| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:00 PM
When you talk government and politics to the average citizen, his main concerns are, “How big will the city’s fireworks display be this year?” and “Why is there never a cop around when you need one?”
Words like “...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 6:43 PM
U.S. Reps. John Mica and Alan Grayson easily brushed aside challengers from within their parties Tuesday while a surprise opposition candidate emerged in another Central Florida district.
Mica faced three opponents for the Republican Party's...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 3:47 PM
If you hate the barrage of political TV ads lately, don't blame your Central Florida member of Congress.
Records show that none of them — nor any of their opponents — has spent a dime on TV commercials this year. It's another sign that all...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 3:07 PM
It's tough to beat an incumbent Congressman. It's even tougher when the challenger gets little or no support from his or her party, and doesn't raise much money. It's even tougher in Central Florida, where most of the districts were drawn to be heavy...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 8:48 AM
TALLAHASSEE - A high-stakes legal battle about the constitutionality of the state's congressional districts should be fast-tracked to the Florida Supreme Court, a divided appeals court ruled Wednesday.
Under the ruling, the 1st District Court of...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 10:15 AM
With U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald touring Orlando’s veterans clinic in Baldwin Park and medical center at Lake Nona, U.S. Rep. John Mica said he’s hearing what needs to be said.
At a press briefing Thursday morning after...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 3:07 PM
Orlando's Lake Baldwin Veterans Affairs Clinic will be repurposed as a satellite clinic with its current services and perhaps some new ones as the new Orlando VA Medical Center phases into full operation at Lake Nona next year, officials announced...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 1:43 PM
The record-setting $200 million race for governor and a constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana have pumped up the stakes for Tuesday's election, but many voters still may stay away.
It's a mid-term election — the kind that people...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 2:24 PM
In this age of dysfunctional government, South Floridians can be proud of bipartisan efforts made by local, state and federal leaders to advance the expansion of Port Everglades.
Port Everglades is the 12th leading container port in the U.S. and a South...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 10:50 AM
TALLAHASSEE — A Leon County circuit judge said Thursday the state is not required to pay the attorneys' fees of voting-rights groups and individual voters who successfully challenged a 2012 congressional redistricting plan.
Though Circuit Judge...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 9:00 PM
With Congress at rock-bottom approval ratings, and many of its members seemingly more interested in partisanship than problem solving, it would be tempting to recommend that voters simply clean house in the House in this year's election. But it's still...