| Jan 23, 2015
| 3:01 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida's economic-development agency Friday gave support to four professional sports facilities, including Orlando's new soccer stadium, that are seeking state sales-tax dollars to help pay for construction projects.
It will now...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 6:18 AM
Orange County GOP Chair Lew Oliver said he saw a hostile revolt within the Republican Party of Florida last weekend when state delegates tossed Gov. Rick Scott's hand-picked state chairman for Blaise Ingoglia, who immediately shook up the party. But other...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 9:00 PM
The state of Florida failed young Victor Barahona so often and in so many ways that his sad situation cries out for justice. Yet justice is something Victor Barahona has been denied by the Florida Legislature, specifically by the Senate under the...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 12:52 PM
TALLAHASSEE – When Gov. Rick Scott is sworn in for a second term Tuesday, he'll stick to his campaign-themed goals to continue cutting taxes and regulations and to compete for new companies for Florida.
There will be no controversial pledges to...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 9:26 AM
Governor Rick Scott’s Inaugural Address
Remarks as Prepared for Delivery
First and foremost, thank you to the people of Florida. Without your confidence and support, we would not be here today. I certainly would never have made it here, or made it...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 7:06 PM
TALLAHASSEE — It's a new year, and hope springs eternal for the perennially outsmarted and outspent Florida Democratic Party.
While the median Floridian might be aligned with Democrats on a few hot-button issues, the median voter was not kind to...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 8:56 PM
TALLAHASSEE — There are lots of cooks in the kitchen as Florida faces the related tasks of drafting conservation plans along with seemingly incongruous rules for cleaning and preserving water supplies.
Ranchers and developers want to shape any...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 11:44 AM
Janet Pandrea died on April 2, 2002, from complications due to the chemotherapy she received for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
But the 65-year-old woman did not have cancer. A jury found Coral Springs Medical Center liable for the mistake that ultimately...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 3:09 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- The surplus for next year's state budget is nearing $1 billion, giving lawmakers more room to bankroll their priorities as well as Gov. Rick Scott's call for additional tax cuts and record per-student school funding.
At a meeting Monday,...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 3:00 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, left open the possibility Wednesday that his chamber will consider an expansion of health coverage for low-income Floridians.
Gardiner described as "intriguing" a proposal that would...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Putnam on right track
I was encouraged by what I read in the Dec. 14 Sentinel article "Putnam set for leadership role in conservation debate."
Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is on target in advocating a development of criteria for the purchasing...