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Florida Tourism Day 2011

Updated: 03/25/2011 - Florida Tourism Day 2011 was a hit in downtown Tallahassee.

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Innovation Park Audit Meeting

Posted: 03/22/2011 - Innovation Park has had a 100 percent employee turnover since discovering its office manager embezzled more than a half million dollars last year. Auditors say the transition and clean-up efforts are paying off.

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Scott Orders Drug Testing for State Workers

Updated: 03/23/2011 - Governor Rick Scott signed an executive order on Tuesday that will require random drug testing of many current state employees as well as pre-hire testing for applicants.

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Rally in Tally

Posted: 03/22/2011 - Florida college students are lobbying state lawmakers to save education funding and protect the Bright Futures Scholarship program. More than a hundred students from Florida’s 11 public universities were at the Capitol today. Despite their cries, there’s little chance higher education funding will be kept intact.

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FAMU to Host Cyber Crime Prevention Forum

Posted: 03/22/2011 - Regarded as the "World's No. 1 Hacker," Gregory D. Evans will conduct a Cyber Crime Prevention Forum for the general public at Florida A&M University (FAMU) on March 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Perry-Paige Auditorium

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Senate Increases Cuts to Schools

Posted: 03/22/2011 - Budget writers in the Senate increased the amount they want to cut from Pre-K-12 funding to 6.57 percent, a drop of $447.25 in per-student from the current year’s budget.

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Tallahassee Film Festival Announces Opening, Closing Films

Posted: 03/22/2011 - The Film Festival will kick off its 2011 festivities by celebrating the 25th anniversary of Jonathan Demme’s film Something Wild with two screenings on April 6 at FSU’s Student Life Center at 7pm and 10:30pm with a Q&A session in between showings.

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Gun Law Pre-Emption Fine Bills Advance

Posted: 03/22/2011 - A bill backed by the National Rifle Association that strengthens financial penalties against cities and counties for enacting tougher gun laws than the state requires gained momentum on Monday, March 21.

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Senate Plans Deep Cuts in HHS

Posted: 03/22/2011 - A new Senate budget proposal would cut at least $1 billion from health- and human services programs, slamming hospitals, mental-health treatment and care for thousands of people with debilitating illnesses.

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Union Dues Measure Headed to House Floor

Posted: 03/22/2011 - In the latest round in a bitter feud between organized labor and the Legislature’s Republican majority, the House Appropriations Committee sent to the House floor a proposal to ban the state from collecting union dues and potentially limit the use of those dues for political purposes.

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Fla. Courts May Furlough Without Emergency Cash

Posted: 03/22/2011 - Facing an immediate $72 million shortfall because of the unforeseen slowdown in foreclosures to wrestle with the “robosigning” scandal, Supreme Court Chief Justice Canady is asking lawmakers and to approve emergency transfers to avoid furloughs of court personnel.

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4G LTE Network to Expand to Tallahassee in 2011

Posted: 03/22/2011 - The nation’s fastest and most advanced 4G LTE (Fourth Generation/Long-Term Evolution) wireless network will be available to customers in the core areas of Tallahassee in 2011, Verizon Wireless announced.

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Elections Panel Okays to Fundraising, Amendment Bills

Posted: 03/22/2011 - A pair of bills dealing with political fundraising and amendments to the Florida Constitution passed the Senate Rules Subcommittee on Ethics and Elections on March 21 despite complaints from critics that the measures would give more power to wealthy donors and the Legislature.

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