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  • Want to see corrupt officials? Florida is the place

    A new study ranking Florida among the top 10most corrupt states in the country barely made the radar for most media outlets because the mundane facts and figures weren't sexy. The study by researchers at the University of Hong Kong and Indiana...
  • Chan Lowe: Charlie Crist's tax return stonewall

    Chan Lowe: Charlie Crist's tax return stonewall
    For the past four years, we’ve witnessed the transformation of “Chain Gang Charlie” from hard-core, lifelong Republican to Independent to touchy-feely Democrat. As many of us recall, we have Marco Rubio to thank for this spectacle. If...
  • Study argues against practice of locking up teen offenders

    Study argues against practice of locking up teen offenders
    A new report by a youth advocacy group argues against the widespread U.S. practice of locking up teen offenders — a practice that has been on the decline in Florida under the state's outgoing juvenile justice chief. Department of Juvenile...
  • Florida's fight for governor takes a turn toward race

    Florida's fight for governor takes a turn toward race
    TALLAHASSEE — We all knew Charlie Crist's journey to the Democratic side of the Force wouldn't be a shock-free joyride. But racially themed radio ads cropping up statewide last week from a phantom organization with unclear motives are reinforcing...
  • Broward College freezes tuition for third year

    Broward College freezes tuition for third year
    A college education may not be cheap but it won't get any more expensive at many schools this year. Broward College's Board of Trustees decided this week to freeze tuition for the 2014-15 school year, following similar moves by Florida Atlantic...
  • Florida Democrats in Hollywood: schmoozing, strategy -- and money

    Florida Democrats in Hollywood: schmoozing, strategy -- and money
    Former President Bill Clinton cheered Florida Democrats on Saturday with recollections of the economic boom times during his presidency – and the hope his party will prevail in 2014 and beyond. To make that a reality, he helped the state’s...
  • Jac VerSteeg: Marijuana as medicine? Let's get real, folks

    If I could choose any past or present movie star as the spokesman for Florida's medical marijuana amendment, it would be W.C. Fields. Fields, a star in the black-and-white days, played comic characters who drank copious amounts of alcohol but strictly, he...
  • Marco Pena says he listened to wrong people while on Orlando expressway board

    Marco Pena says he listened to wrong people while on Orlando expressway board
    Marco Pena wanted to do the right thing when he joined Orlando's expressway authority board last summer, but he listened to the wrong people, he told investigators who spent nine months probing the agency. "Well, I think you learn from these...
  • In Rick Scott-Charlie Crist battle, should wives be off-limits?

    In Rick Scott-Charlie Crist battle, should wives be off-limits?
    TALLAHASSEE -- Is the issue one of transparency, or is it about how much the public should be allowed to know about the families of those running for office? That's the tricky question raised by the back-and-forth between Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov....
  • Seminoles lament: FSU puts politics over education

    Seminoles lament: FSU puts politics over education
    If you are a proud Seminole, the last thing you want to do is give annoying Gators ammunition for hurling insults. Unfortunately, Florida State University has done just that in recent months — by botching its attempt to hire a new president for...
  • Mayo: Local Tea Party supports individual freedoms (except for gays)

    When I heard some local Tea Party zealots had worked themselves into a frothy lather over a Republican political misstep, I naively assumed it was over the revelation that Gov. Rick Scott had been spotted at a Fort Lauderdale Starbucks sipping a chai...