| Apr 9, 2013
| 4:34 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Looks like Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer might get to keep his seat on a new regional toll authority after all. A bill, SB 952, advancing through the Senate would fold the expressway authorities in Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Lake...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 4:35 PM
TALLAHASSEE — The Senate's released its $74.3 billion budget, and it looks a lot like the House's $74.4 billion spending plan in a lot of places — with the exception of education funding where the Senate takes an approach closer to Gov. Rick...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 9:24 PM
Yo, If you see smoke coming from the Capitol on Tuesday, don’t panic. It’s senate Democrats trying to light a fire under Public Welfare Department to get Gov. Tom Corbett to accept Medicaid expansion that is being offered under the......
| Mar 20, 2013
| 4:35 PM
TALLAHASSEE — The Senate's budget-writers signaled Wednesday they're likely to go along with Gov. Rick Scott's push to give teachers $480 million in new money for raises, although they plan to tie the money to student-learning gains. Instead of ...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 5:32 AM
PHILADELPHIA -- Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, who embodied a vanishing breed of liberal Republicanism before switching to the Democratic Party at the twilight of his political career, died Sunday after a long battle with cancer, his family announced....
| Apr 28, 2012
| 3:55 PM
Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s missions to Mars have gotten a boost from congressional leaders, who this week found up to $100 million more for NASA’s planetary science program.
The White House’s initial proposal for the 2013 NASA budget...
| May 8, 2012
| 2:42 PM
The State Senate Appropriations Committee passes its own version of the state budget. The committee's plan restores some of the money that Governor Tom Corbett's plan cut.
" I think the senate is sending a clear message that the governor`s budget is...
| May 23, 2012
| 1:58 PM
Unable to get their "Los Angeles Residential Helicopter Noise Relief Act" off the ground, the bill’s sponsors are implementing a Plan B to nudge federal officials, at the very least, to study ways to address neighborhood complaints about...
| May 31, 2012
| 2:26 PM
Faith-based groups in Dauphin County came together Thursday to develop plans to handle proposed state funding cuts to human services programs.
The theme of the day was “Unloading the Burden: Shrinking Budgets and Increased Needs.”
| Jul 5, 2012
| 10:21 PM
SAN DIEGO - The California Senate Health Committee voted unanimously Thursday to lift the ban on some homemade food sales, making it cheaper for bakers and producers to cook from home.
The law currently requires people to cook in a commercial kitchen -...
| Aug 6, 2012
SACRAMENTO -- Not every proposed law is historic or sweeping. Some merely are pretty good ideas — perhaps even important for a low-income kid.
One such bill is among the hundreds awaiting action as the Legislature heads into its final month. The...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 8:10 PM
It's not the kind of unassisted step you and I are used to taking, but Sarah Anderson is walking down the halls of the Capitol Building in Sacramento while strapped into a robotic exoskeleton made by Ekso Bionics of Richmond.
They're the kind of steps...