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  • Broward ethics code too strict, commissioners say

    Broward ethics code too strict, commissioners say
    Nearly four years after a landmark ethics code became law in Broward County, some commissioners say it's too strict and needs a rewrite. The Broward County Code of Ethics, demanded by voters after a series of public corruption scandals, bans elected...
  • The Tribune endorsements for U.S. House

    The Tribune endorsements for U.S. House
    Armed with a new political map they drew for themselves and with President Barack Obama at the top of their ticket, Illinois Democrats ousted four Republicans from Congress in 2012. Two of those Republicans — Bob Dold in the 10th Congressional...
  • Off to 4-0 start, Mount Saint Joseph football set for conference play

    Off to 4-0 start, Mount Saint Joseph football set for conference play
    After a string of five losing seasons, Mount Saint Joseph's football players resolved during the offseason to create a new identity for their Gaels program this fall — one that would bring winning back. Their work ethic combined with a more...
  • Property values tick up We're still below 2007 levels, but Broward overall rises 7.2 percent, above expectations

    Broward County property values exceeded expectations this year, rising 7.2 percent, another sign of the rebounding real estate market. Broward Property Appraiser Lori Parrish released the annual tax roll Friday, posting the third straight increase after...
  • Dad pleads: Don't let health insurance offer my daughters birth control!

    Dad pleads: Don't let health insurance offer my daughters birth control!
    Remember the prediction that the Supreme Court’s decision to let Hobby Lobby opt out of Obamacare contraception coverage would open the floodgates for more of the same? Well, it’s not a flood, but it is a one-man trickle. A Missouri...
  • Should you ignore the stench in a crowded subway car?

    A crowded subway car can bring out some curious behavior. Not long ago, as the subway train pulled into a downtown station in a Northeast city in the U.S., a group of riders got on board. There were no seats available and little standing room remained. A...
  • Seminole County Judge Debra Krause faces new ethics charge

    Seminole County Judge Debra Krause faces new ethics charge
    Seminole County Judge Debra Krause, who's to be publicly reprimanded by the Florida Supreme Court in three weeks for a series of ethics violations two years ago, is now facing a new formal charge of wrongdoing. This time it involves Facebook and her...
  • Seminole judge makes Facebook post criticizing candidate running against her husband

    Seminole judge makes Facebook post criticizing candidate running against her husband
    Facebook has already gotten one Seminole County judge in hot water. Now it's at the center of another dispute, this time with a different Sanford judge, one just fined $25,000 for unethical behavior. Seminole County Judge Debra Krause last week urged...
  • Former Cicero candidate gets 2-day suspension from job with attorney general

    Former Cicero candidate gets 2-day suspension from job with attorney general
    An employee with the Illinois attorney general’s office was suspended for two days after the Illinois Executive Ethics Commission found she violated office policy with actions related to her unsuccessful bid for Cicero town president in 2013. ...
  • Commissioners: Free our cousins from ethics code

    Commissioners: Free our cousins from ethics code
    Broward's Code of Ethics reaches far across the family trees of our politicians. And there's a proposal to draw that in. At this week's workshop about possible ethics code changes, county commissioners said the current set of rules needs a rewrite....
  • State ethics board dismisses complaint against Fort Lauderdale commissioner

    The Florida Commission on Ethics has dismissed a complaint against Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Dean Trantalis, finding "no probable cause" to believe allegations he misused his position regarding a proposed beach development. Attorney Bill Scherer filed...