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  • Legislature still doesn't understand fair districts

    As Florida's Republican-controlled Legislature was shutting down after redrawing the boundaries of two gerrymandered congressional districts, House Reapportionment Committee chairman Rep. Richard Corcoran was crowing gleefully to reporters: "If that's a...
  • Gag order on doctors will do harm

    Gag order on doctors will do harm
    Displaying stunningly bad reasoning, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that because states traditionally adopt codes of conduct to regulate doctors, the Florida Legislature can threaten to impose a hefty fine and take away the medical...
  • Today is Election Day

    Today is Election Day
    Traffic at the polls across South Florida has been relatively light so far on Tuesday.  Democrats today are picking candidates to run for governor and attorney general, and primary voters in both parties will pick nominees to run for Congress, County...
  • Let medical pot grow in free market

    Florida lawmakers must keep a close eye on the state's budding medical marijuana industry to ensure the drug is prescribed and dispensed as intended. But when it comes to government regulations, they shouldn't be in the business of writing laws meant...
  • Judge orders new Central Florida congressional map by Aug. 15, and wants a special election to fill it

    Judge orders new Central Florida congressional map by Aug. 15, and wants a special election to fill it
    TALLAHASSEE -- A judge on Friday gave the Florida Legislature two weeks to design a new congressional map for Central Florida that doesn't conflict with the state's anti-gerrymandering requirements, potentially pushing back the election date for filling...
  • Detzner: New congressional elections can't happen until 2015

    Detzner: New congressional elections can't happen until 2015
    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner told a judge Friday that the state couldn't organize special elections to fill seven newly drawn congressional seats until March 2015 at the earliest. But even that schedule "in all likelihood...
  • Teens identified in Ray Allen's trespassing case

    A trail of sand was strewn across Ray Allen's tile floor. From the family room and foyer, to the second-floor stairway, the scattered grains were the marks of seven teens who entered Allen's Tahiti Beach home in Coral Gables through a faulty back French...
  • Judge 'skeptical' he can delay election with unconstitutional map

    Judge 'skeptical' he can delay election with unconstitutional map
    TALLAHASSEE -- Facing a looming electoral deadline, a judge said Thursday he was "extremely skeptical" he could delay elections this fall using Central Florida's illegally drawn congressional maps. Instead, Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis said...
  • Democratic candidates roll out dueling endorsements from gay rights groups

    Democratic candidates roll out dueling endorsements from gay rights groups
    The candidates for the Democratic nomination for governor rolled out dueling endorsements Thursday from gay rights groups. Nan Rich of Weston, former Democratic leader of the Florida Senate, was endorsed by the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council....
  • Charlie Crist seeks support from black voters in Broward

    Charlie Crist seeks support from black voters in Broward
    Democratic governor candidate Charlie Crist drew a crowd of about 200 to the opening of his  campaign office on Sistrunk Boulevard, the main street of the black community in northwest Fort Lauderdale. And drivers and occupants of cars driving by...
  • Q&A: Interview with U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch

     Q&A: Interview with U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch
    First elected to a partial term in 2010, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch is seeking a third full term representing northwest Broward and southwest Palm Beach counties.   He’ll be on the Aug. 26 primary ballot, facing fellow Democrat Emmanuel Morel, a retired...