| Mar 27, 2014
| 8:46 AM
Original post | 11:46 a.m. March 27
Updated | 10:54 a.m. March 28
With Gov. Rick Scott using official events for campaign purposes, Democrats are acting like Claude Raines, in perhaps the best scene in "Casablanca."
(That’s when Raines, the...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 1:26 PM
SunRail, FCAT testing and Tallahassee politics will be topics for local public-affairs programs this weekend.
SunRail is explored by Greg Warmoth on "Central Florida Spotlight" at 12:30 p.m. Saturday on WFTV-Channel 9. His guests are Noranne Downs,...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 1:13 PM
It may be comforting to someone somewhere — though I'm hard-pressed to figure out who or where — to know that Riccardo Muti, the esteemed music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 2010, believes that Chicago is "the most elegant...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 10:44 AM
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida House on Friday passed a plan to force future sports stadium projects to jockey against each other when they come to the Legislature seeking taxpayer subsidies.
The bill, HB 7095, has immediate ramifications for $600...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 6:05 AM
TALLAHASSEE – For his Blondes, Reds, or Brown Ales to make it to a pub near you, John Cheek has to pay a middle man to tap into Florida’s growing thirst for craft beer.
The founder of Orlando Brewing Co. pays a distributor to pick up his...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 4:41 PM
In a previous encounter with police, the first thing Tinoris Williams told a responding Palm Beach Sheriff's deputy was that he was "a Martian of the United States," acting on full authority of the constitution. He had just thrown three bricks through the...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 6:03 AM
Four members of Florida State University's chapter of Sigma Chi were arrested and face hazing charges after police say pledges had bottles of liquor taped to their hands and were encouraged to drink as much as possible, according to the Tallahassee...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 5:36 AM
Ask one thing about lobbying in Florida, and several more questions come up.
At issue now – click on the link in the right hand column – is proposed legislation in Tallahassee. It would ban county elected officials and municipal officials...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 9:57 AM
There are two words to explain some of the bizarre and irresponsible legislation flowing like a toxic sludge out of Tallahassee this session: voter turnout.
The Republican Party of Florida, which controls the executive and legislative branches of...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 7:47 PM
Andrew Mike said Tuesday night as much as he hated to decommit from his commitment to Vanderbilt, it was Florida that held his interest all along.
Barely 24 hours after Andrew Mike committed to Vanderbilt, the 6-foot-7, 285-pound offensive tackle from...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:39 AM
Tallahassee, we have a problem.
You can bet there's a lot of good chemistry going on between many Florida defense lawyers and their clients after learning the state's top law enforcement agency is in a bind.
Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE)...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 9:43 AM
There has been more than two years of casino hotel talk in Tallahassee, so what’s one more week?
Sen. Garrett Richter, head of the Senate committee on gaming, had planned to release a draft of a comprehensive gambling bill on Monday. But he...