| Nov 11, 2014
| 12:40 PM
An open state Senate seat and two House seats being vacated in the wake of former state Sen. John Thrasher becoming Florida State University's president may not have new occupants until midway through the upcoming 2015 legislative session.
| Apr 22, 2014
| 2:11 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott is going on the offensive following a key Senate panel's decision Tuesday not to take up a tuition-reduction bill that would also grant discounted in-state college rates to undocumented immigrant students.
| 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 27, 2014
| 1:14 PM
TALLAHASSEE – Lawmakers trying to divide $1.3 billion in surplus cash haggled through the weekend over hometown water and education projects, health-care needs and hundreds of other dueling spending priorities.
| Sep 24, 2014
| 3:41 PM
Florida State University has a new president. State Sen. John Thrasher, a powerful Republican lawmaker and big-time FSU alum, has been selected to lead the university and help vault it into the nation's top tier.
The former House speaker and chair of...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 2:07 AM
Over the objections of some faculty and students, state Sen. John Thrasher was chosen Tuesday as Florida State University's next president.
The university's board of trustees voted 11-2 to hire Thrasher after an all-day meeting in Tallahassee, with...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 2:02 PM
Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter took to twitter Tuesday to express great concerns over the latest abortion restrictions moving through the Florida Legislature.
Ritter, a former member of the Florida House of Representatives, aimed some of her...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 1:41 PM
Democratic candidate for governor Charlie Crist rolled out his “Fair Shot Florida” plan for “middle class jobs and opportunity” on Tuesday – much of which consists of issues he’s talked about before.
Crist said he...
| 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...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 1:09 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Sen. John Thrasher, tapped this week to be Florida State University's next president, says he's already making plans to meet with university officials and doesn't expect any difficulties with upcoming talks on an annual contract that...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 2:06 PM
For a minute there, it looked as though decoupling might still make it.
Sen. Eleanor Sobel, D-Hollywood, attempted to amend her greyhound injury reporting bill Tuesday afternoon, suggesting that decoupling be added. That's the idea that card rooms and...