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  • Scott's environmental plan could be superseded by Amendment 1

    Scott's environmental plan could be superseded by Amendment 1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...
  • Republican Candidates For Lieutenant Governor Debate

    ROCKY HILL — It was a battle of resumes Sunday morning as the three Republican candidates for lieutenant governor sought to convince voters that they are the best qualified for the job. Penny Bacchiochi, a state representative from Stafford, and...
  • City bargaining with cops, firefighters

    With three-year contracts up on Sept. 30, the city is conducting collective bargaining sessions with police and firefighters' unions. And even with cutting public safety costs a stated priority of the new Boca Raton City Council, both unions are...
  • Florida may allow hunters to use silencers

    Florida may allow hunters to use silencers
    Hunters of deer, turkey and other animals in Florida may soon be able to operate with lethal stealth under a state proposal to allow them to use silencers. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will consider a proposal at its Sept. 10...
  • South Florida butterflies win federal protection

    South Florida butterflies win federal protection
    Two South Florida butterflies won federal protection as endangered species Monday, with wildlife managers planning to scorch their former habitats with fire to clear the way for the return of the plants they eat. The Bartram's scrub-hairstreak and...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Brown, Hogan agree to a first debate

    Brown, Hogan agree to a first debate
    The two men vying to become Maryland's next governor have agreed to an hourlong televised debate in early October, reaching a deal after more than a month of uncertainty about when — and whether — the pair would face off. Democrat Anthony G....
  • Charlie Crist unveils jobs 'plan' aimed at appealing to middle class

    Charlie Crist unveils jobs 'plan' aimed at appealing to middle class
    Democratic candidate for governor Charlie Crist rolled out his “Fair Shot Florida” plan for “middle class jobs and opportunity” on Tuesday – much of which consists of issues he’s talked about before. Crist said he...
  • Billionaire environmental activist visits Fort Lauderdale to raise super PAC cash

    Billionaire environmental activist visits Fort Lauderdale to raise super PAC cash
    Billionaire investor turned environmental activist Tom Steyer was in Fort Lauderdale last week raising money. Not for himself – he doesn't need it – but for his super political action committee designed to target key races in which one...
  • 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....