| May 21, 2014
| 12:40 PM
TALLAHASSEE – Senate President Don Gaetz testified Wednesday that Republican legislative leaders wanted to have the most “open, inclusive, fair” redistricting process in Florida history.
And that meant allowing GOP political...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 11:54 AM
TALLAHASSEE – The two-week trial over Florida's new rules of the road for drawing political boundaries concluded Wednesday with the fate of the first-of-their-kind “non-political” congressional maps in the hands of a Tallahassee judge....
| May 5, 2014
| 10:24 AM
In 21 states and the District of Columbia, private doctors can recommend medical marijuana, and Florida voters will be asked to consider having the Sunshine State join that group in a November ballot initiative, Amendment 2. But it would not apply to...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 9:00 PM
If politics makes strange bedfellows, then the state Senate's latest run at Florida's deplorable "stand your ground" law offers — in a good way — a textbook example.
On Monday, the Senate Criminal Justice Committee debated a bipartisan...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 6:38 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- With her district essentially on trial in a Tallahassee courtroom, Democratic U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown ripped into a lawsuit brought by a coalition of voting-rights groups challenging the state's congressional districts.
| Apr 30, 2013
| 2:41 PM
A bipartisan team from the Florida congressional delegation is banding together to form a "ports caucus" to push the interests of the state's seaports in the nation's capital.
Florida's 15 ports are "huge economic generators — folks here are...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 3:45 PM
WASHINGTON -- House Republicans narrowly passed a beleaguered farm bill Thursday, but only after they eliminated the food stamp program for low-income families that conservatives have wanted to cut.
Even with the massive reduction in food aid, though,...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 8:57 PM
SANFORD – George Zimmerman is a free man.
After nearly 16 hours of deliberations over two days, a six-member jury - all women, five of them white – acquitted Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer charged with murdering Trayvon Martin...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 1:41 PM
A Florida woman who became a cause celebre for civil-rights activists after she received a 20-year prison sentence for firing a warning shot has been released on house arrest this week as she awaits another trial.
Marissa Alexander's supporters said...
| Jan 18, 2013
WASHINGTON — Add movie inspiration to the list of accolades held by U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Jacksonville. Brown will be portrayed in a new Lifetime movie, dubbed Left to Die, that centers on Sandra Chase, an American woman who was imprisoned...
| Feb 26, 2013
Updated 1:05 p.m. 2/26/13 to reflect that Posey did not get an award. The staunchly-conservative Club for Growth, a big funder of political campaigns through its affiliated PAC and Super PAC, is out with its 2012 Congressional scoreboard, throwing special...