February 22, 2018

Government/Politics & Law

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

Who Will Take Florida? McCain or Obama

Florida Trend asked some of the state's political experts to predict what will happen in Florida on Election Day 2008. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2008

Orange Schools Save a Bundle by Rescheduling Day

Faced with $94 million in state budget cuts and higher operating costs for its bus system, the Orange County School District flipped classroom hours this fall for high schools and middle schools. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2008

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