November 21, 2014

Government/Politics & Law

BudgetWatch: Despite budget surplus, lawmakers will face touch choices in 2015

Florida lawmakers are expected to have a small budget surplus when they come to Tallahassee in 2015. Read more »
Published on 10/15/2014

Florida's aging prisoner problem

Florida TaxWatch warns that the steadily growing elderly prison population in state facilities will require more costly medical care, resulting in additional budget concerns for an already struggling Department of Corrections. Read more »
Published on 10/7/2014

Apopka's new mayor made ‘rookie mistakes'

Joe Kilsheimer drew international headlines in March when he defeated the 93-year-old incumbent, John Land, one of the oldest and longest-tenured mayors in the country. Read more »
Published on 9/26/2014

Law Firms: The makings of a merger

A September 2013 phone call between two old friends set into motion the merger that has created one of the 100 largest firms in the nation. Read more »
Published on 9/26/2014

Whether it's Rick Scott or Charlie Crist, political dominoes will fall

The choice that Florida voters make on Nov. 4 in the gubernatorial race between Gov. Rick Scott or former Gov. Charlie Crist, will wind up tipping dominoes across Florida's $75-billion state government. Read more »
Published on 9/26/2014

Avon Park Air Force Range - a photo gallery

It's another day at the Avon Park Air Force Range, at 106,034 acres the largest bomb and gunnery range east of the Mississippi. Read more »
Published on 8/29/2014

Jacksonville's $1.65-billion hole

With an unfunded pension liability that's one of the largest created by any municipal government, Jacksonville faces a long-term fight to bring its benefit costs under control. Read more »
Published on 8/28/2014

Meet Gregory W. Coleman, new President of the Florida Bar

This summer, Coleman became president of the 98,000-member Florida Bar. Coleman thought he'd focus the early months of his tenure on encouraging attorneys to become more tech savvy, but within a few weeks of becoming Bar president in June, he realized there was a more pressing problem: 60% of Floridians can't afford to hire an attorney. Find out how he proposes to improve the situation in this Q & A. Read more »
Published on 8/28/2014

Disney places its bets

Disney's spending on campaigns has risen from just over $700,000 during the 2008 election cycle to almost $4 million during 2012, making it one of the most politically generous businesses in the state. Read more »
Published on 8/28/2014

Computer simulation firms in Florida are playing doctor

With future defense-related spending unsure, many Florida simulation firms are turning to commercial markets -- with a particular focus on the health care field. Read more »
Published on 8/28/2014

Home on the (bombing) range

A 106,034-acre site in rural central Florida is routinely bombed, blasted and shot to pieces. Read more »
Published on 8/28/2014

Adam C. Smith video: 5 things to watch in Charlie Crist vs. Rick Scott

Analysis from Florida's primary held on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Read more »
Published on 8/27/2014

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

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

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

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

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

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