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  • Florida Panthers field hearty team -- of lobbyists

    [UPDATED with response from Sen. Abruzzo] The Florida Panthers hockey team is boosting the local economy, in the lobbying sector. The team needs a five-vote majority to get an $80 million bailout from the Broward County Commission. To aid in that...
  • Lobbying: connections, appearances & results

    Lobbying: connections, appearances & results
    Ask one thing about lobbying in Florida, and several more questions come up. At issue now – click on the link in the right hand column – is proposed legislation in Tallahassee. It would ban county elected officials and municipal officials...
  • Lawmakers move to tighten lobbying rules, but exempt themselves

    Lawmakers move to tighten lobbying rules, but exempt themselves
    Declaring themselves fighters for clean government, Florida senators voted unanimously to stop local elected officials from moonlighting as paid lobbyists who try to influence other government officials on behalf of their clients. But they don't want to...
  • Chan Lowe: Shakedown at the Broward Courthouse Garage

    Chan Lowe: Shakedown at the Broward Courthouse Garage
    The Broward County Commission charges the highest parking rates in the region. Why? Because it can.
  • Hanley Center Foundation's executive director selected to participate in Leadership Florida

    Hanley Center Foundation's executive director selected to participate in Leadership Florida
    Technology Mike Vincent, formerly EMS chief with the City of Pembroke Pines, has joined Atrus Inc., creators of the AED Link that provides registered location informaton to 911 call-takers in real time, as a business development representative. Real...
  • New rules for online auctions of delinquent taxes

    Banks and hedge funds that gamed Broward County's $90 million online tax lien auction at the expense of small investors will lose their edge this spring under new rules adopted by the county commission. In recent years, some financial heavyweights had...
  • Democrat Ben Lap files for LaMarca's County Commission seat

    Democrat Ben Lap files for LaMarca's County Commission seat
    Another Democrat has filed to run for Broward County Commission, hoping to unseat Republican Chip LaMarca. Benjamin Lap, 56, a Democratic fundraiser and attorney, hasn't run for office before. That's one of his selling points. "Part of what I think...
  • Today's County Commission meeting, in Tweets

    Today's County Commission meeting, in Tweets
    Today is a very busy Broward County Commission meeting. If you're interested in what's happening, and how your money's being spent, follow my Tweets @BrowardPolitics I Tweet the highlights and the lowlights, things that might be educational, and...
  • About Barbara Sharief

    About Barbara Sharief
    Barbara Sharief is a native of South Florida, who was raised within Broward and Dade Counties. She has seen, first hand, the changes that have taken place in this culturally diverse community. She is in touch with the ever-changing needs of the people who...
  • Florida Panthers workshop: Live blogging, live-stream

    Below: A chronology of today's Florida Panthers / Broward County Commission meeting, with highlights of all that was said. Bottom line: A majority of commissioners support giving more hotel taxes to the team. The Broward County Commission is holding...
  • Broward commissioners holding all-day 'retreat' Friday

    Broward commissioners holding all-day 'retreat' Friday
    An all day retreat at a tree-filled, peaceful park. Ahh, sounds so relaxing. But, no. This all-day retreat at a tree-filled, peaceful park is the Broward County Commission's annual "goal setting and budget parameter'' retreat. Open to the public,...