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  • Scott Walker solicited money for conservative group: records

    Scott Walker solicited money for conservative group: records
    Gov. Scott Walker personally solicited millions of dollars in contributions for a conservative group during the 2011 and 2012 recalls, which prosecutors cited as evidence the governor and his campaign violated state campaign finance laws, records made...
  • Pricey governor's race, pot question top Florida ballot

    Pricey governor's race, pot question top Florida ballot
    The record-setting $200 million race for governor and a constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana have pumped up the stakes for Tuesday's election, but many voters still may stay away. It's a mid-term election — the kind that people...
  • Democrats lost the big-money game in midterm election

    Democrats lost the big-money game in midterm election
    Facing a tough midterm election, Democrats put aside some of their remaining scruples about the new age of unlimited campaign spending and courted unions and hedge-fund billionaires for big checks to try to salvage a Senate majority. They spent a lot of...
  • Sands Casino guards a step closer to unionizing

    Sands Casino guards a step closer to unionizing
    While building the world's largest gambling empire, billionaire Sheldon Adelson has dotted the globe with casinos that employ 50,000 workers. And he's been able to prevent all of them from unionizing. So it comes with some irony that the 15th-...
  • Poll: Floridians ready to legalize medical marijuana

    Poll: Floridians ready to legalize medical marijuana
    TALLAHASSEE -- Floridians appear ready in a big way to legalize medical marijuana. A Quinnipiac University survey released Monday found 88 percent of voters were in favor of the Amendment 2 question of legalizing medical marijuana on the Nov. 4 ballot....
  • Things that don't change: Lawyers, businesses, giving big in Florida governor's race

    Things that don't change: Lawyers, businesses, giving big in Florida governor's race
    TALLAHASSEE – In the everlasting battle between trial lawyers and the business lobby, not even a corporate outsider in the Governor’s Mansion changes Florida politics. Florida’s gubernatorial race is already living up to the hype as...
  • John Morgan: I've rounded up $6 million for medical marijuana amendment

    John Morgan: I've rounded up $6 million for medical marijuana amendment
    TALLAHASSEE -- Orlando trial lawyer John Morgan has seen casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, and he's raising him. The primary booster for Florida's medical marijuana constitutional amendment says he has rustled up roughly $6 million in donations to pay...
  • Rick Scott cuts $12.8 million to his re-election

    Rick Scott cuts $12.8 million to his re-election
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida GOP raised more than $65.2 million over the last two months, including more than $12 million collected from Gov. Rick Scott's personal wealth. The Republican Party of Florida disclosed its final fund-raising figures late...
  • Pennsylvania gambling down, but Sands still leads

    Pennsylvania gambling down, but Sands still leads
    One look at the latest Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board annual report gives a clear picture why officials like to point to the Sands in Bethlehem as the poster casino for why the state got into the gambling business. Its 2,232 employees are the most of...
  • Outlook for states' pot legalization measures goes from solid to shaky

    Outlook for states' pot legalization measures goes from solid to shaky
    With pot sold openly to any adult who wants it in Colorado and Washington state, marijuana advocates were hoping restrictions in other states would fall like dominoes this election season, opening the way for a push in Congress to change federal drug...
  • Pot critics full of Reefer Madness

    Pot critics full of Reefer Madness
    Perhaps it's because people are simply mesmerized by the remarkable charisma and strength of Florida's two gubernatorial candidates. Perhaps it's because people have gone off the deep end after receiving another memo in their inbox asking for a buck, or...