Tag Archives: Tallahassee

State Panel Prepares To Move Forward With Medical Pot

By on August 31st, 2015 | Last updated: August 31, 2015 at 5:42 pm

The panel responsible for selecting the five nurseries where the state’s first legal pot will be grown have been appointed by Florida health officials. There will be three members, the chief of the Office of Compassionate Use, an accountant and a member of Gov. Rick Scott’s Statewide Drug Advisory Policy Council. 

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Tallahassee Homeless Ordinance Creates Conversation In Gainesville

By on July 31st, 2015 | Last updated: July 31, 2015 at 2:50 pm

A potential ordinance in Tallahassee, which would strictly limit the presence of homeless people in public places, was discussed Friday. Some Gainesville officials are advocating for a more collaborative way to address the issue.

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Rep. Perry Confirms GRU Governance Bill Is Dead

By on April 15th, 2015 | Last updated: April 16, 2015 at 10:43 am

Rep. Keith Perry confirmed that a bill which would have allowed voters to establish a HB-1325 has died in the Florida House of Representatives. The hearing of HB 1325, was postponed during the last meeting of the Regulatory Affairs Committee.

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Supreme Court Decision Reopens Juvenile Sentences

By on March 19th, 2015 | Last updated: March 19, 2015 at 5:36 pm

Florida inmates serving life sentences for crimes they committed as juveniles should be resentenced under guidelines that went into effect last year, the Florida Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday.

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Florida Lawmakers Propose Changes To Drug Policies

By on March 2nd, 2015 | Last updated: March 2, 2015 at 1:02 pm

The coming Florida session in state politics will have several lawmakers take stances on drug policies. Proposals altering the state’s policy for tobacco, marijuana and alcohol will be under review.

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Environmental Groups ‘Rally In Tally’ To Talk Amendment 1 Spending

By on February 18th, 2015 | Last updated: February 18, 2015 at 5:24 pm

Environmental groups across the state sent supporters to the capital on Wednesday to discuss the allocation of funds set aside by Amendment 1, the Florida Water and Land Conservation Initiative. The Florida legislative session will begin in March, and the bill will take effect on July 1.

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In the News: Gainesville Talks Transportation, App Helps Organize Political Contributions, State Parks Website Updated,

By on February 10th, 2015 | Last updated: February 10, 2015 at 10:39 am

Gainesville City Commission candidates talk transportation issues – Gainesville Citizens for Active Transportation held a forum Monday evening for Gainesville City Commission candidates to discuss transportation issues and solutions. The Gainesville Sun Bundl launches groundbreaking political contribution app with a […]

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Pictures: Florida Gators vs. Florida State Seminoles

By on December 1st, 2014 | Last updated: December 1, 2014 at 10:21 am

The Florida State Seminoles defeated the University of Florida Gators 24-19 at Doak Campbell Stadium Saturday, November 29, 2014 in Tallahassee, Florida.  

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UF And FSU Students React To Tallahassee Campus Shooting

By on November 21st, 2014 | Last updated: November 21, 2014 at 11:34 am

University of Florida and Florida State University students react to FSU’s campus shooting, reaching out through social media as hundreds gathered on campus in Tallahassee to hold vigils.

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New Digital Map Launched to Decrease Hunger In Florida

By on October 1st, 2014 | Last updated: October 2, 2014 at 3:14 pm

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is fighting to decrease hunger and sustain the health of Florida residents. The FDACS has created a new digital map to help locate and determine which areas of Florida have the least amount of access to food and resources.

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