| Mar 22, 2015
| 5:59 PM
TALLAHASSEE — After two years of negative reports, lawmakers are prepared to end a decades-old program giving tax breaks to businesses in areas with chronic poverty and unemployment.
Enterprise zones, created by the Legislature in 1982 but handled...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 2:25 PM
Florida's testing contractor made "very elementary sorts of errors" during the debut of the state's new computer-based testing system earlier this month, according a state senator asked by Florida Senate leaders to investigate the online testing problems....
| Mar 19, 2015
| 11:02 AM
TALLAHASSEE — In a move that creates a $5 billion divide with the House, the Senate released a budget proposal Thursday that banks on expanding health-care coverage for low-income Floridians and extending a critical funding program for hospitals....
| Mar 19, 2015
| 11:31 AM
The University of Central Florida earned the third highest ranking out of the state's 11 public universities, meaning UCF could receive additional money that can go toward hiring faculty and other needs.
UCF received 39 points, below the top score of 44...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 12:28 PM
Florida is maneuvering to give former Gov. Jeb Bush or Sen. Marco Rubio a big home state boost by holding a winner-take-all presidential primary under legislation that now awaits Republican Gov. Rick Scott's signature.
The bill approved Wednesday by...
| Mar 15, 2015
| 4:35 PM
TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott's desires to reduce debt, cut taxes and pay for school construction projects could hinder efforts to secure state funding for a proposed UCF downtown campus.
The campus, which could serve 13,000 students and would...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 2:49 PM
Remember the name Dana Young. She could be the woman who changes the face of Florida. The Republican lawmaker from Tampa is pushing a gambling bill, and, boy, it's a doozy.
Young might not qualify as a feminist, but she's no shrinking violet. Since...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 3:07 AM
A gene didn't flip on the way it was supposed to, so a specific kind of protein didn't go to the brain. And with that, Matthew Sommer's fate was written for him before he was born.
"He'll never be able to hold down a job, drive a car or get married. He...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 4:40 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Prompted by Sen. President Andy Gardiner, senators on Tuesday gave their most vocal backing yet of an alternative plan to expand Medicaid while imposing work and co-pay requirements.
But the proposal already faces staunch opposition...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 4:39 PM
Just two months into his final term as governor, Rick Scott is campaigning on television again with a new commercial touting his accomplishments and legislative plans.
His Let's Get to Work PAC, which largely supported both of his gubernatorial...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Think of the 60,000-plus fans who will converge on the Citrus Bowl today to cheer on the Orlando City Lions as a glorious, giant funeral parade. Doubts about whether this region would get excited about Major League Soccer are officially dead.