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Chris Smith (New Jersey Politician)

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  • Some sectors of Florida economy boom -- but others still languish

    Some sectors of Florida economy boom -- but others still languish
    TALLAHASSEE -- It was a simple campaign mantra and the yardstick by which Gov. Rick Scott will be judged when he goes back before voters: 700,000 jobs in seven years. At the midpoint of his first term, the Republican political neophyte hasn't shied...
  • Huff sentenced to two years of supervised probation in DUI case

    Huff sentenced to two years of supervised probation in DUI case
    Baltimore County Councilman Todd Huff was sentenced Tuesday to two years of supervised probation after pleading guilty to driving under the influence. Baltimore County Circuit Judge Timothy Martin also gave Huff a one-year suspended jail sentence. He...
  • Committee approves 'Stand Your Ground' changes

    Committee approves 'Stand Your Ground' changes
    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...
  • About Chris Smith

    About Chris Smith
    Senator Smith began his public service by serving on local boards with in the City of Fort Lauderdale. In 1995 he was appointed to the City's Planning and Zoning Board. At a time of tremendous development within the City of Fort Lauderdale, Senator...
  • Gaetz: Counties to blame for election fallout?

     
    TALLAHASSEE — New Senate President Don Gaetz wants to usher in ethics reform and greater health-care access, but he also pledged Tuesday to get to the bottom of this month's election fiasco — and he is pointing a finger at South Florida...
  • New diverse faces, challenges, emerge in Tallahassee

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Legislature's new class of legislators are taking the oath in Tallahassee today, and a host of challenges await them. All told, 44 new House members and 15 new senators are taking office, some new and some re-treads. In the...
  • Democratic lawmakers file incentive transparency bills

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Two Democratic lawmakers plan to push bills to force the state to provide more data on its use of economic incentives to entice companies to add jobs or re-locate in the Sunshine State. Rep. José Javier Rodríguez, D-Miami, filed HB 563...
  • Dem leader blames GOP elex law for 2012 woes

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate Democratic Leader Chris Smith had a few words for state GOP leaders over the problems in the 2012 General Election. “I hate to stand here and say it, but we told you so,” he said. Smith noted that Democrats fought...
  • Scott team goes to bat defending its economic-incentives

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott's jobs team is going before House and Senate economic-development budget committees Wednesday to defend how it's spent tax-dollars, arguing its use of hundreds of millions of dollars  in tax-incentives has helped lead...
  • Trayvon Martin’s mom, Democrats push repeal of stand your ground

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Surrounded by House and Senate Democrats, the mother of Trayvon Martin told a crowd at the Capitol why lawmakers should repeal the state's stand your ground law. “As a parent, I wouldn't want you to stand in my shoes,” said...
  • Ban on texting while driving continues to cruise, despite failing past

     
    TALLAHASSEE–A ban on texting while driving unanimously passed the Senate Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities committee Wednesday, getting the bill one step closer to debate by the full Senate. Sen. Nancy Detert, R-Venice, is in her fifth...