• Blogs

    October 30, 2014

    Broward County School Officials Want $800 Million in Taxpayer Money to Fix Schools in Disrepair

    Election Day on Tuesday is going to decide an important local issue that could impact schools in Broward. Voters are being asked to decide on a referendum that would help fund safety projects for public schools in Broward. Taxpayers are being asked to foot the $800 million bill that will help repai ... More >>

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    August 1, 2014

    Lake Worth 2020: Visionary Planning or Ye Olde Bait-and-Switch?

    We stand by our claim that Lake Worth is the coolest city in South Florida. But when it comes to local politics, the little seaside burg is anything but. White-hot is more like it, with a history of bitter disputes, chiefly about development. Lately, something as mundane as a bond issue has set te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz Calls Medical Marijuana Initiative "Too Broad" (UPDATE)

    Update: National Press Secretary for the Democratic Party Mike Czin has released a statement concerning Wasserman Schultz's comments. "She was speaking as a mom and a member of congress on her personal concerns on a local issue," Czin says. "The Democratic National Committee has not taken an offici ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2014

    Rick Scott Says He'll Vote Against Medical Marijuana

    In what is pretty much the least shocking news item you'll read all day, Gov. Rick Scott says he'll vote against the legalization of medical marijuana should it make it to the 2014 ballot. And while 80 percent of Floridians are for the legalization of medical marijuana, and Scott's popularity is sl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    City of Lake Worth Sued For Overriding Election Results

    A majority of Lake Worth's City Commission voted Tuesday to ignore the result of a March referendum to limit building heights in the city. Voters approved the measure --a charter amendment -- by 56 percent to 44 percent. But even before the commission acted, the referendum's organizers went to court ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2013

    Lake Worth Commission Sticks Head Up Butt, Ignores Voters' Will on High Rises

    Lake Worth City Commissioners are set to ignore the will of city voters Tuesday and overturn the results of a legally valid election. They're doing so in order to chase after a development pipe dream rather than work at real solutions to the city's problems. See also: - Gulfstream Hotel: A Red Her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    Rick Valdez, Hollywood Commissioner Candidate, to Host Hip-Hop Party

    Hollywood City Commission candidate Rick Valdez doesn't want your money. He just wants you to vote. He also wants you to kick it at his hip-hop party on Wednesday night. "I was given a space where I could have a fundraiser or something," Valdez tells New Times. "So I went with the 'something.'" Va ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    In Riviera Beach Marina Vote, a Victory for the People

    Flickr user: totalAldoIt was not a victory for megayachts.​While most of the state saw red on Tuesday, voting in favor of developers and a millionaire governor, Riviera Beach won a victory for the people.Voters approved a referendum blocking a plan to lease a portion of the city's public marina to ... More >>

  • News

    October 7, 2010

    Reefer Revolution

    Here's ground zero in the battle to decriminalize pot.

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Despite Her "Yes" Vote, Sue Gunzburger Urges "No" Vote on Ethics Referendum

    Gunzburger​By next week, Broward County will be ruled by a new code of ethics thanks to a unanimous vote this past week by the county's commission. But commissioners followed up that vote by moving to place a referendum on the ballot that, if passed, would significantly weaken ethical reform.Now B ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010
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    November 19, 2009

    Why Did Rothstein Care About Redistricting in California?

    Flickr: Lenny FurmanTwo governors with whom Ponzi schemer Rothstein invested millions​From the Sacramento Bee comes word that Scott Rothstein's firm donated $250,000 to the campaign to pass Proposition 11, a ballot measure that was passed by California voters earlier this month. For a guy like Rot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Hallandale Rep Clashes With Blue Dog in Black Caucus

    Photo: myfloridahouse.govRep. Joe Gibbons​Joe Gibbons better watch out. Not only is he no longer the chairman of the Florida Legislature's black caucus. But the new chairman is Gary Siplin, the state senator from Orlando famous for trying to put a crucified Christ on the Florida license plate. And ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    Legislators Pay Lip Service to Dreaded Compromise

    Compromise is what distinguishes the effective, conscientious governments from the dysfunctional ones, and the lack of it has been a drag on the Florida Legislature for some time. One would think that this year's gaping, $6 billion budget hole would make compromisers out of the stubbornest souls. In ... More >>

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    December 18, 2007
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    September 13, 2007
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    March 22, 2007

    What The Deerfield Observer Is Afraid To Print

    Well, the truth for one thing. But, more specifically, the community newspaper owned by big Bush family backer David Eller was akeert to print the following letter from town activist and attorney Tom Connick. The letter -- and Connick's preamble -- speak for themselves. Enjoy. ----------------- ... More >>

  • News

    May 25, 2006

    Slots by a TKO

    Get ready for the era of Broward County, the Gambling Mecca.

  • News

    July 21, 2005

    The Man Who Would Be Mayor

    Dan Lewis wants to be Fort Lauderdale's next mayor. Or does he?

  • News

    November 21, 2002


    Labors to legalize bud in Florida have gone as sour as week-old bong water

  • News

    November 14, 2002

    Enemies of Pompano

    How a secret group funded by a political profiteer broke election laws -- yet failed to protect Mayor Griffin's throne

  • News

    October 31, 2002

    Hustling the Hood

    Does it matter to blacks which wealthy, middle-aged white guy is Florida's next governor?

  • News

    January 25, 2001

    Train in Vain

    Millionaire Charles Croffard Dockery dreams of creating a high-speed bullet train in Florida. Sound crazy? Wait until you hear the details.

  • Best of BPB

    May 11, 2000

    Best Local Landmark

    Stranahan House

  • News

    January 27, 2000

    The Plot To Depose King Jenne

    Democrats and Republicans, blacks and whites, have banded together for one simple reason: to stop Ken Jenne from becoming Broward's first strong mayor.

  • News

    February 11, 1999

    At-Large Ignorance

    The plan to elect county commissioners from single-member districts could revolutionize Broward politics. So why don't voters care?

  • News

    May 7, 1998

    Bearing Witnesses

    Religious leaders in West Palm Beach see the work of Satan in the Jehovah's Witnesses' purchase of Municipal Auditorium