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FWC Hopes Videos Make People “Bear Wise”

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:58:01 +0000

Nuisance bears can be a scary sight, and as Matt Galka tells us, state officials want to make sure you’re prepared. Let’s say you find yourself face to face with a Florida Black Bear – would you know what to do? David Telesco with the state’s Fish and Wildlife Bear Management program wants to help. […]

Undocumented Students In-State Tuition Benefits Could Be in Jeopardy

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:25:52 +0000

Immigration was a hot topic during the presidential election, and could be a hot topic here in the Florida state legislature. As Matt Galka tells us, there could be a fight brewing over how much undocumented students pay for college. Undocumented students from across the state took to the capitol in 2014. Week after week […]

Corrections Settles Whistleblower Lawsuit, Attorney Says it Could Have Cost State Less

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:26:37 +0000

Whistleblowers who tried to expose a cover up in the states department of corrections and claimed to be retaliated against will be getting a hearty pay day. As Matt Galka tells us, the price tag is on the backs of Florida taxpayers….and could have been *a lot* cheaper. In 2010 – Franklin Correctional Institution inmate […]

Enterprise Florida funding could spark trouble between Governor, House Speaker

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:50:17 +0000

Enterprise Florida is the state’s economic development arm. It is holding more than 150 million dollars in cash to pay out if companies meet employment goals after relocating here, but as Mike Vasilinda tells us, legislative leaders are balking at putting any more state cash into what they are calling corporate welfare. Governor Rick Scott […]

Crime Rate Drops, but Violent Crimes Rise

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 21:12:58 +0000

Florida’s crime rate looks like it will decrease year over year again, but as Matt Galka tells us, violent crimes are on the rise. When you hear the numbers, things sound good. “The crime rate is lower by just over 3 percent,” said Gretl Plessinger with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. FDLE released a mid-year […]

Grand Jury hears from admitted hit man in FSU Law Professors death

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 21:11:57 +0000

A grand jury in the state Capitol has issued a first degree murder indictment for a 31 year old mother of 2. Katherine Magbanua (Mag-Bon-a Wah)  is accused of being the  go between in the murder for hire of an FSU law professor. And, as Mike Vasilinda tells us, prosecutors hope the indictment will lead […]

Film Incentives driving film growth in Georgia, FSU Film School Dean to leave

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:51:36 +0000

Remember Flipper? Or Miami Vice? Florida used to be the place to film…But now as Mike Vasilinda tells us, few movies are filmed here because the state doesn’t offer filmmakers any incentives. The sign at the state line says Florida is “Open for Business”, but that’s not necessarily true when it comes to making movies. […]

Gun Sales Increase on Black Friday

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:14:36 +0000

Black Friday isn’t just for deals on appliances and electronics. As Matt Galka tells us, guns are a hot seller and this year is no different. Black Friday business at Folmar’s pawn was steady. “We had a lot of people looking for what they were thinking about getting,” said owner Mark Folmar. Folmar isn’t surprised […]

House Speaker Bashes Teacher’s Union Right Out of the Gate

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 19:34:32 +0000

A bitter fight between public school teachers and school choice advocates got new life thanks to the Speaker of the Florida House. As Matt Galka tells us, the teacher’s union says their school choice lawsuit isn’t going away, they’re looking for an apology. If there were any questions about how new House Speaker Richard Corcoran […]

State Legislature organizes, elects new leaders

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 21:55:12 +0000

Hours after their election was made official, 160 members of the state legislature were sworn in today, and along with them, as Mike Vasilinda reports, were new leaders promising tough reforms. It was a day of ceremony, not policy. “Who broad strips and bright stars” sang the Boys Choir of Tallahassee. Three of every ten […]