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  • Voters held up in lines

    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. The GAO study surveyed...
  • State officials object to Big Sugar building plans

    State officials object to Big Sugar building plans
    Sugar industry building plans threaten to get in the way of Everglades restoration and could create flooding hazards, according to state regulators. The South Florida Water Management District and Florida Department of Environmental Protection are...
  • Amendment 3 could reshape Florida's high court

    Amendment 3 could reshape Florida's high court
    TALLAHASSEE — It may be the most important Florida constitutional change nobody's talking about. Besides whether to legalize medical marijuana and devote more tax dollars to conservation, voters will also be asked Nov. 4 whether the next...
  • A way to fix write-in trickery

    A way to fix  write-in trickery
    This should be simple. Legally registered voters in Florida should not be disenfranchised by what amounts to trickery. Unfortunately, the circumstances of write-in candidate trickery and the solution to this mess look frustratingly complicated. Fixing...
  • Do cities need lobbyists? Apopka to pay $132,000 to Anderson

    Do cities need lobbyists? Apopka to pay $132,000 to Anderson
    Apopka spends more on lobbyists than every Central Florida city but Orlando. Orange County's second-largest city likely will remain near the top, even though Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and others can't say what, if any, benefits the city has gained from its...
  • Republican Ellyn Bogdanoff disagrees with her party on two high-profile issues

    Republican Ellyn Bogdanoff disagrees with her party on two high-profile issues
    Attempting to return to the Florida Senate, in a moderate, swing district where Democrats have an edge, Republican Ellyn Bogdanoff is departing from party orthodoxy on same-sex marriage and climate change. “I can respectfully disagree with some of...
  • Incumbent Hager faces well-funded newcomer Silvers

    Incumbent Hager faces well-funded newcomer Silvers
    Republican state Rep. Bill Hager, like most any scandal-free incumbent, is largely considered a favorite for re-election in District 89. But the state Democratic Party likes David Silvers' chances and has spent more than $30,000 to pay for Silvers'...
  • Frankel and Spain clash in a swing district

     Frankel and Spain clash in a swing district
    Republican challenger Paul Spain tells voters he can "work across party lines to get things done in Washington." His Democratic opponent, U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, says she has spent nearly two years doing just that. Spain and Frankel are running in a...
  • 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-...
  • Courting all voters: governor's race hinges on voters who usually skip midterm elections

    Courting all voters: governor's race hinges on voters who usually skip midterm elections
    The Florida governor's race could turn on the turnout of various pockets of voters. No bloc is going un-courted as the candidates pull out all the stops to eke out a few more votes from pivotal demographic groups. "It's political life or death," said...
  • What to do about 'sober home' next door

    What to do about 'sober home' next door
    South Florida cities have tried. So have state lawmakers. Unfortunately, both have come up short in trying to create needed oversight of "sober-living homes," neighborhood group homes for addicts in recovery. Federal laws that protect the disabled...