| Jul 9, 2014
| 7:01 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott is touting his record as a tax-cutter in a new Spanish-language ad paid for by the Republican Party of Florida.
Scott has signed cuts to Florida's corporate income tax while in office -- achieved by raising the floor for...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:27 AM
Until this week, Florida was one of only two states in the nation that didn't have a law requiring car seats for kids who'd outgrown baby seats but were still too small for seat belts. But a law -- pushed by advocates for more than a decade -- signed by...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 9:47 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida Democrats unveiled a Spanish-language TV ad Thursday that makes similar claims to its earlier English version about Gov. Rick Scott's education record: basically, that he cut classroom spending and scholarship dollars.
| Jun 13, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The Florida Legislature has sent Gov. Rick Scott the controversial bill that expands the state's largest school voucher program. Scott has 15 days to decide what to do with the bill (SB 850). A number of education advocacy groups, including the Florida...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 5:38 AM
Two Central Florida state lawmakers and the Orange County Council of PTA's plan a press conference this afternoon in opposition to the voucher bill that hit Gov. Rick Scott's desk last week. Like other opponents, the two Democratic lawmakers and the PTA...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 6:51 AM
The state budget Gov. Rick Scott signed last week rewards school districts that didn't give out across-the-board teacher raises. The 21 school districts -- including Lake, Orange and Volusia -- get a share of $2.5 million because they divvied up their...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 8:32 AM
Gov. Rick Scott today signed a controversial bill that expands Florida's Tax-Credit Scholarship Program, which provides tuition vouchers students in low-income families can use to attend private schools.
The program is popular among school choice...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 1:56 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- It was noteworthy to some when former Orlando Police Chief Val Demings was making the rounds at Florida Democrats' annual fundraising conference in Westin last month.
That's because her name is surfacing as a potential running mate for...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 11:50 AM
Gov. Rick Scott today signed into law a bill that says students cannot get into trouble for "brandishing a partially consumed pastry" or other harmless items meant to simulate a gun. The "Pop-Tart" bill aims to stop students from getting in trouble for...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 10:07 AM
Florida students looking to take an online class -- needed to earn a diploma -- can once again use an online driver's education course to meet that requirement.
A law signed by Gov. Rick Scott last week deletes a provision that said driver's ed couldn't...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 2:20 PM
My first question to Nan Rich was, "How did this happen?"
How did Charlie Crist, just 18 short months after checking the "D" on his voter-registration form, become the best thing going for the party?
This is a guy who once enjoyed being known as...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 8:07 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott's ad-buying fund has released a new ad taking more shots at Democratic candidate Charlie Crist over higher education costs which were allowed to increase under his watch.
The line of attack centers on Crist's decision in...