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  • Battleground set for South Florida Congress races

    Battleground set for South Florida Congress races
    Joe Kaufman knows the secret to firing up a crowd. At least this crowd. The magic words: "I'm running for Congress against Debbie Wasserman Schultz." Kaufman was talking to an all-Republican crowd of party activists, reminding them he wants to take on...
  • Chan Lowe: Nan Rich

    Chan Lowe: Nan Rich
    Nan Rich is a Democrat’s Democrat. She carries the torch for progressive issues, and she carried it proudly in the Florida Senate even when everyone around her was spraying garden hoses.   Nan is to be admired. She launched her quest for the...
  • Candidate hopes to deliver knockout blow to Alcee Hastings

    Candidate hopes to deliver knockout blow to Alcee Hastings
    He's got political consultants. He's conversant on a range of current issues. He offers a compelling personal story of triumphing over adversity. But Jameel McCline isn't anything like an ordinary congressional candidate. Consider: • When the...
  • Andrea Moore, attorney, children's advocate and former executive director of Florida's Children First

    Andrea Moore, attorney, children's advocate and former executive director of Florida's Children First
      Q: The Florida Legislature made changes in Department of Children and Families regulations. What else would you have liked to have seen? I think a more robust policy discussion is needed balancing the safety of children and the preservation of...
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  • Chan Lowe: Rick Scott, the can-do governor

    Chan Lowe: Rick Scott, the can-do governor
    It’s common knowledge that Gov. Rick Scott was against taking federal money for Medicaid expansion before he was for it.   He spurned the funds back when he was still flush with conservative fervor after using his own money to buy himself into...
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  • Lawsuit challenging Florida school funding seeks to broaden, cites vouchers, charters, pre-K as evidence of state failures

    Lawsuit challenging Florida school funding seeks to broaden, cites vouchers, charters, pre-K as evidence of state failures
    A sweeping lawsuit that argues Florida failed to adequately fund its public education system should be amended so that the state's support of voucher programs and charter schools can also be challenged, attorneys for the plaintiffs said today. They have...
  • As campaign enters new phase, Nan Rich struggles against Charlie Crist

    As campaign enters new phase, Nan Rich struggles against Charlie Crist
    Nan Rich has been running a political marathon: 250 campaign stops, 135,000 miles, 26 months. But even as she prepares to officially qualify for the ballot Tuesday as a candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor, it looks more than ever as...
  • New chair at Visit Florida has killer whale history

    New chair at Visit Florida has killer whale history
    The new chairman at Visit Florida is no stranger to one of the state’s thorniest tourism controversies: killer whale captivity. Andrew Hertz, president and general manager of the Miami Seaquarium, will take over as chair of the state’s...