| Aug 8, 2013
| 1:32 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Twenty-seven state lawmakers have filed petitions with the state asking for a special session on the Stand Your Ground law.
That is five short of the 32 needed under the law to trigger a formal poll by the Secretary of State's office...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 6:49 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Lawmakers advanced changes to Florida's controversial "stand your ground" law Tuesday in the wake of the George Zimmerman trial and a summer of protests after his acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
But gun-rights groups...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 11:40 AM
Comments from South Florida political leaders on the death Thursday of former Gov. Reubin Askew.
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (full statement below).
Via Twitter: "My thoughts are with...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 9:07 AM
State Rep. Jim Waldman has one pretty clear message regarding his 2016 candidacy for Florida Senate: Everyone’s behind me, so nobody else ought to bother running.
(Memo to former State Sen. Skip Campbell, who held the seat until he was forced from...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 7:53 AM
Florida Senate Democratic Leader Chris Smith, D-Fort Lauderdale, says there’s a big hole in the argument used to justify the latest attempt by Gov. Rick Scott’s administration to change voter rules.
The controversy stems from a special...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Original post | 5:43 p.m. Dec. 6
Updated | 11:45 a.m., 12:43 p.m. and 3:36 Dec. 7
Black political leaders from South Florida, along with many others, are speaking out about Thursday’s death of South African statesman Nelson Mandela.
Two of the...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 1:10 PM
The hottest race for Broward County Commission is in northeast Broward, where a fifth candidate has joined the Democratic competition.
Terry Williams Edden, who previously ran unsuccessfully for state Senate in District 39 (Chris Smith is the senator...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 12:24 PM
Original post | 10:07 a.m.
Updated | 10:50 a.m., 12:20 p.m., 1:59 p.m. and 3:24 p.m.
Former Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Carlton Moore has died. He was 60.
He died Tuesday night at a rehabilitation center in Tamarac, where he had been recovering...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Last week: We’re outraged and we’re not going to take it. So said Sen. Eleanor Sobel, at her tri-county delegation town hall meeting commenting on the deaths of 20 children in four months under the un-watchful eye of the Department of...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 2:32 PM
Seizing on big changes in both politics and journalism, the website Media Trackers is making life uncomfortable for some South Florida Democrats.
The group brought its brand of advocacy-activist journalism to the Sunshine State 16 months ago at...
| Aug 29, 2013
When is a unanimous vote not unanimous?
Floridians recently learned the answer to that riddle after a now-disputed vote by the Florida Sheriff's Association on the state's controversial "stand your ground" law.
House Speaker Will Weatherford —...