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Lawsuit Over Education Adequacy Goes Forward

August 26, 2010 - 6:00pm

A circuit court judge has ruled that a parents group can continue with a court challenge of the states education system, rejecting a request by the Legislature to throw the suit out.

Crist to Refund Greer Contributions

August 16, 2010 - 6:00pm

Gov. Charlie Crists U.S. Senate campaign is returning nearly $10,000 in contributions from indicted former state Republican Party Chairman Jim Greer, who asked for the refund because he needs the money.

Dems Have 600K Voter Advantage

August 9, 2010 - 6:00pm

Heading into this months primary election there are at least 612,000 more Democrats than Republicans eligible to vote, Division of Elections figures released Monday show.

At 6B in Red, Will House Bet on Internet Cards?

August 5, 2010 - 6:00pm

With Floridas pot expected to be light about $6 billion next year, backers of online gaming say the state could have an ace in the hole that would bring in hundreds of millions of dollars if the state has the guts to play it.

DOE Seeking $11 Million for FCAT Problems

July 25, 2010 - 6:00pm

The Department of Education continues to press its testing contractor for penalties for late delivery of test scores, adding more than $11 million on Friday to what it says NCS Pearson must pay for damages.

Charlie Crist Opposed to Gay Adoption Ban

June 16, 2010 - 6:00pm

Gov. Charlie Crist clarified on Thursday that he thinks judges ought to be allowed to decide on a case-by-case basis whether gay couples can adopt children rather than continuing a statewide ban, the only one in the nation.

I think thats a decision best left to judges, Crist said while speaking to a group of newspaper editors in Sarasota. A better law would be to allow judges to make that decision on a case-by-case basis.

Atwater: Helping Small Biz Might Be Worth Session

June 9, 2010 - 6:00pm

In a Twitter posting expounded on by a spokeswoman, Senate President Jeff Atwater said Wednesday that if lawmakers return to Tallahassee this summer to do anything related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, what would make most sense would be helping people and businesses losing money because of it.

Suit Filed to Block Redistricting Question

May 20, 2010 - 6:00pm

The NAACP and the League of Women Voters filed a lawsuit Friday seeking to have Amendment 7, a legislatively-drafted redistricting proposal, tossed from the November ballot, saying it is dishonest.

We feel that this is a trick amendment and a blatant effort to fool the voters, said League of Women Voters President Deirdre Macnab. Other plaintiffs include former Comptroller Bob Milligan and former environmental official Nathaniel Reed, both Republicans.

Crist Will Speak at Union Endorsement Confab

May 17, 2010 - 6:00pm

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, up until last month a Republican, will step into a bastion of Democratic politics this weekend with a speech to the AFL-CIO of Florida as the union umbrella group vets candidates for possible endorsement.

Crist will speak at the AFL-CIO's endorsing convention in Jacksonville on Friday, and union officials will make a decision in a closed-door meeting on Sunday on who will get the union's endorsement in several races, including the United States Senate contest in which Crist is now an unaffiliated candidate.

Crist Signs Time Extension for Sex Battery Charges

May 11, 2010 - 6:00pm

The time limit on filing charges in cases of sex abuse of children under 16 years old is eliminated by a bill signed by Gov. Charlie Crist, one of more than 30 pieces of legislation he signed without comment late Tuesday night.

The bill eliminating the sex crimes time limit (HB 525) removes the statute of limitations for both criminal and civil liability. The bill as pushed by Lawyer Michael Dolce and Lauren Book, the daughter of lobbyist Ron Book, who were victimized as children and could not go after their abusers when they finally could deal with the abuse.

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