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DCA Takes Growth Management Tour

Posted: 06/23/2011 - Admitting that new rules are being made on the fly, state growth management officials told a packed central Florida conference room that the state will remain an active partner in large scale development decisions but will be far more selective in entering the debate over how communities choose to grow.

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Scott Expected to Tap MacNamara Soon for COS Position

Posted: 06/23/2011 - As Gov. Rick Scott’s first chief of staff was confirmed by the Cabinet as the head of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, speculation was already turning to who would be the governor’s second chief of staff -- and when he or she might be named.

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Universities Ponder Fate of Construction Projects

Posted: 06/23/2011 - When Scott vetoed nearly $80 million for classroom construction at Florida’s universities in May, he left university officials wondering about the future of a state program designed to be the primary source of funding for classroom construction at universities and colleges.

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University Lake Drowning

Posted: 06/23/2011 - Officials say a 21-year-old Florida Gulf Coast University student drowned in a lake on campus after going for an early-morning swim.

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Snuffing Out Flavored Tobacco in Florida

Updated: 06/23/2011 - Chocolate, vanilla, cherry and apple. These aren't flavors of frozen treats. They're just a few of the 45 different flavors tobacco comes in. Tobacco-Free Florida, Gadsden County says they want it 'snuffed out'!

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[UPDATE] Judge: Florida Death Sentences Unconstitutional

Updated: 06/23/2011 - A federal judge in Miami has ruled that Florida’s process for sentencing convicted murderers to death is unconstitutional because jurors do not have to disclose why they decided to recommend capital punishment.

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Universities Defend Tuition Increases

Posted: 06/22/2011 - A parade of university presidents appeared before the Board of Governors to make the case for requesting a 7 percent tuition hike, also known as “tuition differential.”

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New Veteran Affairs Director is Named

Updated: 06/23/2011 - Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet have appointed Scott's chief of staff to head the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

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Wildfire Dangers Still a Concern

Posted: 06/22/2011 - Triple digit temperatures and little rain fall, especially in the Panhandle, is turning Florida into a tinder box. Much of the state remains in a drought, raising concerns for more wildfires.

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Florida Assesses BP Claims

Posted: 06/22/2011 - The state lost millions of sales tax dollars last summer as the BP oil spill grew and tourists opted to vacation elsewhere.

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New Pediatric ER at Shands

Posted: 06/22/2011 - Children are not small adults. This is never more evident than when an accident or urgent medical problem arises and parents need fast access to specialized care designed to meet their child’s needs.

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