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Agriculture Candidates Focus on Alternative Energy

September 22, 2010 - 6:00pm

The two leading candidates battling to be the states next commissioner of agriculture and consumer services focused on alternative energy Thursday, each one insisting that he would be better for Floridians looking to tap into renewable energy sources including solar power, biofuels and wind.

Congressional Republicans Roll Out 'Pledge to America'

September 22, 2010 - 6:00pm

Seeking to capture the spirit of the Contract With America that propelled their party to control the U.S. House in 1994 for the first time in 40 years, Republicans unveiled the Pledge to America Thursday. Their hope -- the goal behind the strategy -- is to pick up control of Congress in Novembers elections.

Appeals Court Strikes Down Gay Adoption Ban as Unconstitutional

September 21, 2010 - 6:00pm

An appeals court in Miami shook up the Sunshine States political landscape Wednesday by ruling that the 33-year-old Florida law banning gay couples from adopting children is unconstitutional.

Possible 2012 Republican Candidates Testing Waters in Florida

September 21, 2010 - 6:00pm

Tampa will be hosting the 2012 Republican National Convention, and that fact hasn't escaped a bevy of potential presidential candidates who are eyeing the Sunshine State two years ahead of time.

Senate Republicans Block 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal

September 20, 2010 - 6:00pm

An effort to repeal the dont ask, dont tell policy signed into law by Bill Clinton back in 1993 failed in the U.S. Senate Tuesday as Democrats, looking to allow homosexuals to serve openly in the military, could not muster enough votes to break a Republican-led filibuster.

New Website Launched to Put Florida Construction Industry Back to Work

September 20, 2010 - 6:00pm

Looking to revitalize an industry badly damaged by the economic downturn, the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) launched a new website Tuesday to serve as a storehouse of information for contractors and construction workers in the Sunshine State.

Political Bits and Pieces

September 20, 2010 - 6:00pm

While prominent Democrats like Senate Minority Leader Al Lawson of Tallahassee and Rep. Yolly Roberson of North Miami Beach have endorsed Gov. Charlie Crist, who is running without party affiliation for the U.S. Senate, the governor still has a few friends left in the Republican ranks.

Still Squabbling with Alex Sink, Rick Scott Calls for Property Tax Cuts and Tort Reform

September 19, 2010 - 6:00pm

Republican gubernatorial nominee Rick Scott unveiled his plan on taxes and insurance Monday, calling for a 19 percent cut in the states property taxes. In so doing, he continued in a duel of heated exchanges with his Democratic rival, state CFO Alex Sink.

Under Fire from Kendrick Meek and Marco Rubio, Charlie Crist Runs TV Ad Targeting Rubio

September 19, 2010 - 6:00pm

With four recent polls, including one from Sunshine State News, showing that Gov. Charlie Crist, who is running for the U.S. Senate without party affiliation, is trailing Republican former House Speaker Marco Rubio by double digits, the governor is taking to the airwaves to attack.

AG Candidates Continue to Pound Each Other

September 19, 2010 - 6:00pm

While the battle to become Floridas next attorney general isn't getting the attention of the contests for U.S. Senate and governor, Republican candidate Pam Bondi and Democratic nominee Sen. Dan Gelber continue to attack each other, attempting to define their opponent before the November election.

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