| Mar 4, 2014
| 7:21 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Here's the session-opening speech as prepared for Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Niceville:
Every teacher, Senator Legg, Senator Thompson, Senator Bullard, Senator Hukill and even we old superintendents, Senator Montford, we all know...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 5:04 PM
North Riverside's recent efforts to cure its pension-driven financial ills have little bearing on the question of whether the village violated state statutes by underfunding its police and fire pensions, a state Department of Insurance attorney said in...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 2:58 PM
An unpopular effort to alter the state’s retirement system seemingly died in the Senate Wednesday.
Senators momentarily advanced a House bill (HB 7181) that had merged controversial changes to the Florida Retirement System plan with a less-...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 7:39 PM
A plan for a gun shop and shooting range within walking distance of several schools is generating controversy in near northwest suburban Niles.
The proposal has drawn complaints because the business would stand within walking distance of schools...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 8:13 AM
A proposed gun shop/shooting range that has generated controversy because of its location near several schools will be coming to Niles.
The Niles Village Board of Trustees voted 4-1 Tuesday to approve a special use permit to allow firearms sales,...
| May 1, 2014
| 8:26 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- A Florida House deeply divided on ideological grounds voted Thursday to open the door to allow some illegal immigrants who have lived in the country long enough to obtain law licenses from the Florida Bar.
House Speaker Will Weatherford,...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Highland Park council member David Naftzger recently announced his resignation from the City Council, effective immediately, citing the need to spend more time on work and with family.
Naftzger, a fiscal conservative who was often the voice of dissent...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 3:19 PM
Mayor Nancy Rotering will appoint Michelle Holleman, a communications professional with pension expertise, to the Highland Park City Council on July 28 pending council approval.
Holleman will fill the seat vacated by former council member David...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 1:03 PM
Hinsdale Township High School District 86 officials say they think contract negotiations with teachers are progressing and chose not to take action on two proposed resolutions that would ask voters to weigh in on teacher salaries and pensions.
| May 23, 2014
| 5:23 AM
A former state lawmaker who is accused of trading child pornography online has started collecting a state pension of nearly $15,000 a year — an amount he bumped up by purchasing credit for time he didn't work.
Ex-Rep. Keith Farnham, an Elgin...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 10:44 AM
The old saying is a always appropriate in Hampton Roads: If you don't like the weather then wait 10 minutes, because it will change.
But what happens when the weather turns foul?
The Hampton History Museum is holding a family friendly event Aug. 9...