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  • Hartford Charter Group Ousted From Bridgeport School

    Hartford Charter Group Ousted From Bridgeport School
    A Hartford charter school group under state investigation is being pulled from a Bridgeport public school that it was managing with state funds, education officials said Wednesday. Bridgeport interim Superintendent Frances Rabinowitz said she intends to...
  • Broward, Humane Society consider new spay-neuter clinic

    Broward, Humane Society consider new spay-neuter clinic
    Broward County commissioners Tuesday reaffirmed their desire to reduce euthanasia of healthy dogs and cats, with the goal of running a "no kill'' shelter. By unanimous vote, commissioners agreed to analyze a possible public-private partnership with...
  • Lobbying: connections, appearances & results

    Lobbying: connections, appearances & results
    Ask one thing about lobbying in Florida, and several more questions come up. At issue now – click on the link in the right hand column – is proposed legislation in Tallahassee. It would ban county elected officials and municipal officials...
  • Who's on top in county commish fund-raising?

    Who's on top in county commish fund-raising?
    With County Commission elections right around the corner, money is flying. Fund-raising prowess doesn't always equate to victory at the polls. (See former Sheriff Al Lamberti versus Scott Israel, 2012.) For one thing, incumbents have an advantage. For...
  • Aldermen ban synthetic pot possession

    Aldermen ban synthetic pot possession
    A City Council committee on Wednesday took steps to close a loophole in the Chicago ordinance banning the sale of synthetic marijuana and stimulants. The amendment endorsed by the council License and Consumer Protection Committee would ban the...
  • City to review 9,000 questionable red light tickets

    City to review 9,000 questionable red light tickets
    Facing intense criticism for its oversight of the city’s red light camera program, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration on Wednesday said that at least 9,000 drivers will get a chance at a refund of $100 fines issued during suspicious ticket...
  • Lawmakers move to tighten lobbying rules, but exempt themselves

    Lawmakers move to tighten lobbying rules, but exempt themselves
    Declaring themselves fighters for clean government, Florida senators voted unanimously to stop local elected officials from moonlighting as paid lobbyists who try to influence other government officials on behalf of their clients. But they don't want to...
  • 11 Broward School Board candidates compete

    11 Broward School Board candidates compete
    Eleven candidates are vying for five seats on the Broward School Board this year, as the district pushes for an $800 million bond to repair or replace aging buildings. The five incumbents seeking re-election have drawn challenges from district...
  • Online portal allows public to see into county offices

    You don't have to posses x-ray vision to know who is visiting your county commissioners and county staffers. All you have to do is click here. One of the benefits of the Broward County Code of Ethics is an online portal where anyone lobbying county...
  • 3 mayors, 15 commission candidates win election

    3 mayors, 15 commission candidates win election
    Eighteen city candidates in Broward County – including three mayors – won automatic election Friday because no one filed to run against them. Mayors Richard Kaplan of Lauderhill, Jack Brady of North Lauderdale and Michael Udine of Parkland...
  • Charlie Crist establishes Broward beachhead, Republicans counterpunch

    Charlie Crist establishes Broward beachhead, Republicans counterpunch
    Original post | 4:42 p.m. April 19 Updated | 7:58 p.m. April 19 and 12:58 p.m. April 21 Hundreds of Broward Democrats – included many elected officials and local party leaders – turned out Saturday and turned up with major enthusiasm for...