| Aug 4, 2014
| 6:35 PM
MIAMI A third South Florida judge in 18 days has declared Florida's gay marriage ban unconstitutional, ruling the 2008 state amendment a violation of same-sex couples' due process and equal protection
"The ruling itself is unambiguous and so is the...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:33 AM
The Florida Education Association will announce Wednesday legal action it plans over passage of a multi-pronged bill that expanded the state's largest school voucher program. A spokesman for the teachers union would not provide more specifics today except...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 4:58 PM
Term limits are forcing Orange County Commissioner Fred Brummer from the seat that represents the northwest area of the county around Lake Apopka.
Five candidates are vying to replace him in an Aug. 26 primary, and if no one wins more than 50 percent of...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 5:04 PM
A Miami-Dade judge on Friday overturned Florida's gay marriage ban, the second judge in as many weeks to make that historic ruling.
In a 36-page ruling filled with soaring language, Circuit Judge Sarah Zabel concluded that the ban, added to Florida's...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 2:44 PM
TALLAHASSEE — A judge on Friday gave the Legislature two weeks to redraw illegally gerrymandered congressional maps, throwing into question when Floridians will vote for their U.S. representatives.
Leon Circuit Judge Terry Lewis also ordered state...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Who do our politicians represent — their constituents or big funders? Consider the U.S. Sugar Corp. Maybe you share U.S. Sugar's views about Florida's tax, agricultural and environmental policies; maybe you don't. But you didn't give over $650,000...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 2:24 AM
TALLAHASSEE – In the everlasting battle between trial lawyers and the business lobby, not even a corporate outsider in the Governor’s Mansion changes Florida politics.
Florida’s gubernatorial race is already living up to the hype as...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 7:14 AM
Several Florida universities -- including UCF, UF and FSU -- rate among the nation's best values in higher education, according to the first-ever college rankings released this week by Money magazine.
The University of Florida, located in Gainesville,...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:10 AM
Another day, another opposition group to the All Aboard Florida rail project?
I've been writing about some of the organized groups that have formed to thwart the Miami-to-Orlando train service planned for the FEC rail tracks that runs along the dense...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Sparks flew in Tallahassee this week as representatives of electric utilities and conservation advocates faced off over the future of the state's energy-savings requirements for power companies.
Utilities in Florida must charge a fee on power bills of...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 10:55 AM
TALLAHASSEE – The mystery “Progressive Choice” group has a new radio ad blasting Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist for pushing a bill to bring back “chain gangs” as a legislator, likening it to slavery.