| 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...
| 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 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...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 9:00 PM
During their two debates, Charlie Crist and Rick Scott competed to sound like the bigger friend of Florida families, but they never discussed a problem facing almost all Florida families — costly auto insurance.
In August, BankRate.com reported...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 9:48 AM
Kevin Diatezua wasn't sure what he wanted to study when he transferred to the University of Central Florida.
"I wanted to take a little taste of everything before I made a definite decision," said Diatezua, 24. "I was under the impression that college...
| 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...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 12:10 PM
In this state, we don't agree on much.
It's Gators vs. Noles. Republicans vs. Democrats. Guys who think it's OK to wear tank tops in restaurants vs. those of us who prefer our meals without a side order of hairy armpits.
Still, we Floridians unite...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 10:26 AM
TALLAHASSEE — The winners of almost half of the 120 Florida House seats have already been decided — or are all but decided.
After Tuesday's primary elections, 46 seats have been won, either by candidates running unopposed or by candidates...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 11:18 AM
Jiaqi Chu arrived in the United States four years ago from China, starting ninth grade as a 14-year-old whose only English was the memorized phrase, "Hi. How are you? I am good."
He finished 12th grade in May with a 3.6 grade-point average, cum-laude...
| 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...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 9:59 AM
TALLAHASSEE – Central Florida voters can expect to witness a handful of heated races for the state Legislature this year.
But the outcomes aren’t likely to place much of a dent in Republican control of the statehouse, even as the region...