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Fla. Court Reform Moving Ahead in Senate

Posted: 03/29/2011 - Proposals to overhaul the state’s court system -- and particularly the Florida Supreme Court -- started moving through the Senate on March 28.

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Scott, AHCA, APD Sued Over Waiting List

Posted: 03/29/2011 - Gov. Rick Scott and two state agencies have been hit with a class-action lawsuit alleging Florida has failed to provide needed services to 19,000 disabled people who are stuck on a waiting list.

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[UPDATE] 'Fighting For Florida's Future' Rally

Updated: 03/29/2011 - More than one thousand people from across Florida fill the courthouse lawn in Leon County on March 29. Protesters say they are fighting for Florida's Future.

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Commissioners to Attend Community Meeting on Hwy 20 Safety

Posted: 03/29/2011 - Members of the Leon County Board of County Commissioners have been invited to attend a community meeting requested by citizens who live in the Ft. Braden area, to discuss Blountstown Highway (Highway 20) road safety and other issues.

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Senate Unveils Budget Plan

Updated: 03/29/2011 - The Senate unveiled a plan for tackling Florida's $3.8 billion budget deficit with major cuts to public education and public sector salaries and an increase in university tuition rates.

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[UPDATE] Fla. Senate Releases Larger Budget Than House

Updated: 03/29/2011 - Senate budget-writers unveiled a spending plan late March 28 that was $3.3 billion higher than its House counterpart, giving the clearest indicator yet of how far apart the chambers stand as the midpoint of the session nears.

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[UPDATE] Scott, Bondi Going After Docs, Pill Mills

Updated: 03/29/2011 - As lawmakers remain divided about how to fight pill mills, Gov. Rick Scott on March 29 announced a statewide law-enforcement effort to stop what he described as the "Oxycontin express.''

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Docs, Gun Groups Compromise on Gun Ownership Questions

Posted: 03/28/2011 - Doctors would still be able to ask patients questions about whether they have guns in many cases under a measure approved by a Senate committee on Monday, a result of a compromise between gun rights groups and the medical establishment.

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Alcohol Detection Devices

Posted: 03/28/2011 - Your new car may not only be able to tell you where to go, but it may also be able to tell you if you've had too much to drink.

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Mandatory Summer School?

Updated: 03/28/2011 - Representative Larry Metz proposed a bill in the House that will require college students to take summer school classes, when they can usually opt-out.

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School Lunch Food Fight

Updated: 03/28/2011 - The Senate Agriculture Committee passed Senate Bill 1312. A bill that transfers the responsibilities for the state's nutritional program from a federal program to the state's Department of Agriculture.

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Okaloosa Darter On the Road to Recovery

Posted: 03/28/2011 - The U.S. FWS is reclassifying the Okaloosa darter from the status of endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species Act, saying that the population is being managed so well, the small fish is making major strides in its fight for recovery.

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Education in the Legislature: Charter Schools Are Next

Posted: 03/28/2011 - With teacher merit pay reforms out of the way, the Florida Legislature has turned toward charter school expansion, considering two bills this week that would make it easier for highly-rated charter schools to expand enrollment, add grade levels and grant preferential admittance.

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Homerun Worthy Event in Tallahassee on April 2

Posted: 03/28/2011 - The City of Tallahassee’s Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs Department will host a morning filled with exciting sports challenges and events to celebrate the start of the 2011 youth softball and baseball seasons.

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Woman in FL Burger King Brawl Charged With Felony

Updated: 03/29/2011 - A bikini-clad woman who is accused of starting a brawl at a Burger King in Panama City Beach is now facing a felony charge over an incident that was captured on video.

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Pit Bulls on Parade Fun Show

Updated: 03/28/2011 - A star NFL player spends the day (3/26) encouraging responsible dog ownership, all for a good cause.

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