News Service of Florida
A divided appeals court has rejected pleas from a Republican state House candidate who contends she was improperly kept off the November ballot because of a bank error on a qualifying check.
Normally, this would be the point where Gov. Rick Scott would turn his attention to former Gov. Charlie Crist, the newly approved Democratic nominee. After a primary season that was merely a formality for Scott, and only marginally less so for Crist, the incumbent Republican would unleash his financial advantage on his Democratic challenger.
Florida Power and Light customers may soon be able to contribute money to help the company pay for solar-energy projects.
A state law allowing elected officials to set up blind trusts does not violate the Florida Constitution’s open-government requirements, a Leon County judge ruled Monday, clearing the way for Gov. Rick Scott to continue to shield his assets from the public and himself.
The latest poll by Quinnipiac University is set to be released Wednesday, showing where each candidate stands in Florida’s gubernatorial race.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist tried to draw sharp contrasts Thursday with Republican Gov. Rick Scott on issues such as the environment, education and openness — while also seeking to defuse questions about why he won’t appear with Democratic opponent Nan Rich.
A decade into a dispute about how to divvy up the costs of detaining young offenders, the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice and more than two-dozen counties are digging in for more legal fighting.
A new report by a youth advocacy group argues against the widespread U.S. practice of locking up teen offenders — a practice that has been on the decline in Florida under the state’s outgoing juvenile justice chief.
Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente is on a crusade to change how courts treat eyewitness expert testimony, writing in a strongly-worded opinion on Thursday that the state’s approach lags decades behind scientific evidence.
As they did a year ago, Florida lawmakers this spring approved four new specialty license tags, also extending a self-imposed barrier that hasn’t slowed the program.