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Teacher Merit Pay Bill Advances

Posted: 02/10/2011 - In a subdued and mostly empty committee room a Senate committee gave the first up vote Thursday to a new bill setting out how teachers would be paid.

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Unemployment Changes

Posted: 02/10/2011 - Drastic changes to Florida’s unemployment compensation program are in the works at the state capitol. Legislation would make it harder for the unemployed to make a claim, shorten the number of weeks the state would award benefits, and as Whitney Ray tells us, require people receiving checks to volunteer for four hours a week.

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Behind the Scenes at WCTV

Updated: 02/11/2011 - You turn on your television and watch our live newscasts, but have you ever wondered what it takes to get the finished product on air? Eyewitness News reporter Jennifer Milton takes you on a journey behind the scenes at WCTV.

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Nominations Open for Silver Stars

Posted: 02/10/2011 - It’s nearly time for the annual Silver Stars Celebration, Tallahassee’s premier senior recognition event.

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Scott Guts BOG Priority in Budget Proposal

Posted: 02/10/2011 - Gov. Rick Scott apparently doesn’t share the top priority of the state university system, with his proposed budget putting no money toward an initiative championed by university leaders and the business community designed to pump up higher education.

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Scott Budget Claims Fade Before Senate Panel

Posted: 02/10/2011 - Some of Gov. Rick Scott’s most vaunted spending claims faded Wednesday, Feb. 9 as the Republican chief executive’s budget director endured three hours of withering questioning from the Senate Budget Committee.

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Fla. House Panel Passes Crash Bill

Posted: 02/10/2011 - A controversial measure insulating Ford Motor Co. and other automakers in product liability cases passed its first House panel on Feb. 9.

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Gaines Street Closed This Weekend

Posted: 02/10/2011 - One-block segment between Duval and Bronough streets - Gaines Street will be closed to all traffic between Duval Street and Bronough Street from 7 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, through 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 13.

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Celebration of the Arts Gets Larger Than Life on Gaines Street

Posted: 02/10/2011 - The arts are coming alive on Gaines Street in a rather significant way. This week, work begins on a roughly 20-feet by 65-feet mural that depicts the variety of art, music and cultures showcased during the annual Seven Days of Opening Nights festival.

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Number of Florida Students Taking AP Exams Rises

Posted: 02/09/2011 - More Florida students are taking at least one Advanced Placement exam by the time they graduate, though many don't score high enough to earn college credit.

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New Governor Fires 15 Corrections Officials

Posted: 02/09/2011 - Fifteen high-ranking officials of Florida's corrections system are being let go as new Gov. Rick Scott, and his new corrections chief put their team in place.

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A Plea for School Immunizations

Posted: 02/09/2011 - Students entering seventh grade must have on file at school documentation of one dose of tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis vaccine (Tdap). The Tdap vaccine is typically given at 11 – 12 years of age.

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Teacher Firing Rhee is Celebrity to Florida Lawmakers

Posted: 02/09/2011 - Former D.C. schools chancellor Michelle Rhee on Wednesday pressed Florida lawmakers to abolish tenure and fire ineffective teachers in the state’s quest to overhaul its education system.

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Garbage Fee Proposal

Posted: 02/09/2011 - County commissioners are looking at imposing garbage fees.

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[UPDATE] Crist and Sink Back for Drilling Ban

Updated: 02/10/2011 - The battle to ban offshore oil drilling in Florida waters is raging on two fronts. A petition drive and legislation to create a constitutional ban on drilling were both announced today, Feb. 9 at the state capitol.

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Brodes Hartley Then and Now

Updated: 02/14/2011 - Tallahassee has deep roots in the civil rights movement, and one of the men on the forefront of that movement made a trip back to Tallahassee Wednesday.

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FBI Announces Corruption Hotline

Posted: 02/09/2011 - Officials announced on Feb. 9 a major initiative designed to solicit the public’s help in identifying and targeting public corruption.

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