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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.

High Court’s Contempt for Lawmakers’ Authority, Lawsuit Rackets Make Florida No. 1 'Judicial Hellhole'

December 5, 2017 - 10:15am

As bad as Florida's reputation has been over the last decade and a half as a lawsuit-happy state, a new report says we've "risen" to a new low: "Enough shade has been cast on the Sunshine State to rank it as the nation's worst Judicial Hellhole," says the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) in its latest report.

No Spot on PSC for 'Vulgar and Inappropriate' Ritch Workman

The Jack Latvala Effect: Women of the Senate, Your Silence ISN'T Golden

December 1, 2017 - 6:00am
Jack Latvala

Where is everybody -- especially the women of the Senate? 

Clunker of a CRC Amendment 'Would Upend Decades of Florida Environmental Policy'

November 23, 2017 - 6:00am

Look for a big payday ahead for gleeful environmental litigators if CRC 23 makes its way into the Florida Constitution. 

Making the First Family Unwelcome in Palm Beach

November 22, 2017 - 8:30am

The clogged roads and strict security protocols that hurt local businesses and frustrate residents in Palm Beach ... they're all back. President Donald Trump is home for Thanksgiving.

Scott Moves to Disqualify Pariente

November 20, 2017 - 6:30pm
Rick Scott and Barbara Pariente

With evidence mounting against the impartiality of Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente, Gov. Rick Scott moved Monday to disqualify her from the case of League of Women Voters Florida, et al. v. Rick Scott (SC17-1122). 

Shark-Dragging Investigation Incomplete but 'Very Much Alive'

November 20, 2017 - 6:00am
Clips from the July shark video

Four months after the Facebook posting of a disturbing 11-second video showing a shark being hauled alive behind a speedboat, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's investigation of the incident remains incomplete.

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