| Jan 28, 2014
| 2:43 PM
Legalizing medical marijuana in Florida will be decided by voters in November, thanks to a favorable state Supreme Court decision delivered this week.
To make it from pipe dream to reality, however, proponents still must meet a steep requirement:...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 1:09 PM
It's an election cycle away, but state Sen. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs, said today that he's pondering a run for Florida attorney general in 2018.
The 2014 race is set on the GOP side, with incumbent Pam Bondi likely to face a Democrat that...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 1:38 PM
Rep. Steve King is a conservative Republican congressman from Iowa. He’s described as an “immigration hawk,” a term implying that determining the policy under which we allow immigrants into this country is a type of warfare.
| Jan 24, 2014
| 2:14 PM
A ballot question that would legalize medical marijuana has collected enough valid signatures to go before voters later this year, the state Division of Elections said Friday.
But the measure still must pass muster with the state Supreme Court before it...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 11:01 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's top court on Monday approved the wording of a medical marijuana ballot question asking voters to join some 20 other states in legalizing the drug for medicinal use.
The Florida Supreme Court issued a divided, 4-3 opinion...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:18 AM
La Corte Suprema de Florida aprobó el lunes incluir en la papeleta de las elecciones de noviembre un referendo sobre el uso medicinal de la marihuana en el estado, al considerar apropiado el lenguaje usado en la enmienda constitucional.
| Jan 23, 2014
| 8:03 AM
Democratic candidate for governor Nan Rich said Thursday that same-sex marriage is a “critical human rights issue for Florida” and called on Republican state leaders, Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi, not to defend the state&...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:48 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida voters will decide whether to dedicate hundreds of millions of tax dollars every year to land and water conservation when they cast their ballots this fall.
And the question of whether to legalize medical marijuana may also be...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 7:38 AM
Medical marijuana backers in Florida say they've reached a big milestone, collecting enough signatures -- more than 1 million -- to place a constitutional amendment legalizing medical pot on the November ballot.
Ben Pollara, the campaign manager of...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 1:37 PM
Since the Lowe Down appears to be dwelling on the theme of hypocrisy lately, we might as well ponder why it is that a killer drug like alcohol is legal and readily available all over Florida, while small amounts of marijuana for personal use are not.
| Jan 12, 2014
This kind of logic might not make sense to you. It makes absolutely no sense to me.
But to the folks in power in Tallahassee, well, it makes perfect sense. Which tells you all you need to know about your elected officials.
Many folks in Tallahassee,...