| Dec 18, 2013
| 8:25 AM
A political committee led by Senate Appropriations Chairman Joe Negron, R-Stuart, raised $961,000 during little more than two weeks in November, according to recently filed finance reports.
Negron, one of the most influential members of the Florida...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 2:32 PM
They should, but don't bet on it.
The idea of passing even a sensible measure, like the one offered up by state Reps. Katie Edwards, D.-Plantation, and Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, that will allow families in Florida to gain access to a strain of...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 11:21 AM
On one side of the long wooden table: Property Appraiser Lori Parrish and her hired gun, attorney Bill Scherer. On the other side, attorneys from Broward County government. At the head of the table: Circuit Judge Dale Ross.
The legal case? The fight...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Six South Florida couples who want to get married, but can't because they're gay, filed a lawsuit against the state on Tuesday seeking to overturn the Sunshine State's ban on same-sex marriage.
Their lawsuit argues that preventing same-sex couples...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Another Republican -- former Orange County School Board member Vicky Bell -- has filed her intend to run for the Florida House of Representatives District 44 seat that Steve Precourt vacated in his aborted attempt to become Orlando-Orange County...
| Dec 11, 2013
In Michael Yormark's vision for his corner of Broward County, a night on the town would include a big-name concert and a bite to eat or a nightcap with a little gambling. A hotel would be handy for tourists.
Not unlike what's available at the Seminole...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 8:03 AM
Democratic candidate for governor Nan Rich said Thursday that same-sex marriage is a “critical human rights issue for Florida” and called on Republican state leaders, Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi, not to defend the state&...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 2:26 PM
Former state Rep. Eric Eisnaugle stepped down last year when his Florida House of Representatives district was merged with Steve Precourt's, and then stepped up, seeking to reclaim the seat when Precourt resigned earlier this month.
But Eisnaugle may...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Elias "Rico" Piccard: From the time he moved to Orlando in 1994 until this past year, when he died of cancer at 67, he was an outspoken activist for Central Florida's Latinos — especially from his native Puerto Rico. Darren Soto, the first Puerto...
| Jan 19, 2014
I called Don Ryce in Vero Beach and could immediately understand why he didn't feel like talking at the moment.
He said he was busy with work, but he sounded absolutely drained before politely ending the conversation.
I could understand that, although...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:24 PM
The gunman accused of chasing and killing a 21-year-old man at a west Orlando apartment complex on Thursday told police he was pursuing a suspected burglar and acted in self-defense after he was attacked.
A police account of the shooter's self-defense...