December 2, 2022

Government/Politics & Law

Here We Go Again

In 2005, the Legislature created the 15-member Century Commission for a Sustainable Florida, to counsel the state on growth issues. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2007

Surf and Turf

AS the prosecutror in charge of sexual battery and child abuse in the 11th Judicial Circuit, Joshua Weintraub has won some of the highest-profile criminal cases in Miami. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2007

In Plain English

While lawyers are trained to parse even the most arcane legalese, the average juror clearly isn't. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2007

Legal Briefs - Feb. 2007

Wayne E. Flowers, J. Kendrick Tucker. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2007

Leading by Example: Sustainable Sarasota

Sarasota County Commissioner Shannon Staub does not, at first glance, look like she'd be Florida's most aggressive elected leader on sustainability issues. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2007

New Stormwater Rules on Tap

Florida regulators are behind the times in allowing for water-saving, less-polluting techniques such as pervious concrete, narrower streets, green roofs and swales. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2007

Cleaning Up

Could Miami-Dade be winning its war on mismanagement and public corruption? Read more »
Published on 2/1/2007

Combat Pay

A University of Florida law professor's analysis of how "payday loan" companies cluster near military bases provided ammo for those supporting... Read more »
Published on 1/1/2007

Think Big, Guv'nr

Is it imaginable that Charlie Crist could be a great governor? Read more »
Published on 1/1/2007

Feet in Both Camps

Nationally, most campaign contributions from lawyers go to Democrats. Florida's law firms bucked that trend last year. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2007

Florida's New CEO

"I want to raise teachers' salaries. That's very, very important for me to do. What we mapped out during the campaign was to raise the salaries for the top 25% of Florida teachers. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2007

BALD Clout

While the region's 38 lawmakers comprise 25% of the state Legislature, they have rarely coordinated their various agendas, limiting the group's overall effectiveness. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2006

Bringing Business

It's OK to use public funds to attract businesses or help existing businesses grow, according to a recent survey. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2006

Mansion Steps

Gov. Jeb Bush and wife Columba have a last dance at the Governor's Mansion. Charlie Crist will step into the Governor's Mansion next year. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2006

Tax Examiners

If only there were a magic elixir to create cheaper government and lower taxes at the same time that we have better roads and schools, economic development and uncluttered beaches, healthcare for everybody and a thriving natural environment. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2006

One for the Record Books

$217-million verdict aside, most med-mal cases are unsuccessful, says one expert. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2006

Wire Transfer Tapping

U.S. anti-money laundering laws are already so complex and so intense that the Florida International Bankers Association blames the laws for a severe contraction in the industry statewide. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2006

Spending Snapshots

A look at the varying tax rates in several of Florida's cities and counties. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2006

Fixes?

A look at some possible approaches to attaining an equitable property tax structure in Florida. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2006

Making Tracks

Two pending deals between the state and CSX will reshape freight and commuter transportation in central Florida. Did everybody get a good deal? Read more »
Published on 12/1/2006

Premium Solutions

On a plane trip some years ago, I sat next to an insurance company executive who gave me an interesting, if abbreviated, perspective on his business. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2006

Costly Victory

Waging the most expensive and contentious re-election campaign in Florida this year, state Sen. Alex Villalobos, R-Miami, defeated school board member Frank Bolaños in a Republican primary. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2006

Working on Commission

Steve Seibert's job is different from just about anybody else's in state government: As executive director of the Century Commission for a Sustainable Florida, the former secretary of the Florida Department of Community Affairs has to see that Florida 50 Read more »
Published on 11/1/2006

Fighting for Voters' Rights

National Bar Association President Linnes Finney plans to focus his attention on making sure elections are fair. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2006

Campus News

Law school briefs: Applications down at UF; Three Florida law school among top 10 for Hispanics; FSU grads tops; St. Thomas improving. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2006

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Florida Trend Video Pick

Check out this Miami Beach art exhibit made by chimpanzees
Check out this Miami Beach art exhibit made by chimpanzees


Take a look at the ‘@rt by Chimps’ exhibit at the New World Symphony Center in Miami Beach. Chimpanzee artists painted 15 canvases that were up for sale during the fundraising event and all proceeds from sales go toward the Save The Chimps sanctuary.

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