By Sam Burroughs on September 26th, 2013 | Last updated: September 29, 2013 at 1:30 pm
Rick Scott’s prison promise falls short: Scott’s prison privatization promise falls short – Gov. Rick Scott’s $1 billion promise to cut spending on prisons by privatizing them has faced opposition in the state legislature leaving taxpayers still footing the bill for [...]
By Brittany Bokzam on September 14th, 2013 | Last updated: September 14, 2013 at 4:21 pm
More Democrats decry ‘harmful, spiteful’ ban on ‘navigators’ as Scott avoids issue – An increasing number of high-profile Democrats are openly criticizing a Florida policy barring paid health care advisers from contacting patients at local health departments. The policy has [...]
By Sam Burroughs on September 11th, 2013 | Last updated: September 11, 2013 at 10:26 am
Clarification: Fire assessment increase passes final hearing – The Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners has voted to raise the fire assessment tax, a yearly fee paid by property owners that is used for firefighters’ salaries and operational costs, from [...]
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By Ben Baumer on September 10th, 2013 | Last updated: September 10, 2013 at 12:22 pm
Execution rescheduled to accommodate Pam Bondi fundraiser – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has persuaded Gov. Rick Scott to postpone the execution of Marshall Lee Gore, scheduled for today, because it conflicted with her “hometown campaign kickoff” fundraiser at her [...]
By Paige Kauffman on September 5th, 2013 | Last updated: September 5, 2013 at 11:57 am
The announcement at Wekiwa Springs State Park in Apopka comes on the heels of a commitment of more than $130 million to restore estuaries in South Florida.
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By Serina Braddock on May 1st, 2013 | Last updated: May 3, 2013 at 10:31 am
Gov. Rick Scott must act by midnight on campaign finance, ethics and alimony – The measures would ban permanent alimony in Florida, expand the powers of the Commission on Ethics and make changes to campaign finance laws. Scott must sign, [...]
By Kelsey Meany on April 26th, 2013 | Last updated: April 26, 2013 at 1:26 pm
Florida Gov. Rick Scott signs law restricting drones – Florida Gov. Rick Scott hassigned a plan into action protecting the state from survellience by drones. CNN Alachua County Sheriff’s Office have found the body of missing woman Debra Neal, 54 [...]
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 Fernanda Ponce on April 15th, 2013 | Last updated: April 15, 2013 at 1:10 pm
Mayoral election runoff Tuesday; gas prices down; Gov. Scott awards Tebow ‘Great Floridian’; NC university shooting investigated; Maduro wins Venezuelan presidency.
By Charlene Ochogo on March 29th, 2013 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 5:26 pm
The House has proposed a $1,400 pay raise for state employees. The Senate has proposed a 3 percent pay raise for state employees. Members of the House and Senate will have until early May to reach a final decision on the state’s new budget. If passed, the pay raise would take effect Nov. 1.