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  • Val Demings sees her stock rising, and growing electoral options

    Val Demings sees her stock rising, and growing electoral options
    TALLAHASSEE -- It was noteworthy to some when former Orlando Police Chief Val Demings was making the rounds at Florida Democrats' annual fundraising conference in Westin last month. That's because her name is surfacing as a potential running mate for...
  • DUI arrest casts shadow on Broward judicial race

    The race for Broward Circuit Judge Group 8 was supposed to be between an appointed incumbent and a challenger who felt he was better suited to the job. But the race changed abruptly on May 27, when the incumbent, Broward Circuit Judge Lynn Rosenthal,...
  • Tuesday: Has Gov. Rick Scott put Florida under the gun?

    Tuesday: Has Gov. Rick Scott put Florida under the gun?
            Give Gov. Rick Scott credit. He knows right-wing, red-blooded Floridians love their guns. And Rick Scott has given them guns. In huge numbers. All so he could get votes. And the adoring worship of the National Rifle Association....
  • Florida teachers union to announce legal action on voucher bill

    Florida teachers union to announce legal action on voucher bill
    The Florida Education Association will announce Wednesday legal action it plans over passage of a multi-pronged bill that expanded the state's largest school voucher program. A spokesman for the teachers union would not provide more specifics today except...
  • Florida's ban on same sex marriage: Battlegrounds

    Florida's ban on same sex marriage: Battlegrounds
    Judges in separates cases across Florida could rule any day on whether to overturn Florida's ban on gay marriage. Here is a rundown on the cases and the battlegrounds: Miami-Dade Pareto v. Ruvin. Six same-sex couples are suing Miami-Dade's clerk of...
  • NRA gives Rick Scott thumbs up for signatures on pro-gun bills

    NRA gives Rick Scott thumbs up for signatures on pro-gun bills
    TALLAHASSEE — More pro-gun bills have been signed into law in the past four years than during any other recent single governor's term, says the National Rifle Association, which sent a message to members applauding Gov. Rick Scott for setting the...
  • New Republican ad makes fun of Crist's tan, fudges education numbers

    TALLAHASSEE -- A new Republican Party of Florida ad called "The Better Governor" was released Thursday, and this one pokes fun at former Gov. Charlie Crist's tan. But its architects may be asked to turn in their pocket protectors. The RPOF is playing...
  • Water district property tax rate dropping again

    Water district property tax rate dropping again
    The property tax rate will drop again for the South Florida agency responsible for flood control and Everglades restoration. The South Florida Water Management District board on Thursday agreed to cut its tax rate for the third year in a row, despite...
  • FDP unveils Spanish-language ad attacking Rick Scott on education

    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida Democrats unveiled a Spanish-language TV ad Thursday that makes similar claims to its earlier English version about Gov. Rick Scott's education record: basically, that he cut classroom spending and scholarship dollars. The ad...
  • Democrats, Charlie Crist use Broward police union boss to go after Rick Scott

    Democrats, Charlie Crist use Broward police union boss to go after Rick Scott
    Charlie Crist’s campaign for governor and the state Democratic Party have been going after Gov. Rick Scott for using uniformed police officers to boost his re-election image. The latest came Thursday, when a Broward Police union boss filed an...
  • Bright Futures keep dimming for Florida students

    Bright Futures keep dimming for Florida students
    Seventeen years ago, Florida made a promise to its high-school students: If you work hard and make good grades, the state will help you take the next step. The deal came in the form of the Bright Futures scholarships, which help students pay tuition...
  • New Central Florida toll-road board meets, promises openness, honesty

    New Central Florida toll-road board meets, promises openness, honesty
    The board of a new regional toll road agency met for the first time Thursday, with members promising to clean up the mess of predecessors and act more openly and honestly. Lake County Commissioner Welton Cadwell was elected chairman and predicted there...