| 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...
| 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 6, 2015
| 3:19 PM
The legalization of same-sex marriage in Florida raises a number of related questions. Legal and other experts addressed some of them Tuesday.
Who will be legally obligated to participate in same sex ceremonies, and who is exempt?
Clergy members of...
| 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 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 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...