Originally published on Thu November 6, 2014 8:46 am
Supporters of medical marijuana may have lost their fight at the ballot box, but they're promising to take it back to the statehouse.
A day after Amendment 2 narrowly failed in Florida, the chairman and chief financier of the initiative said Wednesday that if lawmakers didn't successfully pursue the issue, it would be back before voters in 2016.
Originally published on Thu November 6, 2014 2:07 pm
One of the scientists who spoke with Governor Rick Scott about climate change watched election results from the party for losing candidate Charlie Crist.
Eckerd College marine science professor David Hastings said when he and four other scientists met with Scott in August, the governor didn’t react much to his concerns about rising sea levels. But Scott told him he was open to fixing some of the problems.
Jesus Rodriguez, left, and Adrianna Machado, both of Miami, wait for the results of the election at the Leafly and the Florida MMTC Institute's Amendment 2 election watch party at Gramps in Miami on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.
Originally published on Mon February 16, 2015 3:14 pm
Republican Pam Bondi has been re-elected as Florida's attorney general.
Voters on Tuesday chose the incumbent Bondi over Democrat George Sheldon. With over half the expected vote counted, Bondi led 55-42 percent.
The 48-year-old Bondi is a close ally of Gov. Rick Scott and is confident Scott will be re-elected. She raised more than $4 million for her re-election. That dwarfed the money raised by Sheldon, a former legislator and Department of Children and Families head.
The atmosphere outside of the Southwest Ranches Town Hall precinct was quiet. The air was breezy, the only noise coming from Griffin Road and a clanging flagpole. Some voters wished it were that quiet when they were actually voting.
“[Voting is] good, it’s easy, it’s quick. If everybody in the room – the officials – would not talk,” says Vikki Yarborough in a firm voice. “That’s my biggest beef.”
Yarborough, 58, says the loud chatter of officials who work on Election Day can be distracting.