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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Arcades, Internet cafe bill sent to gov in 36-4 Senate vote

    Arcades, Internet cafe bill sent to gov in 36-4 Senate vote
    TALLAHASSEE – South Florida senior arcades are likely going out of business. Lawmakers sent a measure to Gov. Rick Scott Thursday that would outlaw Internet cafes, senior arcades and maquinitas. "There is nothing in this bill that is going to...
  • Senate committee approves 'Stand Your Ground' fixes

    Senate committee approves 'Stand Your Ground' fixes
    TALLAHASSEE -- Lawmakers advanced changes to Florida's controversial "stand your ground" law Tuesday in the wake of the George Zimmerman trial and a summer of protests after his acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. But gun-rights groups...
  • Panel sends bill to shutter adult arcades to full Senate

    Panel sends bill to shutter adult arcades to full Senate
    TALLAHASSEE -- Despite pleas from senior citizens and arcade owners, a Florida Senate panel voted unanimously Tuesday to shutter Internet cafes, adult arcades and South Florida maquinitas. "We do not allow gambling in the state of Florida unless enacted...
  • Committee approves 'Stand Your Ground' changes

    Committee approves 'Stand Your Ground' changes
    TALLAHASSEE -- Lawmakers advanced changes to Florida's controversial "stand your ground" law Tuesday in the wake of the George Zimmerman trial and a summer of protests after his acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. But gun-rights groups...
  • State aims to thwart predators

    Florida lawmakers on Tuesday took the first steps to stop repeat sex offenders by proposing wide-ranging changes, including flagging potential predators when first arrested and keeping closer tabs on them once released. "Children are dead, lives have...