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Law Call on WCTV

Updated: 08/07/2009 - WCTV is presenting a new weekly show called Law Call. The half hour show will air Sunday nights after Eyewitness News at 11pm. The show will be hosted by Frank Ranicky and will feature lawyers and attorneys who will talk about various legal topics.

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Hometown Democracy Amendment Battle Heats Up

Posted: 06/23/2009 - An amendment giving voters the final say-so on changes to city and county comprehensive plans is headed to the 2010 Ballot. Florida’s Secretary of State certified the Hometown Democracy amendment. Opponents of Amendment Four say it will stifle growth and deepen the state’s economic woes.

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Lawton Chiles Trust Fund Raid

Posted: 06/15/2009 - Bud Chiles speaks out against the state raid on a trust fund named for his father and former Florida Governor, Lawton Chiles

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Push to Increase Drilling off Florida's Gulf Coast

Posted: 06/12/2009 - There's a mad push for your support... for off-shore oil drilling. From congress to grass roots organizations, proponents say it will help florida, but not everyone agrees.

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McCollum Disputes Voter Poll

Posted: 06/11/2009 - The 2010 election is still 18 months away, but polls are picking leaders and candidates are already disputing the results. A recent poll gave gubernatorial hopeful Alex Sink a four point lead over her Republican rival Bill McCollum, but the state Republican Party says those results are flawed and points to other polls that show their candidate ahead.

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Sink Holds Slight Edge Over McCollum

Updated: 06/09/2009 - Democrat Alex Sink has a slight edge over Republican Bill McCollum in the 2010 governor’s race according to a poll released Tuesday.

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Florida's Unemployment Rate Drops, Slightly

Posted: 05/22/2009 - There’s a small sign tonight, that Florida’s economy maybe turning around. For the first time in nearly three years the state’s unemployment rate has fallen. Statewide unemployment is at 9.6 percent down two-tenths of a percentage points from March. The drop is providing hope for the 885,000 Floridians searching for jobs.

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A New Front in the Water Wars

Posted: 05/21/2009 - A legal battle over water that began in 1990 is closer to ending. A Federal Judge in Jacksonville is now considering whether to order the Army Corps of Engineers to begin releasing more water from dams in Georgia for use in Alabama and Florida. A drought saw more water going to supply Atlanta while fish stocks in Florida suffered.

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McCollum's Cyber Safety PSA Called into Question

Posted: 05/19/2009 - A two million dollar public service announcement featuring Florida’s Attorney General and Gubernatorial hopeful Bill McCollum has Democrats in an uproar. The PSA was taken off the air Friday. McCollum announced his campaign for Governor two days later. Democrats say McCollum is using taxpayer money to promote his political career.

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The Political Games Begin in Florida

Posted: 05/18/2009 - Governor Charlie Crist’s decision to run for the US Senate last week has opened a flood gate of potential candidates for 5 statewide offices in 2010.

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Voters to Decide a Tax Cut, and Senate Seat

Posted: 05/12/2009 - A plan to give a property tax cut to first time home buyers could become a focal point of Governor Charlie Crist’s senate campaign. This legislative session Crist pushed the plan to give a 25 percent tax cut to first time home buyers. Now voters will have the final say on the tax cuts and whether Crist goes to Washington.

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Legislators Agree on Gaming Expansion

Updated: 05/07/2009 - After two days of heated negotiations, Florida legislators have agreed to expand gambling in the state of Florida.

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Negotiators Agree on Florida Indian Gaming Deal

Updated: 05/07/2009 - Florida Senate and House negotiators come to terms on the Seminole gaming compact. The House and Senate have already agreed the money gained by the state in the deal should be put toward education.

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