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Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink pulled no punches Tuesday as she blasted Florida legislators for being out of touch with Floridians and warned that their inaction on economic relief for Northwest Florida will cost taxpayers in the long run.
â€œOur economy needs speed and immediate measures to boost tourism in [...]
Florida voters should be swelling with pride. The state has the dubious distinction of having three of its four major Senate candidates -- ex-Republican Charlie Crist, Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Kendrick Meek -- make a national list of the most "crooked candidates."
The list was compiled by the Center for Responsibility and Ethics in [...]
Florida House Democrats praised Gov. Charlie Crist for his proposed constitutional ban on near-shore drilling and blasted House Republicans for hypocrisy and obstructionism.
At a Tuesday morning press conference, leading Democrats took to the podium before a bank of television cameras and even national press to claim the high ground in [...]
Pembroke Pines City Commissioner Angelo Castillo and Miramar City Commissioner Barbara Sharief portrayed Sharief's votes on taxes differently today in this blog.
Castillo said Sharief voted twice for budgets that would increase tax collections.
"My budget didn't increase ad valorum taxes," she said. "Ninety percent of the people in the city experienced a [...]
Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp, a Republican running for Attorney General, stopped by the Herald today to speak with the editorial board. Here are some of the primary issues he said he would tackle if elected:Challenging "Obamacare." Dealing with the aftermath of the oil spill. Fighting the EPA's water-quality standards. Cracking down on "pill [...]
Here's the new Jeff Greene ad running statewide. The Greene campaign contends the criticism of Meek was provoked by Meek's slamming Greene in a mailer.[...]
Some assume that the seat being vacated by County Commissioner Diana Wasserman-Rubin -- the latest official charged with corruption in Broward County -- is Angelo Castillo's to lose.
Castillo, the longtime Pembroke Pines City Commissioner, has easily won his city races, is close with campaign master Judy Stern and is president [...]
The shadow group League of American Voters has made a "major ad buy" to remind Florida voters that Republican Rick Scott's Columbia/HCA hospital company was the subject of a massive $1.7b Medicare fraud fine. The ad also notes Scott, the Republican frontrunner for governor who's woodshedding Attorney General Bill McCollum in [...]
Don't think Democratic Senate candidate Kendrick Meek mentioned rival Jeff Greene by name at last night's state party dinner in Hollywood, but he sure does in this new mailer. It describes the real estate mogul this way: "A former California Republican, billionaire Jeff Greene made his [...]
So many speakers, so little time to blog. Here are a few memorable one-liners from the parade of candidates who spoke at the Florida Democrats' annual Jefferson Jackson dinner fundraiser Saturday night:
-- From Senate candidate Kendrick Meek: "I'll be the only one that hasn't run as a Republican in [...]