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Sink will not seek rematch against Jolly

Sink will not seek rematch against Jolly

Alex Sink, who lost this past March a special election for U.S. House District 13, sent this email to her supporters: I have made a very personal decision not to run for the 13th Congressional District seat in the 2014 election. I am honored and humbled by the outpouring of support our [...]

A Punishment That Fits the Crime: FL Reviews Sentencing Law for Juveniles

A Punishment That Fits the Crime: FL Reviews Sentencing Law for Juveniles

By Stephanie Carroll Carson, Florida News Connection Today the Florida Senate is scheduled to consider a bill that would bring the state in compliance after two Supreme Court decisions determined the state's juvenile sentencing laws are unconstitutional. It's too little, too late for inmates [...]

Patrick Gonzalez conviction upheld by Florida Supreme Court

Patrick Gonzalez conviction upheld by Florida Supreme Court

In a murder case that drew widespread attention, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday turned down an appeal by a Death Row inmate who was convicted of killing an Escambia County couple during a 2009 home-invasion robbery. Leonard Patrick Gonzalez, Jr., and four other men entered the home of [...]

Casino may be in the future for Escambia County

Casino may be in the future for Escambia County

With compact negotiations between Gov. Rick Scott and the Seminole Tribe of Florida underway, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians are requesting that the governor start talks on a gambling deal for tribal land in Northwest Florida. Tribal Chairman Buford Rolin asked Scott to negotiate to begin [...]

TaxWatch says reduced sentences will reap significant savings

TaxWatch says reduced sentences will reap significant savings

Florida could save significant corrections costs by reducing prison sentences for nonviolent offenders, according to data analysis in a new report from Florida TaxWatch. The report, Overcriminalization In Florida, calls for the state to review options to reduce the prison population through [...]

Here is where issues stand in the Florida Legislature at the halfway point

Here is where issues stand in the Florida Legislature at the halfway point

Florida lawmakers have crossed the mid-point in their 60-day march to craft new laws, amend existing ones and agree on a roughly $75 billion budget for the next fiscal year. And they've done so mostly without controversy. A day at the Capitol was blown out to honor the Florida State [...]

Clash brewing over bid to revive vouchers

Clash brewing over bid to revive vouchers

By Brandon Larrabee, The News Service of Florida The sponsor of a Senate measure that would help parents pay for education services for disabled children suggested Wednesday that she was not interested in adding an expansion of the state's de facto voucher program to the bill. The comments by [...]

Scott campaign is data driven

Scott campaign is data driven

When Gov. Rick Scott met last month with his supporters at The Fish House, his deputy campaign manager, Tim Saler, said the governor’s re-election campaign was going to be data driven. Saler said the campaign would bypass the media and communicate directly with the voters. The campaign will [...]

Florida GI Bill signed yesterday

Florida GI Bill signed yesterday

Florida Senate President Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) yesterday attended Governor Rick Scott’s signing of House Bill 7015, the Florida GI Bill, at the Florida National Guard Armory on Lisenby Avenue. The bi-partisan legislation, unanimously passed by both the House and Senate during the first two [...]

Panama City case gets retrial due to FDLE lab security breach

Panama City case gets retrial due to FDLE lab security breach

Judge James Fensohe has tossed out two of the five counts in Panama City drug case because of the reported evidence tampering involving a former Florida Department of Law Enforcement chemist in its Pensacola lab. Back in August 2012, Bay County Sheriff's deputies arrested Jeremiah Beazley on [...]

School Vouchers are back

School Vouchers are back

By Brandon Larrabee, The News Service of Florida An attempt to revive a sweeping expansion of the state's de facto voucher system passed a House subcommittee on a party-line vote Friday, setting up a potential showdown with the Senate over school choice legislation. The House Education [...]

Scott has trouble finding new campaign finance chairman

Scott has trouble finding new campaign finance chairman

Less that a week after Gov. Rick Scott's campaign finance chairman resigned in frustration, the campaign offered the job to another GOP rainmaker before abruptly rescinding the offer, six people with knowledge of the situation say, according to the Naples News. No reason was given. Read story.

State drops voter purge

State drops voter purge

By Dara Kam, The News Service of Florida In an election-year turnaround, Gov. Rick Scott's administration is dropping a problematic voter purge aimed at keeping non-U.S. citizens from casting ballots. In the fall, Secretary of State Ken Detzner held five forums with supervisors of elections [...]

Nate Silver pegs GOP as slight favorite to take control of U.S. Senate. Democrats are furious

Nate Silver pegs GOP as slight favorite to take control of U.S. Senate. Democrats are furious

Nate Silver won acclaim for correctly predicting the 2012 presidential election. Karl Rove last his head on Fox News the night of he election when it became clear Silver was right in forecasting Barack Obama won a second term. Democrats loved Silver in 2012. Not so much now. On Sunday, Silver [...]

Lawmakers could be setting up framework for medical marijuana

Lawmakers could be setting up framework for medical marijuana

By Dara Kam, The News Service of Florida As much as they dislike a ballot question that would let doctors write prescriptions for marijuana, Republican lawmakers are laying the groundwork to implement the proposal, should voters approve it in November. Legislation opening the door for a [...]

U.S. Supreme Court turns down W.D. Childers appeal

U.S. Supreme Court turns down W.D. Childers appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to take up an appeal by former Florida Senate President W.D. Childers in a bribery case that has bounced around the legal system for years. Justices did not give any explanation for the decision. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in November ruled [...]

Rick Scott campaign loses finance co-chair. Watch this story unfold

Rick Scott campaign loses finance co-chair. Watch this story unfold

Sources in Tallahassee have alerted me this afternoon that there is controversy inside Gov. Rick Scott’s re-election campaign that may begin to garner national attention. Healthcare tycoon Miguel B. “Mike” Fernandez has resigned as Gov. Rick Scott’s finance co-chairman, a post he has [...]

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