| Apr 10, 2015
| 4:53 PM
Florida's elder guardianship program, which began as an effort to help seniors who suffer from failing memories and diminished capacities, is leaving too many people open to exploitation. Reform is needed.
Consider the case of Marie Winkelman, 89, as...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 4:32 PM
TALLAHASSEE — The Florida House on Thursday approved $690 million in tax cuts and a bill allowing residents fleeing hurricanes to carry guns without a permit, but the bill attracting the most controversy allows private adoption agencies to reject...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 4:00 AM
Ira Byock, one of the nation's leading experts on hospice and palliative care, rushed into Westlake High School's advanced anatomy classroom.
Delayed by traffic on the 405, he was late for a talk with students at the Westlake Village school about some...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 2:35 PM
Let me start by thanking veterans for your service to our nation. It's because of your selfless and honorable sacrifice that we continue to enjoy freedoms that make this the greatest country in the world.
I was appalled to learn that Governor Malloy's...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 2:09 PM
TALLAHASSEE — An effort to revamp the state's approach to attracting film and television production is moving forward in the House and Senate, after Republican lawmakers openly panned the plan's most vocal critic.
The measure (SB 1046), which in...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 2:41 PM
TALLAHASSEE – New funding, service and education options for disabled students and their parents took a major step forward Wednesday as the Senate passed a batch of bills to expand scholarships and offer higher learning programs.
The bills all...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 9:07 AM
TALLAHASSEE – Americans for Prosperity, the free-market advocacy group financed by the billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch, is going on the attack.
The group sent mail ads Monday to the districts of Senate President Andy Gardiner, R-...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 4:12 PM
HARTFORD — The energy and technology committee on Tuesday approved a pack of new legislation aimed at addressing problems with electricity prices and growing clean energy, especially solar, in the state.
Of the dozens of proposals raised for...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 3:50 PM
California lawmakers and advocates are gearing up for a new chapter in the battle over the state's healthcare program for the poor.
They announced new legislation on Wednesday that would pump more money into Medi-Cal, which has expanded to cover more...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 3:34 PM
College of Lake County's 2014 baseball season was a 90 percent success story.
The only negatives were a season-opening 2-7 spring trip to Florida and squandering a 5-1 lead in the ninth inning and losing to Blackhawk in the championship game of a...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 10:35 AM
TALLAHASSEE - Affordable housing programs could wind up being pitted against conservation projects in a budget fight at the Capitol, though interests groups from both sides insist there’s plenty of money to go around.
The Trust for Public Land,...