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Dan Gelber

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  • Broward's political family ties: Look who's related

    Hollywood Mayor Peter Bober is the brother of Broward Circuit Judge Bernie Bober.   Broward’s Property Appraiser Lori Parrish is married to Geoffrey Cohen, Broward circuit judge.    Broward County Commissoner Stacy Ritter is the...
  • The job no one wanted: Democratic Party chairman

     
    What's it like being the state Democratic Party chairman in Florida? Where, despite the fact that registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans by about 600,000, Republicans hold veto-proof, two-thirds majorities in the House and Senate? And...
  • Weatherford: We want redistricting options by November

     
    TALLAHASSEE — House Redistricting Chairman Will Weatherford said Monday he wanted his members to present at least three options for new congressional and legislative maps required to be adopted next year. Weatherford, a Wesley Chapel Republican...
  • Dems seek to pick up pieces, move toward 2012 elections

     
    TALLAHASSEE — In 2010, Florida's Democratic Party pinned its hopes on gubernatorial nominee Alex Sink and attorney-general nominee Dan Gelber to turn the party's fortunes around in a state dominated by Republicans for more than a dozen years. The...
  • Cannon: House will appeal Fair Districts ruling

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Despite public criticism over using tax dollars to fight a publicly supported redistricting reform, House Speaker Dean Cannon said Thursday the House will appeal a U.S. district judge's ruling upholding Amendment 6, which imposed new...
  • Florida redistricting plans bound for legal fight

     
    TALLAHASSEE – After more than two years of bickering over reforms meant to curb political abuses, the Florida Senate Tuesday plans to debate maps for congressional and legislative districts that preserve Republican majorities and, its authors say,...
  • Federal appeals court rejects Brown/Diaz-Balart Fair Districts challenge

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A panel of judges in Miami has unanimously rejected an appeal by two Florida congressional members and state House Speaker Dean Cannon that asserted the 2010 Fair Districts anti-gerrymandering reforms were unconstitutional. The 3-0...
  • Senate Dem Smith creating stand-your-ground task force

     
    TALLAHASSEE — With the fervor surrounding the Trayvon Martin case and the stand-your-ground law reaching a tipping point, Sen. Chris Smith, D-Fort Lauderdale, announced Tuesday that he has formed his own task force to study the impact of the law. &#...
  • Private school vouchers subject of NYT piece

     
    Florida is not the only state that is offering tax credit scholarships to kids whose parents want them to go to private schools at taxpayers' expense,  a lengthy recent article in the New York Times points out. The investigative piece looks at eight...
  • LWV joins Dems in asking for early-vote extension

     
    The League of Women Voters is joining the chorus of otherwise-Democratic voices asking Gov. Rick Scott to extend early voting hours through Sunday. Like Florida Democratic Party chair Rod Smith and former state Sen. Dan Gelber, D-Miami Beach, league...
  • RPOF to groups asking for more voting hours: You are sore losers

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A procession of Democratic and left-affiliated groups today have publicly called on Gov. Rick Scott to extend voting hours in the wake of long lines reported around the state. The alignment bears a striking resemblance to the fault-...