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  • Scientists: Florida's congressional map is 'partisan gerrymander'

    Scientists: Florida's congressional map is 'partisan gerrymander'
    TALLAHASSEE -- The coalition of groups trying to prove Florida's congressional map was intentionally gerrymandered to help Republicans turned to experts Tuesday who testified it was "virtually impossible" to have drawn the maps without political bias....
  • Lawmakers OK law licenses for undocumented immigrants, now up to Gov. Scott

    Lawmakers OK law licenses for undocumented immigrants, now up to Gov. Scott
    Compassion won out over rhetorical resistance when lawmakers in the final hours of the final day of the state’s annual legislative session agreed to allow some illegal immigrants to obtain law licenses from the Florida Bar. The matter now goes...
  • Gov. Rick Scott's office poring over budget 'turkeys'

    Gov. Rick Scott's office poring over budget 'turkeys'
    TALLAHASSEE – It was the biggest binge on hometown projects since the pre-Great Recession days. The Florida Legislature used its best financial outlook in nearly a decade this spring to sprinkle in more taxpayer-funded hometown projects –...
  • Legislature narrowly votes to send Gov. Rick Scott higher speed-limit bill

    Legislature narrowly votes to send Gov. Rick Scott higher speed-limit bill
    TALLAHASSEE – Despite impassioned critics from both parties, the Florida Legislature passed a plan Wednesday to green-light higher speed limits on some interstates. The controversial bill passed in the House by a one-vote, 58-56 margin, and now...
  • Crist's promise of 'First Day of Fairness' draws an Obama-like smackdown from GOP

    Crist's promise of 'First Day of Fairness' draws an Obama-like smackdown from GOP
    TALLAHASSEE -- Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist is courting voters with what he calls a "First Day of Fairness." Republicans backing incumbent Gov. Rick Scott are blasting him for "lifting a dangerous page from President Obama's playbook."...
  • Q-Poll: Voters turned off by negative ad blitz

    Q-Poll: Voters turned off by negative ad blitz
    TALLAHASSEE -- Too bad they both can't lose. Or can they? That seems to be the message voters gave to Quinnipiac University's pollster in a new survey that found Gov. Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist locked in a skin-tight contest, and 9 percent of...
  • Bill cracking down on teachers who have sex with students goes to Gov. Scott

    Bill cracking down on teachers who have sex with students goes to Gov. Scott
    A bill that calls for harsher punishments for Florida teachers who molest or have sex with students is headed to Gov. Rick Scott for his signature. The ennhanced criminal penalties would apply to authority figures — teachers, coaches, counselors...
  • Cannon: RPOF meeting was needed to 'determine the rules'

    Cannon: RPOF meeting was needed to 'determine the rules'
    TALLAHASSEE – Former House Speaker Dean Cannon says he sanctioned a secret meeting between legislative employees and Republican operatives because he wanted the 2012 re-drawing of political boundaries to be above reproach. Cannon, a Winter Park...
  • Leon County judge kicks public and media out of Florida redistricting trial

    Leon County judge kicks public and media out of Florida redistricting trial
    TALLAHASSEE – A high-stakes trial over the fate of Florida’s congressional redistricting plans was closed to the public Thursday as top Republican operatives testified about their insider roles in trying to influence the final maps. Leon...
  • Scott inks $77 billion budget; spares the veto rod

    Scott inks $77 billion budget; spares the veto rod
    TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott signed a record $77 billion, election-year budget Monday that boosts spending on schools and the environment while sparing hundreds of millions in local projects from the threat of vetoes. The spending plan for the...
  • Democratic candidates roll out dueling endorsements from gay rights groups

    Democratic candidates roll out dueling endorsements from gay rights groups
    The candidates for the Democratic nomination for governor rolled out dueling endorsements Thursday from gay rights groups. Nan Rich of Weston, former Democratic leader of the Florida Senate, was endorsed by the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council....