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John Thrasher

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  • 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'...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Senate panel approves new scholarship plan for disabled students

    Senate panel approves new scholarship plan for disabled students
    A new scholarship program that would allow students with significant disabilities to attend private school or access private services won approval from a Florida Senate budget panel today. The revised version of the bill creates a new choice option for...
  • 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...
  • FSU presidency: John Thrasher will be interviewed first, a divided search committee decides

    FSU presidency: John Thrasher will be interviewed first, a divided search committee decides
    State Sen. John Thrasher, R-St. Augustine, will be interviewed first for the top job at Florida State University, the university's presidential search committee decided today. By a 15 to 9 vote, the panel followed the recommendation of its search...