| 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....
| Oct 4, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Apopka spends more on lobbyists than every Central Florida city but Orlando.
Orange County's second-largest city likely will remain near the top, even though Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and others can't say what, if any, benefits the city has gained from its...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 7:23 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- A year after passing sweeping reforms on political lobbying and conflicts-of-interests, proposals to impose even stronger ethical requirements on politicians are languishing in the Florida Legislature.
An eclectic group of organizations,...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 3:15 AM
Proposed legislation was filed Thursday in the Florida Senate that would compensate the parents of FAMU drum major Robert Champion for pain and suffering they endured in the hazing death of their son.
The proposed measure, known as a "claims" bill,...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:22 AM
He had me at the itinerary.
Even though Philip Caputo sets up a far-reaching, serious justification for his new book, "The Longest Road," you can't help but get as excited as he seems to be by the basic premise.
| Jul 21, 2011
| 4:01 PM
In today's Friday Files, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi strikes back against the former investigators who say Bondi's office ousted them for too aggressively going after fraudulent — and deep-pocketed — foreclosure firms in this state....
| Jul 22, 2011
| 3:14 PM
TALLAHASSEE – Democratic U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown was being facetious when she described her meandering congressional district stretching from Jacksonville to Gainesville, Sanford and the outskirts of Orlando as the "most popular" in America.
| Jul 28, 2011
| 3:35 PM
Citizen activism and public interest, that is.
When Florida legislators swung through town this week, hundreds of Central Floridians poured into the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre to demand that politicians treat them, their money and...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 5:41 PM
They control some of the largest workforces, biggest budgets and loudest bully pulpits in town.
And they can impact everything from your morning commute to your family's health care and entertainment options.
They are Central Florida's power players....
| Jun 13, 2012
| 12:40 PM
TALLAHASSEE – One of the highest-profile Florida House races this year pits a two-term Republican with the advantages of incumbency against a Democrat school teacher with a prime political pedigree.
For the newly drawn House District 30, Rep. Scott...
| Jul 19, 2011
Turnout for the SunRail celebration Monday was most interesting in who was not there. And that list includes every Republican legislator. The only lawmaker there was Scott Randolph, a Democrat (thanks for the correction). House Speaker Dean Cannon didn'...