November 25, 2014

Politics & Law Archive

Florida's Debt Debate

Gov. Rick Scott makes good on a promise to cut the state's debt level, but some say the move is ill-timed. read more >

Running on E

Laird Lile wants to make sure attorneys have no excuse for missing e-filing deadlines. read more >

Florida Legislative Priorities

One minute with two top state leaders: Florida Senate President Don Gaetz, and Senate Education Chairman John Legg. read more >

Florida's Freshman Lawmakers

Meet Florida's 15 new senators and 44 house representatives. Each profile includes party, district, net worth and notable news. read more >

Vote of Confidence

Florida pollster Bruce Barcelo is making a name for himself ensuring ‘ballot integrity' in budding democracies. read more >

Being There - Florida Law, Overseas

Expanding abroad doesn't necessarily mean opening an office overseas. read more >

Call of Duty - Stetson's new Veterans Law Institute

Students at Stetson University's new law institute battle on behalf of veterans and active-duty personnel. read more >

Lining Up - Rick Scott's Opponents

Already, at least six candidates are considering running against Rick Scott. read more >

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 >

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