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Department of Health Moves Ahead With Medical Marijuana

Fri, 26 May 2017 20:50:57 +0000

After Florida lawmakers failed to pass legislation implementing medical marijuana, the Department of Health says it will issue rules for implementing the voter approved amendment. It’s another signal the Legislature is running out of time to call a special session. Medical marijuana advocates say the Department of Health is doing the best they can to […]

Mission BBQ has an American Take for Missions Accomplished

Fri, 26 May 2017 20:26:40 +0000

For many Viet Nam era veterans, homecoming was not a pleasant experience. But as Mike Vasilinda tells us, veterans and first responders have a friend in a small chain BBQ restaurant. Mission BBQ has 8 stores in Florida. Founders believe there’s nothing more American than BBQ and the men and women who serve our country. […]

Taxwatch Finds 111 Budget Turkeys totaling 177 Million

Fri, 26 May 2017 20:21:39 +0000

Lawmaker have yet to send the budget to the Governor, but Florida Taxwatch is out with its list of 111 items it says should be vetoed because they were stuck in the final budget without going through proper channels. The budget watchdog says lawmakers did a better job this year than most of not hiding […]

Rick Scott Approves 180 Million in Tax Cuts

Thu, 25 May 2017 20:52:18 +0000

Governor Rick Scott signed this years tax package Thursday morning.. The package includes $180 million dollars in tax cuts for Floridians. The tax cuts are welcomed by business groups, but others say they go to far. Hurricane season begins next Thursday, the Hurricane tax holiday begins the next day. Items covered in the exemption include […]

New Political Ads Target Controversial Education Bill

Wed, 24 May 2017 20:59:26 +0000

The battle over the Legislature’s sweeping Education bill is heating up with new political ads. Those in support and those against the bill are trying to win public support. House bill 7069 grew from a dozen pages to 278 pages over a weekend. Negotiations were behind closed doors. The secretive nature has many calling for […]

Former Tampa Police Officer Denied Parole over Threatening Gestures

Wed, 24 May 2017 20:34:39 +0000

A former Tampa police officer who has spent 37 years in prison for a murder during a robbery gone bad had a release date of this coming July 4th, but as Mike Vasilinda tells us, a panel decided the release put society, the Attorney General and a high ranking former prosecutors at risk. Former Police […]

NRA Confident in Department of Agriculture’s Ability to Recover from Hack

Tue, 23 May 2017 21:07:47 +0000

The Department of Agriculture says it fights hundreds of cyber attacks each day, but they say had never experienced a hit like the one that obtained the information of thousands of residents. The Department announced the attack on its website. It says 16 thousand had names but no other identifying information stolen off the Concealed Carry […]

Pam Bondi Reacts to Supreme Court Rejecting Appeal in Case of Florida Death Rulings

Tue, 23 May 2017 21:02:16 +0000

Attorney General Pam Bondi had asked the US Supreme Court to look over Florida’s highest court decision requiring unanimous jury recommendations in death cases. On Monday, it refused. Tuesday morning she said the state ruling only requiring unanimous  jury recommendations after a 2002 case was fair. “I don’t believe that any of the people who […]

Forecasted Rains May Put a Damper on Wildfires

Tue, 23 May 2017 20:58:17 +0000

The Director of the Florida Forest Service says he has his fingers crossed that weather patterns are changing and recent rain has dampened fire danger. South Carolina crews fighting fires in Florida will go home this week. Still Director Jim Karels says the drought is still a major concern. “A lot of equipment fires. A […]

Last Call for the Liquor Wall

Tue, 23 May 2017 20:53:14 +0000

Governor Rick Scott must decide whether to sign, veto, or let become law legislation allowing big box stores to sell alcohol inside their main stores. It is one of the most controversial issues to come out of the 2017 legislative session. As Mike Vasilinda tells us, supporters say the current law requiring liquor to be […]