Mark Gilbert, right, and wife Nancy flank former Pinecrest School head Robert Goldberg
President Barack Obama has named two more of his top campaign fundraisers for plumb diplomatic posts, nominating Boca Raton’s Mark Gilbert to be U.S. ambassador to New Zealand and Rob Barber to the same position in Iceland.
With the choices, Obama continues his aggressive push to elevate major bundlers and loyalists to top diplomatic jobs.
By William Hladky
Cooper City commissioners had an angry, embarrassing public exchange last year, but you won't find any mention of it in the city's official minutes of that meeting.
By Dan Christensen
Gov. Rick Scott’s office says it vetted Sunrise City Attorney Kimberly Kisslan before her recent appointment to the governing board of Broward Health, yet failed to uncover damaging information that led to her abrupt resignation last Friday amid an inquiry.
Governor Jan Brewer and Jerry Colangelo cut the ribbon at an Arizona Commerce Authority event in 2012.
The offices of the Arizona Commerce Authority are housed in downtown Phoenix at the Freeport-McMoRan Center, the gleaming glass headquarters of an international mining firm of the same name.
The authority, which oversees state corporate tax incentives and grants worth hundreds of millions of dollars, is not quite a public agency, as its location two miles east of the state government complex suggests. It’s led by a board of directors run by the governor and Jerry Colangelo, who, after four decades as an Arizona sports and real estate mogul, is a local icon.
By William Gjebre
Peter Deutsch, the driving force behind South Florida’s controversial Ben Gamla charter schools, is a six-term former Democratic congressman with a unique status: he lives more than 6,000 miles away in Israel as an expatriate. Even so, Deutsch’s Ben Gamla schools have racked