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Miami Herald As campaign heats up, Gov. Rick Scott calls for boost to education spending

Gov. Rick Scott announced plans to increase per-student education spending — a move his critics called an election-year gimmick.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Campaign workers at City Hall fuming over Hollywood rule

With Election Day fast approaching, there’s much ado about campaign signs outside City Hall, at least the ones held by volunteers. 



Miami Herald Florida Republicans ‘scrambling’ to protect state Senate incumbents

The Republican Party of Florida, which declined to discuss its strategy, spent $40,357 the first week of August in four of the five Senate contests in which sitting members have drawn GOP opponents.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Immigration activists arrested during protest at Broward facility

Nestor Ruiz paced the parking lot of the Humane Society, waiting to march next door to the Broward Transitional Facility, where hundreds who entered the country illegally await deportation.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Accusations fly in Broward judge's race

A candidate for a Broward Circuit Court judgeship is accusing his opponent's husband of trying to intimidate campaign workers.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Wasserman Schultz visits Hobby Lobby store - to urge a boycott

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, stopped at a Hobby Lobby store in her district on Wednesday – not to pick up some craft supplies for one of her kid’s school projects, but to alert people to the store’s existence and urge people not to shop there.

Miami Herald Florida and feds in a showdown over when to test students still learning English

State legislators, supported by educators and advocates, changed the law in the spring to reflect that students still learning English should not be expected to immediately excel on Florida’s annual tests.

Miami Herald Gov. Rick Scott and Adam Putnam disclose a few more details on King Ranch trips

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam still won’t answer key questions about his trips to King Ranch, where he and other top Florida Republican elected officials have visited.

Miami Herald Auto insurance political committee flexes muscle in Miami judicial races

The group was founded and is funded by United Auto Insurance, which appears frequently in court cases against personal injury lawyers.

Miami Herald Southerland acknowledges King Ranch trip

As he touts pro-sugar legislation, Southerland first congressman to acknowledge King Ranch trip.

Miami Herald Miami GOP congressional candidates tussle in TV faceoff

Two candidates, Ed MacDougall and Carlos Curbelo, went after each other in what may be the last GOP debate for Florida’s 26th congressional district.

Miami Herald Marc Caputo: Lawyer haunts Rick Scott for four years

Rick Scott stepped to the podium to start a Tallahassee press conference when a man approached him with a handshake.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel What's new at Broward schools this year

Summer fun is over, and school is back in session.

Miami Herald Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Miami Herald Judge rules George Sheldon eligible for attorney general primary

A Leon County circuit judge ruled Friday that George Sheldon has no residency issues that disqualify him from running and serving as Florida attorney general.

Miami Herald Jeb Bush conflicted over feds role in medical-marijuana enforcement

Former Gov. Jeb Bush is conflicted over the federal government’s role in medical-marijuana states and refrains from criticizing President Barack Obama over the issue.

Miami Herald Jeb Bush lends political star power to Rick Scott

Jeb Bush is lending his political star power to embattled Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who is locked in a tight race for re-election in the nation's largest swing-voting state.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Diabetic supply company hiring for up to 250 new jobs

Boca Raton -based Med-Care Diabetic & Medical Supplies will move to larger offices and grow from 550 to 800 local employees, the company announced Thursday.



Miami Herald Jeb Bush says he'll decide this year on presidential run

Looking fit, relaxed and in prime condition for a possible presidential run, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Wednesday he has not yet decided what he will do. "I'm not going to make a decision until later this year," Bush said.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Mega job fair Tuesday in Sunrise

A job fair with more than 60 employers will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the BB&T Center, One Panther Parkway, Sunrise.



Miami Herald Injured employees cheated by workers’ comp law, Miami-Dade judge says

A Miami-Dade judge struck a blow against Florida’s workers’ comp law, which was already under attack on several fronts.

Miami Herald Florida Supreme Court agrees to review UCF case

The Florida Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal of the reduction of the monetary award in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a University of Central Florida football player who died following conditioning drills in 2008.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Everglades report shows restoration progress, needs

An Everglades restoration progress report released Tuesday identifies signs of success as well as a long, expensive to-do list to save Florida's fading River of Grass.



South Florida Sun-Sentinel Broward metes out HIV funding

As one of America's most impacted communities when it comes to the HIV virus and AIDS epidemic, Broward County has received millions of dollars from the federal government since 1991.



Miami Herald Florida legislators approve new redistricting map but new challenge is expected

Despite warnings from the coalition of voter groups that the map remained flawed, legislators passed a quick fix to the congressional redistricting map with most Democrats opposed

Miami Herald Who is that on anti-Charlie Crist robocall? Charlie Crist

New robocall uses Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist’s words against him — circa 2006.

Miami Herald U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson headed to Ukraine

Before arriving in Ukraine, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson will attend a policy conference in Istanbul on the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq.

Miami Herald Newcomers take on well-funded veterans in Miami-Dade School Board races

The two longest-serving School Board members, Marta Pérez and Perla Tabares Hantman, boast 10 times more financial support than their challengers.

Miami Herald Candidate’s use of N-word dominates Broward School Board race

Broward’s school system faces a whole host of challenges these days — such as the growing influence of charter schools and billions of dollars in needed school repairs.

Miami Herald Koch brothers reach out to Hispanics

Looking to make inroads with the rising number of Hispanic voters, conservative activists are offering English classes, health checkups and courses to help Spanish-speakers earn high school diplomas. Picking up part of the tab: Charles and David Koch.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Crist flirts with arrogance in debut as Democrat

Before main event vs. Gov. Scott, ex-governor ducks primary debate with Nan Rich

She's a 72-year-old Jewish grandmother from Weston, and she wants to be Florida's next governor. She doesn't have money for TV ads, just mailers and robo-calls. Last week, in front of a small Delray Beach crowd that looked a lot like her – mostly women, mostly older, mostly white – lifelong Democrat Nan Rich made her case.