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  • Studies: 2012 Florida voter lines were worst in nation

    Florida had the worst voter lines in the country in 2012, and a lack of resources at some precincts contributed to those long waits to vote, studies from the U.S. General Accounting Office and a New York think tank revealed.
  • Medical pot panel issues 'loophole'-closing ideas

    Parents must accompany minors if doctors recommend medical marijuana. State officials enforcing regulations should be sworn law-enforcement officers. Felons should be prohibited from becoming licensed caregivers. Florida For Care, an offshoot of the pro-...

    Scott, lawmakers must end abuse in state prisons

    Scott, lawmakers must end abuse in state prisons
    Sadistic guards are a staple of Hollywood fiction, but in Florida prisons, the abuse of inmates is only too real. An investigation by The Miami Herald uncovered physical and psychological torment of prisoners by renegade guards that went on for years...

    Ben Pollara: Scare tactics cloud medicinal benefits of marijuana

    Ben Pollara: Scare tactics cloud medicinal benefits of marijuana
    Sometimes, decisions that seem difficult at a glance can be boiled down to one simple choice. I believe this is the case with Amendment 2, a measure on the ballot this November that would allow for doctors to recommend the medical use of marijuana by...

    Board proposes more money for public schools

    Board proposes more money for public schools
    Florida schools should get historically high funding this coming year -- or $232 more per public school student, the State Board of Education said Monday in adopting its annual budget request Monday. The board's request for K-12 funding (see first...