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  • House OKs reform deal on Central Florida expressway authority

    House OKs reform deal on Central Florida expressway authority
    TALLAHASSEE – The Florida House agreed to go along with plans to merge Orlando’s scandal-plagued roadway authority in exchange for exempting Osceola County from much of the immediate cost-sharing. The House amended a Senate bill, SB 230,...
  • White House allows young immigrants to extend deportation waivers

    More than half a million young immigrants who were granted temporary deportation waivers can apply for a two-year extension, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday, in what may be a template for more sweeping White House action before the...
  • Local, federal authorities at odds over holding some immigrant inmates

    Local, federal authorities at odds over holding some immigrant inmates
    More than a dozen California counties have stopped honoring requests from immigration agents to hold potentially deportable inmates beyond the length of their jail terms, saying the practice may expose local sheriffs to liability. In recent weeks,...
  • Seminoles plan to spend $100 million this year

    Seminoles plan to spend $100 million this year
    The 500-room Seminole Hard Rock Hotel runs at 98 percent capacity. On Fridays and Saturdays, more than 40,000 people shuffle through the Hollywood casino complex. So the Seminoles are making some upgrades and renovations, CEO of Seminole Gaming Jim...
  • $40-billion missile defense system proves unreliable

    With a convulsive rumble, followed by billowing flames and exhaust, a sleek 60-foot rocket emerged from its silo at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base. It was a test of the backbone of the nation's missile defense system. If North Korea or Iran ever...
  • Rauner 'comfortable' with nursing home bankruptcy court setback

    Rauner 'comfortable' with nursing home bankruptcy court setback
    Republican governor challenger Bruce Rauner today said he’s “very comfortable” that a federal bankruptcy judge is letting a case proceed in which it is alleged the candidate’s longtime equity investment firm improperly handled...
  • Unemployed could have more filing options, if governor signs bill

    Unemployed could have more filing options, if governor signs bill
    During its spring session, Florida's Legislature passed HB 7023, a bill that would take away some of the requirements that critics say were onerous for residents filing for unemployment benefits. If signed by Gov. Rick Scott, the legislation would...
  • Weissman busy as SWU campus coordinator

    Lauren Weissman, 26, has been busy since starting as campus coordinator for Boca Raton-based StandWithUs-Southeast on June 2. StandWithUs is a 13-year-old, nonprofit Israel education group based in Los Angeles with offices in the United States, Canada,...
  • Libertarian candidate tackles long-shot bid one voter at a time

    Libertarian candidate tackles long-shot bid one voter at a time
    When you're a Libertarian candidate in Maryland, garnering more than 1 percent of the vote on Election Day counts as a win. But for Shawn Quinn, candidate for governor, nothing short of toppling both the major-party candidates will feel like victory....
  • FAU students table divestment motion

    The student government at Florida Atlantic University tabled a resolution indefinitely last Friday, which included a call for the university to divest from Israel. The head of student government said their meeting was not the forum for this kind of...
  • After scandal at Orlando expressway, who should Rick Scott appoint next?

    Any day now, Rick Scott is expected to sign the legislation to put our scandal-plagued expressway authority out of its misery. Out will go the current board – where the majority of members are appointed by the governor. And in will come a new,...