Over the past couple of years, there's been a lot of talk about helping small businesses to grow. And it makes sense. In a slowly recovering economy, wouldn't you want to do what is possible to allow small companies to expand and hire?Well, apparently not.In order to help bring down costs -- and the ... More >>
"Who controls the past controls the future."
So taught The Party, the totalitarians who ruled Oceania in George Orwell's 1984. It's a lesson now put into practice by the Florida House of Representatives and the Archdiocese of Miami, both of them pushing a twisted version of American history in sup ... More >>
Orange County Republican Dean Cannon was named speaker of the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. Since he was first elected in 2004, he's getting term-limited out of office this year.In commemoration, Cannon's official portrait was unveiled on the House floor yesterday and hung in the cham ... More >>
One of two abortion bills under consideration in the Florida House of Representatives seeks to significantly reduce the amount of time women have to request an abortion, and if it doesn't contradict a Florida Supreme Court ruling, it certainly sidesteps it.HB 839, which passed the Civil Justice ... More >>
Photo by Mark Foley, courtesy Florida House of RepresentativesGarcia was not happy with what he saw at Thompson.Miami Beach state Rep. Luis Garcia, Jr. last week got a rare glimpse inside the Pembroke Pines juvenile detention center where teenagers allege they were physically and sexually abused. ... More >>
Waldman, second from right, with Rep. Joe Gibbons.Tip of the iceberg.
A Sun-Sentinel story published today on the conflict of interests involving state Rep. Jim Waldman and his role as general counsel for Keiser University was just a start. But it's a very good start that provid ... More >>
It's Wednesday. Here's the local news:A bruising campaign for mayor of Lake Worth will go a few more rounds as Rene Varela didn't quite win enough votes to avoid a runoff with Laurence McNamara. In the Commission races, conservative Scott Maxwell beat Ron Exline and Jo-Ann Golden won reelection. ... More >>
The children of DCF.DCF Managers Use Racial Slurs That You'll Need to Look UpEmployees at the Department of Children and Families office in Tallahassee apparently like to throw around racial insults. An internal DCF audit found that six employees, even supervisors, were throwing around words, like " ... More >>