| 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...
| 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....
| 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.
| Jan 2, 2013
Over two days, we revealed this year's list of “The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida” — as chosen by a panel of leaders from the business, nonprofit and political communities. Below is the full list of 25 - with nutshell...
| Feb 7, 2013
In local public-affairs programming this weekend: WKMG-Channel 6's Tony Pipitone and legal analyst Luis Calderon discuss the latest in the George Zimmerman case on “Flashpoint.” The program, moderated by Lauren Rowe, airs at 8 a.m. Sunday...
| Jan 31, 2013
If you’ve ever thought that Florida’s legislature looked more like a fraternity than a collection of serious statesmen, there’s a reason for that … and not just the immaturity of the ideas we see hatched. No, legislative leaders...
| Mar 5, 2011
| 1:51 PM
Mike: Legislative sessions usually get as much attention as PBS documentaries. But that was before Rick Scott became the skinniest 800-pound gorilla ever to hit Tallahassee. We've never seen anything like this. No allegiances. No loyalties. No friends....
| Jan 1, 2011
| 3:00 PM
Collectively, they control tens of thousands of jobs, billions of dollars in tax money, a sports franchise — and one very famous mouse.
They are the region's power players. And today we unveil the Top 10 in our rundown of "The 25 Most Powerful...
| 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....