Palm Beach politics http://wlrn.org en Palm Beach County Is Slot Out Of Luck http://wlrn.org/post/palm-beach-county-slot-out-luck <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This legislative session &nbsp;has toyed with the hearts of gaming aficionados who want more gambling, especially in Palm Beach County.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Giants like Genting&nbsp;are pushing for casinos in Miami-Dade and Broward, but Palm Beach doesn't seem to be getting the same amount of love.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Because of a vote that took place 10 years ago, Palm Beach doesn't allow slot machines in the county.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 08:02:30 +0000 Lisann Ramos 31692 at http://wlrn.org Palm Beach County Is Slot Out Of Luck NEWSCAST: Awkward! Both West and Murphy In Washington, D.C. http://wlrn.org/post/newscast-awkward-both-west-and-murphy-washington-dc <p></p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 23:13:28 +0000 Kelley Mitchell 4761 at http://wlrn.org NEWSCAST: Awkward! Both West and Murphy In Washington, D.C. NEWSCAST: A Light At The End Of The Election http://wlrn.org/post/newscast-light-end-election <p></p><div>For those of you who are keeping track of when the rest of the country might quit talking about Florida and its voting delays.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>It should be tomorrow afternoon - that's "should."</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>That's according to the Department of State.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>But notice when Chris Cate the spokesman &nbsp;speaks, he uses the "R" word.</div><div>&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><p></p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 23:33:30 +0000 Kelley Mitchell 4447 at http://wlrn.org NEWSCAST: A Light At The End Of The Election How To Build A Voting Bloc http://wlrn.org/post/how-build-voting-bloc <p></p><p>During election season, we tend to hear a lot about the Cuban vote or the Jewish vote. Both are powerful voting blocs that attract the attention—and promises—of politicians.</p><p></p><p>A young Brazilian community organizer has his eye on what he hopes will become another voting bloc.</p><p></p><p>Jonathan Rodrigues lives in Pompano Beach and volunteers at the Brazilian Community Center in Deerfield Beach. He got his undergraduate degree at the University of Chicago and spent much of his time there thinking about home—studying South Florida's Brazilian population and considering his own role in that communtity .</p><p></p><p>Rodrigues is a first-generation Brazilian American. “Historically that first generation is the generation that propels the community forward into civic engagement,” he said.</p><p></p><p>According to the American Community Survey by the U.S. Census, there are an estimated 21,000 Brazilians living in Broward County and another 12,000 in Miami-Dade. Rodrigues suspects that number is actually a lot higher.</p><p></p><p>“All you have to do is drive down Sample Road or North Federal Highway in Deerfield Beach and Pompano and you’ll see the proliferation of Brazilian small businesses.”</p><p></p><p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 13:32:00 +0000 Arianna Prothero 3883 at http://wlrn.org How To Build A Voting Bloc Campaign Polls: Why It Looks Like Obama Might Lose Florida http://wlrn.org/post/campaign-polls-why-it-looks-obama-might-lose-florida <p></p><p>Support for President Obama has declined so radically in South Florida that it will cost him the state on election day.</p><p></p><p>That's what <a href="http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/elections/fl-economic-forecast-election-results-20121020,0,451863.story">Tony Man at the Sun Sentinel reported</a> over the weekend after taking a look at modeling and projections prepared by Moody's Analytics. Moody's predicted Obama would win the Democratic strongholds of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties but by margins too small to leverage the rest of the state.</p><p></p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 13:33:53 +0000 Rick Stone 3382 at http://wlrn.org Campaign Polls: Why It Looks Like Obama Might Lose Florida What Jewish Voters Had To Say At Presidential Debate Last Night http://wlrn.org/post/what-jewish-voters-had-say-presidential-debate-last-night <p></p><p></p><p>The third and final presidential debate took place last night at Lynn University in Boca Raton. President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney sparred over various foreign policy issues, but seemed to agree on one thing: their allegiance to Israel.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 19:41:47 +0000 Deborah Acosta 3415 at http://wlrn.org What Jewish Voters Had To Say At Presidential Debate Last Night State Of The Race Turns Sachs, Bogdanoff Into Generic Partisan Placeholders http://wlrn.org/post/state-race-turns-sachs-bogdanoff-generic-partisan-placeholders <p></p><p>Must be awful to be objectified like this, particularly if you're a serious state senator like <a href="http://www.ellynbogdanoff.com/">Ellyn Bogdanoff (R-Hollywood) </a>or <a href="http://mariasachs.com/">Maria Sachs (D-Delray Beach)</a>. &nbsp;They're running for their second terms against each other in the Senate's only incumbent-on-incumbent cage match.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 18:18:05 +0000 Rick Stone 3324 at http://wlrn.org State Of The Race Turns Sachs, Bogdanoff Into Generic Partisan Placeholders Absentee Ballots In High Demand In Palm Beach County http://wlrn.org/post/absentee-ballots-high-demand-palm-beach-county <p>Voter registration ended on Tuesday, and elections supervisors are busy preparing for next month’s vote.<br><br>They say thousands of registrations have come in just this month, and the final numbers will come in next week once the state is done certifying all of the voter registration forms that came in at the deadline.<br><br>Monroe County Supervisor of Elections Harry Sawyer says he’s expecting a big increase.<br><br>“Even before we get the final numbers in, we’re still ahead of 2008," said Sawyer.<br> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Marva Hinton 2642 at http://wlrn.org Absentee Ballots In High Demand In Palm Beach County Elections in Palm Beach County: The “Butterfly Ballot” Effect http://wlrn.org/post/elections-palm-beach-county-butterfly-ballot-effect <p></p><p>Throughout every election cycle, it’s fair to say that there’s more nail-biting in Palm Beach County than in any voting district in the country. For nearly 12 years, a reputation for botched elections has clung to the county like a hanging chad.</p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Christine DiMattei 2126 at http://wlrn.org Elections in Palm Beach County: The “Butterfly Ballot” Effect Two Liberals Vie For Seat Allen West Abandoned http://wlrn.org/post/two-liberals-vie-seat-allen-west-abandoned <p>As Republican U.S. Representative Allen West is hoping to be elected in a new district, two candidates from way over on the other side of the aisle are each hoping to fill the congressional seat he leaves behind.&nbsp;</p><p>On a bright Saturday morning in a southeast Pompano Beach neighborhood, Broward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs -- all legs and sunglasses in a short green skirt and sleeveless blue t-shirt -- zips by at the controls of a two-wheeled Segway.</p> Sat, 04 Aug 2012 22:24:17 +0000 Rick Stone 878 at http://wlrn.org Two Liberals Vie For Seat Allen West Abandoned