| Nov 5, 2013
| 9:07 AM
State Rep. Jim Waldman has one pretty clear message regarding his 2016 candidacy for Florida Senate: Everyone’s behind me, so nobody else ought to bother running.
(Memo to former State Sen. Skip Campbell, who held the seat until he was forced from...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 7:09 AM
Former U.S. Rep. Ron Klein, D-Boca Raton, is in the County Commission chambers this morning, at the Broward County Governmental Center.
I thought he might be here to talk about the launch of Obamacare today. But no.
He's a lobbyist....
| Sep 29, 2013
| 3:42 PM
A lifelong resident of Broward County, Tim Ryan was elected to the Broward County Commission, representing District 7, in November 2012. District 7 includes the cities of Dania Beach, Lazy Lake and Wilton Manors, parts of Davie, Fort Lauderdale and...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 3:39 PM
Last week: We mourn the loss of Clay Shaw, who died this week at age 74. My family had the privilege of knowing Congressman Shaw for many years and long admired his dignified and steadfast commitment to public service. He was among the last of the great...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 3:13 PM
The school year has hardly started, and the first bullying-related fatality has made headlines.
On Aug. 27, 15-year-old Bart Palosz of Greenwich took his life, apparently after unrelenting bullying made the thought of another school year unbearable....
| Jul 12, 2013
| 9:35 AM
11:20 a.m. | Original post
12:34 p.m. | Updated with response from Florida Jobs First
Florida Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, slammed the political tactics employed by Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross on Friday, suggesting that the...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 11:08 AM
Ethics restrictions prohibiting local elected officials from accepting anything of value – a cup of coffee, a glass of wine or a meal – from lobbyists, vendors or anyone else with business before them are much too restrictive for Hollywood...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 11:24 AM
Alaska's senior senator has once again introduced legislation to rename Mount McKinley as Denali.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski says Denali might not be the name that people in the Midwest recognize. But she says it has long been the name in Alaska, the state...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 4:26 PM
There's a whole bunch of primary and local elections coming up on Aug. 14. Are you paying attention, and do you care? That's the question I have for voters. With the earliest summer primary ever set by the Florida Legislature,......
| Jan 27, 2012
| 4:37 PM
A penny-pinching member of Congress is taking aim at the cost of producing one-cent coins. Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) has introduced the Cents and Sensibility Act to require pennies to be made primarily from American steel. He’s introduced a...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 3:26 PM
More than 600,000 voters in Broward and Palm Beach counties are shut out of some elections this year, deprived of any say in who will run key parts of county government and represent them in the Florida Legislature.
It's all very legal. The culprit is...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 3:43 PM
Tim Ryan counts himself a friend of development.
Since his appointment to the Huntington Beach Planning Commission, the City Council candidate has not voted against a single project.
"I didn't vote no on anything," said Ryan, a consumer attorney who...