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Chris Smith (New Jersey Politician)

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  • Fort Lauderdale commission appointment challenged in court

    Fort Lauderdale commission appointment challenged in court
    A pair of Fort Lauderdale residents are challenging the appointment of Robert L. McKinzie Jr. to the City Commission, saying he does not live in the city. Commissioners voted 3-2 on Tuesday to have McKinzie replace former Commissioner Bobby DuBose, who...
  • Broward legislators' post-election wish list is packed

    It took just a few minutes into the meeting for Broward County's legislative district to find its new chair — Sen. Jeremy Ring. He was the only person nominated, and the vote was unanimous. Sen. Chris Smith nominated Ring. "Sen. Ring has...
  • Alcee Hastings running for re-election in 2016 – maybe for the last time

    Alcee Hastings running for re-election in 2016 – maybe for the last time
    U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings is hinting that he's contemplating retirement — but not too soon. Just elected to his 12th term, Hastings has already declared his intention to seek a 13th term in 2016. The Miramar Democrat has represented most of the...
  • Experts offer testimony in 'stand your ground' probe

    Experts offer testimony in 'stand your ground' probe
    Attorneys, lawmakers and researchers weighed in Friday on Florida's "stand your ground" law, during hours of testimony in Orlando for a probe by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. The Commission launched an investigation of Florida's law, and laws like...
  • Friends, opponents in state House race 94

    Friends, opponents in state House race 94
    Bobby DuBose and Levoyd Williams are both Democrats running for the open state House seat in District 94. Both are African-American, as is 53.5 percent of the district — which includes part of Fort Lauderdale, Wilton Manors, Oakland Park,...
  • Health official downplays hopes for experimental Ebola drugs

    Health official downplays hopes for experimental Ebola drugs
    A top federal health official sought Thursday to downplay hopes that new drugs to combat the Ebola virus are imminent despite reports that experimental drugs may have helped two stricken U.S. aid workers as the deadly epidemic continued to ravage parts of...
  • In Ethiopia, a stranglehold on freedom

    In Ethiopia, a stranglehold on freedom
    When Secretary of State John F. Kerry traveled to Ethiopia last year, he met a young blogger named Natnael Feleke. When he returned a few months ago, Kerry found that Feleke, along with five other bloggers and three journalists, had been arrested —...
  • Florida lawmakers litter budget with hometown projects

    Florida lawmakers litter budget with hometown projects
    TALLAHASSEE – Southwest Ranches describes itself glowingly as a rural, Old Florida time-warp of a town near Fort Lauderdale, complete with “donkeys braying, roosters crowing, and no sidewalks.” But the farming community of 7,000 on the...
  • Senate Dem Leader Smith, Rep. Baxley debate SYG on Fox News

    TALLAHASSEE -- TALLAHASSEE – Florida Senate Democratic Leader Chris Smith of Fort Lauderdale and state Rep. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, were featured on Fox News show “Justice with Judge Janine” Sunday night to debate the Stand Your Ground...
  • Dems file petitions for Stand Your Ground special session

    TALLAHASSEE --  Twenty-seven state lawmakers have filed petitions with the state asking for a special session on the Stand Your Ground law. That is five short of the 32 needed under the law to trigger a formal poll by the Secretary of State's office...
  • Senate committee approves 'Stand Your Ground' fixes

    Senate committee approves 'Stand Your Ground' fixes
    TALLAHASSEE -- Lawmakers advanced changes to Florida's controversial "stand your ground" law Tuesday in the wake of the George Zimmerman trial and a summer of protests after his acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. But gun-rights groups...