| Jun 6, 2014
| 9:16 AM
Following her vote against an amendment to a bill in Congress that would restrict federal agents’ ability to go after marijuana users in states where the drug is legal, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, has also come out against...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 5:29 AM
It used to be a politically safe bet to condemn same-sex marriage. As recently as 2008, Florida voters passed an amendment to the state constitution to ban it.
Today — a mere six years later — a majority of Floridians favor marriage...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 6:44 AM
As George Sheldon and Perry Thurston compete for the Democratic nomination for attorney general, they're friendly foes going after a bigger target: Republican incumbent Pam Bondi.
Sheldon was more pointed than Thurston in his criticisms of Bondi when...
| May 15, 2014
| 8:14 AM
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nan Rich raised $20,748 in cash for her campaign account in April, while also receiving $34,583 in in-kind contributions, newly filed reports show.
Rich, a former Senate minority leader from Weston, is far behind...
| Jun 8, 2014
How should you feel about Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Gov. Rick Scott and their well-publicized fight against same-sex marriage?
So glad you asked.
No. 1, you could be insulted.
Insulted that one of the top elected officials in the state has...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 9:40 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Although he opposed same-sex marriage as a Republican governor and attorney general, Charlie Crist on Friday filed a "friend of the court" brief backing a legal challenge to Florida's gay-marriage ban headed to court next week.
| Jun 13, 2014
| 3:34 AM
Yesterday, news broke that gay-rights folks were endorsing Charlie Crist for governor.
And I understand that campaigns are a matter of choices. Choice A may be better than B only by comparison.
But please, let’s not rewrite history.
| Jun 17, 2014
| 1:32 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Flanked by advocates and survivors of the sex trade, Gov. Rick Scott signed two bills Tuesday intended to crack down on Florida's underground human trafficking trade.
The bills, HB 989 and 7141, would increase felony penalties for people...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 10:56 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Tuesday that cracks down on hit-and-run drivers in the wake of a 2012 fatal wreck in Miami.
The bill (SB 102/HB183) is called the Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act, named after a 35-year-old South Florida man...
| May 14, 2014
| 8:42 AM
Para los conductores ebrios de Florida implicados en un accidente de tráfico grave, la tentación de huir en lugar de parar, prestar ayuda y esperar a que la policía llegue, pronto podría acabar.
Un proyecto de ley, aprobado unánimemente por la...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Two years after Florida formed a task force to curb the spike in babies born addicted to painkillers, the Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter has won a federal grant to study the drugs' effects on the developing brain.
The hope is to determine how...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 3:03 AM
Forget the medical arguments. Ignore the criminal justice issues. Put aside moral questions. Florida's medical marijuana referendum could influence the results of the other elections on November ballot -- especially the race for governor.
"It'll be an...