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  • Rants: Ferguson looting, immigration and Crist

    Rants: Ferguson looting, immigration and Crist
    To the person who ranted that Gov. Rick Scott did not get 51 percent of the vote, remember Bill Clinton served two terms as president and never received 50 percent of the vote. Now the Republicans want to shut down the government to prevent...
  • GOP: Hispanics helped Scott claim victory

    GOP: Hispanics helped Scott claim victory
    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida Republicans are bragging that Gov. Rick Scott's narrow victory last month can be attributed to his better-than-expected performance among Hispanics. The Republican Party of Florida released a post-election survey Monday which found...
  • Brevard men file challenge to Florida ban on gay marriage in Orlando federal court

    Brevard men file challenge to Florida ban on gay marriage in Orlando federal court
    Central Florida now has its first legal challenge to Florida's ban on same-sex marriage. Two Brevard County men, Daniel Wall-DeSousa, 40, and Scott Wall-DeSousa, 37, filed suit this week in Orlando federal court, asking a judge to force the Florida...
  • Lake's unemployment rate in October falls to 6 percent

    Lake's unemployment rate in October falls to 6 percent
    More people in Lake County are finding work — just in time for the holidays. The October unemployment rate dropped to 6 percent, from an adjusted 6.3 percent in September, according to new state figures. That's steady improvement since August,...
  • Nelson, Demings lead job of reviving state Democrats

    Nelson, Demings lead job of reviving state Democrats
    Stung by the Nov. 4 election, Florida Democrats are turning to two Central Florida leaders, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and former Orlando police Chief Val Demings, to try to figure out what went wrong. The duo will lead a task force examining the machinery...
  • AP: Gov. Scott thwarted open-records law

    AP: Gov. Scott thwarted open-records law
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott repeatedly thwarted Florida's open-records law by discussing state business on a private Gmail account and not releasing the records to the public, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. This has been a point of contention...
  • Immigration, climate pact and JFK: Letters

    Immigration, climate pact and JFK: Letters
    A case for immigrants House Speaker John Boehner should let the 2013 Senate immigration-reform bill come to a vote instead of blocking it. We are a nation of immigrants. This past week, a Wall Street Journal poll showed that 74 percent of all...
  • N. Florida killer set for execution on Jan. 15

    N. Florida killer set for execution on Jan. 15
    Gov. Rick Scott on Monday signed a death warrant for a man found guilty of committing first-degree murder and sexual battery during a home-invasion robbery in 1993 in Escambia County. Scott signed the warrant for Johnny Shane Kormondy, 42, to die by...
  • Unemployment dips to lowest rate since June 2008

    Unemployment dips to lowest rate since June 2008
    Jobless numbers released Friday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity show that Florida's unemployment rate hit 6 percent for the first time since June 2008. During the last month, 34,000 workers joined the work force in Florida to bring...
  • Hukill bill would cut state corporate-income tax

    Hukill bill would cut state corporate-income tax
    In an issue that has been a priority for Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican senator from Volusia County filed a bill Friday that would cut the state's corporate income tax. The bill (SB 138), filed by Sen. Dorothy Hukill, R-Port Orange, will be considered...
  • Gunman killed, 3 students wounded in FSU campus shooting

    Gunman killed, 3 students wounded in FSU campus shooting
    Students returned to the Florida State University campus Thursday morning after a gunman opened fire in the library, leaving three people wounded before police shot him dead early Thursday. Classes, however, were cancelled. An impromptu group of...