October, 2009 Category

Oct 15 2009

Does He Want To Be In The House Or On The Hospital District?

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

 

David R. Maymon wants to have a title in front of his name.

 It doesn’t seem to matter whether it is “Hospital District commissioner” or “Florida state representative”.

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David Maymon

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Oct 15 2009

Lobbyists Cost Taxpayers Millions

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

A decade ago a federal judge criticized the persistent cost to taxpayers of Broward’s lobbyists.

Judge Herbert Grossman ruled that a bond firm had paid $134,493 to win work from the county.  He charged that the case exposed a widespread system of influence peddling that corrupted county bond deals and raised costs for taxpayers.

Nothing has changed.

If the feds want to strike at the heart of corruption in Broward, they need to smash the web of lobbyists who control politicians through campaign contributions and freebees.

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Oct 13 2009

Ritter To Run For Congress

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

Broward Mayor Stacy Ritter has decided to run for Congress, according to three sources.

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Oct 13 2009

We Handicap the Candidates For Wexler’s Seat

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

The rare opening of a congressional seat in Florida is creating a political scramble. Read the rest of this entry »



Oct 13 2009

Wexler, Loeb Out; Are Ring, Waldman In?

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

U. S. Rep. Robert Wexler is resigning and it could change the political look of northwest Broward County. Read the rest of this entry »



Oct 13 2009

Political Tidbits: Campaign Finance Reports

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

If his Florida House campaign keeps on the same path, Chris Chiari is going to be a three-time loser.

chris chiari

Chris Chiari

 

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Oct 13 2009

Barbra Stern Gets $$$$ From Mom’s Friends

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

Barbra Stern’s Florida House campaign is off to a big start with help from her Mom. Read the rest of this entry »



Oct 12 2009

Senate Candidate Loeb’s Wife Files For Divorce

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

State Senate Candidate Nick Loeb’s got a new problem:  His wife filed for divorce.

loeb-and-anna

Happier Times:  Their Wedding Was Featured In Magazines

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Oct 12 2009

Geller Outraises Gunzburger

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

 

The momentum continues for former state Senate Minority Leader Steve Geller.

steve geller

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Oct 11 2009

Former Allies At Each Others Throats

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

The old Forman family machine is splitting down the middle. Read the rest of this entry »