A federal judge ruled Sunday that the Florida law requiring felons to pay legal fees as part of their sentences before regaining the vote is unconstitutional for those unable to pay, or unable to find out how much they owe. U.S. District Court Judge Robert Hinkle in Tallahassee issued a 125-pageContinue Reading

While voters will take to the polls in Pinellas, Manatee and Polk counties to cast ballots for mayor and/or various referendums, the big race in the area is in St. Pete: Rick Kriseman, the mayor of St. Petersburg versus the former mayor Rick Baker taking back the office. The two candidates have raised $2.6 millionContinue Reading

A judge extended Florida’s voter registration deadline because of Hurricane Matthew, calling it “irrational” for the state to reject the idea. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker on Monday extended the deadline from Tuesday to 5 p.m. Wednesday and then during a hearing Wednesday, Walker extended the voter registration deadline in theContinue Reading

Indiana governor and GOP Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence visited the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Tampa Bay Tuesday, talking about taxes, cutting red tape, but avoided Donald Trump’s remarks describing some illegal immigrants from as “rapists” and “killers” (a stereotype proven accurate by some analysis.) “He didn’t address anything specific regarding the HispanicContinue Reading