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TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott should be at the high tide of his influence, dropping the hammer on fellow Republican legislators thwarting his agenda. The governor has made it clear he wants $2,500 pay raises for teachers and a $141 million...
Tags: Andy Gardiner, Barack Obama, Politics, Titusville, Joe Negron
Lawmakers are beginning the process of cleaning up the government and restoring trust with Floridians. Senate President Don Gaetz and House Speaker Will Weatherford promised sweeping ethics and campaign finance reform and delivered. While there is still...
The results of a close city councilman election in Ipswich remain unchanged after a recount was held Thursday night, said Amanda Anglin, finance officer for the city of Ipswich. On April 9, David A. Thares defeated Michael Steen 95-94 for the position...
South Bend TribuneSOUTH BEND — Delinquent on your campaign finance reports? Members of the St. Joseph County Election Board will be looking into five cases of delinquent campaign finance reports from past candidates for local offices at next month’s meeting,...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Local Elections
Tribune reporterIllinois donors to President Barack Obama’s second inauguration included aviation giant Boeing Co., which contributed $1 million, and billionaire Penny Pritzker, who gave $250,000, according to newly filed records. Pritzker, who is being vetted by...
At an otherwise tame candidates' forum, City Atty. Carmen Trutanich again pounded his rival, Mike Feuer, for an unusual campaign contract that Trutanich said amounted to an unlawful manipulation of city election laws. "You have to ask yourself why...
Tags: Politics, Values, Religion and Belief, Ethics, Dennis P. Zine
TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Legislature passed a plan Wednesday to inject more cash into elections as part of a broader reform that eliminates some political slush funds politicians have used to support their "filet mignon" lifestyles. As part of a...
Legislature reaches a deal on higher campaign-contribution limits, preserves major loophole for partiesTallahassee Bureau ChiefTALLAHASSEE -- Florida lawmakers have agreed to dramatically boost the cash state candidates can raise for elections as part of a broader ethics and elections reform that eliminates some political slush funds politicians have used to support their "fillet...
Tags: Jack Latvala, Politics, Values, Religion and Belief, Ethics
MEXICO CITY — The new government of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has sought to downplay the deadly violence that has long haunted much of Mexico and that he repeatedly pledged to reduce. But the country's killers aren't cooperating....
Tags: Politics, Murder, Government, National Government, Heroin
Former Mayor Richard Daley is giving more than $500,000 remaining in his campaign fund to 13 charities, with the biggest bequest going to the After School Matters organization founded by his wife Maggie, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. He's also giving six-...
Newport Beach nonprofit ExplorOcean announced Monday that its former board chairman will take over as the interactive museum's chief executive. Tom Pollack, a Dana Point resident, will assume the role immediately. He will continue to serve as director of...
Tags: Science and Technology, Politics, Elections
After reading about and seeing pictures of the $250 million George W. Bush presidential library in Dallas, I’m struck by the irony of this expensive and egotistical monument. Its purpose seems to be less to preserve important documents - as...
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