| Apr 27, 2014
| 1:14 PM
TALLAHASSEE – Lawmakers trying to divide $1.3 billion in surplus cash haggled through the weekend over hometown water and education projects, health-care needs and hundreds of other dueling spending priorities.
| Feb 27, 2014
| 11:27 AM
One of Broward’s top priorities – money for expansion at Port Everglades – is likely to fare well in the annual legislative session that begins Tuesday.
That was the message delivered by state Sen. Joe Negron this week to Broward Days,...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Flush with cash in state coffers, Florida lawmakers are pouring money into cleaning the mucky, polluted waters surrounding the Everglades.
But the Legislature is poised to adjourn May 2 without addressing some of the most persistent polluters of...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:46 PM
TALLAHASSEE – The chairman of a Senate panel studying the Indian River Lagoon and South Florida waters wants to strip the federal government of the power to decide when to pump polluted waters out of Lake Okeechobee.
Sen. Joe Negron, the Stuart...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 1:10 PM
TALLAHASSEE — An influential state lawmaker says he is tired of his community being treated as the “septic tank” for Orlando and is pressing for more money to deal with damages from polluted waters flowing out of the rain-swollen Lake...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 11:33 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- House Speaker Will Weatherford said Thursday there won't be any big water policies adopted this year, punting the potentially tough political confrontation with polluters until two Central Florida lawmakers are running the Legislature next...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 12:48 PM
Camping can be a road trip or a commando course, a sizzling theme park or a pup tent under the trees.
Many Florida parents take children camping from Day One. Others are new to the campground scene. If your children are ready to graduate from a play...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:10 PM
Here'sthe most surprising fact you might not know about Sebastian Inlet, the fishing and surfing mecca located at Brevard county's southern tip: It's man-made. For 50 years, starting in 1872, repeated failed attempts were made to cut an opening connecting...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Last week: Governor Scott is asking Florida businesses the best way to return taxes to residents and fuel further economic growth. Eliminate the sales tax on commercial leases. Invest in the reform of the homeowner’s insurance market. Target and...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 2:51 PM
Last week: Kudos to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for their unanimous vote on Thursday to ban an abusive fishing practice. In a 7-0 tally, the FWC prohibited the use of the infamous “Boca Grand jig,” a decidedly...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 6:54 PM
Last week: Crisis in Syria; crisis of affordable healthcare; budget crisis; education crisis. We go from crisis to crisis yet the real crisis is a lack of trust in our elected officials. Let’s stop the political name-calling and prioritize America&...