has lived in South Florida since she was 9. But when she enrolled at Palm...
  • Florida GOP candidate says Obama execution comment was taken out of context

    Florida GOP candidate says Obama execution comment was taken out of context
    A Florida House candidate who agreed with a statement on Twitter calling for President Barack Obama's execution is now saying his statements were taken out of context. Joshua Black released a statement on his website Jan. 30 referring to the comment and...
  • State gambling bill: What I think (Part 1 of many)

    State gambling bill: What I think (Part 1 of many)
     It's kind of not in my best interest to admit this -- after all, I'm paid to write stories -- but this whole gambling discussion is kind of being over-played and overwritten.  The first big reach came last week, after Senate President Don Gaetz, R-...
  • Christie Texas trip highlights damage of bridge scandal

    For the first time in two decades, Texas is electing itself a new governor, making the contest — featuring liberal heroine Wendy Davis — one of the marquee races of this election year. That alone would be good reason for New Jersey Gov. ...
  • Employee fired after South Florida TV report calls Republicans 'Reprehensive Party'

    Employee fired after South Florida TV report calls Republicans 'Reprehensive Party'
    Original post | 1:55 p.m. Updated | 2:40 p.m.and 4:47 p.m. Full update below, but responsible parties are apologizing and an employee has been fired. Florida’s Republican Party is fuming. The subject of the Republicans’ ire is WTVJ-Ch....
  • Gov. Rick Scott's squishy reply on raising the minimum wage

    Gov. Rick Scott's squishy reply on raising the minimum wage
    It was, I thought, a very straightforward question. I was writing about a new poll showing widespread support in Florida for an increase to the minimum wage. So I sent the folks at Gov. Rick Scott's office an email, asking if the governor supported or...
  • Rick Scott announces $215M for new train depot at Orlando International Airport

    Rick Scott announces $215M for new train depot at Orlando International Airport
    Gov. Rick Scott announced this afternoon at Orlando International Airport that he intends to spend up $215 million in state money to build a new station at OIA that could house several trains, including a privately financed one that would link Central and...
  • Christie back in form, but Trafficgate cloud lingers

    WASHINGTON -- Gov. Chris Christie, beleaguered back in New Jersey and in the national media over the scandal of contrived traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge, unveiled his strategy for putting his 2016 presidential aspirations back on track the...
  • Florida's pre-K program helps prepare kids for kindergarten, annual state report shows

    Florida's pre-K program helps prepare kids for kindergarten, annual state report shows
    Florida youngsters who took part in the state's pre-kindergarten program were more likely to be ready for kindergarten than those who did not, according to annual data on kindergarten "readiness" released today. The state uses that data -- based on...
  • Charlie Crist lauds Obama, Obamacare

    Charlie Crist lauds Obama, Obamacare
    Some Democrats are running away from Obamacare, but not Charlie Crist. The Democrat candidate for Florida governor is embracing the Affordable Care Act. "I think it's been great. The roll-out was difficult. I'm sure the president feels that way, too,"...