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[UPDATE] Proprosing a Waiver for No Child Left Behind

Updated: 02/28/2012 - Florida's education officials are working on their proposal to get a waiver from the government's No Child Left Behind program. They say the program sets schools up for failure.

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Medicaid Budget on the Chopping Block

Posted: 02/28/2012 - With less than two weeks to go in their annual legislative session, Florida lawmakers are racing to finish the state budget. Faced with a two billion dollar deficit, they're being forced to make some tough decisions, and those decisions could include cutting medicaid.

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Florida Senate Panel Clears Foreclosure Bill

Posted: 02/27/2012 - A Senate panel has cleared a bill that aims to streamline and speed up the state's mortgage foreclosure process but was immediately jeered by an angry crowd of homeowners.

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Children’s Hospitals Face Life-threatening Cuts

Posted: 02/27/2012 - Florida’s fourteen children’s hospitals are facing cuts ranging from 98 million in the Senate budget to just under 50 million in the House budget. Parents call the cuts devastating, and parents from across the state went to the Capitol today to say, “please don’t do this.”

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Citizens Bill Ready for Senate Floor

Posted: 02/27/2012 - Everyone with a property insurance policy in Florida is paying for hurricane damage from 2004 and 2005. The reason, Citizens Property Insurance didn’t have the cash on hand to pay all its claims. The state run insurer of last resort has now grown to 1.4 million policies. State lawmakers are trying to lower the risk, but disagree on how it should be done.

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"HER-Story" Exhibit

Updated: 02/27/2012 - "HER-Story": A special Black History Month Exhibition.

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Standardizing Special-Education Students

Updated: 02/27/2012 - Special Education students have unique needs. Administrators and teachers in Leon County say those needs aren't being recognized by the state of Florida. Here's the details on the latest-proposed student standards.

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Health Department Reorganization Clears Final Panel

Posted: 02/27/2012 - A bill now heads to the House floor that makes changes to the state Department of Health -- though without its most contentious provision that would have shifted public-health responsibilities from the state to the counties.

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Floridians Protesting Super Political Action Committees

Updated: 02/27/2012 - Dozens of people are protesting what they say is the unfair influence of a small number of very wealthy people on the electoral process. They are sending a message to Florida U.S. Senator Bill Nelson.

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BP Trial Postponed

Posted: 02/26/2012 - The civil trial in the Gulf Oil spill has been postponed because of settlement talks.

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Sexual Predator Address Change

Updated: 02/26/2012 - The Gadsden County Sheriff's Office has released a community notification regarding an address change of a sexual predator, Lawrence Penley Smith.

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House Votes to Change Expert Witness Standard

Posted: 02/25/2012 - Targeting what some lawmakers described as "hired guns," the Florida House on Friday approved a bill that would create tougher standards for expert-witness testimony in court cases.

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