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Chris Smith (New Jersey Politician)

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  • Conservative website giving Democrats heartburn

    Conservative website giving Democrats heartburn
    Seizing on big changes in both politics and journalism, the website Media Trackers is making life uncomfortable for some South Florida Democrats. The group brought its brand of advocacy-activist journalism to the Sunshine State 16 months ago at...
  • What we think: 'Unanimous' doesn't mean unanimity on SYG

    When is a unanimous vote not unanimous? Floridians recently learned the answer to that riddle after a now-disputed vote by the Florida Sheriff's Association on the state's controversial "stand your ground" law. House Speaker Will Weatherford —...
  • Huff pleads guilty to DUI, says he's 'learned from this mistake'

    Huff pleads guilty to DUI, says he's 'learned from this mistake'
    Baltimore County Councilman Todd Huff pleaded guilty Thursday to driving under the influence, telling a judge that he's learned from the February incident and is in treatment for alcohol abuse. Baltimore County Circuit Judge Timothy Martin said he needed...
  • Some sectors of Florida economy boom -- but others still languish

    Some sectors of Florida economy boom -- but others still languish
    TALLAHASSEE -- It was a simple campaign mantra and the yardstick by which Gov. Rick Scott will be judged when he goes back before voters: 700,000 jobs in seven years. At the midpoint of his first term, the Republican political neophyte hasn't shied...
  • Huff sentenced to two years of supervised probation in DUI case

    Huff sentenced to two years of supervised probation in DUI case
    Baltimore County Councilman Todd Huff was sentenced Tuesday to two years of supervised probation after pleading guilty to driving under the influence. Baltimore County Circuit Judge Timothy Martin also gave Huff a one-year suspended jail sentence. He...
  • Committee approves 'Stand Your Ground' changes

    Committee approves 'Stand Your Ground' changes
    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...
  • About Chris Smith

    About Chris Smith
    Senator Smith began his public service by serving on local boards with in the City of Fort Lauderdale. In 1995 he was appointed to the City's Planning and Zoning Board. At a time of tremendous development within the City of Fort Lauderdale, Senator...
  • What we think: If 'stand your ground' stands, give it makeover

    After months of controversy over Florida's "stand your ground" law, some fixes for its worst flaws could finally be on the way. This month a state Senate panel approved a measure that would modify the law that became notorious for delaying George...
  • Democratic lawmakers file incentive transparency bills

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Two Democratic lawmakers plan to push bills to force the state to provide more data on its use of economic incentives to entice companies to add jobs or re-locate in the Sunshine State. Rep. José Javier Rodríguez, D-Miami, filed HB 563...
  • Dem leader blames GOP elex law for 2012 woes

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate Democratic Leader Chris Smith had a few words for state GOP leaders over the problems in the 2012 General Election. “I hate to stand here and say it, but we told you so,” he said. Smith noted that Democrats fought...
  • Scott team goes to bat defending its economic-incentives

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott's jobs team is going before House and Senate economic-development budget committees Wednesday to defend how it's spent tax-dollars, arguing its use of hundreds of millions of dollars  in tax-incentives has helped lead...