November 27, 2022

Politics & Law

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

Florida Amendment 12 - Student Representation

Florida State University has been lobbying for a change for years. Read more »
Published on 9/4/2012

Breakfast with the Florida RNC delegation

Speakers included New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former UN Ambassador John Bolton and others. Read more »
Published on 8/30/2012

RNC Delegate Sounding Board

Florida Trend writer Amy Keller asked Florida delegates to respond to "Why I'm supporting Mitt Romney." Read more »
Published on 8/29/2012

Morning Joe hosts tell St. Petersburg crowd why political conventions still matter

At a luncheon sponsored by the Poynter Institute on Tuesday, MSNBCanchors Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski shot down the notion thatpolitical conventions have outlived their usefulness.Despite the cynicism, Scarborough told... Read more »
Published on 8/29/2012

Fundraising Begins at the RNC

Florida Trend is at the 2012 Republican National Convention. Check this webpage as well as our Facebook and Twitter feeds for news and coverage of the GOP's big event. Read more »
Published on 8/23/2012

Purple State: Florida's Significance in the 2012 Presidential Election

USF Political Science Professor Dr. Susan MacManus will take questions during the live chat. Chat will beign at 11:00AM. Read more »
Published on 8/13/2012

Recipes for Victory in Florida's 2012 election

Two political operatives give opposing views on how to win the Sunshine State. Read more »
Published on 8/8/2012

Doing business in dangerous parts of the world

Attorney Michael Diaz Jr. sees growth where others see only risks. Read more »
Published on 8/6/2012

Adam Putnam on Florida's energy future

An interview with the commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Read more »
Published on 7/30/2012

Jacksonville's business community is pitching in

Mayor Alvin Brown has made business involvement a priority. Read more »
Published on 7/25/2012

Viva Florida! In 2013, Florida celebrates 500 years

Florida leaders are hoping the state's 500th anniversary celebration will instill a sense of state identiy and generate an economic boost. Read more »
Published on 7/23/2012

Profile: Florida Bar President Gwynne Young

Young tries to keep her agendas flexible. Read more »
Published on 7/18/2012

System failure

Column from Florida Trend's Executive Editor Mark Howard. Read more »
Published on 6/28/2012

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Orlando organizations donate food in Eatonville ahead of Thanksgiving
Orlando organizations donate food in Eatonville ahead of Thanksgiving

The Orlando Magic, alongside nonprofits, churches and other groups, teamed up Monday to help families ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

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