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Truck Accident in Madison Co.

Posted: 01/13/2011 - A Madison County EMS ambulance drove up on an unreported accident scene just before noon on Thursday, January 13, 2011.

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Cold Weather, High Utility Bills Threaten Seniors

Posted: 01/13/2011 - Currently, Elder Care Services is receiving an average of 5 calls a day from seniors who can not afford to pay their utility bills or fill up their tanks. In some cases, they are just showing up at our office to plead their case, hoping there are funds available.

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TPD Announces Road Closures for MLK March

Posted: 01/13/2011 - On Monday, January 17, 2011, beginning at 9:30AM, the Tallahassee Police Department will limit vehicle traffic along West Tennessee Street and Adams Street.

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With Deepening Budget Hole, Senate Wary of Scott Tax Cuts

Posted: 01/13/2011 - Florida’s deepening budget hole – now put at $3.6 billion – could jeopardize Gov. Rick Scott’s signature campaign pledge to eliminate the state’s corporate income tax and cut property levies, leading senators said Wednesday, Jan. 12.

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Florida AIDS Drug Help Program Out of Money

Posted: 01/13/2011 - State officials are desperately trying to figure out how to keep a program that pays for AIDS drugs going until new federal money comes down in April, caught up in a nationwide problem caused in part by a down economy.

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HHS Chair: Fla Spends Too Much on HHS

Posted: 01/13/2011 - State spending on health care and social services has grown too much over the past three decades at the expense of other parts of the budget, the chairman of the Senate committee in charge of the Health and Human Services budget said.

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Jeb Bush Guides Republican Outreach to Latinos

Posted: 01/13/2011 - Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will help lead a Republican group's efforts to improve the party's outreach to Hispanic voters in preparation for the 2012 presidential election.

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Senate Pres OK With Rail Rolling, if Biz Picks up the Tab

Posted: 01/13/2011 - Despite recent calls for the new governor to put the brakes on high speed rail, Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos said Jan. 12, the project should roll ahead if private investors can come up with the remaining $280 million needed to fund the $2.6 billion system.

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Pension Proposals Weeks Away

Posted: 01/13/2011 - Saying the upcoming battle over the state’s pension fund will be based on facts not emotion, a key senator said Tuesday, Jan 11, it will be at least a month before a reform package is available for debate.

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[UPDATE] Temporary Closure of Edenfield Road

Posted: 01/12/2011 - Leon County Public Works announces a temporary closure of Edenfield Road at US 90 (Mahan Drive) from 7 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8, to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011.

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Senate President Says Governor Will Get Leeway

Posted: 01/12/2011 - Senate President Mike Haridopolos said Wednesday he is willing to cut Gov. Rick Scott plenty of slack, but acknowledged the week-old administration is standing on some new and possibly shaky ground.

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Pension Fund Blues

Updated: 01/12/2011 - Two conflicting reports this week paint drastically different pictures of state and local pension funds in Florida. The state system has been ranked one of the best in the nation, but as Mike Vasilinda tells us, employees who don’t make a contribution to the plan may see that changing…soon.

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Dick Gregory Speaks at TCC

Posted: 01/13/2011 - Comedian and Civil Rights Activist Dick Gregory is a guest speaker at TCC.

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Citizens Grows to 1.3 Million Policies

Posted: 01/12/2011 - Florida’s state run Citizens Property Insurance is flooded with new customers adding an increased risk to all Floridians. The state run insurer now has 1.3 million customers, up 200-thousand customers from a year ago. As Whitney Ray tells us, lawmakers are looking for ways to convince more insurance companies to take Citizens policies.

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