July 30, 2014

Government/Politics & Law

Analysis: Florida 2014 legislation will reduce revenue by $550 million

Both state and local coffers will shrink as a result of legislation that was passed earlier this year. Read more »
Published on 7/28/2014

Is Florida the corruption leader? It depends

Depending on how it's measured, Florida is either No. 1, No. 13 or No. 26 when it comes to public corruption. Read more »
Published on 7/28/2014

Attorney LaShawnda Jackson is driven to succeed

Attorney LaShawnda Jackson's memory of her father propels her to succeed. Read more »
Published on 7/28/2014

Roundup of August primary battles for the Florida Legislature

The subplot thickens: Primaries this month will set the stage for leadership battles in the state House and senate. Read more »
Published on 7/28/2014

Statement on Florida Congressional map court ruling from Sentate President and House Speaker

Joint statement by Senate President Don Gaetz and House Speaker Will Weatherford on recent Florida Congressional map court ruling Read more »
Published on 7/15/2014

Florida's Legal Leaders (alphabetical list)

All 1,165 attorneys named "Florida's Legal Elite," in 2014, listed alphabetically. Read more »
Published on 6/24/2014

Medical marijuana: Smoke, no mirrors

As medical marijuana heads to the ballot in Florida, Ben Pollara isn't taking anything for granted as he spearheads an effort to get the measure passed. Read more »
Published on 5/28/2014

Budget Turkey Report for 2014

Florida taxpayers are set to pay $120 million for projects inserted into the budget and not publicly vetted by lawmakers next year, according to the 2014 Budget Turkey Report t from Florida TaxWatch. Read more »
Published on 5/23/2014

Legislative Wrap-Up: What passed and failed for Florida taxpayers in 2014

A new report from Florida TaxWatch highlights the final status and fiscal implications of major legislation considered during the 2014 Legislative Session. Read more »
Published on 5/8/2014

The nuances of Florida's ‘stand your ground' law

The debate over Florida's 'stand your ground' law has moved to the ivory tower. Read more »
Published on 4/30/2014

Spending big on lobbyists in Florida

A list of last year's biggest spenders... Read more »
Published on 4/30/2014

Cashing in at BP's expense

Are businesses in Florida taking money they don't deserve from an oil spill settlement program, or did BP just rush into an agreement it now regrets? Read more »
Published on 4/30/2014

Florida Consumer Sentiment Index declined in April

Consumer sentiment among Floridians declined by one point in April 2014 to 79. Among the five components that make up the index three decreased and two increased. Read more »
Published on 4/29/2014

Florida's crime rate drops to a 43-year low

Governor Rick Scott was joined by Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey, Florida sheriffs and police chiefs to announce Florida's crime rate dropped 4.7 percent compared to 2012, putting Florida at a 43-year crime low. Read more »
Published on 4/23/2014

Budget Watch: Comparing Florida's House & Senate Budgets

Florida TaxWatch "Budget Watch" report reveals many significant differences between the House and Senate spending plans, which will have to be ironed out in the last two weeks of session. Read more »
Published on 4/18/2014

Florida legislative tax cut proposals have big differences

The competing House and Senate tax cut proposals have many differences that need to be worked out, but there are beneficial provisions in both plans. Read more »
Published on 4/2/2014

Stetson University's student investors beat performance benchmarks

While their parents may not trust them to invest the family's money, students in Stetson University's George Investments Institute are responsible for the program's $3.2-million endowment. Read more »
Published on 3/31/2014

Florida's Budget

Florida lawmakers expect to have at least $1.5 billion more to spend than they did last year. Read more »
Published on 2/28/2014

Gambling in Florida: Don't bet on it

Florida's gaming laws are a mess, but in an election year, with powerful interests on all sides, lawmakers may not try to make comprehensive changes. Read more »
Published on 2/28/2014

Marian Johnson is a political 'guru'

For many candidates, Marian Johnson's offce at the Florida Chamber is the frst stop on the campaign trail. With 50 years of experience in Florida politics, Marian Johnson knows the voter registration statistics and demographics of practically every county in the state. She delights in dissecting polls, scanning the data for insights that can help her “figure out messaging” during campaigns. Read more »
Published on 1/31/2014

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