| Feb 12, 2015
| 12:55 PM
This weekend in local public-affairs programming:
Matt Austin takes "Flashpoint" to Daytona Beach to interview Lesa France Kennedy, granddaughter of Bill France Sr., founder of NASCAR. She is the CEO of International Speedway Corp. and vice...
| Apr 4, 2015
| 12:14 PM
There is a war raging in Tallahassee.
It is not, however, between Republicans and Democrats.
It is between Republicans and other Republicans.
Between the practical and the ideologues.
Between the solutionists and the obstructionists.
| Mar 31, 2015
| 8:35 AM
Here are your stories for Tuesday in Central Florida: Rolling Stones coming to Orlando; Bright House cable being bought; Mother's milk bank opening; and officials finally addressing dangerous streets near UCF.
1. The Rolling Stones will play a concert...
| Mar 31, 2015
| 6:32 AM
Florida elementary schools that had to provide an extra hour of reading lessons last school year boosted the percentage of students who gained reading skills and who scored better on state reading tests, researchers said.
That's reason to continue the...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 1:39 PM
TALLAHASSEE - Both Uber and taxicab companies offered some backseat driving tips Monday to lawmakers pushing a bill to require insurance for companies like Uber that match passengers with drivers through a cell phone app.
Sen. David Simmons’...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 5:40 AM
TALLAHASSEE — The cost of hailing a ride with your cellphone or booking a private-home room for the night could rise under bills pending in the Legislature this year, even as lawmakers struggle to adapt state laws to new business technologies and...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 9:14 AM
The troubles that plagued the roll out of Florida's new computer-based test seem to be solved, and the state is confident the system can handle an increased testing load in the next month, Education Commissioner Pam Stewart said this morning.
| Mar 2, 2015
| 9:00 PM
First elected to the Florida Legislature in 2000, Republican Andy Gardiner of Orlando will spend his final two years in the state Capitol as the Senate's president. Gardiner and the House's top officer, Republican Steve Crisafulli of Merritt Island,...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 3:21 PM
Orange County leaders are pushing to close what they call a troubling loophole in Florida law that allows people arrested on domestic-violence charges to harass and threaten their alleged victims from jail — often pressuring them into dropping...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 6:21 AM
The Florida Legislature likely will take up a funding plan for the Orlando City Lions’ soccer stadium and three other sport venues, but it might wind up that only three of the four get funding, state Sen. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs said...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 5:36 AM
A bill sponsored by state Rep. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, that would provide secrecy for applicants in the early stages of searches to fill high-ranking college and university jobs easily passed a Senate committee this week.
The Senate Higher Education...