| Sep 9, 2014
In response to the Sept. 2 Viewpoint, "Health care has its own hurricane brewing":
Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature refused to allow the state insurance commissioner to "negotiate lower rates with insurance companies or refuse rates that are...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 3:32 PM
Thanks to term limits, the only semi-permanent figures in Tallahassee besides lobbyists and bureaucrats are the members of the capital press corps. Bureau hands from Florida papers, radio, wire services, TV and Internet outlets can spend their entire...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 9:22 AM
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...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 5:56 PM
Thank you, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Now, due to your two-to-one ruling, there are two things to which Florida doctors have no right under the First Amendment: to shout “Fire” in a crowded theater, and to ask any questions to a patient...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 9:47 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature is preparing a quick-fix this week to remedy its gerrymandered congressional map which would shed the "finger-like appendages" from two Orlando-area districts that a judge found improperly favored Republicans.
| Aug 23, 2014
| 10:25 PM
Voters go to the polls Tuesday to set the table for the November elections, but the menu's already pretty well set.
Barring a cataclysmic shock, Democrats are set to officially make Charlie Crist their candidate for governor despite the pitch from Nan...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed the “warning shot” bill into law last Friday, as if there were any doubt that he would. Strategically, it made sense for Scott’s re-election bid, because no Crist supporters were going to switch their...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 2:42 PM
The parents of FAMU drum major Robert Champion have settled the wrongful-death lawsuit against the company that owned the bus on which their son was beaten during a band hazing in Orlando before he was pronounced dead.
The confidential pact, however, has...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 4:04 PM
New neighborhoods and acres of shopping centers, offices and other attractions can rise from Loxahatchee area farmland set to become the Minto West mega development, Palm Beach County commissioners decided Wednesday.
In a move that could open the door...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 9:20 AM
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...