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  • David Hart: Amendment 3 brings clarity to judicial appointment process

    David Hart: Amendment 3 brings clarity to judicial appointment process
    When voters go to the polls on Nov. 4, they will be asked to clarify who has the authority to appoint justices to the Florida Supreme Court when a justice's vacancy occurs on inauguration day. Currently, Florida's constitution is unclear about whether the...
  • Harry Lee Anstead: Amendment 3 amounts to more political meddling in the state courts

    Harry Lee Anstead: Amendment 3 amounts to more political meddling in the state courts
    Florida once was hailed as a model system for appointment of fair and impartial judges based solely on merit. It was perhaps the greatest legacy of the late Gov. Reubin Askew, who voluntarily gave up his sole authority to appoint judges in favor of a...
  • Tom Corbett and Tom Wolf debate tax policy, education spending

    Tom Corbett and Tom Wolf debate tax policy, education spending
    — Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf faced off in their first debate Monday evening, sparring over tax policy, education spending and the direction the state is heading. There were few fireworks between the two men....
  • Mexican state likely to change marijuana law this year, says ex-president

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A Mexican state could approve medicinal use of marijuana by the end of this year, paving the way for further steps toward legalizing the drug, former Mexican President Vicente Fox said on Monday. Political pressure inside Mexico...
  • Route 460 study: Improving existing road cheaper, with less wetlands impact than new route

    Route 460 study: Improving existing road cheaper, with less wetlands impact than new route
    An environmental study released Monday on the Route 460 realignment project points to major differences in cost and wetlands impacts between the original proposed route and simply improving the existing roadway. The draft Supplemental Environmental...
  • Rauner avoids nursing home questions as trial starts

    Rauner avoids nursing home questions as trial starts
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Monday avoided questions about his ties to a troubled nursing home chain, while a federal trial in Florida began hearing evidence on claims that Rauner’s old private equity firm participated in a...
  • Gun Groups Spend Over $130K Preparing For Battle In Connecticut

    Gun Groups Spend Over $130K Preparing For Battle In Connecticut
    National groups on both sides of the gun control issue have been pouring money into Connecticut this year, hoping to influence the outcome of the first statewide elections since the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and the firearms...
  • Chris Christie spells out weight loss

    Chris Christie spells out weight loss
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has lost 85 pound since undergoing weight-loss surgery early last year. That's what he told potential campaign donors last week, according to the New York Times. The private powwow took place Friday at the Upper East...
  • Missed opportunity

    Republican leaders in the Virginia House had a tremendous opportunity before them during the special legislative session on Medicaid expansion last week. With Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe effectively relegated to the sidelines, the GOP was free to...
  • Crist and Scott should be talking about climate change

    Crist and Scott should be talking  about climate change
        Our two gubernatorial candidates have spent most of their time and countless millions slinging mud at each other the past months. We hear a lot about how Charlie Crist supposedly was taking his marching orders from Ponzi schemer Scott...
  • Florida governor hopefuls fight over women voters

    Florida governor hopefuls fight over women voters
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida's gubernatorial contest is becoming a war over women voters. Last week, Charlie Crist launched his second advertising salvo attacking Rick Scott on issues important to women. This one calls the governor "extreme" for opposing...