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  • Thrasher ready to take reins at FSU

    Thrasher ready to take reins at FSU
    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...
  • FSU did well in choice of new president

    FSU did well in choice of new president
    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...
  • 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'...
  • 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...
  • Lawmakers hammer out water differences at night

    Lawmakers hammer out water differences at night
    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. The Republican-controlled...
  • Broward Democrat 'disgusted' with fellow party members over Tallahassee abortion vote

    Broward Democrat 'disgusted' with fellow party members over Tallahassee abortion vote
    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...
  • 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...
  • Primary decides nearly half of legislative seats

    Primary decides nearly half of legislative seats
    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...
  • Sen. Thrasher nominated for FSU president by former university president, newspaper reports

    Sen. Thrasher nominated for FSU president by former university president, newspaper reports
    A former FSU president thinks the university's next president should be state Sen. John Thrasher, the Tallahasse Democrat is reporting. The paper said former president Sandy D'Alemberte has written a letter nominating Thrasher -- a powerful Republican...