December 18, 2014

Government/Politics & Law

Florida's New CEO

"I want to raise teachers' salaries. That's very, very important for me to do. What we mapped out during the campaign was to raise the salaries for the top 25% of Florida teachers. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2007

BALD Clout

While the region's 38 lawmakers comprise 25% of the state Legislature, they have rarely coordinated their various agendas, limiting the group's overall effectiveness. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2006

Bringing Business

It's OK to use public funds to attract businesses or help existing businesses grow, according to a recent survey. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2006

Mansion Steps

Gov. Jeb Bush and wife Columba have a last dance at the Governor's Mansion. Charlie Crist will step into the Governor's Mansion next year. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2006

Tax Examiners

If only there were a magic elixir to create cheaper government and lower taxes at the same time that we have better roads and schools, economic development and uncluttered beaches, healthcare for everybody and a thriving natural environment. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2006

One for the Record Books

$217-million verdict aside, most med-mal cases are unsuccessful, says one expert. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2006

Wire Transfer Tapping

U.S. anti-money laundering laws are already so complex and so intense that the Florida International Bankers Association blames the laws for a severe contraction in the industry statewide. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2006

Spending Snapshots

A look at the varying tax rates in several of Florida's cities and counties. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2006

Fixes?

A look at some possible approaches to attaining an equitable property tax structure in Florida. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2006

Making Tracks

Two pending deals between the state and CSX will reshape freight and commuter transportation in central Florida. Did everybody get a good deal? Read more »
Published on 12/1/2006

Premium Solutions

On a plane trip some years ago, I sat next to an insurance company executive who gave me an interesting, if abbreviated, perspective on his business. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2006

Costly Victory

Waging the most expensive and contentious re-election campaign in Florida this year, state Sen. Alex Villalobos, R-Miami, defeated school board member Frank Bolaños in a Republican primary. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2006

Working on Commission

Steve Seibert's job is different from just about anybody else's in state government: As executive director of the Century Commission for a Sustainable Florida, the former secretary of the Florida Department of Community Affairs has to see that Florida 50 Read more »
Published on 11/1/2006

Fighting for Voters' Rights

National Bar Association President Linnes Finney plans to focus his attention on making sure elections are fair. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2006

Campus News

Law school briefs: Applications down at UF; Three Florida law school among top 10 for Hispanics; FSU grads tops; St. Thomas improving. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2006

Icon: Carrie Meek

I made very good grades, and I was an athlete -- mostly basketball and track and field. During those days, women's sports did not have the kind of atmosphere that it has now. It was pretty much frowned upon outside of African-American universities. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2006

Recharging Florida Forever

Rising land prices and a flat budget have eroded the state's leading conservation program. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2006

Gaetz Headed to Senate; Childers to Prison

Okaloosa County Schools Superintendent Don Gaetz takes a seat in the Florida Senate. Former state Sen. W.D. Childers goes to prison. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2006

Early Moves

Former mayoral candidate Mike Weinstein is likely to challenge Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton in 2007. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2006

Under Fire

After two black firefighters found hangmen's nooses on their gear in February, Mayor John Peyton requested an investigation. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2006

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