By Brittany Bokzam on August 30th, 2013 | Last updated: August 30, 2013 at 12:02 pm
Special prosecutor to investigate Public Defender Matt Shirk’s office – Florida Gov. Rick Scott has appointed state attorney Bill Cervone to investigate allegations about questionable behavior in the office of Public Defender Matt Shirk. Jacksonville.com Florida Ranks High In GI [...]
Amid controversy, state education leaders to huddle in Florida – A three-day education summit led by Gov. Rick Scott started Monday. The main topics up for discussion were the new Common Core education standards, tests that will replace the Florida [...]
By Kayla Rumpfeldt on July 19th, 2013 | Last updated: October 14, 2013 at 7:44 am
UF Dream Defenders will stay at the Capital until their demands for a repeal of Florida’s “stand your ground” law are met, even though Gov. Rick Scott’s refused to call a special session.
By Laura Foreman on May 1st, 2013 | Last updated: May 1, 2013 at 11:03 am
J. Wayne Reitz Union renovation plan deemed futile – UF officials and the Student Government expected to bond $33 million from the university’s Capital Improvement Trust Fund for the renovation of the Reitz Union and the transformation of Newell Hall [...]
By Grier Ferguson on April 19th, 2013 | Last updated: April 19, 2013 at 11:02 am
U.S. Selling Arms to Israel, Saudi Arabia and Emirates – To help regional allies against possible aggression from Iran, the U.S. Defense Department is almost ready to finalize a $10 billion arms deal with Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United [...]
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By Joe Lancos on April 17th, 2013 | Last updated: April 17, 2013 at 1:00 pm
Gov. Rick Scott signed the Let Kids Be Kids bill to allow foster parents to make decisions for their children. The bill will take effect July 1 and will give foster children a sense of normalcy.
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By Emily Burris on April 12th, 2013 | Last updated: April 12, 2013 at 12:06 pm
A bill signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott April 10 requires all internet cafes in Florida to close.
By Kaitlyn Pearson on April 11th, 2013 | Last updated: April 11, 2013 at 2:35 pm
A video round-up of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida: car-train accident, Levy County man arrested, smoke-free UF, Internet cafe bill, Home Depot shopper.
By Kristen Morrell on March 26th, 2013 | Last updated: March 26, 2013 at 10:48 am
Newberry student honored by Governor Rick Scott – A sixth-grader at Newberry’s Oak View Middle School and a teacher at Gainesville’s Myra Terwilliger Elementary School were honored by Gov. Rick Scott as part of Florida’s Black History Month celebration. Khary [...]
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Florida’s Gov. Rick Scott spoke with Miami Herald/WLRN reporter Phil Latzman while he was in Miami this week about a wide variety of issues including the his hopes for this legislative session, his political turn to the left, his support of Medicaid expansion and teacher raises, the issue of internet cafes; plus how to choose a new lieutenant, guns, jobs, the texting-while-driving ban and more.