Florida public transit political machine steamrolling taxpayer advocate

Norm Roche would be the first to say he’s not the go-along-to-get-along type. It’s a quality voters found appealing when they elected the 40-year Pinellas County resident […]

No Tax for Tracks group collides with expensive Florida public transit plan

Pinellas County residents could soon be the recipients of a massive public transportation overhaul. At face value, the cost — a penny — appears as attractive as […]

Alex Sink
First poll shows Obamacare sinking Sink campaign

Call him a long shot, call him an underdog or call him crazy. But according to, little known David Jolly is up four points over Alex Sink in the Pinellas County special election […]

Out-of-district cash flows in to Florida to keep Sink afloat

In a toss up district in a toss up state, Democratic darling Alex Sink has a lot going her way: national media attention, in-state name recognition and […]

Low-income workers become collateral damage in minimum wage fight

Florida‘s minimum wage workers could soon get a raise, even if it costs many of them their jobs. As plans to increase the minimum wage to more […]

10 Florida bills you’ll probably never hear of, except here

It’s not all about budgets, taxes, Medicaid, education and pensions for Florida lawmakers. Nope, these folks know there’s so much more to Florida than those issues, and […]

healthcare money
Florida lands $4.4M more to push Obamacare

Christmas came early for 48 Florida health centers. Playing the role of Santa, the U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services is doling out $4.4 million to Sunshine […]

Inevitable or illegal? Sides appeal to Florida Supreme Court over marijuana push

Consuming marijuana as medicine could be legal in Florida in less than a year. But first, the Florida Supreme Court has to approve the language contained in […]

Underwater homeowners in Fla. struggle to reach federal life preserver

Florida got $1 billion from the federal government to help struggling homeowners, but just 13 percent of that money has gone toward helping them. Florida received the stimulus […]

Mayor of Tally
Florida’s capital rejects recommended ethics reform

Apparently, ethics isn’t a big deal in Florida’s capital city. Mayor John Marks certainly doesn’t appear to be all that serious about it. That’s the consensus expressed by an […]

Report: Shoddy record keeping shoots holes in Florida’s mental health gun registry

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — It’s against federal and state law for individuals who’ve been legally deemed mentally incompetent to purchase firearms from licensed gun dealers. But in Florida, it […]

Tyranny: City uproots Florida couple’s 17-year-old garden

Few things in life are as benign as a home vegetable garden. But for the residents of Miami Shores, Fla., growing veggies can land you a fine […]