Board of Governors

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House Looks To Hold Down Higher-Ed Costs

Following the lead of Gov. Rick Scott, a House panel Wednesday approved a bill designed to help hold down costs for students at state colleges and universities.

03/25/2015

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Groups Divided On Campus Gun Bills

Guns won’t improve safety at schools where students already encounter a “toxic mix” of alcohol, drugs and the pressure of academics, opponents of a series of campus gun bills argued Monday.

03/09/2015

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New Structure Approved For FAMU-FSU College

Following an agreement between Florida State University and Florida A&M University, the state Board of Governors on Thursday approved a new structure for the Tallahassee schools’ joint College of Engineering and seemingly put to rest a months-long battle over the future of the program.

02/19/2015

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Super Tuesday, Florida Style

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter TALLAHASSEE (NSF) – Several years ago, Florida lawmakers couldn’t set the state’s presidential primary date early enough in the calendar — sometimes breaking rules to make sure the Sunshine State would be close […]

02/19/2015

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Campus Gun Bill Gets Approval In Senate Committee

People with concealed-firearms licenses could carry guns at state colleges and universities, under a proposal narrowly approved Monday by a Senate committee.

02/16/2015

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University System Takes Aim At Guns On Campus

Florida’s university system wants state lawmakers to holster the idea of allowing guns on campus.

02/13/2015

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Scott Pitches $65 Million In Help For College Students

Gov. Rick Scott continued Thursday to roll out his budget proposal for the coming year, pitching a nearly $65 million plan to reduce the cost of college by repealing the sales tax on textbooks and extending Bright Futures scholarships to cover summer courses.

01/22/2015

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FSU, UF Get New Presidents, Thrasher To Resign Senate

Two of Florida’s top universities have new presidents tasked with improving each schools’ national rankings.

11/06/2014

Money

Lawyers File Petition To Boost Bar Dues To Aid The Poor

A coalition of attorneys, including former Supreme Court Justice Raoul Cantero, filed a petition Monday with the state’s top court seeking to hike fees on lawyers to help fund legal services for the poor.

06/16/2014

Florida Money

Performance Could Alter University Funding

Lawmakers will consider a plan this spring that would fund the state’s 12 universities based in part on performance, a move that could see some universities lose money and others gain it.

02/11/2014

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