| Jun 13, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The Florida Legislature has sent Gov. Rick Scott the controversial bill that expands the state's largest school voucher program. Scott has 15 days to decide what to do with the bill (SB 850). A number of education advocacy groups, including the Florida...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 5:38 AM
Two Central Florida state lawmakers and the Orange County Council of PTA's plan a press conference this afternoon in opposition to the voucher bill that hit Gov. Rick Scott's desk last week. Like other opponents, the two Democratic lawmakers and the PTA...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 8:32 AM
Gov. Rick Scott today signed a controversial bill that expands Florida's Tax-Credit Scholarship Program, which provides tuition vouchers students in low-income families can use to attend private schools.
The program is popular among school choice...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 3:10 PM
The NBA draft is Thursday at 7 p.m. (ESPN) at the Barclays Center in New York.
Mock drafts have Kansas forward Andrew Wiggins, Duke forward Jabari Parker and Australian guard Dante Exum as locks to be picked in the top 5. However, Kentucky forward...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Although most people think of oil spills in California as potential beachfront disasters, there is new anxiety in Sacramento about the surge of crude oil now coming through the state each day by train.
Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers want to avoid the...
| Jun 19, 2014
You've heard of Lyme disease, a bacterial infection caused by a bite by an infected tick. There's a good chance you know someone who has had it. From 2002-2012, more than 46,000 Pennsylvanians were diagnosed with the disease. While we don't have rates...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 5:28 PM
The 2010 federal healthcare reform law let states expand Medicaid, the joint federal-state health insurance program for the poor, largely at federal expense. California is one of 27 states that have taken up Washington's offer, and well over 1 million...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 5:25 PM
The 2010 federal healthcare reform law required virtually all adult Americans to carry insurance, starting this year. And to help make policies affordable, it offered subsidies to lower-income households while expanding the Medicaid insurance program to...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 10:09 AM
The NFL season kicks off on Thursday, which means the prognostication engine is fully fueled and running. If offseason personnel moves and preseason dress rehearsals are any indication, the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks are well on their way to a...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 5:14 PM
A bill that would phase out rebates for the wealthy who buy plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles passed the Assembly and could join two related bills Thursday on their way to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk.
One of the other bills would increase the number of...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 8:55 PM
To address the problem of rape on campuses, California colleges and universities would have to adopt a standard of unambiguous consent among students engaging in sexual activity under a proposal passed by state lawmakers Thursday.
If signed by Gov....