| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:34 PM
HARTFORD – Political incumbents are traditionally well-loved in their hometowns, but sometimes that is not the case for all.
Next week, eight Democratic incumbents in the state legislature are facing challenges for their seats in the August 12...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 4:13 PM
The letter "Foley Told Truth About Failed Factory" [Aug. 3] suggests that Tom Foley is the better Republican candidate for governor because he told the truth. Is that stark heartless reality of job loss really reduced to "it is the workers' fault"?
| Jul 28, 2014
| 4:09 PM
TALLAHASSEE — A federal appeals court has upheld the state's "docs vs. glocks" law, overturning an earlier court ruling that had blocked part of the measure from being enforced.
In a 2-1 ruling last week, a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S....
| Sep 6, 2014
| 4:54 PM
State Sen. Jim Brochin spent the summer beating back a Democratic primary challenge from the left. Now, he's facing what's perhaps an even tougher fight from the right.
Because of state redistricting that left his northern Baltimore County district...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 3:22 PM
Newtown gun control activists won another victory Monday when the CEO of Panera Bread announced company plans to adopt a stricter firearms policy.
Last year, advocates focused their lobbying efforts on legislatures, but since the defeat of gun control...
| May 1, 2014
| 11:53 AM
A bill that would allow gunowers legally to pack a concealed firewarm without a permit during mandatory evacuations was halted after more than an hour of Senate debate Thursday.
Senate sponsor Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, requested the bill’s...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 1:33 PM
TALLAHASSEE – Southwest Ranches describes itself glowingly as a rural, Old Florida time-warp of a town near Fort Lauderdale, complete with “donkeys braying, roosters crowing, and no sidewalks.”
But the farming community of 7,000 on the...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 3:13 PM
A bill that would curb schools’ abilities to discipline, suspend and expel students for simulating guns or wearing clothing depicting firearms is on its way to Gov. Rick Scott for his signature.
State senators gave final approval, 32-6, to the so-...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 10:38 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- A shadowy political group called "Progressive Choice PAC" is airing a racially tinged ad on black radio stations in Orlando accusing former Gov. Charlie Crist of siding with the gun lobby and imposing sentencing and drug policies that...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:04 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- In a $75 billion budget stuffed with hometown goodies, lawmakers Tuesday agreed to fund the expansion of a bike trail through Central Florida, a gun range in Brevard County, and a raft of other pet projects.
Those two projects demonstrate...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 1:26 PM
Learning more about the causes of injury and death and recommending policies that might lengthen people's lives has long been the mission of the public health community. Under those circumstances, it's hardly surprising that those in the field are...