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December 16, 2017

Government/Politics & Law

Data: Expert Lawyers

Created in 1983, Florida’s Legal Board Certification Program offers 22 state-approved specialties, the most in the nation. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2009

Government 2009

Already dealing with declining tax revenue and investment income, local governments are being locked out of the bond markets. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2009

The Obama Factor in Florida

How will the election of Democrat Barack Obama as president affect Florida in 2009? Read more »
Published on 1/1/2009

The State of Jacksonville

Florida Trend talked with Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton in November about why and how Jacksonville is bucking the economic downturn. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2009

The Freshman Class

The Florida House gets 35 new members. All seven new senators served in the House. Here's a roundup. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2009

State Getting Tough on Open Record Violators

A state commission is working to put teeth into enforcement of Florida's open record laws. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2008

How I Didn't Become Governor

Bob Butterworth, former Florida Attorney General and secretary of Department of Children and Families, tells why he changed his mind about running for governor in 1990. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2008

No More Robes for Kenneth Bell

Family responsibilities lead former high court justice Kenneth Bell back to the private sector. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2008

Earmarks: Bringing Home the Bacon

Florida lawmakers end-run the federal budgetary process to spend hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars on pet projects each year. See who gets what. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2008

Government Keeps Hiring

Finding ways to grow: Government keeps hiring as the private sector in Florida trimmed more than 100,000 jobs in a year. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2008

Icon: Bob Butterworth

Florida attorney general, 1987-2002; Florida Dept. of Children and Families secretary, 2007-Aug. 2008; age 66. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2008

How to Handle the Downturn

Florida's business leaders recently gathered to address the state's financial condition and to assess the $850-billion federal bailout plan. Watch what they had to say. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2008

Attorney: Open Government Laws Go Beyond the Computer

Sun Screens: Florida's first Sunshine Law attorney wants public officials to know that open government laws extend beyond the office computer. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2008

Gaming the Incentive System

"Middle-market developments are the only kind of affordable housing that are profitable to build, leaving the types of projects Florida most needs — those for extremely low-income residents — underdeveloped." Read more »
Published on 11/1/2008

Florida's Economy: How Bad Is It?

Florida is hurting: A regional look at the rough patches and bright spots. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2008

Florida Newspaper Endorsements

Roundup of daily newspapers' recommendations for president. Read more »
Published on 10/30/2008

A Morning with Max Hardcore

Read about Florida Trend reporter Art Levy's day in the jury pool at Max Hardcore's obscenity trial in Tampa. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2008

Shopping for Verdicts

Florida's Middle District is well-regarded, and juries there are known are being conservative. That makes the district attractive for high-profile cases. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2008

A Watchdog's Life

Gary VanLandingham's agency analyzes the efficiency of state programs. Sometimes its findings don't sit will with state leaders. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2008

Constitutional Amendments: What You Need to Know

November's ballot includes six proposed constitutional amendments, from a ban on gay marriage to a tax break for working waterfronts. Here's a guide. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2008

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