| 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 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...
| Jul 27, 2014
| 7:53 PM
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...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 7:17 AM
An Everglades restoration progress report released Tuesday identifies signs of success as well as a long, expensive to-do list to save Florida's fading River of Grass.
Florida and the federal government are in the midst of a decades-long, multibillion-...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 6:05 AM
WASHINGTON As states ready their health insurance exchanges for a second open enrollment season in November, many have more to worry about than the computer glitches that plagued them last year.
Last month's federal appeals court ruling that said...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 3:01 PM
MIAMI (Reuters) - Jeb Bush is siding with opponents of an initiative on Florida's November election ballot to make medical marijuana legal, despite strong public support for its use as a treatment for debilitating illnesses.
Bush, a former Republican...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 5:12 PM
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...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 3:10 AM
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...
| Aug 9, 2014
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...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:07 PM
Governor Rick Scott announced Monday the appointments of Kal Le Var Evans and Daniel Kanner to the Broward County Court.
Evans, 37, of Fort Lauderdale, fills the vacancy created by Judge Joseph Murphy, who resigned. Evans, who received his bachelor's...
| 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.