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October 9, 2015

Government/Politics & Law

Long-Term Bets

Just south of the Georgia border, in Hamilton County, Florida's poorest, Hamilton Jai Alai & Poker opened last fall to become the first new jai alai fronton in the U.S. in 27 years. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2006

A Royal Flush

Poker has been a boon for the gambling industry, generating $38 million for 15 pari-mutuel owners. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2006

House Odds

The introduction of Vegas-style slot machines in south Florida is changing the gambling landscape across the state.

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Published on 5/1/2006

Calmest Guy in the Room

What do you do when you have one of the most highly regarded emergency-management programs in the world, as Florida does? Read more »
Published on 5/1/2006

This Court Means Business

The success of Orlando's high-tech, no-nonsense business court has others looking to follow suit. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2006


Because of her gender, my daughter is likely to have fewer chances to play on a team than her brother at most colleges in Florida and in the U.S. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2006

Icon: Reubin O'D. Askew

"It's a big year for me. Donna Lou and I will celebrate our golden anniversary in August, and I celebrate 50 years as a lawyer this year too." Read more »
Published on 4/1/2006

Mold Beat

Michael S. Greene of Akerman Senterfitt in Miami has a unique new line to add to his resume. He is teaching the nation's first university-accredited course on mold prevention. Read more »
Published on 4/1/2006

Growth Spurt

Tampa law firm Trenam Kemker snapped up a dozen lawyers from Holland & Knight's shuttered St. Petersburg office. Read more »
Published on 4/1/2006


Eyeing the booming municipal bond business in Florida, Orlando-based Broad & Cassel has launched a mu-nicipal finance and capital projects group. Read more »
Published on 4/1/2006

For Whom the Tolls Swell

Florida has turned to toll roads to hoist itself from the muck of transportation policies that haven't kept pace with growth. Read more »
Published on 4/1/2006

Voters Pass Strong Mayor Plan

Miami-Dade voters approved a plan to shift some powers from the county commission to the county mayor. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2006

Civics Lesson

During a speech at the University of Florida last fall, retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor spoke of political and physical threats against judges. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2006

'Blawg' & Order

More Florida lawyers are turning to blogs as a creative outlet - or in some cases to score new business. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2006

The '06 Agenda

In Jeb Bush's last session, the Legislature has billions to play with as it considers everything from tax cuts to land conversation. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2006

Jeb's Legacy

Jeb Bush's record has established him as one of the most influential governors in Florida's modern history, but which of his initiatives will extend significantly beyond his eight years in office? Read more »
Published on 3/1/2006

Upping the Ante

After Broward County voters approved Las Vegas-style slot machines at the county's four pari-mutuel locations last year, the state Legislature set regulations on the higher-payout, high-profit machines. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2006

Politically Popular

Members of Congress took more than $19-million worth of free trips between 2000 and 2005, many of them to Florida. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2006

Affordable Housing Challenge

Responses to the issue of affordable workforce housing range from community land trusts to individual efforts and regulatory relief. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2006

Party Favors

Donations to federal officeholders in Florida political campaigns -- by the numbers. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2006

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