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Get over Yourselves, FDP: How Right Leslie Wimes Was

December 16, 2017 - 6:00am

It's time Florida Democrats stopped blowing off outspoken, pot-stirring Leslie Wimes as a "Republican plant" and started recognizing her as the savant they've been waiting for.

Appeals Court Tosses Philip Levine's Miami Beach Minimum Wage Ordinance

December 14, 2017 - 8:00am

A South Florida appeals court delivered a second blow Wednesday to one of Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine's signature projects, when a 3rd District Court of Appeal panel ruled state law prevents raising the city's minimum wage.

FWC Charges 3 in 'Disturbing' Shark-Dragging Incident

December 13, 2017 - 6:00am
Clips from the July shark video

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office announced charges against three individuals connected to the video of a shark being dragged behind a boat at high speed. 

On Fred Piccolo's Moonlighting and When Rules Aren't Really Rules

December 12, 2017 - 12:15pm

Gary Fineout's story last week on legislative employees moonlighting and the stories that followed it were disturbing to a codger like me.

28 Professional Groups Cite CRC Proposal 23 as a Business Killer

December 12, 2017 - 6:00am

Business organizations around the state are united in their opposition to CRC 23, a proposal they believe would have considerable negative impact on Florida businesses large and small. And to that end, 28 of these organizations sent a joint letter to the Constitution Revision Commission's Judicial Committee Monday to plead their case.

Rep. Katie Edwards Marries Her 'Best Friend,' Brad Walpole

December 11, 2017 - 2:00pm

Rep. Katie Edwards of Plantation, serving her third term and one of the highest-profile Democrats in the state House, married South Florida agribusiness man Brad Walpole on Saturday, Dec. 9, at Grande Oaks Golf Club in Davie.

Former State Rep. Dwayne Taylor Gets 13 Months for Wire Fraud

December 8, 2017 - 12:30pm
Dwayne Taylor

Former Florida representative and Daytona Beach city commissioner Dwayne Taylor was sentenced to 13 months in federal prison and 18 months of supervised release on a charge of nine counts of wire fraud for using money from his campaign account for personal expenses.

Blue Hullabaloo: Next FDP Chair Better Be a Money Maven

December 8, 2017 - 6:00am
Sally Boynton Brown

About this race to become the next chair of the Florida Democratic Party ...

Illinois Dumps George Sheldon's 'Failed' Predictive Analytics Program

December 7, 2017 - 6:00am
Beverly 'B.J.' Walker and George Sheldon

The last of the legacy George Sheldon hoped for at the Illinois Department of Children and Families (DCFS) crumbled this week when Sheldon's successor ended a Florida company's high-profile program meant to identify children at risk for serious injury or death.

Lauren Book Lights a Fuse, Files a Rules Complaint against Latvala

December 6, 2017 - 6:00am
Lauren Book

Sen. Lauren Book, one of the Legislature's most credible spokeswomen on what a victim of sexual misconduct experiences when she finally decides to go public submitted a Senate Rules complaint Tuesday against Sen. Jack Latvala.

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