| Mar 27, 2014
| 6:46 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature is poised to press ahead with its four-year push to dismantle state growth-management rules.
The Senate Appropriations Committee advanced a bill Thursday which exempts seven new counties and 20 cities from a...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 5:17 AM
Miramar has the 8th fastest decreasing gender pay gap in the nation, according to a new analysis by NerdWallet, a consumer financial literacy website.
The pay gap fell by nearly 26 percent from 2007 to 2012. Men had a median income of $45,300 compared...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Why isn’t the military doing more to help stabilize those being treated with or in the process of being diagnosed with mental health issues?
How many more senseless military base shootings will it take before these folks are put in a safe haven...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Actor Mickey Rooney may have only stood at 5 feet and 2 inches, but he was a giant as a talent and stood far above the rest.
Not only could Rooney act, he could play any musical instrument as well. He was fabulous in the “Andy Hardy” movies,...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 7:23 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- A year after passing sweeping reforms on political lobbying and conflicts-of-interests, proposals to impose even stronger ethical requirements on politicians are languishing in the Florida Legislature.
An eclectic group of organizations,...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 1:44 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Senate's budget chairman announced Thursday he was blocking a proposal to give in-state tuition to undocumented college students whose parents immigrated to the country illegally.
The bill, SB 1400, sponsored by Sen. Jack...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 7:39 PM
John Ostrowski, a renowned Southeast Baltimore sausage maker who refused to sell his product to supermarkets for wider distribution, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Wednesday at Somerford Place Assisted Living in Columbia. The Lutherville...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 10:52 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- State lawmakers are backing off some controversial provisions of a beer bill likened to a mob-like shakedown of Florida's exploding craft brew industry.
The bill, SB 1714 sponsored by Sen. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, has been pushed by...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:04 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- In a $75 billion budget stuffed with hometown goodies, lawmakers Tuesday agreed to fund the expansion of a bike trail through Central Florida, a gun range in Brevard County, and a raft of other pet projects.
Those two projects demonstrate...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Keith Thurman has had 20 knockouts in 22 fights, which is eye-grabbing by itself, and now he’ll have a Showtime and StubHub Center main event audience to boost his reputation.
Thurman, a 25-year-old from Clearwater, Fla., will fight Coachella...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 6:12 PM
HARTFORD — State House Republicans' chief of staff George Gallo resigned Thursday amid a federal investigation into whether GOP legislative candidates were improperly directed to use a Florida direct-mail and printing company — which...