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.
By Casey Christ on February 26th, 2013 | Last updated: February 26, 2013 at 5:47 pm
The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled to keep an injunction against a 2011 Florida program requiring government assistance applicants to be drug tested.
By Elle Newbold on February 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:15 am
The “stand your ground” law will not be overturned, but Gov. Rick Scott’s Citizen Safety Task Force made recommendations for change in a report released Friday.
Hernando County reopens 20 year-old murder case – Twenty years after 12-year-old Jennifer Odom’s body was found in Hernando County, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Department is assigning a full-time detective to the case. The case was originally featured on NBC’s […]
By Wade Millward on February 5th, 2013 | Last updated: October 4, 2013 at 3:40 pm
A video round-up of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida.
By Brittany Bassler on February 4th, 2013 | Last updated: February 8, 2013 at 3:24 pm
Gov. Rick Scott has announced a plan to have students finish college in four years that would free up space at universities. Scott wants students to experience locked tuition while they are in school in exchange for leaving within four years.
By Dana Edwards on February 4th, 2013 | Last updated: February 4, 2013 at 10:30 am
Scott’s plan raises hopes for health law changes – After years of saying “no,” Scott released a state budget proposal that has left many advocates hearing, if not a resounding “yes,” at least a “maybe” from the state’s chief executive. […]
By Lauren Lettelier on February 1st, 2013 | Last updated: February 2, 2013 at 11:58 am
Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday he plans to allocate $15 million of funds to the University of Florida in hopes of improving education and allowing students to have better job security after graduation. University President Bernie Machen reacted to the proposal in an email, supporting the idea.
By Billy Kennedy on February 1st, 2013 | Last updated: February 1, 2013 at 11:51 am
Boy, 14, charged in sex assault | Chronicalonline.com – A Homosassa teen was arrested Wednesday on sexual battery charges. A 6-year-old girl told the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office that the teen kissed her, sexually violated her, and exposed himself to […]
By Rachel Jones on January 31st, 2013 | Last updated: February 4, 2013 at 5:11 pm
9/11 Judge Orders End to Outside Government Censors – NYTimes.com – The military judge overseeing the prosecution of five detainees accused of aiding in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks ordered on Thursday that the government disconnect technology that allows censoring […]