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President Obama on the “fiscal cliff” agreement

President Obama on what's in the "fiscal cliff" agreement and what it means for you. Watch it and share it with friends and family. ...

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FAMU’S RESPONSE TO CHANCELLOR FRANK BROGAN’S REPORT ON INVESTIGATIONS RELATED TO FAMU AND THE FLORIDA BOARD OF GOVERNOR’S INSPECTOR GENERAL’S REPORT

“We have been aware of the Board of Governor’s investigation and the topics under review.  We appreciate their hard and dedicated work, which has culminated in these reports.  We will thoroughly review the reports and determine the corrective actions we may need to take. We have been, for the past year, working to address many of the concerns cited in the reports.  We have developed and implemented many new ...

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Florida Leaders Propose Tuition Deal

Florida's universities are looking to make a deal with state lawmakers on tuition increases. On Wednesday morning, university presidents from across Florida gathered at the state Capitol and announced that they will guarantee no tuition increases next year if the state Legislature sets aside an extra $118 million for the schools. The $118 million represents the same amount of money that would be generated i ...

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Judge: State Can’t Privatize All Florida Prison Health Care

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, December 4, 2012..........A judge struck down a decision by the Legislative Budget Commission to privatize health-care at prisons across most of the state, one of the first times a court has weighed in on the power of the 14-member panel. The ruling, issued Tuesday, allows the Department of Corrections to privatize health-care service ...

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Local supervisors of elections came under fire Tuesday as lawmakers began probing

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, December 4, 2012..........Local supervisors of elections came under fire Tuesday as lawmakers began probing what went wrong in the 2012 elections, with state officials singling out five who reportedly deserve special scrutiny for their performance. Secretary of State Ken Detzner told lawmakers he would visit supervisors of elections i ...

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Democratic Ranking Members on House Committees and Subcommittees

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Twenty-two members of the Florida House Democratic Caucus have been appointed as Ranking Members of committees and subcommittees of the Florida House of Representatives. Today, House Democratic Leader Perry Thurston extended his congratulations to those members and his appreciation to House Speaker Will Weatherford for making the appointments. “I am pleased that Speaker Weatherford agree ...

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DEMOCRATS FILE BILLS TO INCREASE EARLY VOTING HOURS

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, November 29, 2012….Democrats in the state Senate on Thursday filed the first legislation arising out of concerns over voting difficulties, seeking to expand early voting times and the places where early voting can occur. The measures would also eliminate a requirement that people who have moved into a community from outside the county vote a provisional ...

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Florida Democrats Respond to Gov. Scott’s Interference in the 18th Congressional District Election

(Washington, DC) Today, the Florida Democratic Congressional Delegation released the following statement on Governor Rick Scott’s interference in the election of Florida’s 18thCongressional district: “Governor Rick Scott’s attempt to undermine and pressure St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker – just because he would prefer to keep Allen West in Congress – is yet another blatant display o ...

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