| 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...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 7:18 PM
On Thursday, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam must do their jobs, after failing to do so last month.
They serve collectively as the Florida Cabinet, which shares power with...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 10:56 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott's office continued pushing back Monday against claims his staff forced longtime Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey to resign immediately in December.
The latest salvo from the governor's...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 3:13 PM
TALLAHASSEE — A St. Petersburg attorney is asking a Tallahassee prosecutor to investigate whether Gov. Rick Scott and three Cabinet officials violated the state's open meetings law in the ouster of Gerald Bailey.
Matthew Weidner filed his complaint...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 6:40 PM
With less than two years to go before the election, Florida politicians are already pondering a run for the U.S. Senate in 2016.
Many of the Democrats and all of the potential Republican candidates, however, will most likely wait to see what incumbent...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 4:08 PM
Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty hasn't been removed from office, but already the wheels are turning to prevent his successors from being fired.
The Florida Association for Insurance Reform, a Fort Lauderdale-based nonprofit coalition of insurance...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 3:54 PM
TALLAHASSEE — The abrupt ouster of the leader of Florida's main law-enforcement agency could lead to a major shake-up in how the state Cabinet and the governor hire top officials.
Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam on Wednesday called for an...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 1:58 PM
Gov. Rick Scott and members of his administration are accused of abusing their power — and worse. By demanding an investigation into those accusations, the Florida Cabinet can remind Scott that he's governor, not emperor.
Last week, the four-...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 12:52 PM
MIAMI - La nueva campaña para promover el uso medicinal de la marihuana en Florida comenzó este año con una propuesta que busca evitar que delincuentes se aprovechen de esta iniciativa y que deja al control de los padres el uso entre menores, además de...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 3:15 PM
Setting the stage for a potentially historic ruling, the Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether same-sex couples have a right to marry everywhere in America under the Constitution.
The justices will take up gay-rights cases that ask...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 2:55 PM
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio appeared to back off his firm stance against supporting President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy just a little bit Wednesday, saying saying he does not think the president's ideas can work but, "I hope I'm wrong."
Rubio, a Cuban...