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Leon County (Florida)

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  • Thursday Morning Reads: The gambling bill, ALFs and Connie Mack

     
    TALLAHASSEE– More than a hundred lobbyists throughout the state's capital city yesterday were waiting on one thing — the destination casino bill. It's finally here and we have stories on that, Connie Mack's decision to enter the U.S. Senate...
  • Scott administration will not appeal prison privatization case

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott has decided not to appeal a recent court ruling that knocked down the state's plans to privatize 29 prisons in South Florida, a major setback for companies like Boca Raton-based GEO and Nashville-based Corrections...
  • Thursday Morning Reads: Fla may have a 12th public university

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Happy Thursday and welcome to the work day. Here are five stories you should be reading this morning. * The Orlando Sentinel reports that USF-Polytechnic will become the state's 12th public university. From the story: A branch campus...
  • PBA loses to Teamsters in union election

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Corrections officers across Florida will now be represented in collective bargaining by the Teamsters, choosing the organization over the Police Benevolent Association, which has been their bargaining agent for more than three decades....
  • Sink is endorsed by two dozen sheriffs

     
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink has added 24 Florida sheriffs — and three former sheriffs — to her list of endorsements. That makes a law-enforcement trifecta for her, having earlier won the nod of the Police Benevolent...
  • Scott names GOTV chairs in 67 counties

     
    Republican gubernatorial nominee Rick Scott, a first-time candidate who once joked that he hoped to learn the names of all 67 Florida counties before Election Day, has learned enough to appoint “grass-root” chairpersons in every county. His...
  • Seminole schools attorney recognized

     
    Ned Julian, longtime attorney for the Seminole School Board, has been honored by his Florida counterparts for his service to the school district.  Julian has been named this year's winner of the C. Graham Carothers Award of Excellence. It's handed...
  • Florida State QB Christian Ponder wins $18,000 postgraduate scholarship

     
    Florida State QB Christian Ponder wins $18,000 postgraduate scholarship...
  • Tallahassee gets ready to party before and after Scott’s swearing-in

     
    Gov.-elect Rick Scott has announced his inaugural festivities, including a “candle-light dinner” for sponsors — whose contributions will be capped at $25,000 — and a youth concert, a “Path to Prosperity” reception, a &#...
  • Greta Van Susteren advises Florida GOP to ‘give a little’ with Democrats

     
    TALLAHASSEE — FOX News talk show host Greta Van Susteren opened up the two-day Rick Scott inaugural festivities on Monday by imploring ruling Republicans to work with the Democrats to solve the state's problems and “show up Washington.”...
  • > Photos: Governor Scott is Florida’s 45th

     
    Rick Scott took the Oath of Office, sworn in at 11:57 a.m. as Florida's 45th governor, during the Inauguration ceremony in front of the Old Capitol in Tallahassee, Tuesday. Scott was welcomed by a who's who of current and former state leaders, including...