| Jul 20, 2014
Now that Florida is on the verge of actually doing something sensible and just, the hysterical griping will be getting louder. Much louder.
It's against the Bible, we will be hearing. Sorry, I give no credence to people who use religion as an excuse to...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 4:05 PM
The Florida Energy Office, led by Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, weighed in on conservation goals for big utilities at the Florida Public Service Commission. Utilities are regulated by the PSC, which takes its marching orders from state leaders....
| Jun 27, 2014
| 9:40 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Although he opposed same-sex marriage as a Republican governor and attorney general, Charlie Crist on Friday filed a "friend of the court" brief backing a legal challenge to Florida's gay-marriage ban headed to court next week.
| Jul 28, 2014
| 9:00 PM
A new poll shows Floridians are overwhelmingly in favor of legalizing marijuana for medical use. No surprise there.
But what is the next step? Will this open the way for legalizing marijuana for recreational use?
Let’s hope so....
| Jul 26, 2014
| 7:59 PM
They've won the first two battles to make gay marriage legal in Florida. Now the state's largest LGBT civil rights organization has its next target in sight — a bill banning workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation.
"Being able to get...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 6:44 AM
As George Sheldon and Perry Thurston compete for the Democratic nomination for attorney general, they're friendly foes going after a bigger target: Republican incumbent Pam Bondi.
Sheldon was more pointed than Thurston in his criticisms of Bondi when...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 10:56 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Tuesday that cracks down on hit-and-run drivers in the wake of a 2012 fatal wreck in Miami.
The bill (SB 102/HB183) is called the Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act, named after a 35-year-old South Florida man...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 11:49 AM
The Democrats hoping to become Florida’s next attorney general would drop the state’s defense of the ban on same-sex marriage.
If George Sheldon or Perry Thurston is elected attorney general and stops legal efforts to uphold the ban on same-...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 2:07 PM
The Sunshine State isn’t the same place it was a mere six years ago. In cultural terms, our social attitudes about gay rights, in particular, have moved forward at a lightning pace.
A peek at Florida’s constitution shows that, along with...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 5:48 AM
Allison Tant, chairwoman of the Florida Democratic Party, doesn't have an easy job.
Even though most of the state's registered voters are Democrats, Tant's party doesn't control any of the statewide elected offices, the congressional delegation or...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 10:48 AM
Attempting to grab some attention, Democratic attorney general candidate Perry Thurston has turned to mockery. He’s going after incumbent Republican Pam Bondi.
Thurston, a Broward state representative, unveiled a website Bondisbungles.com. It...