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  1. Editorial: Legislators ignore voter intent on Amendment 1Read the original story w/Photo

    7 min ago | St. Petersburg Times

    Few betrayals of the public trust have played out so openly and brazenly as the Florida Legislature's fraudulent effort to implement Amendment 1, the land-buying measure that three-fourths of voters overwhelmingly approved five months ago. Few betrayals of the public trust have played out so openly and brazenly as the Florida Legislature's fraudulent effort to implement Amendment 1, the land-buying measure that three-fourths of voters overwhelmingly approved five months ago.


  2. FDOT makes permanent changes at Fruitville and U.S. 41Read the original story

    14 min ago | YourObserver

    Drivers passing through the intersection of Fruitville Road and U.S. 41 should pay particularly close attention to their surroundings this week, as the Florida Department of Transportation will be making permanent changes in the area. In addition to a dedicated northbound right-turn lane - a trial change aimed at curbing congestion that produced positive results , according to the state agency - FDOT crews will be adjusting the striping of the roadway and adding additional signage.


  3. Jeb Bush's questionable attack on Barack Obama and the use of U.S. powerRead the original story w/Photo

    18 min ago | PolitiFact

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Summit on April 17, 2015 in Nashua, N.H. There's little question that President Barack Obama has faced a rocky foreign-policy landscape during his tenure. But is he philosophically opposed to having the United States take a leading role in the world? That's what former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has said on the stump.


  4. County tries to stop All Aboard Florida financing processRead the original story w/Photo

    41 min ago | Palm Beach Post

    Indian River County is hoping to block All Aboard Florida 's application for $1.75 billion in tax exempt bonds with a request for a temporary restraining order filed Monday in its federal lawsuit. The county, along with its emergency services district, sued the U.S. Department of Transportation on March 31 claiming the department's preliminary approval of the bonds in December was "plainly unlawful" because it occurred before a final environmental report has been completed.


  5. Rubio hauls in $2 million in quarter before presidential announcementRead the original story w/Photo

    48 min ago | McClatchy

    From the start of the year until March 31 – two weeks before his formal campaign launch – Rubio collected $2.3 million in contributions, according to Federal Election Commission records. Among the most prominent of those was Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Dr. Miriam Ochshorn Adelson, both of whom gave $10,200.


  6. Lead Letter: Transgendered people have rights, tooRead the original story w/Photo

    50 min ago | The Florida Times-Union

    Letters of about 200 words are preferred. Longer letters will be edited for space.


  7. George W. Bush Plans Low 2016 Profile to Avoid Dynasty BacklashRead the original story w/Photo

    57 min ago | News Max

    Former President George W. Bush has vowed to keep out of the 2016 presidential campaign because he does not want to create a dynasty backlash with his younger brother set to mount a bid for the White House. At a closed-door dinner in Las Vegas on Saturday, he told about 800 members of the Republican Jewish Coalition that his presence in the run-up to the election could hurt former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, The Washington Post reported, citing several attendees.


  8. Social media provides op-ed writers opportunities and challengesRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Poynter Online

    John Harwood, chief Washington Correspondent for CNBC, told a roomful of op-ed writers and editors that they have the opportunity to convert a burden to a benefit Sunday night in Washington D.C. at the joint event with the Association of Opinion Journalists and the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. Like much of his audience, Harwood was in newspapers first and still writes a regular column for the New York Times in addition to his television work.


  9. Florida bill could make it tougher for developers to terminate condo associationsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Business Journal

    Matching bills in the Florida Legislature would make it more difficult for developers to terminate condominium associations, a practice that can force some residents to lose title to their units against their will. A condo termination often occurs when a developer that owns the majority of the units wants to sell the property for convergence to rentals.


  10. Downed power lines prompt SunRail delaysRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Click Orlando

    Florida Department of Transportation officials said the downed power lines were caused by a crash on Colonial Drive near the tracks. SunRail sent out a tweet saying "All SunRail trains are delayed at least by 60 minutes due to police activity. We apologize."


  11. Jeb Bush: "Latino Vote CanMake a Difference" in 2016Presidential ElectionsRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Lucianne.com

    Jeb Bush: "Latino Vote Can Make a Difference" in 2016 Presidential Elections Latin American Herald Tribune [Miami FL], by Staff MIAMI - Republican 2016 presidential hopeful Jeb Bush said in Miami on Sunday that the "Latino vote can make a difference" in the election in key states including Florida, Colorado and New Mexico. Responding to a question from Efe, Bush, a former Florida governor, said he would conduct a positive, upbeat campaign based on conservative values.


  12. Scott Walker's campaign plan: Find a sugar-daddy donor and don't gaffe too hard on policyRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker knows he's outmatched in the early stages of the Republican primary. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush also has the executive experience that often plays well in presidential races.


  13. The Poor Economics of Florida's Film IncentivesRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Tax Foundation

    Last week, I testified before Florida Senate Appropriations Committee and met with members of the Florida House to discuss the poor economics of film incentives. After years of the film industry reporting incredible returns on investment-often 5-to-1 or better-for state film tax credits, state revenue offices and legislative bureaus are increasingly turning a critical eye on these claims.


  14. Jeb Bush sits atop GOP field in N.H. as Scott Walker, Rand Paul edge Hillary Clinton: pollRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Washington Times

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush leads a crowded Republican presidential field in the early state of New Hampshire, while Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky lead in head-to-head match-ups against former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton , according to a new poll. Mr. Bush is the choice of 18 percent of GOP primary voters, followed by Mr. Walker at 16 percent and Mr. Paul at 15 percent, according to the automated survey from the firm Gravis Marketing .


  15. Growler-Beer Bill Heads To Governor's DeskRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WIOD-AM Miramar

    After three years of debate, this year, lawmakers in both the State House of Representatives and the State Senate have passed a bill to make those jugs legal. Halker said more choices are always better for consumers, and he said a change in the law will stop the restriction of the growth of the craft brewing industry in the State of Florida.


  16. Bill Aimed at Eliminating Permanent Alimony in Florida is One Step Away From the Governor's DeskRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | GlobeNewswire

    Tens of thousands of Floridians will be affected if House Bill-943 passes into law, ultimately eliminating permanent alimony and changing the face of family law for decades to come. The FL House of Representatives passed HB-943 favorably in a 93-22 vote on Friday .


  17. Eleanor Clift: Clinton Defenders Wrong to Attack Peter SchweizerRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | News Max

    It is a mistake for supporters of Bill and Hillary Clinton to write off conservative author Peter Schweizer as a "right-wing hack," argues veteran Washington journalist Eleanor Clift. Writing in the Daily Beast, the liberal-leaning Clift, who has defended the Clintons in the past, warns that such attacks on Schweizer, author of the forthcoming book "Clinton Cash," are untrue and doomed to fail.


  18. Jeb Bush: By the Way, I Set A Fundraising RecordRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Townhall

    Establishment favorite and ex-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush isn't officially running for president yet. But he has amassed a small fortune in the invisible primary .


  19. Florida Chamber, Marco Make the Grade; Corrine Brown, Tax Hikes Don'tRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Sunshine State News

    Welcome to The Dean's List, an Ed Dean-style look at who Florida's political achievers were in the last seven days. What you see here is strictly my opinion, not necessarily the editor's or the rest of the staff at Sunshine State News.


  20. Richard Corcoran: House Won't Back Down Over Medicaid ExpansionRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Sunshine State News

    There are only five days left of the regular 2015 legislative session, but it still looks like the Florida House has no intentions of backing down against Medicaid expansion. That sentiment was evident in a series of spirited tweets posted Sunday by Speaker-designate Richard Corcoran, R-Land O'Lakes.