The 2014 Florida legislative session will open Tuesday with a joint resolution spelling out how legislators must abide by the Florida Constitution’s residency requirements.
Florida Rep. Perry E. Thurston, Jr. (D-Fort Lauderdale) has been fined for failing to submit a mandatory financial report for his 2016 campaign for the Florida Senate.
An ethics complaint filed against Broward County Commissioner Barbara Sharief may be political payback for her vote against budget increases for the Broward Property Appraiser’s Office, a Media Trackers Florida investigation discovered.
Florida House Minority Leader Perry E. Thurston, Jr. (D-Fort Lauderdale) admitted last week he lives outside his House district “when I want to.”
Several Florida state legislators who are facing criticism for apparently living outside their districts in violation of the Florida Constitution filed suspect mandatory financial disclosure forms, a Media Trackers Florida investigation reveals.
The chairman of the Florida Senate Ethics Committee wants Gov. Rick Scott to launch an investigation into the dubious residency claims of six South Florida legislators.
Florida State Sen. Maria Sachs (D-Fort Lauderdale) faces another ethics complaint, as a fellow Democrat alleges Sachs violated ethics laws by not reporting her ownership of a home outside her district.
State Sen. Maria Sachs (D-Fort Lauderdale) says a recent television news investigation showing her appearing to live outside her district is a partisan attack by Republicans.
In a follow-up to recent Media Trackers Florida investigations, Miami ABC television affiliate WPLG presented more evidence that Florida state Reps. Perry Thurston (D), Hazelle Rogers (D), and Jared Moskowitz (D) are violating the Florida Constitution’s residency requirement for state legislators.
Florida State Rep. Joseph Gibbons (D-Hallandale Beach), who claims to Florida elections officials that he lives in District 100 and can therefore lawfully represent the district, carefully avoided making such a claim under oath during a 2010 investigation of his residency. Gibons claims to live by himself in a Hallandale Beach condominium in Broward County and […]