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  • Mayo: When ideology trumps all, everyone loses

    Mayo: When ideology trumps all, everyone loses
    It's Take 2 for the Legislature, and Round 2 in the ongoing, eye-glazing (but important) fight over health care for poor Floridians. Lawmakers reconvene Monday for a special session after the regular session imploded, and the state budget hangs in the...
  • State Republicans turn to Palm Beach County to help raise money

    State Republicans turn to Palm Beach County to help raise money
    The Florida Republican Party launched Friday its fundraising push for the 2016 elections. The finance committee, announced by state Republican Chairman Blaise Ingoglia, is heavy with representatives from Palm Beach County, which is a source of lot of...
  • Think healthcare.gov., only worse

    Think  healthcare.gov., only worse
        State officials threw in the towel, admitted defeat and pulled the plug on a planned web portal that would have allowed new businesses to register with all the state agencies they need to legally operate in Florida. But, the state couldn’...
  • State's medical-marijuana law clears legal hurdle

    The state's noneuphoric-medical-marijuana law cleared a major legal hurdle Wednesday when a judge in Tallahassee upheld it, which allows the state to begin licensing marijuana growers this summer. Florida Administrative Hearings Judge David Watkins...
  • Senate health plan deserves fair hearing

     Senate health plan deserves fair hearing
    In a good-faith effort to break the health care policy deadlock that has immobilized Tallahassee, Florida Senate President Andy Gardiner unveiled a compromise Tuesday. The ink was barely dry on the plan when House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and Gov. Rick...
  • Walt Disney World's city residents help keep resort running

    Walt Disney World's city residents help keep resort running
    Mayor Todd Watzel has had one of the most uneventful political careers in history. He rarely makes public appearances. Reporters don't grill him on controversial issues. Campaigning? With only 21 constituents, about a third of them too young to vote, he...
  • Kerner running for Palm Beach County Commission

    Kerner running for Palm Beach County Commission
    State Rep. Dave Kerner has joined the race to replace Palm Beach County Commissioner Shelley Vana. Term limits force Vana to step aside in 2016. Kerner on Wednesday announced his plans to run for the District 3 post that represents an area reaching...
  • Senate plan deserves fair hearing from House, Scott: Editoral

    Senate plan deserves fair hearing from House, Scott: Editoral
    In a good-faith effort to break the health-care policy deadlock that has immobilized Tallahassee, Florida Senate President Andy Gardiner unveiled a compromise Tuesday. The ink was barely dry when House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and Gov. Rick Scott rejected...
  • Why not rank Florida preschools on quality?

    Why not rank Florida preschools on quality?
    For the second year in a row, Florida lawmakers failed their smallest constituents. A plan that would have required preschool teachers to be at least 18 years old and have, at the very least, a high-school diploma went by the wayside after the House...
  • Would you like to see Rick Scott as a senator?

    Would you like to see Rick Scott as a senator?
      It’s obvious Rick Scott doesn’t care about being governor of Florida any more. He has his eyes on a bigger prize — the U.S. Senate in 2018. Scott continues to campaign, even though he is term limited out. His office sends out press...
  • Don't miss the chance to redo Amendment 1 plans: Editorial

    Don't miss the chance to redo Amendment 1 plans: Editorial
    Maybe this time, the Florida Legislature will listen. Last year, three of four state voters endorsed an amendment to the Florida Constitution dedicated to land and water conservation. Authors of Amendment 1 drafted it in response to state lawmakers...