| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:53 AM
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...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 8:28 AM
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...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 2:06 PM
Never mind that he’s not yet their nominee. A large contingent of Palm Beach County political leaders turned out Tuesday to help Democratic governor candidate Charlie Crist launch his campaign effort against Republican Gov. Rick Scott.
| Jul 1, 2014
| 3:56 PM
Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Graco Children's Products is recalling 1.9 million infant car seats in what is now the largest seat recall in American history.
Graco announced the recall Tuesday, ending a five-month battle between the...
| Jul 20, 2014
Seeing the red hat of Chicago's first Roman Catholic cardinal hanging from the ceiling of Holy Name Cathedral, the city's next archbishop might well say to himself: "That is a tough act to follow."
George Mundelein put the heartland on the...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 8:53 AM
In an illustration of how important South Florida – in particular the Democratic bastion of Broward County – is to his hopes of becoming governor, Charlie Crist plans to hold his primary election night party in Fort Lauderdale.
| Aug 20, 2014
Palm Beach County Commissioners approved millions of dollars in incentives Tuesday for Office Depot and Pratt & Whitney.
The only opposition came from two county residents who raised concerns about giving public help to private companies.
| Aug 14, 2014
| 11:52 AM
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...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 10:58 AM
[UPDATED with response from George Platt]
The county ethics code put a damper on elected officials asking -- and coercing -- people to help out their pet charities and causes.
But lobbyists can still do it, winning points with elected officials....
| Jul 23, 2014
| 12:23 PM
Gov. Rick Scott’s administration turned to Bill Scherer, the prominent Fort Lauderdale lawyer and Republican fundraiser, to represent the state in a campaign-season case widely seen as something aimed at making Democratic governor candidate...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 10:20 AM
Emmanuel Morel is attempting to topple U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch. Though he’s low on money, and Deutch enjoys strong support from many Democrats, Morel said he can defeat the incumbent in the Aug. 26 Democratic primary.
The district includes...