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.
By Lucas Dolengowski on February 4th, 2013 | Last updated: February 8, 2013 at 4:00 pm
Secretary of State Ken Detzner released a report with ideas for improving the voting process in Florida. Pam Carpenter, of Alachua County, believes these changes can help in Alachua County.
By Rachel Crosby on January 30th, 2013 | Last updated: January 30, 2013 at 5:36 pm
Gov. Rick Scott plans to pledge over a billion dollars to public schools in the next fiscal year.
By Dana Edwards on January 28th, 2013 | Last updated: January 28, 2013 at 11:13 am
Rubio, Senate ‘Gang of Eight’ unveil bipartisan immigration deal – A group of eight Democratic and Republicans senators, including Florida’s Marco Rubio, will officially release a wide-ranging immigration plan Monday that could give a pathway to citizenship, tighten border security […]
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By Michal Higdon on January 16th, 2013 | Last updated: January 16, 2013 at 4:48 pm
Thrift Week teaches the youth the value of a dollar.
Members of the Florida Legislature’s black caucus met with Gov. Rick Scott Tuesday to propose legislation and support, but the lawmakers made little headway.