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Letter to Gov. Scott Regarding PECO Funds

Posted: 05/19/2011 - PECO (Public Education Capital Outlay) funds are not only appropriated to the State University System – they also are historically distributed and shared with the K-12 system, charter schools, and the Florida College System of state and community colleges as well.

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FHP Graduates 39 New Troopers

Posted: 05/19/2011 - The Florida Highway Patrol now has 39 new state troopers to join its ranks as the 120th Basic Recruit Class graduated from the FHP’s Law Enforcement Training Academy on May 19th.

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[UPDATE] Gov. Scott Signs Election Bill

Updated: 05/20/2011 - Gov. Rick Scott has signed legislation (HB 1355) making changes to voting and elections procedures. Leon County Supervisor of Elections, Ion Sancho weighs in.

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Mobile Meth Lab Bust in Wakulla

Posted: 05/19/2011 - Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested two men in connection with operating a mobile methamphetamine lab at the 1000 block of River Plantation Road.

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Florida AG Subpoenas 5 Prepaid Debit Card Companies

Posted: 05/19/2011 - Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office is investigating five prepaid debit card companies for possible deceptive and unfair practices. The Attorney General’s Economic Crimes Division issued a series of subpoenas regarding possible hidden fees on prepaid debit cards.

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[UPDATE] Is It Legal? Internet Cafe Laws Need Clarity

Posted: 05/19/2011 - Spotty enforcement and a jumble of state laws is making it hard for state officials to regulate the booming “Internet Sweepstakes Café “ business, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said on May 18th.

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Bondi Hosts Conference on Preventing Crime in the Black Community

Posted: 05/19/2011 - Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office kicked-off the 26th Annual National Conference on Preventing Crime in the Black Community. The conference, established in 1986 by the Florida AG Office, showcases innovative ideas that encourage crime prevention in the black community.

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Vending Machines Too Sweet For Students?

Posted: 05/19/2011 - Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said he may shut down or restrict the use of vending machines in public schools in response to what he says is a public health epidemic of obesity that left unchecked will cost the state millions in health care costs.

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Dozens of Changes to Laws Coming to Florida

Updated: 05/19/2011 - In all, lawmakers considered 43 conforming bills that emerged from House-Senate conference committee -- including some that failed or died bouncing between the two chambers -- weighing in at 2,268 pages.

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TMH Trauma Awareness Celebration

Posted: 05/18/2011 - Former patients of Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare's trauma center had a chance to give their thanks to those who helped them get their lives back.

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2 Parties Differ Over Offshore Drilling Expansion

Posted: 05/18/2011 - Democrats and Republicans are battling over how to boost offshore drilling, days after President Barack Obama called for increased U.S. oil production in the face of $4-a-gallon gasoline prices.

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A Challenge to the Elections Bill

Updated: 05/18/2011 - Governor Rick Scott is expected to sign a bill that would drastically change Florida's election laws. The bill would limit early voting, make it harder to register voters and set a deadline for voters to update their registration information.

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A New Chapter of Testing

Updated: 05/18/2011 - Florida phased out the FCAT while end-of-course exams are being phased in by the Department of Education as a replacement for the previous test.

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White House Seeking to Boost Post-Recession Travel

Posted: 05/18/2011 - The White House is reassuring travel industry leaders that the United States cares about tourism as the country recovers from a recession that left many unable to spend as much on vacations and business trips.

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