The Miami Dolphins are off to a good start as far jumping into the Fleecing Tax Payers Pants Party stadium renovation party goes.
Lawmakers in the Florida Senate Commerce Committee gave unanimous support to a bill that would secure taxpayer money to cover half of the planned $400 million upgrades t ... 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.'"
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Update, 1:17 p.m.: Added comment from Patrick Murphy, his Democratic opponent in the District 18 race.Allen West's unpredictability quotient is through the roof these days. The whole "communists in Congress" thing was off-the-wall, but it was at least in line with the rest of his statement ... More >>
Whenever we point out the quirks of Rep. Allen West, there's always some dissent from his fans. In his defense, his supporters typically point out the leadership quality they see in the congressman.West was given a chance to be a leader this past week, as he's opposed the two-month extension of the ... More >>
U.S. Fish & Wildlife ServiceDear humans, Get off my land. Love, this pantherThe South Florida agency charged with securing water -- the stuff that makes your shampoo foamy -- for future generations has been having a tough time lately.Rick Scott and the GOP-led Legislature capped property taxe ... More >>
deGroot: An ornery ol' cuss.If 72-year-old former Sun-Sentinel scribe John deGroot truly has a "humongous allergy to bullshit," as he claims on his eponymous blog, then he ought to have known not to attend yesterday's public hearing about the North Broward Hospital District's proposal to convert ... More >>
Any Dems want to run against Steven Abrams?After watching three Republicans on the Palm Beach County Commission head to prison on corruption charges, one might imagine local Democratic operatives corking champagne bottles in anticipation of next year's battle to fill the seat held by Republican C ... More >>
Tania GailBesides gnashing one's teeth or making fun of Timothy Geithner's dweebiness, there is little frustrated taxpayers can do about the spiraling-out-of-control federal deficit. To channel their rage, fed-up conservatives have been organizing "tea parties" around the country, mimicking the Bost ... More >>
Like many nonprofits that depend on government funding, the Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions is facing cuts. The organization that focuses on prenatal and infant health may have 22 percent trimmed from its 2009 budget. Unlike other nonprofits, however, the organization has propo ... More >>