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  • Yes: Bans favor criminals, make students sitting ducks: Front Burner

    Yes: Bans favor criminals, make students sitting ducks: Front Burner
    One month ago, a madman hellbent on destruction opened fire on students and staff at Florida State University's Strozier Library. In a scene that plays out all too often, we were reminded once again of a harsh reality: Campus gun bans only disarm the...
  • No: Arming students could create pathway to disaster: Front Burner

    No: Arming students could create pathway to disaster: Front Burner
    When 20-year old Florida State University student Ashley Cowie was accidentally shot and killed, dying in her twin sister's arms at a fraternity party in 2011, John Thrasher was the Florida Senate's powerful Rules Committee chairman. At the time, a bill...
  • Thrasher's Senate resignation sets off special-election dominoes

    Thrasher's Senate resignation sets off special-election dominoes
    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. Gov. Rick...
  • Charlie Crist unveils jobs 'plan' aimed at appealing to middle class

    Charlie Crist unveils jobs 'plan' aimed at appealing to middle class
    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...
  • John Thrasher chosen as FSU president

    John Thrasher chosen as FSU president
    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...
  • Crist's 'fairness' pledge could draw fight from GOP lawmakers

    Crist's 'fairness' pledge could draw fight from GOP lawmakers
    TALLAHASSEE — On his first day back as governor, Charlie Crist says he wants to raise the minimum wage and stop job discrimination against women and gays. But there's a catch: The Legislature might say no. Last week, the Democrat pledged a...
  • Academics line up to be next FSU president

    TALLAHASSEE — The search for the next president of Florida State University, widely believed to be lined up in favor of influential state Sen. John Thrasher, drew applications this week from several academics with extensive resumes. The university'...
  • Decoupling surfaces again in legislature, then tanks

    Decoupling surfaces again in legislature, then tanks
     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...
  • Gov. Rick Scott goes to bat for tuition bill

    Gov. Rick Scott goes to bat for tuition bill
    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. The measure...
  • Negron blocks in-state tuition bill for undocumented students

    Negron blocks in-state tuition bill for undocumented students
    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...
  • Rick Scott launches $2.2M ad buy to talk about families

    Rick Scott launches $2.2M ad buy to talk about families
    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott is launching the televised version of his campaign this week with a $2.2 million advertisement buy that highlights the downtrodden tale of his childhood, which he also played up in his session-opening speech to...