Posted: 8:41 AM Gov. Rick Scott, who said while campaigning for governor that he would require employers to use the federal E-Verify system to check immigration status, now acknowledges that requiring the agriculture industry to use it would put growers at a disadvantage.
Posted: 6:43 PM Things aren’t looking too bright for the Sunshine State when it comes to solar energy. A new report ranks Florida 14th in the nation in new solar production, at a time when the solar industry nationwide is booming.
Posted: 9:30 AM Angela Corey is the state attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit in Jacksonville. She's also the special prosecutor in the case of George Zimmerman, whom she charged with second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin.
Posted: 9:01 AM The chairman of the state university system Board of Governors is reviewing a response from Florida A&M University on how it intends to move forward with an annual evaluation for embattled President James Ammons, that indicates it may be several months before the review is finished, a BOG spokeswoman said.
Posted: 8:40 AM Federal environmental officials told Florida that a revised state plan to improve water quality in the Everglades meets with Washington's approval, and said it may meet a federal judge's order to clean up the ecosystem.
Updated: 8:36 AM Citizens Property Insurance Corp. board members tapped a private sector CEO to lead the state-backed insurer as it tries to relinquish its role as the state's largest property insurer.
Posted: 8:30 AM Congressional Democrats from Florida will introduce legislation seeking to force states to repeal "stand your ground' laws that give those under attack more lenient treatment when they've fought back.
Posted: 10:48 PM With a judge still deciding whether the plan is constitutional, a legislative budget panel this month is expected to consider moving forward with the privatization of prison health services.
Posted: 9:43 PM Comedians looking for material are finding a boatload in Florida. National comedy programs and late night talk shows are mocking Governor Rick Scott and his policies. As Whitney Ray tells us, the latest came last night when Jon Stewart spent an entire segment of his show cracking jokes about Scott.
Posted: 6:19 PM This was supposed to be the year fair districts resulted in a competitive election for the Florida legislature, but almost one-third of the House and Senate were elected before the first vote was ever cast. That’s because 50 House and Senate members have no or only token opposition. As Mike Vasilinda tells us, mistakes were made.
Updated: 9:49 PM Prosecutors in the second-degree murder case against George Zimmerman filed their list of witnesses and evidence in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin at the Seminole County clerk's office.