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  • Students To Get Graduation Credits For Working On Bond Campaign

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

    High school students will get credit towards their graduation if they work on the upcoming school bond referendum, according to a memo distributed to principals last week.

    “A bond issue is considered an ‘issue campaign’ and is authorized” to be used to fulfill the service hours requirement for graduation, [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at July 21, 2014, 8:47am in News, Politics
  • Runcie Defies His Bosses At The School Board

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

     

    The book The Joys of Yiddish defines Chutzpah as meaning “gall, brazen nerve, effrontery, incredible ‘guts’ and presumption-plus-arrogance.”

    I’m surprised the book doesn’t have Broward School Superintendent Robert Runcie’s picture next to the word.

    What part of the word “No” does Runcie not understand?

    “No” is exactly what a five-member majority [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at July 20, 2014, 10:19am in News, Politics
  • Pols Get Strip Club Money

     

    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

     

    Jose Rodriguez, who made his money from pole dancing, is now funneling some of those dollars to pols.

     

    Jose Rodriguez

     

    Rodriguez, who owns the Cheetah Strip Clubs, is all over the Hallandale Beach city elections.

    He, his associates and companies have given former Commissioner Keith London’s campaign $8,000 in one [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at July 19, 2014, 2:17pm in News, Politics
  • Court Decision Puts Commission Primary In Doubt

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

     

    A Tallahassee court ruling could impact a Broward County Commission Democratic primary.

    Broward Circuit Judge Sandra Perlman ruled a week ago that a write-in candidate had to live in Commission District 2 when he filed for office.

    Perlman’s ruling opened the County Commission Democratic primary to Republicans and independents.

    She based [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at July 19, 2014, 12:03pm in News, Politics
  • Chip LaMarca Plays Footsie With The Tea Party

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

    Republican County Commissioner Chip LaMarca needs crossover votes of Democrats and independents to win reelection.

    LaMarca’s district has a Democratic majority. There are roughly 8 percent more Democrats than Republicans.

    But despite needing the votes of Ds, LaMarca has been cozying up to the Tea Party. That’s a group and [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at July 16, 2014, 8:13pm in News, Politics
  • Fear Low Turnout In Nan Rich’s Base

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

    Next month’s quiet Democratic ballot in Southwest Broward is bad luck for Nan Rich.

     

    Nan Rich

     

    Weston Democratic Club Past President Ann Zucker warned members on Monday that absence of exciting local races meant there was little to draw voters to the polls in the August 26th Democratic primary.

    None [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at July 16, 2014, 10:06am in News, Politics
  • Sources: Former Sen. Skip Campbell To Run For Mayor

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

    Former Democratic State Senator Skip Campbell reentered elective politics, opening a race for mayor of Coral Springs.

     

    Walter “Skip” Campbell in the State Senate

     

    Campbell carried through on plans he had made weeks ago that were revealed first by Browardbeat.com.

    The mayor’s position became vacant when former Mayor Roy Gold dropped [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at July 15, 2014, 10:58am in News, Politics
  • Influential Blog: Insiders Believe Kristin Jacobs Will Win House Race

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

    Political insiders believe County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs is going to win her race for Florida House,  according to one of the state’s best-read political blogs.

     

    Kristin Jacobs: Seen As The Winner

     

    Blogger Peter Schorsch believes Jacobs’ perceived frontrunner status is why the fundraising has been lackluster for her opponent — former state [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at July 12, 2014, 6:04pm in News, Politics
  • The Schools: Cutting Administrative Costs Doesn’t Mean Cutting Administrators

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

    Broward School Superintendent Robert Runcie brags about lowering administrator cost, but just what does that mean?

    One thing it doesn’t mean, according to their own news release: Lowering the number of administrators or cutting salaries.

    But isn’t cutting bureaucrats and salaries what most people believe when Runcie talks about having [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at July 11, 2014, 2:06pm in News, Politics
  • Three School Board Members, Superintendent Wanted To Give 22.5% Raises To Administrators

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      BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

    School Superintendent Robert Runcie’s plan to give three administrators 22.5 percent raises was blocked by five members of the School Board last month.

    But three members of the School Board —  Ann Murray, Abby Freedman and Laurie Rich Levinson – thought it was  a good idea and voted [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at July 10, 2014, 1:05pm in News, Politics
  • Business Hell: PR Firm Collapses Amid Charges That Partner Looted It

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

     

    Fort Lauderdale’s best known public relations firm has collapsed with one principal charging his long time partner plundered the company.

     

    Gary Bitner

     

    The charges are contained in a lawsuit Gary Bitner filed this week against his former partner at Bitner Goodman – Michael Goodman.

    Goodman is alleged to have stolen everything [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at July 08, 2014, 1:36pm in News, Politics
  • Will Republicans Be Able To Vote In House Race? Judge Could Decide This Week

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

    Tallahassee Circuit Court Judge George Reynolds III could decide as early as this week if the Florida House District 96 race is an open primary or closed to only Democrats.

    Two people in the courtroom on Monday said the Broward Supervisor of Elections Office told the judge it will [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at July 08, 2014, 9:28am in News, Politics
  • Charlie Crist Raised More Money Today Than Nan Rich Raised In Entire Campaign

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist raised more money today than his primary opponent Nan Rich has raised in her entire campaign.

    Crist received $500,000 from the Democratic Governors Association.  Rich has raised $399,098 in her 26-month campaign.

    That’s just the start for Crist.

    On Tuesday, Crist will do three fundraisers in a [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at July 07, 2014, 7:11pm in News, Politics
  • School Board Candidate Has No Money, But Still Pays Filing Fee

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

    Hubert St. Clair routinely paid $1,637.28 last month to run for School Board District 7 in North Broward.

    Just one problem: St. Clair has not put a single dollar in his campaign account.

    Any filing fee is suppose to be paid from his campaign account.  But he reported no money [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at July 07, 2014, 11:12am in News, Politics
  • Cops Union Takes Aim At Commission Candidate

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

    The Broward Police Benevolent Association is upset with Beam Furr because he opposed cops in negotiations a few years ago.

    Now they are getting back at him.

    Furr is running for Broward County Commission against state Rep. Joe Gibbons, D-Hallandale Beach, and the PBA hasn’t forgotten Furr’s past antipathy towards [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at July 06, 2014, 11:14am in News, Politics
  • State House Race Headed For Nasty Finish

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

    The next six weeks of campaigning in Florida House District 96 Democratic primary is bound to turn nasty.

    That is clear from a poll that was conducted earlier this week.

    The poll tested the effectiveness of negative attacks that could be used in the August 26 primary against former state [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at July 04, 2014, 12:56pm in News, Politics
  • Appeals Court: Judge Steve Feren Violated the Rights of a Child

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

    Two years after Circuit Judge Steve Feren was elected in 2008, he threatened to impose a stricter sentence on a child for insisting on a trial rather than plead guilty.

    An Appeals Court denounced Feren for his action, which essentially was depriving a child of his rights.

     


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    From BrowardBeat.com at July 01, 2014, 9:31am in News, Politics
  • Key Democrats Promoting Taxes For Children

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

    The campaign to continue the life of the shadowy multi-million dollar Children’s Service Council is being headed by a leader of the Broward Democratic Party.

    Cynthia Busch, the first vice chair of the party, was paid $3,000 last month as the executive director of the political committee formed to [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at June 30, 2014, 7:47am in News, Politics
  • GOP Lawyer May Sue Over Phony Write-Ins

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

    Super lawyer and Republican fund raiser Bill Scherer will file suit this week to disqualify two write-in candidates who don’t live in their district.

    “I’ve got four plaintiffs who want a fair election,” Scherer said.

    If Scherer wins the suit, the immediate effect would be to open August primaries for a [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at June 25, 2014, 12:00pm in News, Politics
  • Candidate Has No $$$, But Finds $3.7k To Run

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

    An independent Broward County Commission candidate reported a $21k negative net worth, but still produced a check for $3,683.88 to qualify for office last week.

    Jason Alexander Steele could have raised the money for his campaign from four supporters who like his stands on the issues and kicked in $1,000 [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at June 24, 2014, 2:31pm in News, Politics
  • The True Face Of Broward GOP: Hate

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

     

    This is the true face of the Broward Republican Party: Hate.

     

     

    These flyers  (click to enlarge) were alleged to have been passed out at the Broward Republican Party’s monthly meeting this week.

    Apparently being gay friendly counts more to these mouth breathers than being a Republican.  The flyer attacks [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at June 24, 2014, 9:00am in News, Politics
  • Two Write-Ins Live Outside District

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

    Two Broward write-ins live outside their districts in violation of state law.

    The two write-ins not living in their proper districts are Tyron Francois in County Commission District 2 and Ronald Bray in state House District 96.

    Florida Statute 99.0615 requires that, “At the time of qualification, all write-in candidates [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at June 23, 2014, 2:41pm in News, Politics
  • Broward Republicans Open Door To Wacko

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

    There was a time just a few years ago when the Broward County Republican Party was relevant.

    BREC was part of the debate on key issues in Broward.  BREC was treated seriously in the political world.

    That was before the leadership of BREC opened its podium to wackadoo conspiracy theorists.

    On [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at June 23, 2014, 10:46am in News, Politics
  • Sources: School Board Lawyer Giving Opinions, But Not Eligible To Practice Law

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

    A School Board lawyer who is giving legal opinions is not eligible to practice law in Florida.

    Douglas G. Griffin failed to complete the continuing legal education requirement, according to the Florida Bar website.

    Griffin is at the heart of a growing dispute with employees, who face disciplinary charges.

    The School Board’s [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at June 21, 2014, 4:35pm in News, Politics
  • Candidate: Why My Net Worth Is Only $25k

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

    Judicial candidate Dennis Bailey says he has “taken a lot of heat” from skeptical voters because as a veteran attorney he has a net worth of only $25,000.

    The financial disclosure information, filed when Bailey qualified as a judicial candidate in April, has been whispered about in the political [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at June 20, 2014, 12:42pm in News, Politics
  • Fort Lauderdale Mayor’s Political Future Cloudy After Vote Against Same-Sex Marriage

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

    Jack Seiler: On the wrong side of history 

     

     

    Until this week, a large group of Fort Lauderdale residents believed their Mayor Jack Seiler could do no wrong.

    Then he voted this week against a same-sex marriage resolution.

    It passed 3-2 despite his “no” vote.

    Usually a forward-thinker, Seiler is on the wrong [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at June 19, 2014, 4:56pm in News, Politics
  • Hugh Anderson, Who Helped Shape Broward, Dies

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

    Hugh A. Anderson, who helped shape today’s Broward as a member of the commission that drafted the county’s governing charter, died on Wednesday.

    Anderson, 79, succumbed while recovering from surgery to remove a bladder tumor, according to a family friend.

    Originally from Cleveland, Ohio where he was born May 22, [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at June 18, 2014, 4:50pm in News, Politics
  • Fort Laud Commission Cool To School Bonds

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

    If Fort Lauderdale City Commissioners reflect public opinion, the School Board’s $800 million bond issue has problems.

    Commissioners refused on Tuesday to schedule a workshop on supporting the bond issue. Or even discussing it.

    They expressed fear that the bond referendum would jeopardize another planned vote on a future tax [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at June 18, 2014, 1:13pm in News, Politics
  • Bogen Digging Dirt On Commission Opponents

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

    If you live in much of North Broward, get ready for the attack ads!

    Condo lawyer Mark Bogen paid an opposition research specialist $5,000 on May 16 to dig up dirt on his opponents in the county commission District 2 race.

    One day later on May 17, his leading opponent Coconut [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at June 17, 2014, 6:26pm in News, Politics
  • Judge Continues Campaigning Despite Questions About DUI

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

     

    It would be easy for Circuit Judge Lynn Rosenthal to hide.

    She could stay cloistered in her house until her criminal charge for allegedly driving under the influence of the sleeping medicine Ambien was settled.

    Rosenthal could let surrogates speak for her.  A multi-millionaire, she could pay for mail and [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at June 13, 2014, 5:10pm in News, Politics
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