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  • Florida Gov. asked to suspend testing after glitches

    Several school districts on Tuesday suspended Florida's new standardized tests for a second day, despite assurances that the problems had been fixed. Education Commissioner Pam Stewart asked districts early in the morning to resume using the online...
  • Gov. Rick Scott's State of the State speech

    Remarks as Prepared for Delivery TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Good morning President Gardiner, Speaker Crisafulli and distinguished members of the Florida Legislature. Welcome Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera, Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial...
  • A look at the 5 biggest issues for the Florida Legislature

    Florida's GOP-controlled Legislature kicks off its annual session Tuesday, one that could be consumed by plenty of high-profile issues — but lacking the intensity that comes during an election year session. Both House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and...
  • Tourists visiting Florida top 97 million in 2014

    Tourists visiting Florida top 97 million in 2014
    TAMPA — A record number of tourists flocked to Florida last year as the nation's economy continued its recovery after the Great Recession. Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday that more than 97 million visited the state last year, according to...
  • Record number of 97 million tourists visited Florida

    Record number of 97 million tourists visited Florida
    A record number of tourists flocked to Florida last year as the nation's economy continued its recovery after the Great Recession. Gov. Rick Scott was to announce Monday during a visit to Tampa International Airport that more than 97 million visited the...
  • Mayor Ryan looking for sub to travel with lt. governor

    Mayor Ryan looking for sub to travel with lt. governor
    Broward's decidedly liberal County Commission has gotten over its aversion to tagging along on the Republican governor's annual trade mission. This year, the Broward mayor can't go, though. He's looking for a substitute for the journey with the...
  • Former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll sees parallels in Rick Scott ouster of FDLE commissioner

    Former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll sees parallels in Rick Scott ouster of FDLE commissioner
    TALLAHASSEE — Former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll says she is one of a few people who knows exactly how Gerald Bailey feels. Like the former Florida Department of Law Enforcement commissioner, Carroll says she was taken by surprise when she was...
  • Lifetime alimony may be eliminated in Florida

    Lifetime alimony may be eliminated in Florida
    Paying alimony for life soon could be dead in Florida, if the state Legislature approves radical reforms this year. This would be the second such attempt to do away with an alimony system that some call outdated. The Legislature tried to eliminate...
  • Add health coverage, fill budget hole: Editorial

    Add health coverage, fill budget hole: Editorial
    Gov. Rick Scott's budget proposal may have sprung a leak this week. A top federal health official said the Obama administration was not planning to pony up $1.3 billion next year, which Scott had banked on, to extend a program that reimburses hospitals in...
  • Tax cuts, testing, even booze make Legislature's agenda

    Tax cuts, testing, even booze make Legislature's agenda
    TALLAHASSEE — Cable and cellphone bills could be trimmed, the cost of textbooks cut and testing in public schools reduced. Water and land policy may be overhauled, medical marijuana legalized and beer and liquor laws loosened. As state lawmakers...
  • An uphill fight for South Florida's Democratic delegation

    An uphill fight for South Florida's Democratic delegation
    South Florida is the state's most populous region, yet it has almost no political clout in the Legislature. Republicans control both houses and the governor's mansion, so the area's heavily Democratic delegations will face a fight for relevance when...