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May 26, 2016

Government/Politics & Law

Factbox: The race to the U.S. presidential nominations: How delegates are selected

The following is a guide to the nominating process: Read more »
Published on 3/2/2016

Trump, Clinton capture key wins on Super Tuesday

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton took big steps toward securing their parties' presidential nominations on Tuesday with a series of state-by-state victories, but their rivals vowed to keep on fighting. Trump's rivals Ted Cruz, a U.S. senator from Texas, and Marco Rubio, a U.S. senator from Florida, emphasized their determination to remain in the race. Read more »
Published on 3/2/2016

Florida Bar: Young lawyers division survey finds gender bias

Bar President Abadin enlists support from bar membership to address gender disparity issues Read more »
Published on 2/29/2016

Government

Industry interviews, charts, profiles and a by-the-numbers sector overview. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2016

Trump trumps Rubio among Florida Republicans, Quinnipiac University Poll finds

Trump trumps Rubio among Florida Republicans, Quinnipiac University Poll finds; Leadership is important factor in race Read more »
Published on 2/25/2016

Florida's House and Senate are $1 billion apart on budget

There are many differences that must be resolved before Florida's House and Senate reach a final budget agreement. Some of the major differences are: Read more »
Published on 2/9/2016

Tax war: HCA and the Department of Revenue

Hospital chain HCA and the state Department of Revenue are fighting a decade-long battle over the company's tax bills that shows no signs of letting up. Read more »
Published on 1/27/2016

Governor Rick Scott's 2016 State of the State Address

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery Read more »
Published on 1/12/2016

Supreme Court of the United States: Hurst v. Florida ruling

"Held: Florida's capital sentencing scheme violates the Sixth Amendment in light of Ring." Read more »
Published on 1/12/2016

Revising Florida's constitution

Work is beginning on forming the state's next Constitutional Revision Committee. Read more »
Published on 12/28/2015

Big lobbying firms in Florida wear multiple hats

Lobbying firms with many clients can sometimes find themselves on both sides of an issue. Read more »
Published on 12/28/2015

The 2016 Florida Legislature: Once more with feeling

For Florida lawmakers, the year brings with it the chance to take a mulligan. Read more »
Published on 12/28/2015

Florida Supreme Court approves overhaul of congressional maps

The Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday approved a plan to overhaul state congressional boundaries that a judge had declared unconstitutionally gerrymandered, a move that jeopardizes several incumbents in the 2016 election. Read more »
Published on 12/2/2015

Florida's fiscal strength ranked 5th best nationally

Florida's fiscal standing grants the state the advantage of financial freedom moving forward. Due to the fact that the state does not carry large amounts of debt, Florida lawmakers can continue to invest in the state, and in new and emerging sectors that can make the state a national leader in areas like manufacturing, allowing Florida to financially stay ahead of the curve. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2015

Political leanings among Florida's retirees

As a whole, voters born during the Baby Boomer generation are generally more liberal than those born in the earlier “Silent Generation” but more conservative than younger “Generation X” and “Millennial” voters. Read more »
Published on 11/24/2015

The need for speed: Fast-tracking an interstate interchange

On Oct. 9, 2014, Gov. Rick Scott announced that the state would allocate $83 million to rebuild a chronically congested interchange at I-75 and University Parkway near the Sarasota-Manatee county line. Read more »
Published on 11/24/2015

Rude awakening: Many foreign-born veterans think military service confers citizenship

When veteran Axel Runtschke walked into Tallahassee attorney Elizabeth Ricci's office, he changed her practice. Read more »
Published on 11/24/2015

Florida Chamber Poll: Likely Florida voters have negative feelings towards current presidential party front runners

Also in this poll: Florida constitutional amendments including medical marijuana and two solar amendments; Gov. Rick Scott's job approval; direction of the state. Read more »
Published on 9/30/2015

Hard questions from Florida Bar President Ramón A. Abadin

The Bar's new president insists he's not being combative, just realistic. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2015

Broken breaks: Tax breaks that are difficult to change

Time can render some tax breaks unequal or unfair. But once enacted, they're difficult to change or eliminate. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2015

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