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To Integrate the Tallahassee Men's Club, More Women in Positions of Power

January 2, 2018 - 6:00am

If you think about it, the scandalous events that played out in Tallahassee in 2017 should have come as no surprise. Women in America are still fighting battles they thought they won in 1920 when the 19th Amendment was ratified.

Everglades Deja Vu Alert: Let's Not Repeat 'Reservoir 2008'

December 23, 2017 - 6:30pm
Joe Negron, Ernie Marks, J.P. Sasser and Kimberly Mitchell

Does anybody believe Senate President Joe Negron decided all on his own -- before he'd studied the completed plans -- to challenge the science behind the South Florida Water Management District models for the reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee? 

Latvala Resigns ... but Is Quid Pro Quo for Donations Next?

December 20, 2017 - 7:00pm
Jack Latvala

The question is no longer whether Sen. Jack Latvala will resign or fight. We're way past that now. Latvala, 66, resigned Wednesday from the Senate effective Jan. 5, four days before the start of the 2018 legislative session -- no surprise to anyone except maybe his lawyer, Steve Andrews.

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.

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