| 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...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 2:15 PM
State Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater of North Palm Beach raised $106,388 for his campaign account in January, bringing the total for his re-election bid to nearly $1.3 million, according to newly filed campaign-finance reports.
Almost all of...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Yes, it's Valentine's Day, and lonelyhearts are looking for love.
But Homeland Security and the Federal Trade Commission say to beware when seeking companionship online.
Dating websites can harbor scammers, authorities warn.
Some approaches that...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Care to set up your own shooting range in the backyard?
Go right ahead, state law says.
That has local leaders in an uproar, with Sunrise Mayor Mike Ryan leading the charge.
On Tuesday, the Sunrise commission approved a resolution urging the state...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 2:18 PM
Attorney General candidate Perry Thurston, a Broward Democrat, issued a cautious, nuanced statement Monday in response to the Florida Supreme Court decision allowing voters to decide in November if they want to authorize medical marijuana.
| Nov 25, 2013
| 1:55 PM
The only thing we know for sure about medical marijuana, besides the fact that it really works as a palliative for pain, nausea and all manner of other afflictions, is that a large majority of Florida voters favors its legalization.
Why is it, then,...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Floridians are expected to get the "highest principal reduction relief in the country," after the nation's largest non-bank mortgage loan servicer agreed to a $2.1 billion settlement to resolve misconduct allegations, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 3:07 PM
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is advising Target customers about how to protect themselves after a theft of consumer information from 40 million debit and credit cards used at the retail chain was reported.
She says Floridians who used their...