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5:21 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

With Showing In Polls, Libertarian Gubernatorial Candidate Says He's 'In It To Win It'

Adrian Wyllie in Tallahassee January 2014.
Credit Steve Cannon / Associated Press

A new poll released Wednesday on the upcoming 2014 gubernatorial race shows the path to Florida’s governor’s mansion is a lot less certain for most of the candidates than it was a few months ago.  The Libertarian candidate for governor is making inroads with voters—at the expense of Democratic hopeful Charlie Crist.

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Politics
5:13 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Washington Post Editor: Gerrymandering Threatens Representative Government

Ingraham
Credit Christopher Ingraham via Twitter

This week a landmark trial began in the case challenging Florida’s congressional district boundaries. A judge is weighing whether lawmakers violated the state constitution by drawing districts to favor political interests—a practice known as gerrymandering.

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Politics
5:14 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Florida Democratic Party Says Compromise On Immigrant Tuition Doesn't Go Far Enough

Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Allison Tant
Credit Florida Democratic Party

The Florida Democratic Party is taking shots at Governor Rick Scott over a proposal giving undocumented students access to in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities.

Party officials are slamming Scott over a watered-down version of the bill now in play in the legislature.

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Politics
4:58 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Immigrant Tuition Debate Heats Up Florida Governors Race

Dr. Will Guzman speaking at Dreamers sit-in at the capitol.
Credit Blaise Gainey

 

   It’s still several months from the primary elections but Governor Rick Scott and former governor Charlie Crist have already begun to take shots at one another. They’ve been going back and forth lately about in-state tuition for children of undocumented immigrants.  Crist stands behind the idea, and during a luncheon at Tiger Bay Tuesday he urged the governor and Republican leaders in the legislature to do the same.

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Politics
5:24 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Scott Signs $400M Vehicle Registration Fee Cut; Blames Crist For Increases

Gov. Rick Scott (center) with Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera (left) and Senate President Don Gaetz (right) answering reporter questions after Scott signs bill cutting vehicle registration fees.
Credit Florida Channel / Florida Channel

Motor vehicle title and registration fees will go down in September under a bill signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Rick Scott. 

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