| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 12:38 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott stood on a stage and pledged to bring Floridians together after squeaking out another 1.1 percent victory over an outmatched Democratic opponent.
But in reality, Floridians voted for business as usual in the State Capitol....
| Nov 25, 2014
| 10:19 AM
TALLAHASSEE — Re-upping a lucrative gambling deal between the state and the Seminole Tribe could become a crapshoot when lawmakers return to Tallahassee next year.
The so-called compact, signed in 2009 giving the tribe exclusive rights to conduct...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 10:08 AM
Re-upping a lucrative gambling deal between the state and the Seminole Tribe will be a crapshoot when lawmakers return to Tallahassee next year.
A portion of the agreement, called a "compact," signed in 2009 giving the tribe exclusive rights to...
| 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...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 4:49 PM
The day after Amendment 2 failed, supporters of medical marijuana began preparing for rounds two and three: Business groups and sympathetic lawmakers plan to push new laws next spring, and John Morgan vows another statewide referendum effort in 2016....
| Nov 7, 2014
| 8:21 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida voters delivered a message to politicians last week that the state's polluted natural places need an urgent salvage mission. At least that's how the Florida senators who pushed for water-quality reform last session are...
| 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,...