Florida A&M University
Florida legislators reached a deal Monday on a state budget which will boost spending on schools, child welfare and the cleanup of damaged water bodies across the state.
Lawmakers were on the verge of a final budget deal Sunday night after agreeing on virtually all of the outstanding spending items —putting them in striking distance of finishing the legislative session on time.
With a Tuesday deadline looming for a new state budget, Florida legislators are trading last-minute offers to come up with a final deal.
The volume on the fourth floor outside the House and Senate chambers is reaching a crescendo. Lobbyists are jockeying for positions in front of the chamber doors as lawmakers emerge for quick pow-wows. It’s all part of the last-minute frenzy as, in the words of powerful Sen. John Thrasher, “bills are dying.”
Jamie Adams scored 27 points Saturday night and Florida A&M held off a second-half surge by South Carolina State to win 78-72.
While some schools have shown progress, the new chairman of the Florida Board of Governors said graduation rates at some Florida universities were unacceptable.
Florida A&M University selected Cornell University vice president to lead the school. All this following a tumultuous period in the school’s history.
Jamari Bradshaw’s 3-pointer forced overtime, and he scored five of FloridaA&M’s 12 points in the extra session, to lead the Rattlers over Florida International 93-87 Thursday night.
Florida A&M University is still on track to name its next president at the beginning of the new year. FAMU began the search after James H. Ammons resigned in July 2012, stepping down in the wake of the November 2011 hazing death of Marching 100 drum major Robert Champion.
Richard Cue ran for one score and threw for another and South Carolina State won 25-21 when Florida A&M University fumbled the ball away on the game’s final drive.