| Oct 30, 2013
| 1:15 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- The Republican leadership of the Florida Legislature served notice Wednesday that they intend to challenge a medical marijuana ballot question before the state's high court.
House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, and Senate...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Revised 1:30 p.m. 10/29/13 to revise date for responses to written arguments.
Advocates to legalize medical marijuana in Florida and Attorney General Pam Bondi's objections will spar over the next six weeks in the Florida Supreme Court.
| Oct 11, 2013
| 11:36 AM
Peter Schorsch over at St. Petersblog had an interesting item yesterday about Attorney General Pam Bondi and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam having secret (or at least unpublicized) campaign accounts ... accounts that are flush with cash. ("Look what...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 3:33 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida has a quandary when it comes to drinking water: Go the relatively cheap and nonintrusive route to preserve enough high-quality stuff to drink, or wait until "big government" has to do it.
Intergovernmental squabbles and...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 3:37 PM
Last month, Attorney General Pam Bondi was supposedly thinking about going after Donald Trump for running a get-rich seminar that some Floridians said fleeced them out of thousands of dollars.
New York's A.G. had already filed suit, saying that Trump'...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has long been accused of being a lightweight — someone more interested in scoring TV time on "Fox & Friends" than actually dispensing justice back home.
But Bondi has taken superficiality to new heights. Or...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 1:20 PM
TALLAHASSEE – Political money is hard enough to squeeze out of donors. And it's particularly hard for Florida Democrats, who have been out of power in the state Capitol since the late Gov. Lawton Chiles walked the halls in the mid-1990s.
| Jun 2, 2013
| 4:50 PM
Federal prosecutors say they can prove that two South Florida doctors prescribed powerful, addictive pain pills in such an irresponsible way that they should be held criminally accountable for the deaths of nine patients.
If convicted of the most...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 1:33 AM
Alarmed by reports of kids and adults getting sick on synthetic drugs, South Florida declared war on the manmade weed and psychoactive bath salts being sold openly at local stores.
Cities and counties throughout the region passed bans last year after...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 4:34 PM
A blonde walks up to a kiosk at the Swap Shop on Saturday and asks for a packet of Cloud Nine, a popular brand of synthetic marijuana.
A clerk reaches behind the counter and hands over a powder-blue packet with a smiley-face cloud. She doesn't realize...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 6:36 AM
Updated: 8/15/13 1:30 p.m.
Central Florida Urban League president Allie Braswell Jr. is running for Florida chief financial officer, hoping Floridians are ready for changes in a state cabinet wholly-controlled by Republicans.
Speaking to Political...