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BP Financed Sales Tax Holidays

Posted: 12/15/2010 - Tired of trying to prove the oil spill hurt their businesses and worried about their financial future, Florida retailers are asking BP to sponsor seven sales tax holidays. As Whitney Ray tells, The Florida Retail Federation says if the oil giant doesn’t do something, tourism will suffer again this summer.

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[UPDATE] Prison Employees Placed on Leave After Inmate Brawl

Updated: 12/17/2010 - Jefferson Correctional Officer Sgt. Robert Hall and Officer Waymond Pugh were arrested today (12/15/10) on felony charges of official misconduct and battery upon a detainee. Jefferson Correctional Officer Captain David Pate has also been arrested.

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Increased Fatalities Prompt FWC to Reach Out to Boaters

Posted: 12/15/2010 - With just a few weeks remaining in the year, 2010 has proved to be a tragic one for boating accidents. So far, there have been 76 boating fatalities, a 24-percent increase from this time last year. FWC wants Florida boaters to reverse this trend.

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Teacher's Aide Fired After Abuse Allegations in Fla.

Posted: 12/15/2010 - A teacher's aid accused of verbally abusing a 7-year-old special needs child has been fired.The alleged abuse was secretly recorded by the child's mother, who left a digital recorder in the girl's backpack.

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[UPDATE] Gadsden Co. Mourns Student Killed In Bus Crash

Updated: 01/28/2011 - The Florida Highway Patrol has completed its investigation and the report has been reviewed by the State Attorney's Office. The parents of De’Sherrime (Dee Dee) Murray release statement.

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New Organic Option Opens Doors

Posted: 12/15/2010 - A new supermarket is set to bring more jobs and healthy food options to Tallahassee.

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PSC Approves Two-Year Rate Freeze for FPL

Posted: 12/15/2010 - Electric rates for the state’s largest power company will remain the same for two years under an agreement between the company and several consumer groups that was unanimously approved Tuesday by the Florida Public Service Commission.

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Retailers in Talks with BP Over Tax Holidays

Posted: 12/15/2010 - Florida retailers said they are asking BP to spend $25 million to reimburse the state for a series of sales tax holidays beginning in February to help lure shoppers to a Panhandle region that took a $454 million hit following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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School Choice Plan Emerging

Posted: 12/15/2010 - As Governor-elect Rick Scott prepares to take office in a few weeks, an aide to Gov. Jeb Bush who also serves on Scott’s transition team is preparing a plan that would give Florida students public dollars to pay for private or virtual school, tutoring or a college prepaid plan.

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Tallahassee Quarterback Club Awards

Posted: 12/15/2010 - The Tallahassee Quarterback Club wrapped up their meetings for the season with their annual jamboree awards presentation.

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Senate: Extend Review Time for Offshore Drilling

Posted: 12/14/2010 - A bill moving toward approval in the Senate would increase by 60 days the amount of time the Interior Department has to conduct environmental and safety reviews of offshore drilling projects.

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Florida's Budget Hole Now at Least $3.5 Billion

Posted: 12/14/2010 - Florida’s budget shortfall hit at least $3.5 billion Tuesday as analysts dialed-back the state’s revenue forecast, saying sluggish tax collections and a still-faltering economy are complicating the balancing act facing Gov.-elect Rick Scott and legislators.

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