Articles in Category: 'West Coast'
For the first time, members of the Florida Medical Association have approved a resolution endorsing Medicaid expansion, a politically contentious issue that the group's leaders have generally avoided over the last two legislative sessions.
Floridians really, really support the legalization of medical marijuana, according to a poll released Monday morning.
All three in the House District 67 race say they would represent the average folks.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended military operations in Gaza on Sunday, while U.S. officials debated what should be done in Ukraine, where Russia-backed separatists continue to cause turmoil.
How boring: Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn is poised to skate into a second term next March without a serious challenge. So let's forget about 2015 and consider instead what 2018 means for Mayor Bob.
Shawna Vercher is a poised, articulate businesswoman who in many ways appears an ideal Democratic candidate in a tough battle for a state House seat in Pinellas County.
A federal appeals court has upheld Florida's controversial "docs vs. glocks" bill, overturning an earlier court ruling that had blocked part of the law from being enforced. In a 2-1 ruling, a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the state Legislature had the right to pass the law, which restricts doctors and other …
Nearly eight in 10 likely Florida voters want limits on carbon pollution from power plants and as many as 71 percent say they're concerned about climate change, according to a new poll conducted for an environmental group during the hotly contested governor's race.
The contentious battle over the expansion of trauma care in Florida ended quietly Friday as Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, Tampa General and St. Joseph's hospitals dropped their legal challenges against new trauma centers owned by Hospital Corporation of America.
CLEARWATER — An outside anti-tax group led by a controversial central Florida consultant and activist is gunning to derail the Greenlight Pinellas transit referendum
Texas' first cattle ranch has grown into a corporate giant with close ties to Florida.
TALLAHASSEE — The closest any Florida public official came to providing answers about hunting trips to King Ranch came after a June 17 meeting of the state Cabinet. As Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam walked from the meeting to his office in the Capitol, a Times/Herald reporter asked him about his trips. Here is an edited …
Floridians will vote Nov. 4 on whether to legalize medical marijuana. What could it mean for patients, the health care industry and the burgeoning pot industry if the required 60 percent of voters say yes to pot? Here are some key facts to keep in mind:
Gubernatorial candidate Nan Rich spoke with Pinellas County Democratic Party supporters in a St. Petersburg hotel conference room Thursdsay night to remind them that she is the only lifelong Democrat running for the office.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio called Thursday for an end to President Barack Obama's deferred action program granting legal status to immigrant youth brought to the United States by their parents.
In Florida's bareknuckle governor's race, it's as if the 2010 campaign season never ended.
Jeb Bush leads a field of prospective GOP presidential candidates in Florida, topping Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Ted Cruz and others. But Hillary Clinton beats them all in head-to-head matchups, according to a poll released Thursday.
The other day, a slick, expensive political mailer arrived from a group called Progressive Choice Florida. The message caught my attention. Here's what it said (sort of):
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Two Key West bartenders who last week won permission from a Monroe circuit judge to marry despite Florida's constitutional gay-marriage ban, have asked an appeals court to let them wed immediately.
TALLAHASSEE — Democrat Charlie Crist says he can't raise as much money as Republican Gov. Rick Scott, but he can close the gap thanks to a big subsidy from Florida taxpayers.
U.S. Rep. David Jolly on Monday said that though he's a Christian who believes in traditional marriage, he supports a judge's recent decision striking down Florida's gay marriage ban.
TAMPA -- U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor joined about a dozen women's rights advocates Monday in downtown Tampa to rally support for a bill overriding the U.S. Supreme Court's decision last month allowing some companies to opt out of providing insurance for contraception on the basis of religious freedom.
Key West bartenders Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones, who last week won the right to marry despite Florida's gay marriage ban, on Monday asked Monroe Chief Circuit Judge Luis Garcia to lift an automatic legal stay and allow them to wed Tuesday.
Florida's top finance official, CFO Jeff Atwater, is accusing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of running a deceptive TV ad campaign designed to lure businesses to the Empire State.
The per-pupil figures offer a clearer comparison only when dollars are adjusted for inflation.
The per-pupil figures offer a better comparison only when dollars are adjusted for inflation.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry appeared on all five major Sunday news shows making a strong case that Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists were responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and that Russia is complicit in the separatists' actions.
The Miami-Dade County Republican Party leader quickly summed up the opposition's greatest strength.
Family influence and an incumbent make this a different race.
Locked in a fight for future control of the Florida Senate, Republicans Jack Latvala and Joe Negron both claim to have the inside track to clinch the presidency for 2016.