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BONDI WON'T 'CONFIRM OR DENY' TRUMP SPECULATION

December 06, 2016 - 18:24

By JIM TURNER
THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, December 6, 2016.......... Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi offered little information Tuesday about her future or her discussions with President-elect Donald Trump, as she made one of her first appearances in Tallahassee since meeting with Trump last week in New York.

THREE SUPREME COURT NOMINEES WOULD ADD CONSERVATIVE VOICE

November 29, 2016 - 20:23

By DARA KAM
THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, November 29, 2016.......... Florida Supreme Court justices Charles Canady and Ricky Polston will almost certainly have a conservative colleague to join their frequent splits from the court's majority when Gov. Rick Scott appoints a replacement for Justice James E.C. Perry.

Perry's constitutionally mandated retirement gives Scott the opportunity to continue moving Florida's appellate courts to the right, and the three nominees to replace Perry left no doubt this week as to how they would rule if appointed to the state's highest court.

JUDGE HALTS WORKERS' COMP RATE HIKE OVER SUNSHINE ISSUES

November 24, 2016 - 07:17

By JIM SAUNDERS
THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

Judge Karen Gievers

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, November 23, 2016.......... Little more than a week before businesses were slated to get hit with increased workers' compensation insurance rates, a Leon County circuit judge Wednesday blocked the hike because of violations of Florida's Sunshine Law.

An organization that files workers' compensation rate proposals for insurers quickly said it would appeal.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA SOARS TO APPROVAL

November 08, 2016 - 21:47

By DARA KAM
THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, November 8, 2016.......... Stunning even some of the proposal's most avid supporters, Florida voters Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana for patients with a broad swath of conditions.

Amendment 2, "Use of Marijuana for Debilitating Medical Conditions," received at least 70 percent of the vote, far greater than the 60 percent required for passage of constitutional amendments in Florida.

CRITICS ASK SUPREME COURT TO BLOCK SOLAR AMENDMENT

November 02, 2016 - 18:06

By JIM TURNER
THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, November 2, 2016.......... Opponents of a controversial solar-energy ballot initiative asked the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday to again review the ballot language and to strike down the proposed constitutional amendment.

But a spokeswoman for Consumers for Smart Solar, a group sponsoring what is known as Amendment 1, was quick to call the request --- filed with less than a week remaining in the campaign --- "political grandstanding."

SMALLEST STATE UNIVERSITY PITCHES BIG PLANS FOR GROWTH

October 28, 2016 - 21:58

By LLOYD DUNKELBERGER
THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

On campus at New College of Florida

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, October 28, 2016.......... New College of Florida is advancing a far-reaching plan to increase its student body by 41 percent and move into the upper ranks of liberal arts colleges in the nation.

The smallest of Florida's 12 universities, the Sarasota-based New College would increase its enrollment from 850 students this fall to 1,200 by the fall of 2022. The plan would require hiring 40 new faculty members, 61 staff members and spending $45 million on construction, including a new multi-use student center.

COURT REQUIRES STATE TO PROVIDE LETHAL INJECTION DOCUMENTS

October 27, 2016 - 17:49

By DARA KAM
THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, October 27, 2016.......... Rejecting arguments that the records must be kept secret, a federal magistrate has ordered the Florida Department of Corrections to give a decade's worth of documents about drugs used in the state's lethal-injection procedure to lawyers representing seven Arizona Death Row inmates.

Who's on the ballot? Appellate Judges & Supreme Court Justices

October 26, 2016 - 12:47

Election Day is not only used to select a new President of the United States. Along with selecting Senators and Congresspersons, Tuesday Nov. 8 gives people the opportunity to decide if Justices of the Florida State Supreme Court and the District Court of Appeals retain their positions. This year, three Florida Supreme Court Justices and four Fifth District Court of Appeals Judges are on the ballot in Hernando County.

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