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Tallahassee Attorney Takes a Stand for Hillsborough CI

Updated: 03/30/2011 - The Florida Department of Corrections has announced its prison consolidation plan, and one Tallahassee attorney is fighting for the rights of the female faith based correctional institute.

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[UPDATE] Suit Filed Against Scott's Rule Moratorium

Updated: 03/30/2011 - Rosalie Whiley filed a petition on March 28 in the Florida Supreme Court challenging Governor Scott’s Executive Order 11-01. The order has halted rulemaking that would have simplified the reapplication process for food stamp recipients like Ms. Whiley.

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More Prison Privatization in Fla. Senate Budget

Posted: 03/29/2011 - The Senate's proposed budget, which is awaiting final committee approval, would turn state prisons in an 18-county area of South Florida over to private companies if they want them.

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Health Dept. Urges Protection from Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

Posted: 03/29/2011 - The Wakulla County Mosquito Control and the health department continue surveillance and prevention efforts and encourage everyone to take basic precautions to help limit exposure by following the department of health recommendations.

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Senate Criminal Justice Committee Passes Dockery's Re-Entry Bill

Posted: 03/29/2011 - This bill will increase the number of inmates nearing the end of their sentences who are processed through the work release program and allow them to live at DOC approved residences, treatment centers or halfway houses instead of the state-operated center only after they have proven themselves responsible and trustworthy at the center for at least 6 months.

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“Rescue Ride” Dog Rescue is Saving Lives

Updated: 03/31/2011 - Wheels are turning this year as “Rescue Ride”, a program created by LCHS and funded by the PEDIGREE Foundation, rescues dogs from shelters in North Florida and South Georgia and transports them to adoption programs in Central Florida.

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DCF Secretary Wilkins Announces Key Leadership Positions

Posted: 03/29/2011 - DCF Secretary David Wilkins announced the addition of three key members to the management team that will help guide the Department toward the mission of a more efficient and effective agency that places the protection of the state’s most vulnerable children and adults as the priority.

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Tree Down on Franklin Blvd.

Posted: 03/29/2011 - A downed tree on Franklin Blvd. is causing motorists to find alternate routes.

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Rhonda Harden Named 2010-2011 Glenn-Howell Award Winner

Posted: 03/29/2011 - Deputy Superintendent of Schools Marvin Henderson joined with other local dignitaries to pay an unexpected visit to Ms. Rhonda Harden at Bond Elementary March 29 to inform her that she has been selected as the 2010-2011 Glenn-Howell award winner.

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Celebrate FSU Spring Football Game Weekend

Posted: 03/29/2011 - Tallahassee will roll out the garnet and gold carpet for the three day event, being held Thursday, April 14 through Saturday, April 16 and will give FSU football fans everywhere the chance to show their Seminole pride in advance of the 2011 season.

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Fla. Police: Teen Pistol-whipped Mom Over Car

Posted: 03/29/2011 - Authorities in southwest Florida say a 17-year-old girl pointed a gun at her mother, pistol-whipped her and forced her to drive to a dealership to buy her a used car.

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Growth Bill Begins Fla. Senate Journey

Posted: 03/29/2011 - A Senate committee on March 29 passed a growth management package that continues restrictions on the levying of impact fees but gives local governments more control over growth - while restricting state oversight to more regional and statewide issues.

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Fla. Court Reform Moving Ahead in Senate

Posted: 03/29/2011 - Proposals to overhaul the state’s court system -- and particularly the Florida Supreme Court -- started moving through the Senate on March 28.

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Scott, AHCA, APD Sued Over Waiting List

Posted: 03/29/2011 - Gov. Rick Scott and two state agencies have been hit with a class-action lawsuit alleging Florida has failed to provide needed services to 19,000 disabled people who are stuck on a waiting list.

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[UPDATE] 'Fighting For Florida's Future' Rally

Updated: 03/29/2011 - More than one thousand people from across Florida fill the courthouse lawn in Leon County on March 29. Protesters say they are fighting for Florida's Future.

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Commissioners to Attend Community Meeting on Hwy 20 Safety

Posted: 03/29/2011 - Members of the Leon County Board of County Commissioners have been invited to attend a community meeting requested by citizens who live in the Ft. Braden area, to discuss Blountstown Highway (Highway 20) road safety and other issues.

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Senate Unveils Budget Plan

Updated: 03/29/2011 - The Senate unveiled a plan for tackling Florida's $3.8 billion budget deficit with major cuts to public education and public sector salaries and an increase in university tuition rates.

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