| Nov 17, 2013
| 10:23 AM
Emilio "Sonny" Vergara, 71, is a former director of the St. Johns River Water Management District, which takes in Orlando, and the district covering Tampa Bay. A Marine helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War, Vergara regularly takes aim in his blog, http://...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:21 AM
Get ready for the second coming of Crist.
When Charlie Crist stepped to the microphones Monday in St. Petersburg, he instantly changd the dynamics of Florida politics and set in motion a 52-week campaign that could end up making history: a former...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 11:56 PM
The team of Charlie Crist and George LeMieux rose to the pinnacle of political power in Florida together in a relationship that provided immense benefits to both.
But in a Shakespearean twist, the Republican Party sicced LeMieux on his former...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 6:48 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Call it draining the swamp.
There's a finite amount of money that interest groups, industries, the wealthy and unions are willing to pour into the ever-escalating arms race of political campaigns every two years.
But Florida is...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:14 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's telecommunication, gaming, and sugar industries continued to lead the way in spending on lobbyists in Tallahassee over the summer, new reports show.
U.S. Sugar Corp., the South Florida agricultural giant, poured approximately...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 1:17 PM
The man likely to serve as the next chancellor of the State University System is defending the Common Core State Standards that have come under fire by conservative activists.
Marshall Criser, who was named the only finalist for the chancellor...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 10:57 AM
Expect a cooler day with a stiff breeze and isolated showers.
South Florida's Wednesday forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies with afternoon highs in the mid to upper 70s, overnight lows in the mid to upper 60s and a 40 percent chance of rain....
| Nov 1, 2013
| 8:33 PM
No. 1 Apopka 45, Olympia 17 - F
No. 2 Dr. Phillips 42, Freedom 14 - F
No. 3 West Orange 50, Evans 14 - F
No. 4 Lake Mary 48, Orange City University 13 - F
No. 5 Daytona Beach Mainland 17, No. 8 Daytona Beach Seabreeze 0 - F...
| Nov 9, 2013
Where would we be without gadflies? I've known a few. Some are knowledgable. Others are self-absorbed blowhards. Every now and then, one becomes the embodiment of determination, even at the point of coming across as a jerk.
Seven years ago, I wrote about...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:50 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater's office has withdrawn a subpoena it filed with a Tallahassee-based public-radio station after learning the reporter was "uncomfortable" with the tactic.
Atwater's office has subpoenaed the audio and...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 12:54 PM
Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler said Tuesday both Democrats seeking their party's nomination for attorney general are both well qualified.
“The interesting thing is they both just bring something entirely different to that position of attorney...