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Attacks on state pension plan not over
As Will Weatherford tells it, his plan to shut down the state’s pension fund to new hires won’t affect people already in it.
Published on 06/17/13
Gov. Scott leads trade mission to Paris
Florida Gov. Rick Scott is leaving Friday on another foreign trip, this time heading to Paris for a week to attend an international air show.
Published on 06/14/13
New standards mean change for students, schools
The Career and Professional Education Act creates two tracks –technical and college – to better fit students’ potential.
Published on 06/03/13
Gov. Scott signs bills on EBT cards, cyberbullying
Florida Gov. Rick Scott today signed 36 bills into law including one that bans welfare recipients from using EBT cards at “adult entertainment establishments” like strip clubs and casinos.
Published on 05/30/13
Speaker Weatherford stood ground during session
The first thing to know about the speaker of the Florida House of Representatives is that he doesn't like rating his own performance.
Published on 05/26/13
Gov. Scott will sign ban on texting while driving Tuesday
Florida will become the 40th state to outlaw the practice for all drivers when Gov. Rick Scott signs the bill in Miami.
Published on 05/24/13
Gov. Scott on trade mission trip to Chile
In just 2˝ years, Florida Gov. Rick Scott has traveled overseas eight times - a record that eclipses his predecessor, Charlie Crist.
Published on 05/21/13
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
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
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
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