Articles in Category: 'West Coast'
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott launched Project Sunburst two years ago to give the public easy access to his emails and those of his staff and promised it would become a "unprecedented, transparent window into how state government works."
ST. PETERSBURG — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Home Shopping Network are the latest big corporate names to back the Greenlight Pinellas transit campaign.
Starting in high school, a young man in Jacksonville decided to explore some big moral issues — abortion, racism, violence, homosexuality — and write a book about them.
This week, Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith, Hillsborough schools Superintendent Mary Ellen Elia and Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik all dumped buckets of ice and water over their heads for charity. Known as the Ice Bucket Challenge, the viral fundraiser has monopolized social media and in the process raised more than 50 million dollars …
CLEARWATER — Eight years ago, Pinellas County Commission incumbent John Morroni got a $200 campaign donation from a Seminole businessman named Tom Rask.
The cordiality couldn't last. With days to go until the Aug. 26 primary, what had been a couple of relatively polite Pinellas County Commission races have turned ugly in recent days.
Longtime Spring Hill resident Lori Eley was shocked by the robocall message she found waiting for her on her answering machine on Monday.
TALLAHASSEE — Republican Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday announced a plan to raise per-student spending to a record level next year.
Shirley Anderson has encouraged voting both in person or by mail.
ST. PETERSBURG — It's not that Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri is against access to the potential medical benefits of marijuana — he's worried about the potential side effects.
TALLAHASSEE — The racial tensions that coursed for years beneath the surface in Florida's redistricting battle came into sharp focus Wednesday as lawyers for each side blasted each other for attempting to use black voters for partisan gain.
ST. PETERSBURG — The Pinellas County Democratic Party has decided not to take an official stance on the Greenlight Pinellas transit referendum on the Nov. 4 ballot.
BRANDON — Gov. Rick Scott discussed statewide transportation policies during a campaign stop Wednesday morning, but made no mention of the ongoing debates on both sides of Tampa Bay over potential sales taxes to help pay for local transportation projects including rail.
Public support for Common Core, the education standards supported heavily by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, has suffered as more people learn about it, according to a new poll.
TALLAHASSEE — The same groups that successfully challenged Florida's congressional map are now asking a judge to throw out a new one drawn up by the Legislature.
Gov. Rick Scott on Monday ramped up an asphalt agenda, calling for more lanes on I-295 in Jacksonville and millions more for airports and seaports.
At some point, facts have to matter, right?
TALLAHASSEE — The cost of guarding Gov. Rick Scott continues to grow.
State Sen. Jack Latvala has inserted himself into the race for a north Pinellas County Commission seat, sending an open letter warning voters not to vote for his former Republican colleague Peter Nehr.
Mailers in Hillsborough County's District 4 race question candidates' conservatism.
Lawmakers changed two challenged districts, but a Times analysis shows minor tweaks.
The candidates in the GOP contest in District 68 both bring some history.
The governor says the rail project is a 100 percent private venture. His challenger says it will cost state taxpayers millions. Both are wrong to different degrees.
The killing of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb is raising questions about the makeup of the police department and its response to the Aug. 9 shooting.
To say that Steve Crisafulli is comfortable working with the sugar industry is an understatement.
Four Republicans and two Democrats aim for the countywide District 7 commission seat.
TALLAHASSEE — Traveling on a yellow school bus, Democratic candidate for governor Charlie Crist toured the state last week to tell Floridians that public schools would fare better under his watch than that of Gov. Rick Scott.
The growing tensions between prospective producers of medical marijuana and state regulators have now become political fodder as former Gov. Charlie Crist on Friday blasted Gov. Rick Scott's administration for a plan to use a lottery to select the companies that will develop legalized pot in Florida.
The seven candidates hope to give a voice to the residents of North Pinellas.
1 Early voting starts Saturday and runs through Aug. 24. Voters can go to any of three early voting sites, regardless of where they live. Those sites are the County Courthouse, 315 Court St., Room 117, in Clearwater; Election Service Center, 13001 Starkey Road in the Starkey Lakes Corporate Center in Largo; and the County Building …