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  • Behind the numbers: Following Scott, Crist jobs and tax-cutting math

    Behind the numbers: Following Scott, Crist jobs and tax-cutting math
    TALLAHASSEE — Turn on a TV and you're going to hear Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist trying to claim credit for stewarding the state’s tourism- and housing-dependent economy through the worst global crash...
  • Scott's environmental plan could be superseded by Amendment 1

    Scott's environmental plan could be superseded by Amendment 1
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott is touring the state this week to promote a new environmental plan he intends to push if voters give him a second term in office, including more spending on conservation and heftier fines for polluters. The plan signals...
  • Scott briefly sits with climate scientists

    Scott briefly sits with climate scientists
    TALLAHASSEE -- After months of dodging questions about climate change, Gov. Rick Scott met today with a panel of climate scientists who have been trying to brief him on the human influence on global warming. Then he quickly left the office without...
  • 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."...
  • Legislature convenes rushed redistricting special session

    Legislature convenes rushed redistricting special session
    TALLAHASSEE -- Lawmakers released a re-drawn congressional map Thursday which would shift the contours of seven U.S. House districts spread throughout Central Florida. On the first day of a court-ordered special session, House Speaker Will Weatherford,...
  • 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....
  • 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!"...
  • Water worries [Editorial]

    Water worries  [Editorial]
    If Baltimore were actually considering privatizing its water system, the 50 or so people who were protesting outside City Hall on Wednesday would have had a strong case to be upset. But it's not. Rather, Baltimore is looking for a consultant to evaluate...
  • It's in Virginia's budget: Salaries

    Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series exploring individual line items in state and local budgets. Read the entire series at www.dailypress.com/watchdog. The annual state budget doesn't list salaries for all of the 105,000-plus people who...
  • Seniors: Talk about our issues

    Seniors: Talk about our issues
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s silver-haired voter demographic has a clear message for its gubernatorial front-runners: talk to us. A new AARP Florida poll suggests voters ages 50 and up are increasingly worried about their finances, feeling they...