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Scott vetoes nearly $400 million from budget
Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who had a tough time winning cooperation this past year from the Republican-led Legislature, struck back on Monday by vetoing nearly $400 million from the state's new budget.
Published on 05/20/13
Updated on 05/21/13
Florida jobless rate drops to 7.2% in April
Florida's unemployment rate keeps dropping.
Published on 05/17/13
Gov. Scott rejects proposal to lure Amazon
Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who has made job creation his top priority since coming into office, has rejected a proposed deal to bring major Internet retailer Amazon to the state.
Published on 05/16/13
FAMU hiring new director for Marching 100
Florida A&M University is naming a former Ohio University music professor as the new director of its famed Marching 100 band.
Published on 05/07/13
2013 session skipped some things, accomplished others
Florida lawmakers didn’t raise taxes, end alimony, make it easier for parents to pull kids from failing schools, change regulation of high school sports or make drivers turn down their booming car stereos. Legislature
Published on 05/05/13
Florida anti-Shariah bill dead for this legislative session
A bill that would ban Islamic law and other foreign laws from being applied in state courts has died on the last day of Florida's legislative session.
Published on 05/03/13
Rep. Spano finds success in first term
Ross Spano had a pretty good rookie season.
Published on 05/02/13
Florida malpractice bill passes House, heads to governor
Florida lawmakers finished work Wednesday on legislation making changes to medical malpractice rules, with its critics complaining to the end that the results will hurt victims making malpractice claims.
Published on 05/01/13
Pension bill is ‘dead’ for session
The state Senate on Tuesday killed House Speaker Will Weatherford’s plan for revising the Florida Retirement System.
Published on 05/01/13
Florida House passes texting while driving ban
The Florida House has passed its version of a statewide ban on texting while driving, but the proposal's fate is uncertain.
Published on 05/01/13
Florida bill will prevent rapists having custody of kids
Florida lawmakers have passed a bill prohibiting a convicted rapist from having any custody rights if the rape results in a child.
Published on 04/30/13
State highway safety agency evacuated due to suspicious letter
State and local authorities are examining a state agency building after a suspicious letter was discovered, forcing some 1,500 employees to evacuate.
Published on 04/29/13
State legislators approve plan for teacher raises
Florida's teachers are going to get a pay raise, but it won't be coming until next year.
Published on 04/29/13
Florida lawmakers considering public records exemptions
Florida lawmakers are considering a wide range of public-records exemptions – some technicalities, others clouding the state's “Government in the Sunshine” traditions – as they head into the final week of their 2013 legisla...
Published on 04/28/13
Florida legislators work to reach deal on $74B budget
Florida legislators have signed off on a long line of spending items, covering everything from tuition hikes for college students to pumping in money for the state's environmental-land buying program.
Published on 04/27/13