Updated: 04/07/2011 - Chief Justice Charles Canady and Gov. Rick Scott's Office have agreed on a plan to loan money from reserves to Florida's court system to avoid furloughs and curtailing some legal services through May.
Posted: 04/06/2011 - A 12 day long undercover narcotics operation netted Wakulla County Sheriff’s office investigators 13 of the 17 suspects they were seeking with arrests related to a variety of narcotics charges including methamphetamines, cocaine, marijuana and prescription pills.
Posted: 04/06/2011 - Shikar-Safari Club International honored Officer Marc Shea, of Naples, as its Officer of the Year. The Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County Inc. paid tribute to Pat Harrell, of Tallahassee, with a Beacon of Light award.
Posted: 04/06/2011 - Yet another rewrite of the state’s property insurance law is headed to the Senate floor, over continued opposition from consumer advocates.
Updated: 04/17/2011 - The Annual Summer Youth Training Program is designed to allow students to obtain work experience in a real-world environment. For six weeks, participants between the ages of 14 and 21 will be introduced to the workplace, gain valuable employment skills and earn a modest summer income.
Posted: 04/06/2011 - On the day before lawmakers were set to consider budget plans that make deep cuts in health care and other state spending, supporters of boosting revenues by broadening existing taxes began a pushback on two fronts.
Posted: 04/06/2011 - The financially troubled Agency for Persons with Disabilities “has not lived within its budget,” said Gov. Rick Scott on April 5. He said “everybody just kicked the can and never really held them accountable.”
Posted: 04/06/2011 - A bill paving the way for up to five “destination resort” casinos to open in Florida finally passed the Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee on Tuesday, but prospects for what opponents label a massive expansion in gambling still seem dicey at best.
Updated: 04/06/2011 - The state’s constitutionally-mandated minimum wage would grow at a slower rate under a measure that narrowly passed a House committee on April 5, allowing the state to take into account years in which the cost of living goes down.
Posted: 04/06/2011 - Florida Republicans reacted favorably to a Congressional GOP proposal to send Medicaid money to the states in block grants, freeing them from the coverage and enrollment criteria that currently come with the matching money.
Updated: 04/06/2011 - Rick Scott's honeymoon with voters is apparently over.
Posted: 04/05/2011 - Firefighters, teachers and police officers are upset with the Florida Chamber of Commerce.
Updated: 04/05/2011 - Tallahassee Leadership holds panel discussion for mid-session update.
Posted: 04/05/2011 - A new campaign urges kids to read as many as 50,000 books online in 30 days.
Posted: 04/05/2011 - Fla ACLU launches reproductive health debate site.
Posted: 04/05/2011 - Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare’s (TMH) Vogter Neuro Intensive Care Unit (VNICU) will benefit from a 12th year of philanthropic support from the USTA Tallahassee Tennis Challenger, the only professional men’s Challenger series event in North Florida and South Georgia.
Updated: 04/05/2011 - Rick Scott says he's surprised at how long it takes for the Legislature to do its work. Scott was speaking at an April 5th press conference after the Cabinet meeting. He also said that state workers don't get the credit they deserve.
Posted: 04/05/2011 - Consider the irony: Compulsive gamblers often need professional treatment to combat their addiction. But in many cases, their addiction to gambling puts them so far in debt, they cannot afford professional help.
Posted: 04/05/2011 - A Georgetown University study of Florida's Medicaid privatization program says critical information about cost savings and patient care are lacking.
Updated: 04/05/2011 - Inmates at one Florida county jail have a new visitation option -- video chatting.
Posted: 04/05/2011 - Ready or not, Florida school districts may be required to spend half of their textbook budgets on digital materials in just two years. But school districts are reluctant to embrace a mandate they say is too costly and doesn’t take into account students without Internet access.
Updated: 04/05/2011 - Gov. Rick Scott said that his wife’s health clinic company, Solantic, won’t contract for state business, addressing a conflict of interest issue that had arisen over Medicaid privatization and drug testing.