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  • Things that don't change: Lawyers, businesses, giving big in Florida governor's race

    Things that don't change: Lawyers, businesses, giving big in Florida governor's race
    TALLAHASSEE – In the everlasting battle between trial lawyers and the business lobby, not even a corporate outsider in the Governor’s Mansion changes Florida politics. Florida’s gubernatorial race is already living up to the hype as...
  • Mystery group compares 'Chain Gang Charlie' to slavery

    Mystery group compares 'Chain Gang Charlie' to slavery
    TALLAHASSEE – The mystery “Progressive Choice” group has a new radio ad blasting Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist for pushing a bill to bring back “chain gangs” as a legislator, likening it to slavery.   The $...
  • FDP ad: Rick Scott raised tuition rates, not our guy

    TALLAHASSEE -- In a new ad, the Florida Democratic Party is attacking Gov. Rick Scott for forcing tax cuts for businesses in exchange for budget cuts he enacted his first year in office that forced universities to raise tuition rates. The ad -- as...
  • For second year, Enterprise Florida can't spend all the taxpayer cash it gets

    For second year, Enterprise Florida can't spend all the taxpayer cash it gets
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida lawmakers are beefing up the cash for Gov. Rick Scott to dole out to companies willing to re-locate or create new jobs here. But the governor’s jobs agencies in charge of closing those deals couldn’t spend more...
  • New Republican ad makes fun of Crist's tan, fudges education numbers

    TALLAHASSEE -- A new Republican Party of Florida ad called "The Better Governor" was released Thursday, and this one pokes fun at former Gov. Charlie Crist's tan. But its architects may be asked to turn in their pocket protectors. The RPOF is playing...
  • Early voting starts Monday in some counties

    Early voting starts Monday in some counties
    Election supervisors, worried that the redistricting brouhaha will confuse voters, have this message: The Aug. 26 primary is still on, and early voting is set to begin in some Central Florida counties starting today. Voters can start casting ballots...
  • Crist launches 'restore the cuts' bus tour

    Crist launches 'restore the cuts' bus tour
    TALLAHASSEE -- Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist kicked off a three-day, five-media market "Restore the Cuts" bus tour Wednesday featuring the former Republican governor literally riding a school bus across the state. Flanked by "Charlie!"...
  • Democrat Charlie Crist turns to South Florida for a running mate

    Democrat Charlie Crist turns to South Florida for a running mate
    TALLAHASSEE -- Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist turned to voter-rich South Florida Thursday to tap a running mate. Crist's campaign announced he had picked Annette Taddeo, a Colombian-American and chair of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party,...
  • FDP unveils Spanish-language ad attacking Rick Scott on education

    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida Democrats unveiled a Spanish-language TV ad Thursday that makes similar claims to its earlier English version about Gov. Rick Scott's education record: basically, that he cut classroom spending and scholarship dollars. The ad...
  • Lawmakers hammer out water differences at night

    Lawmakers hammer out water differences at night
    TALLAHASSEE – Lawmakers trying to divide $1.3 billion in surplus cash haggled through the weekend over hometown water and education projects, health-care needs and hundreds of other dueling spending priorities. The Republican-controlled...
  • 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...