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New First Lady Wants to Listen, 'Move the Ball Forward'

January 7, 2019 - 2:15pm
Casey DeSantis

Saying she “wants to take a page out of Oprah’s playbook,” Florida’s next first lady, Casey DeSantis, charmed an audience of mostly Republican women Monday, the day before her husband, Ron, will be sworn in as governor of the third-largest state in the nation.

Weekly Roundup: Pitter-Patter of Little Feet in Governor’s Mansion

January 5, 2019 - 6:00am

Tuxes and ball gowns are coming out of the closet. Custom-made boots are being buffed and shined. Babysitters’ calendars are blocked off.

Report on Parkland Massacre Enumerates a Cascade of 'Personal and System Failures'

January 3, 2019 - 6:00am

“Personal and system failures” culminated in the mass shooting that left 14 students and three faculty members dead and 17 people wounded at a Broward County high school, according to a report by a state panel that spent months investigating the Valentine’s Day massacre.

Five Questions for Gwen Graham

Safety Panel Backs Allowing Armed Teachers

December 14, 2018 - 6:00am

A controversial law that allows trained “guardians” to bring guns to public schools didn’t go far enough --- gun-savvy teachers also should be able to have weapons in the classroom.

Safety Panel Says Schools Need 'Culture Change'

December 13, 2018 - 6:00am

Safe corners in classrooms, locked or staffed doors and gates and “Code Red” policies are some of the basics recommended by a state panel created to investigate the Broward County school shooting this year that left 14 students and three faculty members dead.

DeSantis Wants Voters' Will on Medical Marijuana Implemented, Claims Nuñez

December 7, 2018 - 2:00pm

The advent of a new administration with Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis at the helm could bring a sharp turnaround in how Florida officials approach the state’s highly regulated medical marijuana industry.

Elections Supervisors Seek Answers on Amendment 4

December 5, 2018 - 6:00am
Secretary of State Ken Detzner

Florida officials don’t have a plan for how to carry out a constitutional amendment that restores the right to vote to more than a million Floridians convicted of felonies, state Division of Elections director Maria Matthews told county elections supervisors Tuesday.

Scott Yanks Snipes Now, Replaces Her with Pete Antonacci

November 30, 2018 - 7:45pm
Peter Antonacci

Citing widespread problems during the 2018 elections, Gov. Rick Scott on Friday suspended Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes and replaced her with one of his closest allies, Pete Antonacci.

Next Election, Look for Some Changes, Say Supervisors

November 21, 2018 - 6:00am
Finalizing election results Tuesday

After months of mudslinging, weeks of court wrangling and days of ballot counting that again landed Florida in an unwelcome national spotlight, a state panel matter-of-factly finalized the 2018 election results in a five-minute meeting Tuesday.




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