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Vehicle Overturns in Golden Eagle

Updated: 03/15/2011 - Tallahassee firefighters had to use the jaws of life to get a driver out of an overturned vehicle this morning.

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Senate Released Econ Dev. Budget

Posted: 03/15/2011 - With $24.2 million in general revenue cuts and another $200 million cut in trust fund revenues, a Senate budget committee on Monday, March 14, unveiled its first shot at a spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year.

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AARP Watching Phone De-Reg Bill

Posted: 03/15/2011 - The state branch of the AARP began raising concerns Monday, March 15, about a proposed deregulation of telephone rates, which supporters say would simply bring the state’s telecommunications rules into the 21ist century.

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Fla. Medicaid Overhaul: A Geography Question

Posted: 03/15/2011 - A House health-care committee on Monday, March 14, began debating a proposal to overhaul Medicaid, amid questions about how to carve up the state geographically into a managed-care system.

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Worker Gag Bill Squeaks Out of Senate Committee

Posted: 03/15/2011 - A Senate bill that prohibits union dues from being automatically deducted from public employees' paychecks has barely survived a vote out of the Community Affairs Committee.

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Florida Senate Panel Strengthens Drug Monitoring

Posted: 03/15/2011 - A Senate committee has approved a bill sought by Attorney General Pam Bondi to strengthen a prescription monitoring system that Gov. Rick Scott wants to repeal before it even begins.

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Lawmakers Move to End Discounts for SunPass Users

Posted: 03/14/2011 - Florida's SunPass system doesn't just save you time in bypassing the toll booth ... If you're a frequent user, it can also save you money, but that may soon change if some lawmakers have their way.

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No More Smoking For Florida Prisoners

Updated: 03/15/2011 - Officials with the Florida Department of Corrections have announced that Florida's prisons will be tobacco free in six months.

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Measures Barring Public Funding of Abortions Advance

Posted: 03/14/2011 - Two measures that would bar public money from subsidizing abortion coverage in Florida in nearly all cases, even indirectly, passed the Senate Health Regulation Committee on Monday

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Union Dues Trouble?

Posted: 03/14/2011 - In a surprisingly close 5 to 4 vote today (3-14), a Florida Senate Committee barely approved legislation that will end payroll deduction of union dues. But the legislation could also have some unintended consequences for charities and others.

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Gadsden Chamber Offers Free Business Courses

Posted: 03/14/2011 - Even in a tough economy, the Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce says it's still possible to have a successful business and it's showing people how ... for free.

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Governor Scott Says Nuclear Power Safe

Posted: 03/14/2011 - Two nuclear power plant explosions in the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami are raising safety questions about Florida’s plants. Florida has five nuclear reactors in three locations and there are plans to expand. As Whitney Ray tells us, Florida isn’t as earthquake prone as Japan, but there are two fault lines near the state and Florida’s nuclear plants are older than Japan’s.

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[UPDATE] Former FSU QB Arrested Again

Updated: 03/16/2011 - Former FSU football player Wyatt Sexton has another run-in with the law in Tallahassee. TPD releases probable cause.

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Spring Breakers Build Habitat Home

Posted: 03/14/2011 - College students from Indiana and Kentucky are in Tallahassee to help build homes with Habitat for Humanity.

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Rep. Rehwinkel Vasilinda Urges Legislature: Renewables Over Nuclear

Updated: 03/14/2011 - Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda (D-Tallahassee) has filed a bill to repeal a Florida law that allows utility companies to recover costs for siting, designing, licensing and constructing of nuclear and integrated gasification combined cycle power plants. Scott has plants checked.

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