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The Everglades Foundation and its partners Wednesday will kick off two days of talks and lobbying efforts on behalf of the Florida Everglades.
Tom Brokaw moderates the kickoff Wednesday, a discussion of the ecological and economic benefits of the Everglades restoration efforts. Tomorrow night, Sens. Bill Nelson and George LeMieux along with Reps. Alcee Hastings and Mario Diaz-Balart co-chair an [...]
The nastiest race in Broward turned more colorful this weekend when County Commissioner Sue Gunzburger unveiled the website www.stevegellerfacts.com It has unflattering photos of opponent and former state legislator Steve Geller. The website calls him "lobbyist. politician. Ponzi pal."
"Sleazy lobbyist Steve Geller. He's not on our side."
Gunzburger's son Ron [...]
From the president: "On behalf of the American people, I send my congratulations to all those who celebrate Haitian Flag Day â€“ here in America, in Haiti, and around the world. Over 200 years ago, freedmen from what is now the Republic of Haiti came to the aid of American [...]
From the Tulsa World: "U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe blocked Democratsâ€™ proposal Tuesday to boost the liability cap on oil spills from the current $75 million to $10 billion.
"In objecting to letting the proposal move forward, the Oklahoma Republican warned its current form could actually end up helping big [...]
"Greene brought two Ukranian strippers on board to make a cameo appearance and hired stewardesses from coastal towns [...]
Bill Nelson and Barbara Boxer today convinced BP to release all the video of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, as scientists began examining whether tar balls that came ashore in the Keys are related to the spill.
"The scientific community is a valuable resource in tracking and responding to this spill," [...]
Just received from the Florida Democratic Party:
In light of Attorney General Bill McCollum's role in spending over $120,000 in taxpayer money on hiring discredited witness George Rekers, today Florida Democratic Party Chair Karen Thurman demanded McCollum pay back the State of Florida for the full cost of the funds he [...]
Touting himself as an independent leader, Democrat Joe Garcia on Tuesday launched his second bid for Florida's 25th congressional seat -- which does not have an incumbent this time around.
Republican Mario Diaz-Balart, who narrowly defeated Garcia in 2008, was re-elected without opposition for the neighboring congressional seat vacated by his [...]
Back in 1995, then-attorney general Bob Butterworth used a secret-type of injunction in an effort to shut down out-of-state interests running bingo parlors as illegal gaming operations. But the state eventually lost the case. But the AG's offfice refused to post a $1.4 million bond in case of damages, claiming [...]
A new Rasmussen poll suggests Democrat CFO Alex Sink is so weak that Republican newcomer Rick Scott might beat her in a theoretical matchup. From the polling company:
"Scott, who is challenging McCollum for the GOP gubernatorial nomination, is already competitive with Sink. He picks up 41% of the vote to [...]