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Chris Smith (New Jersey Politician)

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  • 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...
  • Trayvon Martin’s mom, Democrats push repeal of stand your ground

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Surrounded by House and Senate Democrats, the mother of Trayvon Martin told a crowd at the Capitol why lawmakers should repeal the state's stand your ground law. “As a parent, I wouldn't want you to stand in my shoes,” said...
  • Ban on texting while driving continues to cruise, despite failing past

     
    TALLAHASSEE–A ban on texting while driving unanimously passed the Senate Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities committee Wednesday, getting the bill one step closer to debate by the full Senate. Sen. Nancy Detert, R-Venice, is in her fifth...
  • Negron: My goal is to end Medicaid as we know it

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate panel examining implementation of Obamacare Monday rejected expansion of Medicaid under the federal health care law and debated a new proposal put forth by committee Chairman Joe Negron that would try to put low-...
  • Democrats raised cash liberally from Allied groups

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Normally, Republicans rule the roost when it comes to collecting campaign-coin in the Capitol. But an Orlando Sentinel analysis of the campaign-finance data reveals that the Florida Democratic Party, candidates for statewide office,...
  • Senate Democrats try and fail to ‘upgrade’ Florida’s election system

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate is poised to pass an election reform inspired by last year's criticized elections, but will likely do so without the votes of minority-party Democrats who object the fix doesn't completely solve all the problems....
  • ‘Parent trigger’ bill is back, as expected

     
    UPDATE: The post now includes Democratic lawmakers criticism of the bill. A bill filed today looks likely to revise last year's contentious “parent trigger” debate as it proposes to let parents at a struggling school help decide the future...
  • Bill banning funeral protests passes committee

     
    By Jennifer Curington, Staff Writer TALLAHASEE– Efforts to prevent picketing at funerals continues to move through both the House and Senate without protests. Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto’s, R-Ft. Meyers, bill unanimously passed its third and last...
  • Browning, Gaetz, cut an early-voting deal

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Senate leaders plan to amend a controversial elections bill to shrink Florida’s 14-day window for early voting to eight days but allow most counties the option of keeping the polls open longer hours. Early voting locations...
  • Weinergate: A curious scandal

     
    Congressman Anthony Weiner's salacious Twitter scandal, in which a lewd photo was allegedly tweeted from his account by a hacker to a female college student, has juiced up an otherwise slow news week with adolescent headlines. Plus, people love to......