| 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...
| Aug 29, 2013
When is a unanimous vote not unanimous?
Floridians recently learned the answer to that riddle after a now-disputed vote by the Florida Sheriff's Association on the state's controversial "stand your ground" law.
House Speaker Will Weatherford —...
| 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 19, 2013
| 12:37 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Outgoing University Chancellor and former lieutenant Gov. Frank Brogan shot down comments from critics who say the position of lieutenant governor should be eliminated and said the job was essential to the state.
Florida has been without...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 8:02 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- With time running out to make this year's fall election ballot, Orlando trial lawyer John Morgan upped his game last month in a last-ditch effort to gather enough signatures to ask Florida voters to legalize medical marijuana.
| 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 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 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...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 9:19 AM
TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s sudden rush to legalize marijuana for the sick or dying is heading toward a potentially important speed bump: Gov. Rick Scott.
While Republican and Democratic lawmakers are rushing to advance bills legalizing some...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 3:03 AM
Forget the medical arguments. Ignore the criminal justice issues. Put aside moral questions. Florida's medical marijuana referendum could influence the results of the other elections on November ballot -- especially the race for governor.
"It'll be an...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 12:36 PM
OK, this gambling stuff is heating up. NoCasinos.org sent out a press release announcing its "statesmen's council" of supporters. Best for Florida, sponsored by Associated Industries of Florida, spelled out its thoughts supporting gambling expansion in...