| Feb 20, 2015
| 1:22 PM
For now, the closest thing to an investigation into Gov. Rick Scott's attempted purge of state agency leaders is a lawsuit. Floridians should be grateful for the litigation.
Scott began by forcing out the director of the Florida Department of Law...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 10:01 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- An open-government advocacy group has requested that a special prosecutor be appointed to investigate the circumstances surrounding the ouster of former Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey.
| Feb 19, 2015
| 6:43 AM
TALLAHASSEE - Sen. Darren Soto, D-Orlando, called on Attorney General Pam Bondi on Thursday to drop a lawsuit she joined to halt President Obama’s executive order deferring deportation for up to 5 million illegal immigrants.
“Many of these...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 1:23 PM
It takes a bold scammer to pose as Florida's attorney general.
But that's what's happening, Attorney General Pam Bondi warned Monday. Scammers are altering their caller identification to display the attorney general's fraud hotline or another government...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 12:55 PM
If only Pam Bondi loved her job as much as she loves dogs.
As the state's attorney general, Bondi is a member of the Florida Cabinet. She and the other Cabinet members — Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and Agriculture Commissioner Adam...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Two members of the Florida Cabinet finally pushed back this week against Gov. Rick Scott's power grab.
At Thursday's Cabinet meeting, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam resisted Scott's...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 3:36 PM
Two members of the Florida Cabinet finally pushed back against Gov. Rick Scott's power grab.
At Thursday's Cabinet meeting in Tampa, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam resisted Scott's attempt to replace the...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 2:54 PM
TALLAHASSEE — News media organizations and open-government advocates are upping the pressure on Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet by filing a lawsuit that alleges the handling of the forced resignation of the state's top law-enforcement...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 7:50 AM
Hate crimes in Florida dropped in 2013.
But Orange County and two South Florida counties tied for the top spot, with each jurisdiction reporting 18 hate crimes.
Florida had 124 hate crimes in 2013, a drop from 170 in 2012, according to a report...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 2:26 PM
A for-profit Florida college used exotic dancers to recruit students and faked high school diplomas and attendance records to qualify its pupils for millions in federal financial aid, according to a civil complaint.
FastTrain, which once operated seven...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 3:15 PM
Court clerks around Florida began Friday to announce plans to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples next week following a federal judge's ruling that they have a legal obligation to do so.
Many clerks were reluctant to issue the licenses, and...