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  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 27

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. LEGISLATORS UNDER PRESSURE TO ALTER SCHOOL TESTING For nearly 2 million Florida public school students, the next few weeks could be a crucial moment in their...
  • Do cities need lobbyists? Apopka to pay $132,000 to Anderson

    Do cities need lobbyists? Apopka to pay $132,000 to Anderson
    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...
  • Redistricting trial wraps up with no decision for weeks

    Redistricting trial wraps up with no decision for weeks
    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....
  • Ethics bills languishing in Florida Legislature

    Ethics bills languishing in Florida Legislature
    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,...
  • Claims bill would compensate FAMU drum major's family in hazing death

    Claims bill would compensate FAMU drum major's family in hazing death
    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,...
  • Review: 'The Longest Road' by Philip Caputo

    Review: 'The Longest Road' by Philip Caputo
    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. -------------------- This piece...
  • Attacking democracy, underpants & Pam Bondi strikes back

    Attacking democracy, underpants & Pam Bondi strikes back
    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....
  • How to draw minority seats is crux of redistricting controversy

    How to draw minority seats is crux of redistricting controversy
    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. But...
  • Residents take to streets; Dorworth took to Facebook

    Residents take to streets; Dorworth took to Facebook
    It's alive! 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...
  • The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida

    The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida
    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....
  • Plakon v Castor Dentel is a marquee House race

    Plakon v Castor Dentel is a marquee House race
    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...