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Long Road to Passage for Renewable Trust Fund Bill

Updated: 02/03/2011 - Environmentalists say they are looking for a renewable energy bill that has a realistic shot at passing the Legislature this year, but a measure to create a trust fund for green projects paid for by utility customers likely won’t be it.

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Scott Names Cythina O'Connell Lottery Secretary

Posted: 02/03/2011 - Gov. Rick Scott named Florida Lottery Research and Promotions Director Cynthia O’Connell secretary of the agency Wednesday, Feb. 2, eschewing his previous trend of naming leaders straight from the business world.

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Red Light Camera Repeal

Posted: 02/03/2011 - Red light cameras were given final approval by the legislature last spring. Now, some lawmakers are having second thoughts.

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Scott's Approval Ratings

Updated: 02/03/2011 - Four weeks on the job and only 35 percent of Floridians approve of Governor Rick Scott’s performance. 22 percent disapprove and 43 say they don’t have enough information about the newcomer to decide. As Whitney Ray tells us, despite the low job approval ratings most Floridians are optimistic about the next four years.

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Seminole Nation Celebrates #1 Recruiting Class

Updated: 02/03/2011 - The enthusiasm at the auto museum was off the charts. Florida State's head coach got a standing ovation when he took the podium but the humble coach gave all the credit to his staff and the current players for bagging the number one recruiting class in the nation.

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Neighbors Dispute Over Community Lake

Updated: 02/03/2011 - New court documents have been filed on the case of a lake in one Tallahassee neighborhood that is causing a dispute among people in that community.

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Retirement in the 21st Century

Posted: 02/02/2011 - For most of the second half of the 20th century, retirement was quite similar for a majority of Americans: work for one or two companies for forty years, retire with a pension, and enjoy leisure days with your hobbies and grandkids, but times have changed.

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Scott Pulls Back Crist Picks for PSC, Other Boards

Posted: 02/02/2011 - Gov. Rick Scott late Wednesday withdrew a host of appointments made by former Gov. Charlie Crist but still awaiting Senate confirmation, including Crist’s final four choices for the Florida Public Service Commission.

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U.S. Judge: Spill Claims Czar Not Independent of BP

Posted: 02/02/2011 - A federal judge says the embattled administrator of the $20 billion compensation fund for Gulf oil spill victims is not independent from BP and he must stop telling potential claimants that he is.

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Following Ruling, Scott Stops Health Care Prep

Posted: 02/02/2011 - With a favorable federal court ruling declaring the federal health care law unconstitutional, Gov. Rick Scott said Tuesday, Feb. 1 the state will be in no hurry to implement any aspect of the law.

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TPD Searching for Robbery Suspect

Posted: 02/02/2011 - Last night, at approximately 9:00PM, the Tallahassee Police Department responded to a reported robbery at 1701 Apalachee Parkway (K-Mart).

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Scott Wants Sweeping Overhaul of Pension Plan

Updated: 02/02/2011 - Governor Rick Scott proposed wide-ranging changes to the state’s pension plan Tuesday, demanding 5 percent contributions from 655,000 public employees and requiring all new hires to enroll in investment plans.

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Reining in Unemployment

Updated: 02/02/2011 - Legislation has been filed in Tallahassee to prohibit people receiving unemployment benefits from turning down jobs. Some lawmakers say people are gaming the system to keep their benefits, but as Whitney Ray tells us, right now the state has no hard evidence of people gaming the unemployment system.

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LA Governor, AG Ask Judge to Intervene in Claims Process

Updated: 02/02/2011 - Louisiana's governor and attorney general say victims of the Gulf oil spill seeking final payments from a $20 billion compensation fund shouldn't be forced to give up their rights to sue companies to blame for the spill.

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Mother Gets 50 Years for Killing Baby

Posted: 02/01/2011 - A north Florida woman has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for shaking her baby to death after the boy's crying interrupted her game on Facebook.

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Two Juveniles Arrested for Attempted Burglary

Updated: 02/01/2011 - A Tallahassee school is put on lockdown for over an hour this morning as police search for, and arrest two juveniles on attemped burglary charges.

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Health Care on Hold in Florida

Posted: 02/01/2011 - After a Federal Court ruled the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional yesterday, the Governor has ordered a halt to any implementation of the act, but as Mike Vasilinda tells us, they may be jumping the gun.

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Police: Tampa Mom Covered Children's Dead Bodies

Posted: 02/01/2011 - A newly released court document says a Tampa mother covered the bodies of her teenage children with blankets after shooting them in the head, then went to sleep on the back porch.

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