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Bondi Tells Court to Dismiss Amendment 6 Case

Posted: 01/13/2011 - Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi has asked a federal court to dismiss a case filed by two members of Congress that attempts to strike down a recently passed amendment to the Florida Constitution changing the way congressional districts are drawn.

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Judge Refuses to Order Action on Drilling Permits

Updated: 01/14/2011 - A federal judge has refused to order government regulators to speed up the processing of deepwater drilling permit applications now that they have lifted the drilling ban imposed in the wake of the massive Gulf oil spill.

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Bullet Train on Track

Posted: 01/13/2011 - Plans to build a high speed rail system to connect Tampa to Orlando are speeding ahead. Governor Rick Scott is courting foreign companies to pick up the funding obligation assigned to the state. As Whitney Ray tells us, if the state can’t come up with the 280 million dollars by the end of September, Florida could lose 2.4 billion federal dollars for rail

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Truck Accident in Madison Co.

Posted: 01/13/2011 - A Madison County EMS ambulance drove up on an unreported accident scene just before noon on Thursday, January 13, 2011.

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Cold Weather, High Utility Bills Threaten Seniors

Posted: 01/13/2011 - Currently, Elder Care Services is receiving an average of 5 calls a day from seniors who can not afford to pay their utility bills or fill up their tanks. In some cases, they are just showing up at our office to plead their case, hoping there are funds available.

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TPD Announces Road Closures for MLK March

Posted: 01/13/2011 - On Monday, January 17, 2011, beginning at 9:30AM, the Tallahassee Police Department will limit vehicle traffic along West Tennessee Street and Adams Street.

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With Deepening Budget Hole, Senate Wary of Scott Tax Cuts

Posted: 01/13/2011 - Florida’s deepening budget hole – now put at $3.6 billion – could jeopardize Gov. Rick Scott’s signature campaign pledge to eliminate the state’s corporate income tax and cut property levies, leading senators said Wednesday, Jan. 12.

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Florida AIDS Drug Help Program Out of Money

Posted: 01/13/2011 - State officials are desperately trying to figure out how to keep a program that pays for AIDS drugs going until new federal money comes down in April, caught up in a nationwide problem caused in part by a down economy.

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HHS Chair: Fla Spends Too Much on HHS

Posted: 01/13/2011 - State spending on health care and social services has grown too much over the past three decades at the expense of other parts of the budget, the chairman of the Senate committee in charge of the Health and Human Services budget said.

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Jeb Bush Guides Republican Outreach to Latinos

Posted: 01/13/2011 - Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will help lead a Republican group's efforts to improve the party's outreach to Hispanic voters in preparation for the 2012 presidential election.

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Senate Pres OK With Rail Rolling, if Biz Picks up the Tab

Posted: 01/13/2011 - Despite recent calls for the new governor to put the brakes on high speed rail, Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos said Jan. 12, the project should roll ahead if private investors can come up with the remaining $280 million needed to fund the $2.6 billion system.

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Pension Proposals Weeks Away

Posted: 01/13/2011 - Saying the upcoming battle over the state’s pension fund will be based on facts not emotion, a key senator said Tuesday, Jan 11, it will be at least a month before a reform package is available for debate.

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