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Florida changes primary date to Jan. 31

By | 09.30.11 | 12:53 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Florida had to settle the date for the state’s 2012 presidential primary by Oct. 1, and the committee chosen to make the decision announced its conclusion today.

Florida legislature ends session without gov comment, but with scores of unanswered questions

By | 05.09.11 | 11:02 am | More from The Florida Independent

Any hopes for a picture-perfect ending to the 2011 legislative session were dashed some time around 11 p.m. on Friday, when Gov. Rick Scott’s communications directors told reporters the governor was headed home for the night.

Lobbysits and legislative staff had already assembled around the velvet ropes where Scott was More…

What’s coercion got to do with banning union dues deduction?

By | 03.14.11 | 3:45 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Nothing, according to the sponsor of a measure that would make it more difficult for public employee unions to collect dues, which cleared its first Senate panel Monday. A representative of the Florida Chamber of Commerce disagreed. #


The bill would end the More…

Life Always/Heroic Media to discontinue use of girl’s image on billboards

Image by: Matt MahurinLife Always, the group behind controversial billboards aimed at Planned Parenthood, yesterday announced its decision to halt using the image of a young girl in its media campaign. #

2012 GOP prospects frequent prized swing state Florida

By | 02.03.11 | 1:30 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Image by Matt Mahurin

In recent months, nearly every likely Republican 2012 presidential candidate has made his or her voice heard in Florida, courting potential campaign donors at big-ticket speaking engagements and invitation-only dinners.

Florida’s McCollum Concedes Without Naming Opponent Rick Scott

By | 08.25.10 | 10:38 am

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum’s campaign sent out a press release early Wednesday morning conceding the Republican primary for governor to former health care executive Rick Scott. McCollum withheld a concession last night when he addressed supporters just before 11 p.m.

The press release did not More…