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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Here's ground zero in the battle to decriminalize pot.
GunzburgerBy 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 >>
Flickr: Lenny FurmanTwo governors with whom Ponzi schemer Rothstein invested millionsFrom 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 >>
Photo: myfloridahouse.govRep. Joe GibbonsJoe 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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