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  • Lobbyist watch: Platt, others come to CSC's aid [UPDATED]

    Lobbyist watch: Platt, others come to CSC's aid [UPDATED]
    [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....
  • Lawmakers push OPM to release retirement rules

    Lawmakers push OPM to release retirement rules
    Phased retirement was supposed to be good for everyone. The idea was to allow the growing number of federal employees who are eligible for retirement to remain in their jobs part time, while sparing the government the sudden loss of institutional...
  • Tea party activist Karin Hoffman seeks state Senate seat

    Tea party activist Karin Hoffman seeks state Senate seat
    Karin Hoffman of Lighthouse Point, founder of the tea party group DC Works For US, is running for the Florida Senate. In a filing with the state Division of Elections, Hoffman indicated she plans to seek the Republican nomination for the Broward-Palm...
  • A Few Days Before GOP Primary, Both Candidates Confident

     A Few Days Before GOP Primary, Both Candidates Confident
    WATERTOWN — The front-runner in this week's Republican gubernatorial primary, Tom Foley, insisted he's "seen no shift in sentiment" among GOP voters as he worked the crowd at a street fair here Saturday. But challenger John McKinney was adamant...
  • Half of Broward state reps elected unopposed

    Half of Broward state reps elected unopposed
    The race for a seat in the state House of Representatives is already over in half of the districts in Broward County. In five of the 14 districts that represent the county, Democratic legislators are returning to office unopposed. In a sixth, District...
  • Rick Scott hires prominent Fort Lauderdale lawyer for case with political overtones

    Rick Scott hires prominent Fort Lauderdale lawyer for case with political overtones
    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...
  • Q&A: Interview with Emmanuel G. Morel, who's challenging Congressman Ted Deutch

    Q&A: Interview with Emmanuel G. Morel, who's challenging Congressman Ted Deutch
    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...
  • Q&A: Broward black political leaders discuss use of the N-word

    Q&A: Broward black political leaders discuss use of the N-word
    Two of Broward’s leading African-American politicians of different generations – Bobby DuBose, 43, and Levoyd Williams, 67 – had a sometimes spirited discussion over the use of the N-word this week. DuBose, a Fort Lauderdale city...
  • Chan Lowe: Attorney General Bondi slams marriage equality

    Chan Lowe: Attorney General Bondi slams marriage equality
    It used to be a politically safe bet to condemn same-sex marriage. As recently as 2008, Florida voters passed an amendment to the state constitution to ban it.   Today — a mere six years later — a majority of Floridians favor marriage...
  • Cooper City commissioners may consider giving themselves a raise

    City commissioners may be considering doubling their salaries after two decades without a pay raise. On Monday, the commission will have a special meeting where they will decide whether to consider the raises in September. The commission is...
  • State: Lauderhill group home must close

    State: Lauderhill group home must close
    The largest of Cannon Point's three remaining adult living facilities could be forced to close any day, but its battles with the city and state are far from over. The state Agency for Health Care Administration has refused to renew the license of the...