April 25, 2014

Politics & Law Archive

Rick Scott at Midterm

Gov. Rick Scott, the outsider, has had to become more of an insider. read more >

Guiding Principles

Elected to office at age 23, Andrew Gillum says he felt unprepared at times for what lay ahead. So he created a program that supports other young officials. read more >

Mercy Mission - Lawyer Aids Former Felons

Clemency lawyer Reggie Garcia helps convicted felons get their rights back. read more >

Florida Amendment 2 - Veterans Tax Relief

About 74,000 veterans would qualify for the tax break. read more >

Florida Amendment 3 - Budget--Taxes

More than 20 state legislatures have rejected similar proposals. read more >

Florida Amendment 4 - Property Tax Breaks

The tax breaks would cost local governments up to $600 million. read more >

Florida Amendment 6 - Abortion Restrictions

Changes would clear the way for a parental consent law that has been struck down by the Supreme Court. read more >

Florida Amendment 8 - Religious Funding

Religious institutions would be able to receive more public funds. read more >

Florida Amendment 9 - Surviving Spouses Tax Relief

The measure would give surviving spouses of veterans or first responders an extra tax break. read more >

Florida Amendment 10 - Small Business Tax Break

About 150,000 businesses would benefit from the increased tax exemption. read more >

Florida Amendment 11 - Senior Homestead Tax Exemption

The proposal would affect seniors with annual household income under $27,030. read more >

Florida Amendment 12 - Student Representation

Florida State University has been lobbying for a change for years. read more >

Breakfast with the Florida RNC delegation

Speakers included New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former UN Ambassador John Bolton and others. read more >

RNC Delegate Sounding Board

Florida Trend writer Amy Keller asked Florida delegates to respond to "Why I'm supporting Mitt Romney." read more >

Fundraising Begins at the RNC

Florida Trend is at the 2012 Republican National Convention. Check this webpage as well as our Facebook and Twitter feeds for news and coverage of the GOP's big event. read more >

Legal Elite Profile: Jeffrey 'Jack' Gordon

Read a profile of this Legal Elite attorney. read more >

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