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Not So Bright Futures

Posted: 04/02/2009 - State lawmakers are taking the first steps to reduce the cost of Bright Futures Scholarships to the state. Legislation requiring universities to refund some bright future money if a student drops a class too late is causing concern. The bill could generate millions for the state, but it could lead to a not so bright future for some students.

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50/50 Support for Beer Tax

Posted: 04/01/2009 - As state lawmakers look to cigarettes and other “sin” taxes to fund the state budget, a hike in the tax on beer is on the table, but it is a long shot.

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Students Rally for the Dream Act

Posted: 03/31/2009 - Equal rights supporters want undocumented students to have the same access to opportunities as others.

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Kids Town Hall Meeting

Posted: 03/31/2009 - A group of kids questioned Charlie Crist on state issues.

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Kids Week

Posted: 03/31/2009 - Kids Week is in its 14th year and the celebration is off to a great start.

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Florida Cigarette Tax Moving Forward

Posted: 03/31/2009 - The Federal Cigarette Tax officially goes up tomorrow, and today in Tallahassee, a plan to hike the state fee for all tobacco products got its first hearing. Although the tax has some powerful enemies, you have to read between the lines to know what’s going on.

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Florida Lottery Offers Discounts

Posted: 03/30/2009 - In an attempt to boost sales, the Florida Lottery is offering discounts and buy one get one free coupons.

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Florida Universities Raising the Bar

Posted: 03/30/2009 - Getting a high school diploma could soon get harder in Florida. Lawmakers are reviewing legislation to raise the graduation standards. However, educators say schools can’t afford to enforce the stricter standards without more money.

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Georgia Seeks to Soften Stream Buffers

Posted: 03/26/2009 - Georgia lawmakers are looking at ways to promote growth, and softening state laws protecting waterways is one of them.

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Firefighters for Cigarette Tax

Posted: 03/26/2009 - Legislation for a state cigarette tax in Florida is still under consideration. Now firefighters are jumping on board, saying the bill would also cut down on house fires.

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Florida Legislators Passing the Buck on Education

Posted: 03/26/2009 - A plan to provide funding for education through a penny sales tax increase while weakening class size requirements is shaking up state budget negotiations. The education funding amendment would need voter approval, but the Governor says he doubts voters will get a chance to decide.

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Florida Legislators Passing the Buck on Education

Posted: 03/26/2009 - A plan to provide funding for education through a penny sales tax increase while weakening class size requirements is shaking up state budget negotiations. The education funding amendment would need voter approval, but the Governor says he doubts voters will get a chance to decide.

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