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  • Children's Cabinet seeks new focus to help Florida's children

    Children's Cabinet seeks new focus to help Florida's children
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Children and Youth Cabinet wants to re-establish itself as a "bully pulpit" for children, with better coordination among the state agencies that serve kids and more political backing from Gov. Rick Scott. A discussion...
  • Scott plans a job-themed swearing-in party

    Scott plans a job-themed swearing-in party
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott is planning a business-financed, job-themed celebration for the fact that he is keeping his own. The Republican governor is planning jobs-themed inauguration events, including a “Jobs Jamboree” tour of the...
  • Brown failed to repay $500,000 loan on time

    Brown failed to repay $500,000 loan on time
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony G. Brown, who took out a $500,000 loan from the Laborers International Union in October to keep his faltering campaign going, did not pay it off as planned, according to a financial report filed Tuesday night....
  • Rauner adds 37 to transition team

    Rauner adds 37 to transition team
    Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner continued his transition to the state’s top job Wednesday by naming 37 people to serve on 10 policy committees, from agriculture to economic development to veterans affairs. Among those selected by Rauner to...
  • State Insurance Chief To Leave Dec. 11

    State Insurance Chief To Leave Dec. 11
    State Insurance Commissioner Thomas B. Leonardi, who led the department for nearly four years and traveled widely as an industry expert, is resigning to take a job with a New York investment firm. Leonardi, 60, is taking a job at Evercore Partners Inc.,...
  • Suicide bomber kills 5 in usually secure Irbil, Iraqi Kurdish capital

    Suicide bomber kills 5 in usually secure Irbil, Iraqi Kurdish capital
    A suicide car bombing stunned the normally secure northern Iraqi city of Irbil, capital of the semiautonomous Kurdish region, while Kurdish and Iraqi government forces mounted a new offensive against Islamic State militants. The explosion, which...
  • Virginia education secretary learns from visits to Newport News schools | With Video

    Virginia education secretary learns from visits to Newport News schools | <span style=color:#ff0000><b> With Video </b></span>
    NEWPORT NEWS — Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton asked students a lot of questions during a visit to Newport News schools Wednesday morning, quipping at one point that she's "a recovering lawyer, so I cross-examine everybody." Holton had...
  • Hillary Clinton is not too old to be president

    Hillary Clinton is not too old to be president
    Are there good reasons to vote against Hillary Clinton? If you gave me some time — like two seconds — I could come up with some. She's an unreformed hawk, a true believer in big government and a tedious speaker. During her 2008 campaign...
  • State Allocates More Money for New Sandy Hook Elementary School

    The State Bond Commission on Wednesday approved another $5 million for the planning and design of a new Sandy Hook Elementary School. The money is part of the state's commitment to spend up to $50 million to build a new educational facility for the...
  • State lawmaker looking for deal on ride-sharing regulations after veto

    State lawmaker looking for deal on ride-sharing regulations after veto
    SPRINGFIELD — A Democratic state lawmaker has decided to wait before attempting to override the governor's veto of a ride-sharing regulation bill as he attempts to work out a deal that would satisfy taxi drivers and companies like Uber and Lyft, a...
  • Election Complaints Investigated In Farmington, Simsbury Races

    FARMINGTON — The State Elections Enforcement Commission is investigating three complaints filed against 21st House District candidate Patty Stoddard prior to the Nov. 4 election. The complaints, filed by Farmington resident Arleen Kline on Oct. 24,...