Brouhaha over Osceola Court Clerk’s Christmas Bonus

    Osceola County Clerk of the Court Armando Ramírez was in the news for paying Christmas bonuses to his staff this year, according to a 9 Investigates story by WFTV-Channel 9. The story doesn’t state the holiday bonus amount and apparently Ramírez broke no law. But the move did […]

No Debt Relief for Puerto Rico

    Millions of Puerto Ricans here and on the island were disappointed when Congress approved a federal budget without  bankruptcy relief for Puerto Rico to help manage over $70 billion in debt, leaving the island in limbo about what to do next. Looks like it won’t be until March […]

Court Removes Latinos from Congressional District 9

Florida desperately needed a resolution to its long and costly congressional redistricting, and thankfully the state Supreme Court delivered last week when it sided with the Florida League of Women Voters, which contested the Legislature’s plan. The Legislature spent $11 million to defend a redistricting plan that was too Republican […]

Hillary on the Hustings for Hispanic Vote

Hillary Clinton campaigned in Florida this week for the fourth time since launching her presidential campaign, stopping in Tampa, Jacksonville and Orlando, where she addressed a rally in the heavily Hispanic Meadow Woods area of south Orlando. Orlando was the second of the three stops, where up to 600 people […]