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Mario Diaz-Balart, who switched to his brother Lincoln's congressional seat, is naming Cesar Gonzalez, Lincoln Diaz-Balart's legislative director, as chief of staff.
"He brings knowledge of the legislative process, experience in the political arena, and years of public service to the residents of South Florida," Diaz-Balart said of Gonzalez. "Cesar has proven to be loyal, [...]
Shoring up his consumer protection creds, Attorney General Bill McCollum announced a $27 million Medicaid fraud settlement and three separate lawsuits against timeshare re-sale companies.
The fraud settlement is against the Teva Pharmaceutical company, which McCollum said inflated the drug prices it reports to the government health care program. By pumping [...]
From Public Policy Polling: Thanks mostly to support from Democrats, Charlie Crist is the leader in the Florida Senate race. In the most likely match up against Kendrick Meek he gets 35% to 29% for Marco Rubio and 17% for Meek. His lead expands with Jeff Greene as the Democratic [...]
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 [...]