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[UPDATE] Medicaid Reform

Updated: 11/18/2010 - Medicaid eats up 20 billion state dollars every year. That’s about a third of the state’s total budget, and lawmakers are looking for ways to lower the cost without drastically cutting services.

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Florida Receives an "F" On March of Dimes Premature Report Card

Posted: 11/17/2010 - The March of Dimes has released its yearly report on premature birth rates in the U.S. and Florida did not fare well. Eyewitness News reporter Jennifer Milton has more on its findings and introduces us to a family with quite a story to tell.

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Fate of Claims Bills Still Unknown

Posted: 11/17/2010 - Every year Floridians injured by some branch of govenrment lobby to have compensation rules changed. At the moment, the max awarded is 200,000 dollars without legislative intervention, but cases like Rachel Hoffman, a Tallahassee informant who lost her life in a drug deal gone bad, have some wishing to see the cap raised.

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Opening The Foreclosure Proceedings

Posted: 11/17/2010 - The First Amendment Foundation got wind of closed door foreclosure hearings and asked the Florida Supreme Court to take action.

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Tallahassee Museum Gains New Expertise

Posted: 11/17/2010 - The Tallahassee Museum recently elected three new individuals to the Museum’s Board of Trustees during the annual corporate meeting.

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Video: Paula Dockery Addresses Tea Party Activists

Posted: 11/17/2010 - Sen. Paula Dockery, R-Lakeland, addressed tea party activists at the Capitol on Tuesday, and complained about committee assignments, while addressing other topics.

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Wakulla County Road Closing

Updated: 11/18/2010 - A Wakulla County road will be temporarily closed in December while the Tallahassee Ultra Distance Classic is held around Wakulla Springs State Park on Saturday, Dec. 11.

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26th Tallahassee Thanksgiving Community Dinner

Posted: 11/17/2010 - Preparations are well underway for the 26th annual Tallahassee Thanksgiving Community Dinner to be held at the Big Bend Homeless Coalition’s HOPE Community with an expected attendance of 1,000.

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GOP Legislature Stings Crist with Overrides

Posted: 11/17/2010 - The Republican-ruled Florida Legislature took what may prove a final swipe at independent, lame-duck Gov. Charlie Crist. We have details of both the House and Senate Special Sessions attached.

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Which States Have Safest Roadways?

Posted: 11/17/2010 - A report released today by the Emergency Nurses Association indicates that many states are making progress toward making roads safer.

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Preliminary Review of Florida’s Threatened Wildlife Under Way

Posted: 11/17/2010 - Although work is still under way, in early November, experts appointed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) began to review the information and data received on 61 state-listed species against Florida’s listing criteria.

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[UPDATE] Septic Tank Bill Delayed

Posted: 11/17/2010 - A six-month delay in the implementation of a septic tank inspection that riled several Panhandle lawmakers was easily approved Tuesday by both chamber of the Florida Legislature, setting up an increasingly likely full repeal come regular session this spring.

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BOG Wants Concurrency Trust Fund Back

Posted: 11/17/2010 - When universities construct new buildings, they often have to build new roads to go with them, but as universities move forward, the state money pot that typically funds these roads is bone dry.

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Veto Override Special Session

Posted: 11/16/2010 - Republican legislators went to Tallahassee Tuesday (11-16) with the goal of overriding a handful of vetoes issued by Gov. Charlie Crist last spring.

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Hotel Says Hard Rock Lawsuit Violates Contract

Posted: 11/16/2010 - Owners of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas say a federal lawsuit filed by the Hard Rock Cafe chain over their shared name is hurting their bottom line in Nevada and other states.

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