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  • Climate change emerges in Florida governor's race

    Climate change emerges in Florida governor's race
    TALLAHASSEE – Climate change is not a new issue in Florida policymaking circles, but it's making an inconvenient intrusion into Florida's gubernatorial contest. Gov. Rick Scott has been taking heat over the past two weeks because he's repeatedly...
  • Politicos go in front of the cameras to cook — and dish

    Politicos go in front of the cameras to cook — and dish
    For fans of politics, there's a pinch of CNN. For foodies, there's a dash of Cooking Channel. For devotees of both, there's a Florida-grown blend that outfits some of the state's most prominent politicians in aprons and arms them with knives or whisks....
  • Abortion could play role in Crist-Scott governor race

    Abortion could play role in Crist-Scott governor race
    New Florida legislation making abortions more difficult to obtain could become a lynchpin issue in the Charlie Crist-Rick Scott race for governor. Already, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee,...
  • Anitere Flores: GOP working early to gain Hispanic support

    In 2004, President George W. Bush won Florida with 56 percent of the Hispanic vote. Just eight years later, Mitt Romney narrowly lost Florida, getting only 39 percent of its growing Hispanic electorate. After losing 18 percent of the Hispanic vote in such...
  • Jeb Bush raps federal lawmakers for inaction on immigration

    Jeb Bush raps federal lawmakers for inaction on immigration
    After the Florida House on Friday gave final approval to a bill granting in-state tuition to the children of some immigrants in the country illegally, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush used the occasion to criticize Washington lawmakers — including...
  • 300 elementary schools in Florida have to add an hour to school day for reading lessons

    300 elementary schools in Florida have to add an hour to school day for reading lessons
    Three hundred elementary schools -- and likely at least a handful in Central Florida -- will have to add an hour to their day next year, using the time for extra reading instruction, under the budget the Florida Legislature just approved. For the past two...
  • 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...
  • Battleground set for South Florida Congress races

    Battleground set for South Florida Congress races
    A blazing hot campaign will play out on Palm Beach County television screens as Republicans and Democrats fight over a congressional seat that either party could win in November. Freshman Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy is seeking a second term...
  • Chan Lowe: In-state tuition for Dreamers

    Chan Lowe: In-state tuition for Dreamers
    When it comes to understanding the politics roiling the issue of in-state college tuition for the children of illegal immigrants in Florida, it helps to consult a map. One should also remember Former U.S. House Speaker Tip O’Neill’s dictum...
  • Divisive craft-beer bill passes through Florida Senate

    Divisive craft-beer bill passes through Florida Senate
    A bill that craft-beer breweries view as an affront to their growing industry gained final approval in the Florida Senate Tuesday. The brewers like the part of the bill that would allow them to fill 64-ounce “growler” jugs of beer for...
  • Immigrant tuition bill slated for a vote in Florida with GOP push

    As Republicans look to improve their standing with Latinos, some GOP strategists had pointed to a bright spot in the Florida Legislature, where their members were pushing a bill granting in-state college tuition to some students who are in the country...