| Mar 15, 2015
Public record requests sent to a half-dozen state agencies produced relevant documents in a reasonable time frame and generally free of charge, an audit performed as part of the Florida Society of News Editors annual Sunshine Week found.
| Mar 11, 2015
| 12:27 PM
Charlie Crist is considering another run for the U.S. Senate, in the 2016 race.
"Well, I have been encouraged to," Crist said Wednesday when asked by phone about reports that he might run again. Crist, who is in New York, declined to elaborate.
| Mar 10, 2015
| 10:38 AM
TALLAHASSEE - A power struggle between Gov. Rick Scott and Florida Cabinet members played out Tuesday in a discussion of how to proceed in reviewing department heads.
Scott wants to get rid of three agency heads – Marshall Stranburg of the...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 5:25 PM
When Florida authorities learned of allegations that a pair of self-described "Scottish royals" had fraudulently collected welfare while living on a $1.2 million yacht, an investigator spent months knocking on doors, subpoenaing records and meeting with...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 12:50 PM
The timing of the 50th anniversary of the Selma civil rights march couldn't be better. As the nation continues to grapple with problems associated with race, excessive force by police and the vote, there may be no better time to pause for a national...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 10:55 AM
The Scott Walker bandwagon seems to be rolling even in Florida, where the Wisconsin governor is running head-to-head with favorite son Jeb Bush and way ahead of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio in a new presidential primary poll released by Gravis Insights.
| Mar 4, 2015
| 2:14 PM
Take Stock in Children (TSIC) is celebrating 20 years of helping young people to realize their college dreams, and the organization is celebrating in style.
The "20th Anniversary Luncheon" is set for noon on March 27 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino,...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 9:45 AM
Remarks as Prepared for Delivery
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Good morning President Gardiner, Speaker Crisafulli and distinguished members of the Florida Legislature. Welcome Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera, Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 1:20 PM
Insurance is not likely to be high on the Legislature's agenda when it convenes on March 3, but that could change for two reasons: Gov. Rick Scott has picked a fight with his Cabinet colleagues in an attempt to replace Insurance Commissioner Kevin...
| Feb 25, 2015
"Quite a ride" is how Florida's Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater described the state's continuing comeback from a high in 2006.
Using that year as a benchmark, and 2011 and 2015 as "trend lines," Atwater said a fiscal policy of reducing spending...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Prison scandals have flared up across Florida. With at least 320 inmate deaths last year, the situation has attracted the attention of the U.S. Department of Justice. There are credible allegations of excessive force by prison guards and appallingly...