Updated: 01/07/2011 - Governor Rick Scott has begun his administration by making it clear he will push hard for education reform. Merit pay and the end of tenure, and even vouchers for all could be on the agenda. Scott signaled his intentions when he took his first road trip as Governor.
Updated: 01/08/2011 - Tallahassee Police and emergency workers are responding to a shooting in the 2800 block of Tartary Drive.
Posted: 01/07/2011 - Florida State vs South Carolina viewed in 5 million households.
Posted: 01/07/2011 - A guidebook has rated Florida State University’s law faculty as one of the nation’s best for accessibility and quality of teaching, designations that follow on the heels of a national study that recognized the faculty for its scholarship.
Posted: 01/07/2011 - The Florida State University will celebrate the dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the university’s 23rd annual weeklong commemorative celebration.
Posted: 01/07/2011 - Troopers issued nearly 41,000 traffic citations and made 474 arrests for Driving Under the Influence of alcohol or drugs. They cited more than 13,000 drivers for speeding and nearly 4,000 for failure to buckle up.
Posted: 01/07/2011 - Gov. Rick Scott sought to downplay his day-old pledge of support for allowing Las Vegas-styled casino resorts in Florida, while also defending his hiring of lobbyists for agencies he controls despite campaigning against such spending. Video is attached
Posted: 01/07/2011 - Florida Governor Rick Scott made an appearance in Opa-Locka Thursday sounding two of his favorite themes - charter schools and teacher accountability.
Updated: 01/07/2011 - A Monticello woman is killed as her car flies past a stop sign and crashes into the trees.
Updated: 01/07/2011 - In an effort to create budget savings for the universitym Dr. Barron proposed a big idea to the board of trustees, which could eliminate senior faculty but still bring on new hires.
Posted: 01/07/2011 - Senate President Mike Haridopolos said this week that he was ready to put the brakes on a controversial high speed rail that is proposed to connect Tampa and Orlando, but Gov. Rick Scott did not rule it out as forcefully Thursday.
Posted: 01/07/2011 - New U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson was sworn in this week to Congress without any of her trademark hats, and won’t wear them on the floor.
Posted: 01/07/2011 - Gov. Rick Scott denies he's flip-flopped on his opposition to an expansion of gambling and says he won't make his flight plans public when he uses his private jet for state business.
Posted: 01/07/2011 - The U.S. Forest Service is prescribed burning 2,842 acres in the Apalachicola National Forest today, Jan. 7.
Posted: 01/07/2011 - Multimillionaire Gov. Rick Scott is taking a single penny for his gubernatorial salary, but he’s stocking his staff with people commanding six figure salaries.
Posted: 01/07/2011 - Former Florida Public Service Commissioner Nathan Skop has argued that the utility regulation panel’s decision to deny most of a record $1.25 billion rate increase for Florida Power & Light cost him his job, but that history has shown it was the right thing to do.
Updated: 01/07/2011 - Sometime very early on Friday, don’t be surprised if you’re at the Okahumpka Service Plaza and you see new state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam gassing up his white pick up truck and grabbing a coffee.
Posted: 01/07/2011 - State Rep. Marti Coley, R-Marianna, has been tasked to lead the House’s Prek-12 budget committee through a session where the state is facing a $3.5 billion shortfall.
Posted: 01/07/2011 - Days after a fourth straight inauguration of a Republican governor - and a new, all-GOP Cabinet to go with him - Florida Democrats are retreating to central Florida this weekend to plan a path back to power in Tallahassee.
Updated: 01/07/2011 - The monthly city meeting in Midway was held January 6th, but not many issues were discussed or resolved before folks walked out in frustration.