Fri, 20 Nov 2009 15:39:31 -0500Fair Districts Florida is attempting to push for a Constitutional Amendment to simplify districts after the 2010 census, A group of parents and two advocacy groups have sued the state of Florida claiming that Florida is not providing enough resources to its education system, around the state yesterday classrooms were full of volunteers taking part in the Great American Teach-In, Bill and Melinda Gates foundation's grant to Hillsborough county schools, and anti-discrimination laws to include transgender individuals.
Fri, 20 Nov 2009 15:39:27 -0500The Department of Revenue predicts a 12 fold increase in the minimum unemployment tax begining next year, Governor Charlie Crist is pushing state law makers for a special session dealing with high speed and commuter rail before Thanksgiving, last year State Farm announced that it would be pulling out of property insurance industry in Florida and after tense negotiations State Farm may keep some policies, minimum tax increase, and drawing up congressional and legislative districts.
Fri, 20 Nov 2009 15:39:21 -0500Two local health care forums are scheduled to take place tonight, Federal Judges have weighed in regarding a challenge to the EPA's rules over water pollution standards, Florida retailers are optimistic about the approaching holiday shopping season, Central Receiving Center for Florida prisons, and texting while driving.
Fri, 20 Nov 2009 15:14:45 -0500Today is the start of a 2 day summit in Tampa focusing on better ways to run prisons and rehab those that are detained there, Florida Agricultural Commissioner Charles Bronson argues that new EPA standards controlling farm runoff will cost Florida too much money, Royal Carribean's Oasis of the Seas caused some traffic jams as it sailed into it's new home at Port Everglades, teens texting while driving, Creative Loafing names new Chief Executive Officer, and optimistic retail forecast.
Fri, 20 Nov 2009 15:14:39 -0500The board members who head Florida's university system met yesterday to discuss a seamless education system from Pre-K to post graduate work, Former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio spoke to a crowd in Bradenton yesterday as he campaigns for a Senate bid, the annual football game between Tampa's Police and Fire Departments are scheduled to kick off Saturday afternoon, shuttle Atlantis launch, and former Florida House Speaker Rubio and his conservative credentials.
Fri, 20 Nov 2009 14:24:43 -0500A new study ranks Florida at #7 for states in danger of fiscal peril, Governor Charlie Crist reaffirms that he was unaware of President Obama's visit to Florida last month in wake of criticism to appearances Crist made with President Obama, Florida's newest airport undergoes another name change, meeting of Board of Governors and Florida Board of Education, and a man sends flowers to man responsible for Fort Hood shootings.
Fri, 20 Nov 2009 14:24:30 -0500A covenant was signed yesterday between the City of Tampa and the Military at Fort Brooke, state regulators questioned executives at Citizens Property Insurance about why the company wants to charge more, the Florida Association of Realtors reports that median home prices have increased, Florida Medicade funding formula, Florida's fiscal economic problems, and a boy who set another boy on fire.
Fri, 20 Nov 2009 12:39:48 -0500Hurricane Ida in the Gulf of Mexico, Life sentences for juveniles are debated over in the Supreme Court, President Obama signs a measure to extend unemployment benefits, Sarasota Music Festival gets donation, and a high school senior is sentenced for vehicular homicide.
Mon, 26 Oct 2009 10:25:46 -0400Much of the Gulf coastline could be under water by the end of the century, according to a group of visiting scientists, federal officials lift ban on commercial citrus shipments from Florida to the 10 other states and U.S. territories that grow the crops and tax referendum to help fund light rail system is proposed.
Wed, 21 Oct 2009 19:10:13 -0400Florida's government owned property insurer is asking the state for permission to increase its rates and poll shows support for the U.S. Sugar deal to restore Everglades.