| Jan 29, 2014
| 1:09 PM
It's an election cycle away, but state Sen. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs, said today that he's pondering a run for Florida attorney general in 2018.
The 2014 race is set on the GOP side, with incumbent Pam Bondi likely to face a Democrat that...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 11:33 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- House Speaker Will Weatherford said Thursday there won't be any big water policies adopted this year, punting the potentially tough political confrontation with polluters until two Central Florida lawmakers are running the Legislature next...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 3:09 PM
TALLAHASSEE — As thousands of coastal residents worry about higher flood-insurance rates, an effort to attract more private insurers to offer flood coverage in Florida may be headed back to the Senate committee drawing board.
After concerns were...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 5:34 PM
You folks have been fired up lately about everything from cyclists to my many shortcomings.
But since so many people are asking how to end the stinky politics at our toll-road agency, we'll start there.
Scott, I fully agree with you. ["Nonstop...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:24 PM
The gunman accused of chasing and killing a 21-year-old man at a west Orlando apartment complex on Thursday told police he was pursuing a suspected burglar and acted in self-defense after he was attacked.
A police account of the shooter's self-defense...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 8:26 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott said Tuesday he plans to push lawmakers to budget $55 million for restoration of the Sunshine State's pollution-choked natural springs.
The announcement comes as lawmakers gear up to battle over potentially massive springs...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 5:12 PM
On Sunday, we unveiled the first part of "The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida."
It featured a mix of corporate leaders, three members of Congress, two rabble-rousers and one well-known judge.
Today, we unveil the top 10 as we finish up...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 10:44 AM
TALLAHASSEE – The controversial decision to tap Rep. Steve Precourt to direct the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority could clear the way for the Legislature to pass a bill restructuring the toll agencies for all of Central Florida.
| Jan 9, 2014
| 6:38 AM
TALLAHASSEE – Confronting a congested future, Florida lawmakers are once again advancing a plan to restructure the toll agencies for most of Central Florida into a larger, more powerful body that would oversee mass-transit and roadways.
| Dec 20, 2013
| 3:32 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida policymakers are pitching major, politically perilous moves to save the state's most precious and imperiled natural springs.
And they may be inciting a new water war in the process.
A cadre of state senators is drafting...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:08 AM
In local public-affairs programming this weeked:
Lauren Rowe looks at simulation on "Flashpoint" at 8 a.m. Sunday on WKMG-Channel 6. Her guests are Tom Baptiste, executive director of the National Center for Simulation, and Bev Seay, vice president...