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Panel Changes Workers Comp Drug Bill

Posted: 02/23/2012 - Despite objections from business groups and the insurance industry, a Senate committee made major changes to a bill that called for limiting the amounts doctors can charge for dispensing drugs to workers-compensation patients.

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Norman Amendments Set Up USF Showdown in Senate

Posted: 02/23/2012 - The Senate is likely headed for a showdown over funding for the University of South Florida, with a vote looming on a package of amendments that would bring cuts to the institution down to a level that Tampa-area lawmakers consider fair.

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Florida Crops Damaged

Posted: 02/23/2012 - Blueberry crop damaged but growers still hopeful

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School Prayer Bill Passes Final Committee Stop

Updated: 02/23/2012 - A bill allowing inspirational messages in public schools appeared to be on the cusp of becoming law Wednesday, as the last House committee to consider the bill approved the measure.

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City To Hold Tennessee Street Workshops

Updated: 02/23/2012 - City commissioners hope public events will help understand the needs of business owners that line one of the busiest streets in Tallahassee.

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Drive Sober or Don’t Drive at All

Posted: 02/22/2012 - “Drive Sober or Don’t Drive at all” is the message state lawmakers may soon send to those caught drinking and driving. Legislation receiving bi-partisan support would require future DUI offenders to prove they are sober before being allowed to drive again.

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Charter Schools Rally for Construction Funds

Posted: 02/22/2012 - Charter school administrators are asking lawmakers from more money. Unlike traditional public schools, charter schools don’t receive taxpayer funds to build new buildings and repair old ones. 500 charter school students, parents and teachers were in Tallahassee trying to find the cash to keep the movement growing.

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Half Cent Tax For Education

Posted: 02/22/2012 - There's a 7.5 percent sales tax in Leon county. Point 5 percent goes toward education. Specifically, technology, transportation and facilities in Leon County Schools.

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DBPR Cracks Down on Underage Drinking

Posted: 02/22/2012 - The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation's Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco is out in full-force this week.

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FDOT Launches Florida Panhandle 511 Twitter Account

Posted: 02/22/2012 - The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announces the launch of the FL511 Panhandle Twitter account along with 11 other regional and major roadway Twitter feeds.

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Drug Felon Bill Advances in House

Posted: 02/22/2012 - A measure to require drug felons to undergo treatment before receiving temporary cash assistance passed a House hurdle on a party-line vote.

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