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Lee County (Florida)

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  • Romney, sinking in polls, says 'banks aren't bad people'

    Mitt Romney's taxes were the talk of the campaign and the latest Gallup national tracking poll showed him falling behind Newt Gingrich in the wake of his stinging defeat in last weekend's South Carolina primary. But as he campaigned briefly Tuesday in...
  • Deputies: Man planted fake bomb in mailbox; implicated neighbor

    You could say this dude's plan to get his neighbors into trouble really bombed. Lee County Sheriff's deputies and a bomb squad responded to Barry Thompson's home in Fort Myers after he allegedly found a "bomb" in his mailbox, reports The News-Press in...
  • Scott names GOTV chairs in 67 counties

     
    Republican gubernatorial nominee Rick Scott, a first-time candidate who once joked that he hoped to learn the names of all 67 Florida counties before Election Day, has learned enough to appoint “grass-root” chairpersons in every county. His...
  • Brevard, Volusia tickets win big

     
    Tickets bought in Brevard and Volusia counties shared in the big Florida Lottery payouts from Saturday night. Two tickets split the $5 million Florida Lotto jackpot. One was bought at Lighthouse Express, 8501 Astronaut Blvd., Cape Canaveral. The other...
  • Retiree health costs: More businesses, governments sign up for federal help

     
     Thirty more businesses and local government agencies in Florida have signed up for help paying medical costs of their early retirees — people who aren't yet eligible for Medicare. Created by the Affordable Care Act,  the Early Re...
  • Cannon creates Water Policy select committee

     
    TALLAHASSEE — With Florida policymakers protesting federal nutrient standards the state has spent a decade trying to develop on its own and preparing to repeal new septic-tank inspection regulations lawmakers just passed last spri...
  • FDOT wants to build lots of roads — and toll them

     
    By David Royce, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — With bids for new road building projects coming in at “historically low levels,” Florida Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad said Monday that now is the time for the state to...
  • James T. Duffy — Naples Daily News digs up his whole history of cinema chicanery

     
    Like a bad penny with an over-sized mustache, Orlando-native James T. Duffy keeps popping up in my loose change, or my email in-box. A reporter or assistant city manager will see Duffy's name or that of one of his many companies come up in a permit, a...
  • Perry announces extensive Florida campaign organization

     
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is getting serious about taking Florida, announcing a long list of field directors for the state, including  Mike Shirley, who coordinated Florida Gov. Rick Scott's Central Florida efforts in 2010. Also named: Ashley McElheny,...
  • Rick Perry sets up campaign network in southwest Florida

     
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has set up a network of county chairmen for his campaign in southwest Florida, his campaign announced this morning. They are: Bill Abbatematteo, Charlotte County Chair – member of the Charlotte County Republican Club, member of...
  • Cain adds elected officials to Florida campaign team

     
    Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain added 16 elected officials to his Florida campaign team Monday including state Sen. Thad Altman, R-Melbourne, whose district includes eastern Orange and Seminole counties. “Florida is a critical state,...