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Lifeline Telephone Discount Program Enrollment Jumps 47 Percent

Posted: 12/15/2011 - The Florida Public Service Commission’s (PSC) annual report on Lifeline Assistance (Lifeline) and Link-Up (Link-Up) Florida shows a 47 percent participation increase in the discount telephone programs. As of June 30, more than 943,000 eligible Florida telecommunications customers participated in the Lifeline program.

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New Leaders to Oversee Daily Operations of Florida's Anti-Discrimination Agency

Posted: 12/15/2011 - Members of the Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR) today unanimously selected Tampa attorney Gilbert M. Singer to serve as the chairman for the next two years. Commissioners also appointed Michelle Wilson to serve as the Commission’s executive director, overseeing the daily operations of the state’s leading anti-discrimination agency.

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Florida Civil Rights Association Renews Its Call To Terminate FAMU President

Updated: 12/15/2011 - In light of the new evidence discovered by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Orlando based Florida Civil Rights Association RENEWS its call on Florida Governor Rick Scott and The Florida A&M University Board of Trustees to immediately terminate Florida A&M President Dr. James Ammons and impose a two-year ban on all Florida A&M “Marching 100” activities.

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FHP Cracks Down on Impaired Driving During Holiday Season

Posted: 12/15/2011 - Gov. Rick Scott recently proclaimed December as "National Drunk and Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month." As part of Florida's focus on safe highway travel during the holiday season, the Florida Highway Patrol will join thousands of other law enforcement and highway safety agencies across the nation in "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over," a nationwide campaign targeting impaired driving, beginning tomorrow through Jan. 2, 2012.

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Psychology Researcher Finds that Second-Guessing One's Decisions Leads to Unhappiness

Posted: 12/15/2011 - Joyce Ehrlinger, an assistant professor of psychology, has long been fascinated with individuals identified among psychologists as “maximizers.” Maximizers tend to obsess over decisions — big or small — and then fret about their choices later. “Satisficers,” on the other hand, tend to make a decision and then live with it.

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Florida Schools Falling Behind

Posted: 12/15/2011 - A new report shows that nearly half of America's public schools didn't meet federal achievement standards this year and Florida had the worst rate in the nation.

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The Baptist College of Florida Focused to Survive

Updated: 12/15/2011 - Being a minister isn't the highest-paying job, or the easiest. But more people are enrolling every year...At least at the baptist college of Florida...For their education. The Baptist College of Florida says that focus has helped it survive for close to 70 years.

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Commission Considers Vote on Ethics Legislation

Posted: 12/14/2011 - Tallahassee City Commissioners met today to discuss whether they should be allowed to use tax payer dollars for legal fees when they are faced with ethics complaints. It is currently a Florida common law that gives them that right, however the commission is looking into formalizing their own policy.

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Flores’ Bill to Protect Student Athletes from Head Injuries Progresses

Posted: 12/14/2011 - Each year, 125 thousand school-age athletes throughout the country suffer closed brain injuries. Florida State Senator Anitere Flores, R-Miami, is the sponsor of a bill she hopes will prevent life-threatening head injuries and protect Florida’s youth athletes.

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Violation-Free Restaurants Recognized By State Regulating Agency

Posted: 12/14/2011 - The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s (DBPR) Division of Hotels and Restaurants today released this week’s list of food service establishments with no safety or sanitation violations within the past year.

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Affordable Care Act Helps 900,000 Young Adults Get Health Insurance

Posted: 12/14/2011 - Today, the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data illustrating that the Affordable Care Act continues to significantly increase the number of young adults who have health insurance.

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