House Leader Casts Doubt On Background-Check BillThe chairman of a key House panel says a controversial bill about background checks for workers at after-school programs won't get a hearing "in its current form" from his committee.
Lawmaker Renews Debate On Background ChecksA legislative battle over state regulation of after-school programs will return during the 2016 legislative session.
Smith Renews Debate On After-School Background ChecksA legislative battle over state regulation of after-school programs will return during the 2016 legislative session.
Boy Scouts Of America End Total Ban On Gay AdultsThe blanket ban on gay adult leaders in the Boy Scouts of America was lifted Monday, though church-sponsored Scout units can maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.
Clash Over After-School Programs Coming BackA clash over the state's oversight of children's after-school programs is headed back to the Legislature, as lawmakers and agency heads plan hearings for the 2016 session about licensure and background checks.
Senators Clash Over Exemptions From Child-Care LicensingA bill that would make clear national groups like the Boys and Girls Clubs are exempt from Florida licensing requirements is stalled in a legislative committee, sparking a clash between two state senators.
Disney Ends Funding To Boy Scouts Over Gay Policy The Walt Disney Company plans to cut funding to the Boy Scouts of America starting in 2015 due to a policy which bans gay adult leaders in the organization.
Boy Scouts Help Foil Key West TheftIf you decide to take something that doesn't belong to you, one Key West man found out the hard way you'd better check to be sure the boy scouts aren't around.
Former Boy Scout Leader Sentenced For Child Porn A boy scout volunteer who spent hours among children has been sentenced to four years in prison for possession of child pornography.