By WUFT News on June 1st, 2015 | Last updated: June 2, 2015 at 2:05 pm
Florida legislators began a special session Monday to pass a budget for the year beginning July 1. But the House and Senate are still in a stalemate over whether to adopt a Senate proposal use Medicaid expansion money from the Affordable Care Act to help lower-income Floridians purchase private health insurance.
By WUFT News on May 13th, 2015 | Last updated: May 13, 2015 at 2:15 pm
A massive tax-cut package and the governor’s push for a “historic” increase in education funding could be in jeopardy as the health care-fueled budget impasse continues in the Legislature. The Senate remains firm that a tax-cut package isn’t going to move while the impasse is in place.
Mitt Romney headlining fundraiser for Lenny Curry – This weekend, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be delivering the spring commencement for Jacksonville University and helping mayoral candidate Lenny Curry raise campaign money for the May 19 general election. […]
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UF Football Player Arrested for Armed Robbery – University of Florida cornerback J.C. Jackson was arrested Saturday afternoon for his alleged roll in an armed robbery at a Gainesville apartment complex. Ocala Star-Banner FAMU fatal hazing trial continues against 3 […]
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By Nicole Acevedo on April 13th, 2015 | Last updated: April 13, 2015 at 6:37 pm
A new law in Florida could help students save money on expensive textbooks. The bill looks to eliminate the sales tax from textbooks to give students a break on the hundreds they already spend on required texts.
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By Katie Campbell on April 1st, 2015 | Last updated: April 1, 2015 at 4:59 pm
A vote on SB 180 has been postponed in the Committee on Education Pre-K-12. This Florida bill would allow designated public school employees or volunteers to carry concealed weapons with a permit.
Tagged Committee on Criminal Justice, Committee on Education Pre-k-12, concealed carry, Florida, Florida Senate, guns, SB 180, schools, Sen. Bill Galvano, Sen. Nancy Detert, Sen. Rene Garcia
No drinking Panama City Beach during spring break – The Panama City Beach council banned drinking on the beach and in parking lots through April 18. This emergency ordinance comes after a shooting at a party last weekend. News 4 […]
By Victoria Messina on March 25th, 2015 | Last updated: March 25, 2015 at 10:02 am
Kraft and Heinz merger to create food giant – Heinz is planning to buy Kraft Foods to make the world’s fifth largest food and beverage company, the Kraft Heinz Company. Heinz CEO Bernardo Hees will be CEO of the combined […]
By Kathryn Williams on March 19th, 2015 | Last updated: March 24, 2015 at 1:56 pm
Senate Bill 228 passed its first round of voting on Tuesday 7 to 2. The bill will make online voting registration possible and enable current voters to update information. If passed, the bill states online services will be available Jan. 1, 2016.