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  • Perry Thurston choice for attorney general

     Perry Thurston choice for attorney general
    According to one recent poll, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's approval rating is just 30 percent. Given her controversial tenure, a strong Democratic challenger could have a good chance, even in what is shaping up to be a Republican year. But...
  • New rules needed to govern drones

    New rules needed to govern drones
    Imagine a quiet Sunday afternoon at the beach interrupted by a hovering drone and camera. Sound far-fetched? Delray Beach Mayor Cary Glickstein is one of a growing number of local officials who don't think so. They wonder if laws are keeping pace with...
  • 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...
  • Thursday: Is Amendment 2 the gateway to legalizing pot?

      To hear the oppoinents tell it, Amendment 2 will not only usher in recreational use. It will erode the family-friendly culture that is Florida. Sodom and Gomorrah will have nothing on South Florida, the I-4 Corridor and the "Redneck Riviera all buzzed...
  • 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...
  • Florida Legislature: Don't talk to congressional members, political consultants

    Florida Legislature: Don't talk to congressional members, political consultants
    TALLAHASSEE -- In advance of a rapid-fire redistricting special session slated to start Thursday, House and Senate Republican leaders have ordered staff to have no contact with congressional members, lobbyists or political consultants. Those three...
  • Support for marijuana will influence elections

    Forget about Rick Scott and Charlie Crist duking it out over who makes the better governor. It's the fight over marijuana legalization that serves as the backdrop for the elections in Florida this fall. With polls showing more than 60 percent of voters...
  • Fair Districts group proposes to break up Corrine Brown's district, threatens further legal action

    Fair Districts group proposes to break up Corrine Brown's district, threatens further legal action
    TALLAHASSEE -- On the eve of a hearing in which a judge is set to decide whether to allow congressional elections with unconstitutional maps to go forward this year, the groups that sued to block the plan are asking him to re-draw the maps and push back...
  • Lois Frankel says people need to realize 'we are now in a war in Iraq again'

    Lois Frankel says people need to realize 'we are now in a war in Iraq again'
    U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel said Monday that people need to realize all the implications of the U.S. move to train and equip Syrian rebels as part of the strategy to combat the Islamic State known as ISIL. “Nobody should be fooled. We are now in a...
  • Civil rights panel to hear "stand your ground" views at briefing

    Civil rights panel to hear "stand your ground" views at briefing
    The mother of a teenager who was slain at a Jacksonville gas station after he and his friends refused to turn down their music will be among the panelists at a briefing in Orlando about "Stand Your Ground" laws. Jordan Davis' mother, Lucia McBath,...
  • 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...