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Chris Smith (New Jersey Politician)

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  • 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...
  • What we think: If 'stand your ground' stands, give it makeover

    After months of controversy over Florida's "stand your ground" law, some fixes for its worst flaws could finally be on the way. This month a state Senate panel approved a measure that would modify the law that became notorious for delaying George...
  • Gregory J. Smith, former Maryland Stadium Authority executive, dies at 48

    Gregory J. Smith, former Maryland Stadium Authority executive, dies at 48
    Gregory J. Smith, a sports consultant and former chief operating officer of the Maryland Stadium Authority, died of cancer Thursday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Lake-Walker resident was 48. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., he was the son of Dennis...
  • House should become bedfellow in 'SYG' fix: Editorial

    If politics makes strange bedfellows, then the state Senate's latest run at Florida's deplorable "stand your ground" law offers — in a good way — a textbook example. On Monday, the Senate Criminal Justice Committee debated a bipartisan...
  • Tampa-area Sen. Joyner to be next Senate Dem leader

    TALLAHASSEE -- Senate Democrats have chosen Sen. Arthenia Joyner, D-Tampa, to be the next Senate Democratic leader to succeed Sen. Chris Smith, D-Fort Lauderdale, in 2014. The Florida Democratic Party announced the news this afternoon as lawmakers...
  • S. Fla. gays cheer Supreme Court rulings, conservatives object

    S. Fla. gays cheer Supreme Court rulings, conservatives object
    The U.S. Supreme Court delivered historic rulings advancing same-sex marriage on Wednesday, but they won't send couples shopping for rings, cakes and flowers for weddings in the Sunshine State. For gays and lesbians in Florida who hope to marry, the law...
  • Early voting events

    The Rev. Al Sharpton, the MSNBC commentator, is scheduled to appear Saturday at rallies in communities with large black populations: Noon at the Lauderhill Mall, where there’s an early voting site, and 2 p.m. at the E. Pat Larkins Community Center,...
  • Will the real Chris Smith please raise his hand?

    If you believe in coincidences, I've got one for you. Voters in the Florida Senate District 31 race will see this choice on their ballots: Smithmyer, Christopher "Chris" (R) Smith, Christopher "Chris"(D) Wow, isn't that amazing? They're not similar....
  • Senate president says no Stand Your Ground changes, but maybe yes to Sobel school security tax

    Senate president says no Stand Your Ground changes, but maybe yes to Sobel school security tax
    A year after the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, proposals to change the controversial Stand Your Ground law are dead in the state Legislature. “Repeal of Stand Your Ground or major modifications of Stand Your Ground I don’t think get past...
  • Support for Heat transcends partisan politics

    Support for Heat transcends partisan politics
    There’s nothing like a surging Miami Heat to unite South Florida’s politicians. Judging from the volume and passion of their tweets, U.S. Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Miami, and U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, a Democrat who represents Broward and...