| Oct 18, 2014
| 1:16 PM
Our governor's race has already made national news for being one of the nation's nastiest and costliest.
Last week, we added stupidest ... in true Florida style.
A two-man debate proceeded with just one man on stage for about five minutes while the...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 1:36 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- A Leon County judge dismissed a lawsuit filed last July that challenged a wide-reaching school-voucher expansion state lawmakers passed in the final day of session.
Circuit Judge Charles Frances ruled that Florida Education Association...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 12:40 PM
Final exams will be given to Palm Beach County students this school year in most every subject and in every grade -- even kindergartners.
The new end-of-course tests are needed to meet the demands of Florida's controversial 2011 teacher merit pay law,...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 9:00 PM
The Medical City. The Institute for Simulation and Training. The Florida High Tech Corridor Council. The Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers. The Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center.
Each of these efforts to add high-wage...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 11:16 AM
The University of Central Florida — which already has a massive and growing campus in east Orange County — is moving quickly on a plan to build a $75 million satellite campus in downtown Orlando.
The downtown campus would be a joint endeavor...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 11:21 AM
TALLAHASSEE – About two-dozen Florida springs clean-up projects got a $25 million taxpayer infusion Wednesday when a budget-writing panel signed off on plans to clean up leaky septic tanks and polluted waters, feeding both springs and development....
| Sep 8, 2014
| 11:22 AM
WINTER PARK — Gov. Rick Scott brought his "Let's Keep Working" tax-cut tour to the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce on Monday, where he promised to reduce taxes by $1 billion over the next two years if he's re-elected.
The cuts would help...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 9:13 AM
TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott signed a record $77 billion, election-year budget Monday that boosts spending on schools and the environment while sparing hundreds of millions in local projects from the threat of vetoes.
The spending plan for the...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 1:21 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- With time running out on Florida's lawmaking session, another professional sports tax-break package is headed for a photo finish.
The Legislature is poised to pass a plan that could open the door for Orlando and Miami Major League...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 1:44 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Senate's budget chairman announced Thursday he was blocking a proposal to give in-state tuition to undocumented college students whose parents immigrated to the country illegally.
The bill, SB 1400, sponsored by Sen. Jack...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 9:38 AM
TALLAHASSEE – Florida lawmakers are beefing up the cash for Gov. Rick Scott to dole out to companies willing to re-locate or create new jobs here.
But the governor’s jobs agencies in charge of closing those deals couldn’t spend more...