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  • 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, the key elements of which have long part of his issues repertoire. Crist repackaged and emphasized expanding...
  • Democratic candidates for attorney general differ in style, agree on issues

    George Sheldon and Perry Thurston are so civil toward one another — publicly, at least — that they embraced after pitching themselves in back-to-back appearances before a group of Democratic activists in Plantation. The two Democrats are...
  • 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....
  • Federal court upholds mayor's pension overhaul

    Federal court upholds mayor's pension overhaul
    A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's overhaul of Baltimore's police and fire pension system, but left open avenues for the unions to keep fighting. "I'm certainly pleased with the court's ruling," Rawlings-Blake...
  • 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...
  • New Rauner attack ad relies on made-up headlines

    New Rauner attack ad relies on made-up headlines
    Bruce Rauner debuted his latest attack ad against Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday — a TV spot called “Headlines” that relies in part on independent news stories but features headlines the Republican’s campaign made up and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • North Lauderdale property taxes going up, even though rate is lower

    Some taxpayers will pay more in property taxes because of rising home values. Even though the city will lower its tax rate for the upcoming year, it will still rake in nearly half a million dollars more than last year because of increased values....