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  • Charlie Crist establishes Broward beachhead, Republicans counterpunch

    Charlie Crist establishes Broward beachhead, Republicans counterpunch
    Original post | 4:42 p.m. April 19 Updated | 7:58 p.m. April 19 and 12:58 p.m. April 21 Hundreds of Broward Democrats – included many elected officials and local party leaders – turned out Saturday and turned up with major enthusiasm for...
  • House toughens penalties for docs who fraudulently prescribe 'buzz free' marijuana

    House toughens penalties for docs who fraudulently prescribe 'buzz free' marijuana
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida doctors prescribing a form of medicinal marijuana could face jail time and fines if they fraudulently hand out the low-THC version known as “Charlotte’s Web.” The Legislature is considering whether to...
  • State lawmakers aim cash at Everglades cleanup

    State lawmakers aim cash at Everglades cleanup
    Flush with cash in state coffers, Florida lawmakers are pouring money into cleaning the mucky, polluted waters surrounding the Everglades. But the Legislature is poised to adjourn May 2 without addressing some of the most persistent polluters of...
  • Abortion could play role in Crist-Scott governor race

    Abortion could play role in Crist-Scott governor race
    New Florida legislation making abortions more difficult to obtain could become a lynchpin issue in the Charlie Crist-Rick Scott race for governor. Already, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee,...
  • Anitere Flores: GOP working early to gain Hispanic support

    In 2004, President George W. Bush won Florida with 56 percent of the Hispanic vote. Just eight years later, Mitt Romney narrowly lost Florida, getting only 39 percent of its growing Hispanic electorate. After losing 18 percent of the Hispanic vote in such...
  • Chan Lowe: Rick Scott's Victory Tour

    Chan Lowe: Rick Scott's Victory Tour
    My hat is off to Florida Gov. Rick Scott for the sheer brazenness of launching a campaign “Victory Tour” to celebrate his accomplishments after the end of the 2014 legislative session.   It’s reminiscent of the old solution to the...
  • Florida's race-based academic goals spark petition drive to Gov. Scott

    Florida's race-based academic goals spark petition drive to Gov. Scott
    Two civil rights groups plan to deliver petitions to Gov. Rick Scott today, urging him to do away with Florida's race-based academic goals. The goals were adopted in 2012 as part of a plan to make sure that, in a decade, all students  had solid math and...
  • Seminoles plan to spend $100 million this year

    Seminoles plan to spend $100 million this year
    The 500-room Seminole Hard Rock Hotel runs at 98 percent capacity. On Fridays and Saturdays, more than 40,000 people shuffle through the Hollywood casino complex. So the Seminoles are making some upgrades and renovations, CEO of Seminole Gaming Jim...
  • Temporada de huracanes: Scott firma ley para semana libre de impuestos para compra de suministros | VIDEO

    Temporada de huracanes: Scott firma ley para semana libre de impuestos para compra de suministros | VIDEO
    El gobernador Rick Scott firmó el lunes el proyecto de ley HB 5601, el cual cual establece una semana libre de impuestos para la compra de suministros para estar preparados ante la llegada de huracanes. La lista de productos que no pagarán impuestos...
  • Three 'tax holidays' become Florida law

    Three 'tax holidays' become Florida law
    Three state sales tax holidays became law today in Florida, for hurricane supplies, school supplies and energy efficiency products. Gov. Rick Scott signed into law the following holidays: ­­ --May 31 to June 8: No sales tax on certain hurricane...
  • Team Scott boasts $3 million campaign-cash haul for April

    Team Scott boasts $3 million campaign-cash haul for April
    TALLAHASSEE -- The political machine around Republican Gov. Rick Scott's re-election effort is boasting he raised $3 million in April, a showing the GOP hopes will end a streak of Democrat Charlie Crist out-raising the incumbent in hard money. Just over...
  • Crist outraises Scott again in direct $$$$

    Crist outraises Scott again in direct $$$$
    TALLAHASSEE -- Everybody's favorite game of spinning non-comparable campaign fund-raising into earned media continued again Monday in Florida's gubernatorial contest. Likely Democratic nominee Charlie Crist reporting raising $2.2 million in April...