September 1, 2014

Politics & Law

Running on E

Laird Lile wants to make sure attorneys have no excuse for missing e-filing deadlines. Read more »
Published on 1/22/2013

Florida Legislative Priorities

One minute with two top state leaders: Florida Senate President Don Gaetz, and Senate Education Chairman John Legg. Read more »
Published on 1/21/2013

Florida's Freshman Lawmakers

Meet Florida's 15 new senators and 44 house representatives. Each profile includes party, district, net worth and notable news. Read more »
Published on 1/4/2013

Vote of Confidence

Florida pollster Bruce Barcelo is making a name for himself ensuring ‘ballot integrity' in budding democracies. Read more »
Published on 12/17/2012

Being There - Florida Law, Overseas

Expanding abroad doesn't necessarily mean opening an office overseas. Read more »
Published on 12/12/2012

Call of Duty - Stetson's new Veterans Law Institute

Students at Stetson University's new law institute battle on behalf of veterans and active-duty personnel. Read more »
Published on 11/13/2012

Lining Up - Rick Scott's Opponents

Already, at least six candidates are considering running against Rick Scott. Read more »
Published on 10/30/2012

Rick Scott at Midterm

Gov. Rick Scott, the outsider, has had to become more of an insider. Read more »
Published on 10/29/2012

Guiding Principles

Elected to office at age 23, Andrew Gillum says he felt unprepared at times for what lay ahead. So he created a program that supports other young officials. Read more »
Published on 10/18/2012

Mercy Mission - Lawyer Aids Former Felons

Clemency lawyer Reggie Garcia helps convicted felons get their rights back. Read more »
Published on 10/8/2012

Florida Amendment 1 - Health Insurance Mandates

Main Sponsors: Sen. Mike Haridopolos (R-Merritt Island) and Rep. Scott Plakon (R-Longwood) Title: Health Care Services What It Does: Prohibits laws or rules compelling anyone to buy health insurance but... Read more »
Published on 9/4/2012

Florida Amendment 2 - Veterans Tax Relief

About 74,000 veterans would qualify for the tax break. Read more »
Published on 9/4/2012

Florida Amendment 3 - Budget--Taxes

More than 20 state legislatures have rejected similar proposals. Read more »
Published on 9/4/2012

Florida Amendment 4 - Property Tax Breaks

The tax breaks would cost local governments up to $600 million. Read more »
Published on 9/4/2012

Florida Amendment 5 - Judicial Reform

Main Sponsors: Rep. Eric Eisnaugle (R-Orlando); championed by Rep. Dean Cannon (R-Winter Park) Title: State Courts What It Does: Main features include Senate confirmation of the governor’s appointed justices, gives... Read more »
Published on 9/4/2012

Florida Amendment 6 - Abortion Restrictions

Changes would clear the way for a parental consent law that has been struck down by the Supreme Court. Read more »
Published on 9/4/2012

Florida Amendment 8 - Religious Funding

Religious institutions would be able to receive more public funds. Read more »
Published on 9/4/2012

Florida Amendment 9 - Surviving Spouses Tax Relief

The measure would give surviving spouses of veterans or first responders an extra tax break. Read more »
Published on 9/4/2012

Florida Amendment 10 - Small Business Tax Break

About 150,000 businesses would benefit from the increased tax exemption. Read more »
Published on 9/4/2012

Florida Amendment 11 - Senior Homestead Tax Exemption

The proposal would affect seniors with annual household income under $27,030. Read more »
Published on 9/4/2012

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