| Dec 11, 2014
| 8:56 PM
TALLAHASSEE — There are lots of cooks in the kitchen as Florida faces the related tasks of drafting conservation plans along with seemingly incongruous rules for cleaning and preserving water supplies.
Ranchers and developers want to shape any...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 11:44 AM
Janet Pandrea died on April 2, 2002, from complications due to the chemotherapy she received for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
But the 65-year-old woman did not have cancer. A jury found Coral Springs Medical Center liable for the mistake that ultimately...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 3:09 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- The surplus for next year's state budget is nearing $1 billion, giving lawmakers more room to bankroll their priorities as well as Gov. Rick Scott's call for additional tax cuts and record per-student school funding.
At a meeting Monday,...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 3:00 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, left open the possibility Wednesday that his chamber will consider an expansion of health coverage for low-income Floridians.
Gardiner described as "intriguing" a proposal that would...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 11:02 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Taxpayers are on the hook for at least $307,000, and perhaps much more, to cover legal expenses in Gov. Rick Scott's failed efforts to convince courts that a campaign pledge to drug test welfare recipients is constitutional.
| Nov 29, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Last week, as my family gathered around a perfectly cooked turkey with crispy, garlic-rubbed skin and moist white meat, I gave thanks.
For my family. For our health.
And for Chapter 119 of the Florida Statutes.
Why that last one? Because that...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer will talk to three local public-affairs programs this weekend. The lineup:
Dyer and Florida Citrus Sports CEO Steve Hogan are Greg Warmoth's guests on "Central Florida Spotlight" at 12:30 p.m. Sunday on WFTV-Channel 9. Dyer...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 4:59 PM
TALLAHASSEE — For Florida environmentalists, the fate of the Wekiva-Ocala Greenway is emblematic of why they are taking the fight over preserving green spaces to the voters this fall.
Amendment 1 on the November ballot sounds like a godsend for...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 2:30 PM
University of Central Florida President John Hitt made it official Tuesday, announcing to community and business leaders that UCF will push to build a campus in downtown Orlando that could ultimately cost as much as $200 million.
UCF has been studying...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 7:08 AM
TALLAHASSEE — For the second time in four years, Central Florida is once again taking hold of the gavel in the state Legislature.
Although they took different paths to get there, House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island, and Senate...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 8:57 AM
TALLAHASSEE – New Florida Senate President Andy Gardiner on Tuesday called the conservation-spending amendment passed this month by voters “the new reality.”
But that reality might require cutting spending on programs like...